Born today, you are charismatic, magnetic, eager to please and quite often easy to please in turn. You know how to get things done in unorthodox ways, and indeed you often prefer taking the unusual path when given the option to do so. You don't seem bound by the kinds of rules that dictate what people can and cannot ask for in life; you are perfectly willing to ask someone for this, that or the other thing -- and the more unexpected or outlandish the request, the more likely someone will be to grant it.
At a very early age you will have learned how to win the approval of others, and this is a skill that will serve you well even in adulthood. In fact, the more successful you are, the more you will depend on your ability to win the enthusiastic support of others. You take criticism personally, and it can push you into very dark moods.
Also born on this date are: Dr. Dre, rapper; John Travolta, actor; Vanna White, game show personality; Molly Ringwald, actress; Matt Dillon, actor; Yoko Ono, artist and musician; John Hughes, screenwriter and director.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A misunderstanding is cleared up today -- but you may be left holding the bag if you are not careful. You cannot afford to be misled.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have the choice today to run your own affairs or let someone else step in and exert control. There's a good reason for either option.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You will have to size things up very quickly today. It will become clear to others just whom they are dealing with as you step forward confidently.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The calmer you can remain today while facing a coming challenge, the better you will perform when the time comes to swing into action.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A little mistrust may intrude on your affairs today. While you are tending to a central issue, those around you can solve peripheral problems.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Big things often start very small, and that should certainly hold true today. You must be ready for the pace to quicken suddenly -- and very soon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The unconventional calls to you today. You may find yourself yearning for a time when things were "simpler" -- but is that perception accurate?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your passions are likely to run near the surface today. Such currents must be navigated with care, whether you are alone or with others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Sensitivity is not a weakness today -- unless you fail to protect yourself and you let your emotions become a vulnerability.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It'll be essential to direct others with care today. Your natural wisdom will be on display as you arrange things with your usual flair.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Novelty intrigues you today, and may actually compel you to explore something of which, in the past, you were actually afraid. Be bold.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Much seems to be changing all around you today, but there are certain constants you can rely on as you move forward. Use reasonable caution.