Born today, you take no nonsense from anyone, and you will quickly get in the face of anyone who decides that you are someone to be messed with -- which is, of course, a mistaken notion, surely! Despite your rather tough exterior, you are actually one of the most sensitive and emotional individuals born under your sign, and your feelings are always accessible to you.
When you are the new kid on the block, you will watch and learn from those around you; when you are older and more experienced, you will, of course, return the favor and show the ropes to those who are novices.
Also born on this date are: Ice-T, actor and rapper; 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; Margaux Hemingway, model and actress.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You know better what someone else wants -- or so you think. When push comes to shove, however, you must bend to his or her wishes.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are better equipped to do what you must do today than you have been at any time in the recent past. The time is now -- don't miss the chance!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You believe in something that others may doubt, but you're not likely to give that much thought. If it works for you, that's what counts.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're going to have to ask for what you want today; you cannot expect to receive anything on a silver platter or out of the blue.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're going to have to put something aside in order to focus on a key issue that only arises today. You can gather forces to address it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you consider only a joke is likely to be taken quite seriously by some today -- and you'll have some explaining to do as a result.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can do much to help another through a tough time today -- especially when the time comes to slow down and do things more deliberately.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The steps you take to accomplish something today take you down an unfamiliar road -- and you'll discover something surprising about yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be spoiling for a fight today -- so you must take care when you encounter someone who is better outfitted than you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are preparing for a journey of sorts, but before you head out, you'll want to get the advice of someone who's taken your route before.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll have something to prove before the day is out. A friend steps up, but you may suspect that he or she has ulterior motives.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have trouble doing a certain something the way you have always done it -- but you're likely to discover a new way that works even better!