Born today, you are often found mixing and mingling with movers and shakers, for you are attracted to powerful people and those who seem to be everything you want to be. The truth is that you spend a bit too much time wishing to be something or someone that you're not; you would benefit greatly from coming to terms with your makeup in order to maximize your self-esteem and increase your influence on the world around you. You can be just as powerful, just as magnetic and just as persuasive as anyone else -- if you will let yourself! Until you harness that inner power that you are so quick to overlook within yourself, you will have to be satisfied playing second- or third-fiddle and putting at risk so much of what you really desire. Your life is yours, and you needn't depend on anyone else to define you or make things happen for you.
You run the risk at times of involving yourself in all manner of clandestine -- and sometimes illicit or even illegal -- activities, simply because you can be easily persuaded that doing so will benefit you in some lasting way. It may take some time for you to learn that any and all such benefits result from taking charge of your life, and doing what you believe is right for you to do!
Also born on this date are: Seth Green, actor; James Dean, actor; Gary Coleman, actor; John Williams, composer and conductor; Nick Nolte, actor; Lana Turner, actress; Jack Lemmon, actor; John Grisham, novelist; Audrey Meadows, actress; Jules Verne, science-fiction author; Mary Steenburgen, actress; Ted Koppel, newsman; Mary McCormack, actress; William T. Sherman, U.S. military leader; Robert Klein, comedian and actor; Henry Czerny, 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.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have been badly beaten by a certain someone in the past, but today things are different, and you're likely to have the advantage at last.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A trip down memory lane pays off in a way that you couldn't possibly have expected. Someone from your past pays you an unexpected tribute.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may want to hang back a bit today and let someone else take the lead, as you're not feeling quite as confident as you usually are.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's time for you to shift into a higher gear and really get going. Talk can only get you so far; today, you've got to swing into action!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are preparing to make a change, but today you must consider the value of staying put just a little while longer. Not all is as it seems.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may surprise yourself today by jumping into something that you would, at any other time, work hard to avoid. This can surely pay off!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may observe things that have escaped your notice in the past. What's different, and why do these things matter to you now, all of a sudden?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's time for you to take things seriously and not let someone else distract you from the task at hand. Much depends on your discipline today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may think that something belongs to you when, in fact, it is really community property. You're going to have to share.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Now is no time to do something the way someone else does it; rather, your unique methods are favored right now. Be original!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Now is no time to fall back into old habits just because doing something a new way is more difficult than expected. Stay the course!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be chosen to accompany someone on a journey that offers far more than anyone could have described. A dramatic change may result.