Born today, you are one of those highly energetic yet somewhat unfocused individuals who has trouble knowing exactly where to channel their energy in order to make the most of both their talents and the time available to them. The trick, of course, is to balance inspiration and perspiration; you have to be inspired, of course, but you also have to work hard to see your inspiration come to fruition -- and if both are not in perfect alignment you're not likely to get much done.
You pay close attention to what is going on around you and use those events, large and small, to shape your endeavors when you can. You're not a huge fan of teamwork, however, and though you can work with others, you prefer working alone.
Also born on this date are: Seth Green, actor; James Dean, actor; Gary Coleman, actor; John Williams, composer and conductor; Nick Nolte, actor; Lana Turner, actress; Jack Lemmon, actor; John Grisham, novelist; Audrey Meadows, actress.
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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Doing things bit by bit may be your best bet today -- though someone is likely to be shadowing you and the temptation to show off is great.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have a decision to make today, but the outcome isn't likely to be disastrous if you choose incorrectly. Why not do what you feel like doing?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone is behind you, pressing you to go faster than you like to go. Perhaps if you stop dead in your tracks, you'll send the right message.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You don't have to follow instructions to the letter today to come up with something that will please you and those around you. Play a little!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Trial and error tells you that you're on the right track today, though the "error" aspect may scare you more than it should. The road ahead is clear.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Once you start down a certain path today you're going to want to stay the course, no matter what obstacles may present themselves.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're likely to encounter more in the way of competition today than you had expected, but you're ready to bring your A game and impress all!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're deserving of a little treat today, but you're not going to want to enjoy it all by yourself, surely. You know whom to include.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Time spent in and around the home is time well spent today. You have quite a list to work through, but it can all be quite enjoyable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A little bit of something you enjoy goes a long way today; don't be tempted to overindulge! You know someone who needs a lift.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're going to have to do something about all the leftover ideas you've been wading in lately. Someone close to you holds the key.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Timing is of extreme importance today -- but it all depends on when you begin. Indeed, your starting point may actually be non-negotiable.