Born today, you are one of those who likes to see things done the "right" way, and you will insist that everyone around you, working with and for you, follows your lead -- and your instructions -- and do everything just so. What they may see as strange, however, is the fact that you don't seem bound by the same rules that you apply to them: You will do things willy-nilly, in whatever way you choose, at whatever given time, based on nothing more than a whim or a fleeting desire!
In truth, you have great affection for those who hitch their wagons to your star, and you will do all you can to see them advance and succeed. You are loyal to a fault -- to those who are loyal to you.
Also born on this date are: Chris Rock, comedian and actor; Ashton Kutcher, actor; Steve Nash, basketball player; Garth Brooks, singer and songwriter; Charles Dickens, novelist; Laura Ingalls Wilder, author; James Spader, actor.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not have to do quite as much as you had originally expected -- or intended -- today. A friend raises a possibility -- and you're in!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be able to do what others are doing today -- but instead you are likely to hit upon an activity that rewards you as no others can.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The decisions you have to make today require you to dig deeper than you have before -- especially where a certain central issue is concerned.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have a good many options to choose from today -- but that may be the problem. You are eager for things to be simpler and streamlined.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be concerned about what lies ahead when the week opens, but certain preliminary developments instill you with confidence.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- An attraction pulls you away from yourself in some way today, and you may have to explain yourself to a loved one after things go too far.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're attracting attention at this time -- but is it the right kind? Today you'll have the chance to do something that wins you newfound respect.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- There are forces working for you and against you today, and you must determine which you can address head-on and which require handling subtly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may want to shift gears today after someone points out what lies ahead. You cannot continue at the same pace and be truly safe.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone comes to you with a few suggestions that seem, at first, to be wholly unacceptable -- but second thoughts change everything.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be called upon to assess the performance of someone you have long admired. You can still be objective -- and you must try to be!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want to take things one at a time today, and not in a single chunk. You must be willing to learn as you go -- and to accept mistakes.