Born today, you are a clever and quick-witted individual known for both thinking and doing -- and the combination makes you a force to be reckoned with. If you were to identify a primary tendency, however, it would be neither thought nor action, but rather feeling -- for you feel almost everything quite deeply, and nothing happens around you that does not impact your psyche in some significant way. Indeed, you may have to work hard at times to let things pass as water off a duck's back. You are much more likely to absorb something, chew on it and let it work on you emotionally -- even if it is not something that affects you directly. You are always keenly aware of goings-on in the world at large, and it may be that you choose a career that allows you to focus on life's "big picture" and think about things in global terms.
You may enjoy gains that others would expect to be out of your grasp, but so diverse are your talents and so flexible is your attitude that you are willing to do virtually anything, particularly if you feel it will put you ahead in some way. Success, to you, is deeply personal.
Also born on this date are: Rihanna, singer; Kurt Cobain, singer and musician; Sidney Poitier, actor; Charles Barkley, basketball player; Cindy Crawford, model; Justin Verlander, baseball player; Nancy Wilson, singer; Anthony Head, actor; Sandy Duncan, actress; Lili Taylor, actress; Ansel Adams, photographer; Gloria Vanderbilt, fashion designer; Ivana Trump, socialite; Gale Gordon, actor; Peter Strauss, actor; Willie Garson, actor; Robert Altman, filmmaker; Bobby Unser, auto racer; Mike Leigh, director; Patty Hearst, heiress and bank robber; Ron Eldard, actor.
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 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A more whimsical approach than usual can turn a routine day into one that is worth remembering for many reasons. A loved one assists.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have much on your mind, but only one major task to complete during a day already chock-full of emotional issues.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- How you gather your forces is up to you, but gather them you must, for you will be facing a formidable enemy toward nightfall.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- There are no two ways about it: You simply must talk openly with a friend or loved one about what has been bothering you for some time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll recognize just how far you've come when you take a close look at the footprints you've been leaving. You're more capable than you thought!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll be overjoyed to hear the news from a friend regarding a certain matter of the heart. You expected things would turn out right!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- If it's all the same to you, why not let someone else have his or her way? There's much to be gained by being generous in this manner.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The news you receive from a loved one far from home may not exactly put you at ease, but you won't have to worry about every little thing!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're exerting certain forces that others cannot ignore. You're likely to be approached soon with an offer of sorts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You needn't be sheepish for any reason. Go about your business in a confident, easy manner, and let the chips fall where they may.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've made impressive headway lately, so you may choose to lie low for a time and regenerate your stores of energy.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Something you need seems to have disappeared, but in actuality it is right where you left it. That, of course, is the real mystery!