Born today, you are not one of those who can be easily swayed by others, and you are able to remain true to your beliefs, ideals and chosen way of life even in the face of serious challenges from others who simply don't see things your way. You will have a decision to make in life, in this regard: Will you put up a fight every time you encounter someone whose ideas differ from your own, or will you simply shrug and assert that there is room in this big, wide world for all points of view?
You are a born winner, and when you first win at an early age you will develop a taste for it and strive to win at all times throughout your life. You must never, however, be a poor winner -- the kind to flaunt triumph in the face of the vanquished. You must always be mindful of the feelings of those who cross the finish line after you.
Also born on this date are: Rihanna, singer; Kurt Cobain, singer and musician; Sidney Poitier, actor, director, diplomat; Charles Barkley, basketball player; Cindy Crawford, supermodel; Ansel Adams, photographer.
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 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A current endeavor proves more complicated than usual today, in part because you are not giving it the attention it deserves. Be sure to focus!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're interested in what others have to say, but you're not likely to change your mind merely because their opinions are intriguing to you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A minor shock is best dealt with in tandem with someone who is in a similar situation. You don't have to deal with things alone today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The same old routine isn't likely to give you what you really want today -- but can you afford to set things aside and explore other options?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Jump to conclusions today and you're sure to discover that you've overstepped a few important realizations that are key to your understanding.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must resign yourself to making the best of a situation that is far from ideal. You may find that your immediate environment is a real problem.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must go to someone in charge today and file an official complaint. This is the only way you can effect change swiftly and permanently.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not agree with someone who occupies a position of authority, but a head-on conflict is not the ideal course to take at this time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be able to impress others today, but a friend or loved one knows that you're capable of doing much more. Why not go for broke?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to change your plans today when someone you've been counting on is a no-show. Your primary goal must remain the same.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to embrace something new today, but first you must tie up some loose ends. You mustn't let an old alliance hold you back.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll have more than enough help today, provided you ask for what you need ahead of time. You can spread important information via word of mouth.