Born today, you see things through a unique lens that makes the world appear to you as it should be, rather than how it is. Some may say that this is unrealistic and that you are merely a "Pollyanna," but how you see the world is your business and needn't affect others in any way whatsoever. The world is full of potential, in your view, and because you see the possibilities, you can make the most of them again and again. What you see as real, whether others see it or not, is real to you -- and nothing else matters quite so much.
This is not to suggest, of course, that you will escape the kinds of heartaches, difficulties and disappointments to which all human beings are susceptible; what it does mean, however, is that you are never likely to let those things affect you for very long. You know how to pick yourself up and move on, optimistically.
You have been endowed with tremendous abilities, but you're not likely to recognize them all at once. Year after year you will discover a new one and put it to the test, often altering your life's course in the process. Ultimately, you do not let what you do define who you are -- and you will do much in your lifetime, surely.
Also born on this date are: Taylor Lautner, actor; Jennifer Aniston, actress; Brandy, actress and singer; Thomas Alva Edison, inventor; Sheryl Crow, singer and songwriter; Burt Reynolds, actor; Sarah Palin, Alaska governor; Tina Louise, actress; Leslie Nielsen, actor; Damian Lewis, actor; Eva Gabor, actress; Max Baer, boxer and actor; Sidney Sheldon, novelist and screenwriter; Sergio Mendes, bandleader.
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.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are confident that what you believe in will pan out, and yet you may harbor certain doubts that only a special friend can remove.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Are things running as smoothly as you had hoped? There are a few new tactics you can employ to iron out even the toughest wrinkles!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You know what someone wants from you, and though you are able to give it, you may simply not be in the mood to do so. This is not permanent!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Make your intentions clear today. Don't let others speak for you when the time comes for you to step forward and be counted.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's a good time for you to experiment with a new way of doing things -- but take care that you don't pull an unwilling someone along with you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can fix certain problems with ease, but if you are too quick you may actually cause one or two that prove lasting and stubborn.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- That which is most essential is not likely to be obvious to you, but you have a feeling that you can do the right thing today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are likely to take steps that someone else disapproves of today. In the end, all will be well because your methods are so effective.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are remembering a past success and hope to parlay it into something new. Only originality will serve today, however!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A friend or neighbor points out something that simply cannot be ignored. You'll have to adjust your schedule to accommodate him or her.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may receive news that puts a temporary damper on your day, but recovery can be swift if you put your trust in a good old friend.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not be ready for what's coming right now, but that doesn't mean you can't be. Get to work and address a few key issues right away!