Born today, you are one of the most charismatic individuals born under your sign, and your natural charisma and the talents with which you have been endowed by the stars work together to ensure that you are always in the spotlight, whether you are at work, at play or merely enjoying some rare private time. Friends and loved ones must understand that to be with you is to expose themselves to the attention of others, almost at all times -- for you attract all manner of individuals into your orbit at all times.
There will be times, surely, when you will want to remain aloof in order to tend to your immediate personal needs -- which are certainly as strong as anyone else's, if not more so. It will be difficult for you to be private, and nearly impossible for you to be anonymous, but both privacy and anonymity are, to you, worth the effort.
Also born on this date are: Michael Jordan, basketball player; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor; Larry the Cable Guy, comedian; Denise Richards, model and actress; Lou Diamond Phillips, actor; Hal Holbrook, actor; Jerry O'Connell, actor.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Now is not the time to put things off; you must address issues as they arise, whether large or small, to avoid falling hopelessly behind.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Today marks the beginning of a new phase, but you may not yet know how to characterize it. Follow your instincts and seal a deal.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you accomplish today may not be clear at first, but you're certain that progress is being made. A competitor's mistake serves you well.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may find yourself sinking deeper into a situation that you had originally hoped to avoid. Today's decisions yield results very soon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to make room for others to join you today in order to make the best of a situation that you've not yet learned to control.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone may be trying to control your movements in a way that is somehow more threatening than usual. You'll free yourself by day's end.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A little confusion is to be expected today when you begin a new task before you're fully prepared. An ally brings something to the table.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you forget today you can certainly take care of tomorrow -- but it's best not to forget in the first place! It may be time to make a list.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A new experience gives you a better idea of what someone has been going through for some time. It may be time to get in touch.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be able to escape a certain irritant today -- but perhaps you can learn to use it in your work in an unusual, creative way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to receive an unusual assignment today, but much that you've done in recent days has prepared you, whether or not you know it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can surely make progress today, but it will be step by step, and not all at once. You must be ready for an unwanted encounter.