Born today, you can boast of a great deal of staying power, which is perhaps your single greatest asset. This trait almost guarantees that once you make a name for yourself, that name will be known and remembered for quite some time. Is that what you want, however? You can be quite a private person, choosing to keep certain things from the world at large and doing your best to protect yourself from the kind of attention that someone with your abilities and charisma naturally attracts. Still, now and then, it's nice to know that you are, in a word, "liked" -- which you are, by many people, for many reasons. Among some the esteem in which you are held achieves a level that is rare indeed, and you are able to take advantage of such opinions again and again throughout your lifetime.
Interestingly, you are at your most intense when you are quietest. Anyone who knows you well knows to steer clear when you choose to say little or nothing -- for you are channeling emotions at such a high level that it is impossible to know what might happen as a result. Once you begin talking again, everyone is able to relax!
Also born on this date are: Shakira, singer; Farrah Fawcett, actress; Tommy Smothers, comedian; Christie Brinkley, model; James Joyce, author; Graham Nash, singer-songwriter; Brent Spiner, actor; Stan Getz, musician; Elaine Stritch, actress; Ayn Rand, author; Liz Smith, gossip columnist; James Dickey, poet and novelist.
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 3
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You know who holds the key to a particularly stubborn problem, but you may not be ready to ask for a favor from him or her at this time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have to coordinate the efforts of many under the banner of a single endeavor -- and doing so will test your skills to the limit.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Things may look a little darker than usual -- figuratively, if not literally. Your mood will respond accordingly, so avoid any conflicts.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are riding a wave of ambition and purpose that has you trying things that others might simply refuse to do. Your outlook is quite positive.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't make the mistake of blaming another for something that you know full well is your responsibility -- if not your fault.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Facing a difficult situation directly and honestly not only hastens healing, but also provides an example for those behind you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Be generous with those who are asking for your help. You have both time and resources to spare, and you can provide valuable assistance.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you have to offer is more valuable than you might think, and others are more than willing to recognize your contribution.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Take care that you don't take up too much time or spend too much energy saying things that don't need to be said. Economize!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be bouncing quickly between a bright and positive mood and one that is holding you and others back. This phase will soon end.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've been under the influence of something or someone that you cannot quite identify. It may be time to lie low for just a while.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been searching the horizon for important signs, and something out of the ordinary may well catch your eye. Examine closely!