Born today, you are not one to wear your heart on your sleeve. Indeed, others may misinterpret you completely because they are able to project their own thoughts and feelings onto you, so stoic and unrevealing is your demeanor. This doesn't mean, however, that you do not feel strongly about things -- on the contrary, you are one of the most passionate people born under your sign -- but you have been endowed with the special ability to conceal your passions. Indeed, it is only when you are angry that others are given a glimpse into the bubbling private emotional world in which you truly live. You can explode with volcanic force when angered, and woe betide anyone who stands in your way when that happens!
Your ability to keep things in order, to juggle many responsibilities and to inspire those around you will surely go far toward shaping your professional life and success. While you do not go out of your way to be in charge of others, such responsibilities will fall to you again and again, so adept are you at gathering disparate forces under a single banner.
Also born on this date are: George Washington, U.S. president; Drew Barrymore, actress; Steve Irwin, zoologist; Robert Kardashian, attorney; Jeri Ryan, actress; Julius "Dr. J" Erving, basketball player; Thomas Jane, actor; James Blunt, singer; Julie Walters, actress; John Mills, actor; Edward Kennedy, politician; Robert Young, actor; Sparky Anderson, baseball manager; Sheldon Leonard, actor and producer; Jonathan Demme, filmmaker; Michael Chang, tennis player; Rachel Dratch, actress and comedian.
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 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Put yourself in another's shoes for a time, and you'll come to a realization that can propel you forward at a quicker pace.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your ability to see through any sort of deception will prevent you from falling prey to someone who is out for anything he or she can get.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may run across someone who shares your enthusiasm, but not your preferred strategies or methods. You can still collaborate well!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Focus on the big picture and trust that the details will work themselves out. It may be time for you to make a dream come true.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Something you do for the first time will prove to be quite inspiring in a way that is both surprising and useful. You'll want to do it more!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Accompanying a friend or loved one on a journey of necessity can make everything more palatable -- especially when you get lost.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- One mystery is solved, but another looms ahead. You can use what you learned while working out the first one to get a handle on the second.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can turn fantasy in to reality, provided you share your desires with the right person. You know precisely who that should be!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may find yourself in something of a quandary as you try to decide between two options of equal value. Make a list of pros and cons!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to come in from the cold -- figuratively, at least. You need to feel safe and protected without shutting off your emotions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you have to gain and what you have to lose are not entirely in balance right now, so you must make adjustments before the day is out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A friend will give you romantic advice that you're not sure you should take. Circumstances require taking some unusual action.