Born today, you are not always operating on the same wavelength as those around you, and as a result, you are likely to be party to a great deal of conflict -- in both work and play -- as you follow your own instincts and satisfy your own desires without giving a thought to what others may want, need or appreciate. It is quite common for you to encounter serious threats to your well-being almost on a daily basis.
You can be quite emotional, but you do your best to control yourself when you are feeling wound up -- or when you are put on the defensive for some reason. You know that it is a mistake to make lasting decisions when you are navigating an emotional maelstrom, and yet there are times when it is impossible to do what you know should be done.
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.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Think not so much of financial gain today; focus on the emotional gains you will score by staying the course. Your dedication will say a lot!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Certain priorities may be challenged by someone who was, but no longer is, in charge. This is a sign of an important difference in leadership.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You know very well who has been making things difficult for you lately, and today is the day to call him or her to the table. Don't waffle!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's time for you to make very clear your expectations with regard to another's participation in your affairs. Is it a true partnership?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What goes on just outside of your circle of influence may bother you more today than it has in the past. It may be time to change your focus.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Pay attention to what another does behind your back today. He or she is pursuing goals in a way that throws a wrench into the works.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're nowhere so comfortable as at home right now -- and today you'll want to spend more time under your own roof. You are justified!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone you know has left a mess, and it's up to you to clean it up. This is not acceptable, but now is not the time to make an issue of it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your reaction to another's exercise of free speech may take you by surprise today. Is your thinking more in line than you supposed?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll be weighing all manner of expectations today, and you can surely come up with a better-than-usual explanation for your actions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- One trip may have to be canceled today while another is being planned. You're not going to know what's really possible for another few days.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good day to revisit old and familiar issues whether or not they have been resolved. You may discover something left undone.