Born today, you don't always have the gravitas that you'd like to have, but you are able to get things done that are themselves weighty and important. You sometimes let yourself get bogged down by inessential details and other trivialities. When young, you may claim to have done things you have not -- or have only dreamed of doing. You will learn as you grow older that this is not only dishonest, but also results in a kind of self-deception that is dangerous and that can eat at your very soul. You will ultimately prove to be an honest, upright individual, and you will always seek to reconcile your own deep desires with what is truly possible in life.
You can be idealistic, and there may be times when you believe deeply in all the wrong things -- or so it will seem after time has passed and you are able to look back and see the folly of your ways. Life, for you, is a long, continual process of figuring things out -- and it is quite worth the effort, certainly!
Also born on this date are: Rosa Parks, civil rights activist; Alice Cooper, singer; Kimberly Wyatt, singer; Oscar de la Hoya, boxer; Natalie Imbruglia, singer; Charles Lindbergh, aviator; Lawrence Taylor, football player; Gabrielle Anwar, actress; Clint Black, singer; David Brenner, comedian; Dan Quayle, politician; Ida Lupino, actress; Arthur A. Ross, screenwriter.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A realization can propel you forward at amazing speed, but take care not to neglect another basic truth as you proceed.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Efforts to come out on top may backfire if you try to do too much on your own, without the help of those who have been there before.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to take advantage of all the things you're being told by the experts, but trust your instincts, too.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Get as many opinions as you possibly can before committing to a particular endeavor -- then do what you know to be right.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're in no mood for trivialities. You want to involve yourself in something important and make a name for yourself!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must avoid doing anything that will seem intrusive to others. If this means remaining on your own through much of the day, so be it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are better off doing what others have done before than doing anything brand new -- and unnecessarily dangerous. Play it safe for now.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you do as a result of another's actions will speak volumes about your capabilities and your relationships with those around you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- An opportunity presents itself, but beware! Not everything is as it seems, and certain dangers are likely to arise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- When you think you're done for the day, try doing just a little bit more. You'll thank yourself tomorrow when you're ahead of the game!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It may be difficult to gather all the information you think you need before you proceed. Trust another to do some of the legwork.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not feel as though you are doing what you were meant to do, but you must do what you are told, at least during business hours.