Born today, you are perfectly content playing the role of tagalong, one who follows in the footsteps of another, providing support, inspiration and often the best ideas for how to proceed and succeed. Though you can perform well in a leading role, you must be perfectly suited to the situation at hand, for you are not as adaptable or flexible when leading others as you are when following just a step or two behind. You are often able to see the big picture, and not just the prevailing influences that affect you and those around you at any given time; this allows you to maintain the best possible attitude, focusing on the positive rather than the negative and hoping for the best even when facing considerable odds. You aren't the kind to trumpet your abilities or successes, but you are always one of the first to give credit to another when he or she has been successful.
You have a creative bent, and it's very likely that you will give your native creativity full sway no matter what endeavors you may undertake, personally or professionally. You only know how to be true to yourself, so you are always going to apply your best traits and instincts to problems that arise on a daily basis.
Also born on this date are: Joe Pesci, actor; Carole King, singer and songwriter; Travis Tritt, singer; J.M. Coetzee, novelist and Nobel laureate; Mia Farrow, actress; Alice Walker, author; William Henry Harrison, U.S. president; Carmen Miranda, actress; Zhang Zihi, actress; Ciaran Hinds, actor; Ronald Colman, actor; Roger Mudd, newsman; Dean Rusk, U.S. statesman; Brendan Behan, Irish poet and playwright.
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.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you're tempted to speak your mind about a situation you simply cannot sanction, today is certainly the day to do it, but expect a backlash.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Any hesitation on your part can only make others lose confidence in you -- if only temporarily -- and that is something you cannot risk.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It may prove much more difficult than usual today to cover all the bases; you may want to engage some professional assistance at some point.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be tempted to journey into unfamiliar territory -- but not for the usual reasons. Indeed, you may surprise yourself today!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's a good day to think back and remember just where you came from -- and who has supported you on the journey to where you are now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can do a great deal with just a few choice words today. Others are sure to listen, and you know just what effect you want to have.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're not always as confident as you are today, and right now you're tempted to do something that would have been impossible in the past.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You know the difference between good and bad, and yet today for some reason you may have trouble keeping them distinct in word and deed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can't expect others to ignore you today when what you are trying to do is so unconventional. You attract interest!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If improving things is on your mind, then you'll want to get going quickly today. A strong start wins you the support of others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to make an important discovery today that can benefit others as well as yourself. You may be chosen to head up a new project.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's important for you to keep your emotions in check, and avoid any kind of reaction that will only make things worse for all concerned.