Born today, you are perhaps the most covetous and acquisitive individual born under your sign -- but this is not at all a bad thing! Because these traits are so central to your character, you are not likely to go without for any extensive period of time; you will always do what you can to get what you need or want in any given situation. While it is true that you always put yourself first, you are certainly not unwilling to do a good turn for someone in need; on the contrary, it is one of the reasons that you want to have so much -- so that you can give some of it to others. Ultimately, what seems to others to be selfishness is likely to prove to be a solid and profitable approach to life that allows you not only to reach the top, but to also help others who are, for whatever reason, unable to help themselves.
You can be a rather obsessive individual, focused too keenly on those things that concern only you. While this is sure to be a benign habit most of the time, there will be periods when you must guard against ignoring pressing issues because you are too wrapped up in your pet interests. You must always be aware of the world around you!
Also born on this date are: Ice-T, actor and rapper; Richard Ford, author; Vera-Ellen, dancer; John McEnroe, tennis player and commentator; Sonny Bono, singer and politician; LeVar Burton, actor; Hugh Beaumont, actor; William Katt, actor; James Ingram, singer; Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist; Margaux Hemingway, model and actress.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- In your attempt to make things better for others, you may make them worse for yourself -- temporarily. This is something you can weather.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The more you insist on having things your way, the less others will be willing to give you what you want. This is a vicious circle!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Focus on motive and intent rather than on substance today. This approach is likely to increase your understanding of certain developments.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Take care that you're not inadvertently putting all your eggs into one basket today. You'll want to keep your options open; diversify!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There are many conflicting factors affecting your mood today -- and, indirectly, your relationships at work and at home.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can prove that what you are doing is timely and necessary today -- but that doesn't mean that everyone will throw his or her support your way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Concentrate on your surroundings today, and how they are affecting your energy and outlook. It may be time to make permanent changes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A surprise has you scrambling to do something to match a rival's performance today. You can keep up -- but you must do it your way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can find what you are looking for, but it will probably be in the least likely place. When you have it in hand, don't let go of it!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're going to have to strategize carefully today in order to avoid any kind of personal rift with one who will no doubt be disappointed.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your perception is telling you that things are almost upside-down today, but you know that not everything is out of whack like that!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You don't have to look at a problem from every conceivable angle today; that way invites confusion. Focus on what you know you can do.