Born today, you could never be described as one who goes to extremes: You are not the most outgoing or colorful individual, nor are you the most retiring or timid. You do not always attract a great deal of attention, so others often assume you are not seeking it out, but you will go after it and get it when you think it will serve you well. For the most part, however, you are content to do your work behind closed doors, out of the limelight, sharing what you do with only a very small, closely knit circle of friends, admirers and partners. You may be well liked by many, but you're likely to be fully understood, trusted and admired by only a very precious few.
You know how to improve on what has gone before to create a new kind of aesthetic that may prove to be definitive for quite some time. You are able to pave the way for those coming after you by taking what has been done before and redoing it in a way that is stylistically yours alone. You're not a braggart, but you do like to show off your good work.
Also born on this date are: Lisa Marie Presley, singer; Brandon Lee, actor; Clark Gable, actor; Rick James, singer; Michael C. Hall, actor; Sherman Hemsley, actor; Langston Hughes, writer; Princess Stephanie of Monaco; Don Everly, singer; Garrett Morris, actor and comedian; Boris Yeltsin, Russian president; John Ford, director.
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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- News you receive from someone in charge of a special task has you wondering if it was such a good idea in the first place. Reserve judgment.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You aren't getting what you want from the usual sources, but you'll have the chance to pursue other avenues. Excitement builds.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can get far with a smile. Those who are most receptive to you will give you what you want if you maintain a positive attitude.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have trouble seeing where your current path is going to lead you -- but at least you know that you'll enjoy yourself along the way!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A blast from the past has you planning for the future in a new way, but you must take baby steps to start, and build a head of steam slowly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll realize just where you are and where you have to go. Fortunately, you're not staring at any obstacles that can't be overcome.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may finally have to cough up for something you didn't pay for long ago. You can do a better job of remembering your debts, surely!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Complicated circumstances may force you to change your specific plans for the day, but your motives can certainly remain constant.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Others are looking for you to mend your ways, but you don't see where you've gone wrong. This may be just a difference of opinion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're eager to see things resolve peacefully -- but someone may come to you with yet another grievance that is not easily answered.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've landed in a situation that seems to have you on a one-way street, but there is still time to do an about-face and save yourself!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can communicate with a friend or loved one in a new way. He or she knows how to lead you through any complicated patches with ease.