Note: Bigar's Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign.

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini if born before 1:24 p.m. (CST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.

Happy birthday for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016:

This year it will behoove you to get away from your set position and open up to new ideas. Learn to let go of judgments and become more receptive to others' views. As a result, you will learn a lot about the people in your day-to-day life. You also will network and expand your circle of friends. If you are single, you will have many potential sweeties to choose from. You could find this period to be very exciting. If you are attached, keep your significant other close to you, so that no one misreads your intentions. You are likely to put a special effort into a new shared hobby. Cancer might seem overly emotional to you.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)***— You might be somewhat hesitant to present what you believe are very good ideas. Learn to accept others' concepts, and see how you can work with them. You love to swap ideas, and you could do so all day long, but priorities in your personal life seem to call. Tonight: Tell it like it is.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)*****— You might need to manage a personal matter in a different way. If you want a different result, the process through which you have been operating most likely will need to change. Return calls and emails before scheduling any meetings. Tonight: Visit with a pal.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)****— Your personality comes through, no matter what you decide to do. You often draw in people who are a bit reticent because of this trait. Be aware of a self-imposed restriction that need not exist. You naturally will make the right choices. Tonight: Make it your treat.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)****— Your energy and sense of self swings from low to high, and vice versa, at the drop of a hat. Write down what ails you in the morning, and take another look at the same list later in the afternoon. You might even laugh when you see the difference. Tonight: Midweek break!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)***— Use the morning to the max. What has been a problem in the past no longer will be an issue. You have a lot on your mind. Taking a break will feel a lot better than you might realize. A trusted loved one is full of fun and ideas. Tonight: If you're tired, call it an early night.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)****— Recent events seem to propel you into the limelight. Don't let your insecurities get the best of you. You have what it takes, so remain optimistic. Key matters surrounding interpersonal interactions will be favored later in the day. Tonight: On top of your game.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)****— You could be in a position to see a situation a lot more clearly in the morning, when your mind is clearer and your perspective is more astute. An important responsibility or person demands center stage in the afternoon. Tonight: Feeling ready to tackle nearly anything.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)LLLL— Your efforts tend to break through others' resistance more often than not. At first, you might question the validity of this statement, but by the time you go to sleep, you'll have proven your abilities to succeed. Tonight: Choose a favorite form of rest and relaxation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)****— You have strong opinions and a direct style. However, because of present circumstances, you might need and/or want to let a loved one make the decisions. It will be your way of letting this person know that you have confidence in him or her. Tonight: Be responsive.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)****— Use the morning for work-related matters. Someone might distract you, but you are strong enough to say "no." Later in the afternoon, after you have gotten through a certain amount of work, you will feel as if you finally can enjoy this person. Tonight: The only answer is "yes."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)****— Your spirited nature emerges as soon as you walk through the door. A friend appreciates your versatility and spunk. You can be yourself around this person; however, you could become somewhat uptight later, when you feel a need to handle certain matters. Tonight: Order in.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)****— You could feel as if someone doesn't understand or appreciate your position or point of view. Perhaps what you really are saying is that you are not feeling as appreciated as you would like to be. Know that your time will come. For now, go with the flow. Tonight: Mosey on home

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