Born today, you can be more effusive than others born under your sign, but this is not always the case -- as your behavior often depends upon the situation in which you find yourself. Does this mean you usually behave in an expected and accepted fashion? Not likely -- though you never intentionally go out of your way to shock or offend. Rather, you are naturally prone to doing things that are unexpected, and whether others will approve or disapprove has little bearing on the matter. You enjoy breaking molds and challenging the way others see the world and themselves. If, because of what you do or say, someone else questions the way of the world, you are satisfied.
You never worry about what people think, simply because you know you cannot control that -- and anything you cannot control is usually not worth your time or effort. Your experience tells you that trying to control a difficult situation only makes it worse, so you usually adopt an approach that lets things evolve organically.
Also born on this date are: Chris Rock, comedian and actor; Ashton Kutcher, model and actor; Steve Nash, basketball player; Garth Brooks, singer-songwriter; Charles Dickens, novelist; Laura Ingalls Wilder, author; James Spader, actor; Eddie Izzard, comedian and actor; Buster Crabbe, Olympic swimmer and actor; Sinclair Lewis, author; Miguel Ferrer, actor; Sir Thomas More, philosopher and politician; Tina Majorino, 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 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's time that you put things in perspective, especially where family is concerned. You're trying to force something into place.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You must work harder to convince those in your corner that you have what it takes to get the job done. They're waiting for a sign.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can lead others in the right direction, but only from the front of the pack. You must try to distinguish yourself in some fashion.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Time will pass more quickly when you are immersed in something that challenges you both mentally and physically. You can rise to the top.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may wish someone good luck and step away, or you may join forces and help him or her reach a major milestone. You can make the right choice.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take a close look at materials you have set aside for further study. You'll learn an important lesson about what is possible.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not be able to tie up loose ends, but you can certainly get closer than you have ever been to an important personal goal.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone has been trying to influence you in subtle ways, but you'll receive an important clue that may enable you to turn the tables.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be able to initiate something new with an old friend. Keep an accurate log as things take off in a different direction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can't do much to prevent the truth from being revealed -- except get ahead of the story. You can spin things your own way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to work harder than usual to maintain control over a seemingly routine situation. Goals are unclear.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Examine the fine points, and you'll come to a better understanding of what is happening all around you. Now, what can you do about it?