Born today, you always try to be true to that little voice inside you that compels you to do new things, strike out in new directions and generally do what is uniquely yours, not in any way derivative of anyone or anything else. Just because you strive to be singular, however, doesn't mean that you do not have a deep love and abiding respect for all that has gone before. Indeed, you cling to heritage as if it were the stuff of life itself, and when it comes to inspiration, you can do no better than to study the greats you admire. You will never be a copycat, but you can surely learn from all of your predecessors. Often, your initial motive for engaging in any endeavor is to try to do what you have seen others do before you. "I can do that, too!" is one of your lifelong mantras.
You have a way with words, and, like so much else in your life, it is sure to be your way and no one else's. You don't say things the way anyone has said them before, and even your very ideas are likely to be groundbreaking. You can be rather defensive when you are criticized, and you do not suffer fools gladly.
Also born on this date are: Bob Marley, singer-songwriter; Babe Ruth, baseball player; Ronald Reagan, actor and U.S. president; Axl Rose, singer; Rick Astley, singer; Natalie Cole, singer; Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress; Fabian, singer; Mike Farrell, actor; Tom Brokaw, news anchor; Rip Torn, actor; Patrick Macnee, actor; Mary Leakey, paleoanthropologist; Mamie Van Doren, actress; Robert Townsend, actor and comedian; Aaron Burr, U.S. vice president; Kathy Najimy, actress; Francois Truffaut, filmmaker.
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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll have good reason to keep to yourself for much of the day, but as night falls you'll be eager to get out and about with a good friend.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be pulled in an unusual direction by someone who thinks he or she knows you better than you know yourself. Don't resist too much.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can put your creativity to the test -- for good or ill. The choice is yours, of course, but you'll benefit from one more than the other.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're waiting for someone to show you the ropes, but until then, you can feel free to explore without involving yourself too directly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There are proper ways to do what needs to be done, but you may be tempted by someone who is suggesting an alternative method.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may think that you have no choice, but that is simply untrue. Consider all options -- even those that don't appear to you right away.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself in charge of a project that hasn't yet come together. Your first step is likely to prove your most important.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not believe that what you are experiencing is the real thing, but in fact, that is just what it is. Your life is about to change.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may stumble into a situation that provides you with an outlet you have never before imagined, but it can serve you well right away.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can experience almost anything you choose to, but a loved one will prevail upon you to do what is best for those in your care.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may find yourself invited to an event peopled by those with whom you have little in common -- yet. Be open to what comes your way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A troubling event from your past seems to be haunting you these days -- and things appear to be coming to a head.