Born today, you don't always do things they way they are "supposed" to be done, and this will surely bring you into conflict with those who believe that it is important to follow the rulebook at all times. The fact is, you believe you are allowed to make the rules rather than follow them, and you will do so liberally throughout your lifetime. This, in itself, would not be a problem, were it not for the fact that you want others to follow your rules, whether or not those rules are actually good for them. You must always remember that there is plenty of room in the world for people who live their lives differently from you, and it's not your place to lay down the law for others.
You are keenly interested in the way things work. In your youth, you no doubt took things apart and put them back together again simply to explore their inner workings. As an adult, you closely study the ways of the world, no matter where you find yourself at a given time.
Also born on this date are: Ice-T, actor and rapper; Vera-Ellen, dancer; John McEnroe, tennis player and commentator; Sonny Bono, singer and politician; Levar Burton, actor; Hugh Beaumont, actor; William Katt, actor; James Ingram, singer; Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist; Margaux Hemingway, model and actress; Elizabeth Olsen, actress.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Personal protection may be more important to you than usual, but you may not yet know how to increase it to a sufficient level.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can expect almost anything from anyone. You know what has to happen to make things better, but the time for that has not yet come.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Others are willing to come to your defense, but at some point you're going to have to take a stand entirely on your own. You're ready!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- After something of a hiatus, you'll be ready to get back into the swing of things. Productivity should be quite high.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A misunderstanding slows things down for a while, but a look back at recent events allows you to clear things up rather quickly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Those around you may feel as though their hands are tied, but you can show them how to get things done by adopting an unusual strategy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You've been pretending for long enough. It's time to step out and stake a claim to something genuine -- and permanent, perhaps.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Some may think you're criticizing when you share your opinions honestly; perhaps it's time to temper what you say and how you say it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be surprised to learn what is going on just beneath the surface -- at work, certainly, but also very near your home.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can inspire others to do something long overdue. You may also find yourself working behind the scenes on a major project.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You shouldn't have to spend quite as much money today as you had expected, though perhaps not everything you think you need is available.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to take more time than planned today to cut through the rhetoric and get to the heart of an issue that is affecting everyone.