HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012: You could become unusually fussy and demanding this year. You might believe that you are the best at this or that. As a result, you make waves wherever you go and often have an entourage of the opposite sex around you. If attached, the two of you enjoy relating more closely. You might hear a surprise confession. Virgo cares about the basics. A baby born today has the sun in Aquarius and the moon in Virgo.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • Dealings with others help you revise your opinion on what might be necessary. Once you absorb the big picture, you could opt to act.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • You have what many wish they had: creativity tamed by a practical bent. Many people would say this is impossible, but you demonstrate the workability of this combo.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • Listen to what is being offered. Revise your thinking, especially in the emotional realm. Someone lets you know just how significant you might be to his or her life.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • You might say something that creates quite a jolt in your immediate surroundings. Listen to an offer that comes from out of left field.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • You might want to handle your funds differently from those around you. You are not frightened of change or risk. Many people are.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • • Remain sensitive to the many people in your life and to what they want. But don’t forget to take care of No. 1, or else you will be useless.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • Recognize what is going on around you. Your tendency to be noticed and strong personality need to fall back some in order to allow others to come forward.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Understanding evolves if you stay focused on your priorities. Not everyone will go along, especially as you are likely to espouse an avant-garde idea.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Listen to feedback from those who count and often take the lead in your life. You respond to a very wild idea, wishing you had come up with it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • Listen to a loved one at a distance. A family member or domestic issue could be full of surprises. You could question what is going on, but why not get in on some of the fun?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • • Deal with those who come forward individually. Let go of a prejudice and try to see someone with open eyes. The unexpected pops up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Focus on those you care about. In fact, they will give you little choice! Your view of an organization or friend could be changing.