Born today, you are a highly thoughtful, imaginative, caring and creative individual, and when you are at your best, you are able to combine your penchant for creative, even artistic, activity with a need to apply yourself to the task of solving the world's problems, or at least addressing them in ways that compel other people to see them and inspire them to do something about them. In this way, you are surely to be known as a leader -- but you're not the kind to get your hands dirty yourself.
You may not seem to be stubborn or immovable, but the fact is that it is very difficult to get you to do anything that goes against your beliefs, and anyone who wants to be your friend -- or more -- has to understand this.
Also born on this date are: Chris Rock, comedian and actor; Ashton Kutcher, actor; Steve Nash, basketball player; Garth Brooks, singer and songwriter; Charles Dickens, novelist; Laura Ingalls Wilder, author; James Spader, actor.
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 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A lighthearted approach is likely to get the best results today, even from those you've had to coax to do what has had to be done.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you find your back against the wall, you know that a certain situation has turned against you, and you must prevent that at all costs.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Others may be curious about what you are trying to accomplish today, but your motives and methods are nothing unusual -- for you. Keep it up.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are aware of certain anomalies today that are affecting your own progress and the progress of your allies. You can address them soon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are eager to find out the truth about a situation you've only recently learned about. Today's search for information may lead you all over the place.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- In order to have what you need in time to put it to good use, you're going to have to work very quickly. Late in the day you can solicit help.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- While others are operating in crisis mode today, you are able to remain quite calm, which allows you to think and act with remarkable efficacy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're not likely to respond well to critical instruction at this time, so you must let those around you know what you need to progress.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may receive a message today that has you reversing course for a while. You mustn't think of this as losing ground, however.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- All you need is a yes or no answer from someone who is calling the shots today and you'll know how to proceed. Be patient -- and ready.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may approach a certain problem today with a level of commitment -- and intensity -- that is somewhat frightening to your rivals.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Without accompanying someone who can show you the ropes today, you're likely to have some trouble keeping up. You mustn't get left behind.