Born today, you are a positive, courageous individual who will submit yourself to all manner of hardship if it means you are doing someone else any good. Indeed, you are always at your best when you are applying your considerable talents to a problem that is plaguing others. At times you may focus more squarely on yourself, but this is usually because you are trying to better yourself in some way that will, ultimately, benefit those around you. You never do anything purely out of self-interest, and you recognize your place in the scheme of things.
You don't always have to take an aggressive approach; indeed, there are times in which a more subtle, persuasive strategy can win you all that you desire. When it comes to love, you are always at your best when you take a softer, quieter approach; you never want to come on too strong, and you often prefer to be the pursued, rather than the pursuer.
Also born on this date are: Chris Rock, comedian and actor; Ashton Kutcher, actor; Steve Nash, basketball player; Garth Brooks, singer; Charles Dickens, novelist; Laura Ingalls Wilder, author; James Spader, actor; Eddie Izzard, comedian; Buster Crabbe, Olympic swimmer and actor; Sinclair Lewis, author; Miguel Ferrer, actor; Thomas More, English statesman.
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 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be eager to see how someone has blossomed under your tutelage recently. Take care, however, that you don't expect too much too soon.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can be instrumental in helping others work out a dilemma that has brought things to a standstill recently. Focus on the central issue.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you say must be simple and straightforward today; you cannot afford to be misunderstood because you're trying to be fancy.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can spend more time than usual with a friend who gives as much as you do. He or she is ready to take things to a new level; are you?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The time is right for you to look at a certain issue from a new perspective. You'll surely be forgiven for being overly simplistic.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Celebrations today may be small, but they will be meaningful. There is much for you to commemorate right now, but some of it is private.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It may be time for you to change direction today, as you are likely to realize that where you were going isn't the place for you right now.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You mustn't stand in the way of progress. If a friend is willing to move forward without you, let him; it won't end the friendship, surely.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be unusually restless at this time. You may want to tag along with a friend as he or she goes about some routine business.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll have reason to review a recent performance and come up with one or two ways in which you could have made it better. Be honest!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll want to dig deeper than usual today to move past the basics and get to the real nitty-gritty. A partner has a very good idea!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You and a few friends can put your heads together and come up with an idea that many others will be eager to help you bring to fruition.