Born today, you are likely to make quite a name for yourself, whether you are doing what you are told or taking the initiative and doing something new and previously untried. You are no stranger to difficulty, and you will take on very complicated tasks again and again in life. Are you drawn to them? Perhaps -- but it's far more likely that you are simply willing to do what others may not be. As a result, you find yourself doing the dirty work more often than not. Though you may have lofty aspirations, you recognize that only through hard work -- and the completion of often unpleasant tasks -- will you truly progress in life, especially where your professional development is concerned. You are confident that you will get where you are going and make your dreams come true, but you know that you're going to have to work hard in the process, and take on some unsavory tasks now and then.
Win or lose, you always maintain the highest possible ideals -- and you're never one to begrudge another a victory over you if the contest has been waged honorably. Only when you feel you have been cheated in some way will you react negatively -- but that's not likely to happen often. Others usually treat you fairly and with respect.
Also born on this date are: George Harrison, musician, songwriter, former Beatle; Sean Astin, actor; Chelsea Handler, comedian, actress, TV host; Tea Leoni, actress; Jim Backus, actor; Nancy O'Dell, TV personality; Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painter; Anthony Burgess, writer; Sally Jessy Raphael, talk show host.
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 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Do not stray from your current path, or you will encounter dangers for which you are not at all prepared. Stick to the familiar today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be asked for your opinion today, but you know that all will benefit from knowing where you stand -- so by all means speak up!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can enjoy working in a group far more than usual today, while solitary activities may leave you rather unenthusiastic and listless.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not get the thanks you feel you deserve for helping someone in need -- but is that really why you helped out in the first place?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't let anyone intrude on your private time today; it's very important for you to protect any moment that allows honest self-reflection.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can anticipate much that others do not foresee, but how much that actually helps you depends on what you do as a result.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Just because you have made a firm decision doesn't mean it will begin to pay off right away. You must take steps that others will not.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Forget the facts today and you risk a move that makes your whole house of cards crumble. It's time to be dealing in clear realities.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What you do today is likely to rub others the wrong way -- until they recognize the method to your madness, and jump on the bandwagon.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to shake your head and wonder at the cause of another's inexplicable behavior, but don't let yourself get caught up in it!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Just as you aren't one to take things personally, you can help another overlook a recent slight. You two can take the high road together.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have trouble communicating with someone much younger than yourself today -- but you can also learn much about the current jargon.