Born today, you are not known for your effusive or controlling behavior, but you can be counted on to be at the center of things that are important, memorable and lasting. Though you are not, perhaps, the kind to lead others, you can certainly follow in a way that allows you to maintain your autonomy and sense of self, never sacrificing your individuality to any project or person who appears stronger or more charismatic than you are. You are not the kind to devote yourself to any sort of cult mentality! You always engage in critical thinking that keeps you from falling in with a crowd that might take from you more than you are willing to give. You are artistic, expressive and always able to keep the greater good at the fore in any work you do. Indeed, you thrive on philanthropic endeavors and will always do what you can to ensure a better life for those who cannot help themselves.
You'll never give up on anything that you feel is important to you. Indeed, you will fight tooth and nail to retain whatever you consider valuable, whether it's a belief, a way of life or a tangible object of some kind. You don't want to be given special treatment, but neither are you one to be taken advantage of by others.
Also born on this date are: George Harrison, musician and singer; Sean Astin, actor; Jim Backus, actor; Chelsea Handler, comedian and actress; Tea Leoni, actress; Nancy O'Dell, television host; Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painter; Anthony Burgess, writer; Sally Jessy Raphael, talk show host; Enrico Caruso, operatic tenor; Rashida Jones, actress; Jack Handey, humorist; Ric Flair, wrestler.
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.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Take care to pace yourself, lest you try a little too much at one time and find that you cannot finish what you started.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can show others what to do by doing it yourself. Avoid giving orders or acting like someone has given you authority you do not have.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find that more people have your back than you expected. Even your most controversial idea has its supporters.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel as though you and your team are somehow outnumbered, but be that as it may, you can prevail if you follow the playbook.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you feel isolated from anyone for any reason, you can remedy the situation simply by reaching out in a timely fashion.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be racing against the clock at some point. Don't let anyone's negative view of the situation hold you back.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can turn a negative development into an advantage for yourself and those working with you. You can keep going straight ahead.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll enjoy considering options that only recently became available. With the aid of a good friend, you can make a tough decision.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to try a different approach after a first or second attempt yields nothing you were hoping it would. Regroup and rethink.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to work quickly, as someone is gaining on you and threatens to overtake you before the workday is through.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your feelings for someone cannot be hidden any longer. It's time to reveal all -- and you can expect to get quite a positive response!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll have to do a good job of convincing another if you want to avoid tackling a certain project entirely on your own.