Born today, you are likely to make much of yourself the old-fashioned way, by working hard and bettering yourself over the long term, rather than hoping for some kind of advancement that is quick and unearned. Indeed, your whole mindset is old-fashioned when it comes to your work, and even when others are more than willing to take shortcuts or trust others to take care of the busywork for them, you can be counted on to do things yourself at all times, from tasks that require expertise to those that could be done by anyone at all. You enjoy being responsible for your personal success or failure; you don't want to give others credit for what you do yourself, nor are you one to lay the blame when things go wrong on your watch. You are hardworking, patient and responsible, and insist that others be so as well.
Also born on this date are: George Washington, first U.S. president; Drew Barrymore, actress; Steve Irwin, naturalist; Graham Lewis, bassist; Julius "Dr. J" Erving, basketball player; James Blunt, singer; Julie Walters, actress; Edward Kennedy, U.S. senator; Robert Young, actor; Thomas Jane, actor; Sparky Anderson, baseball player and manager; Sheldon Leonard, actor and producer; Jonathan Demme, filmmaker; John Mills, actor; Michael Chang, tennis player.
You do not always express your feelings as openly and honestly as you might, even to close friends or family members. Indeed, the greater your feelings for someone, the more likely you will conceal them altogether! Of course, the upshot of all this is that others will do the same with you -- and you may not know just how loved you are!
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 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have no doubt that you're on the right track today, and yet you may fear that someone isn't going to let you reach your destination.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are waiting for information from an expert to complete the overall picture you have of what lies ahead. Be ready to act.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're likely to receive an assignment today that requires you to learn something more about a topic that is already quite familiar to you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't hesitate to ask for help today, as it is likely to be near at hand. You may require a specialist to address a key issue.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Weigh options carefully today, and make no decisions without having all the facts. Making an assumption at this time can prove quite hazardous.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you want is likely to be available to you before the day is out, but you may discover that it is not at all what you really need.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're likely to encounter a member of the opposite sex who challenges you in a new and unexpected way. He or she knows what you are about!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will want to call upon someone to address an issue that is out of your comfort zone. You cannot absent yourself completely, however!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are eager to avoid something fast approaching, but that may not be possible today. You must prepare yourself for the inevitable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Coming up with a solution to a current problem is likely to require you to step out of your comfort zone and learn something new.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be separated from someone who has given you much support recently -- but he or she can still help you out, even from a distance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You will find yourself working in tandem with someone else today, even though you may be many miles apart. This can lead to something big!