Born today, you have a great many strong opinions, but you're not the kind who needs to hear himself spout off about all manner of topics; rather, you believe what you believe, you are confident that you are in the right, and you needn't test your beliefs on an audience to secure them and make yourself more confident in them. This is not to suggest, of course, that you cannot be aggressive and put up a fight; this is your course of action, certainly, when you feel you have been wronged and there is no other course to take -- but you will do your best to exhaust all other options before taking up arms and fighting for what you know is right.
You are able to do things that don't come naturally just as well, often, as things that do -- and this is because you understand the importance of being well-versed in those ideas and skills that may, at some time, be used against you. To outwit and enemy, you must first know that enemy!
Also born on this date are: Betty Ford, U.S. first lady; Mary Pickford, actress; Carmen McRae, singer; Sonja Henie, figure skater and actress; Shecky Greene, comedian; Julian Lennon, singer.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not be able to control your emotions at every turn today; take care that you only speak when you know what you are talking about!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Once you make a start you are sure to get to the finish line before the day is out -- startling those who have been working against you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You mustn't give up or give in before you have done everything possible in support of your own cause. Now is no time for a crisis of confidence.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You want those around you to understand both your methods and your motives -- and today you'll have the opportunity to explain them clearly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself engaged in a contest that begins in a friendly enough way, but which soon evolves into something more contentious.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You don't want to go at things in a willy-nilly fashion today. You must be sure to prepare thoroughly, and take steps that make sense.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may enjoy more freedom today, especially when it comes to speaking your mind. Now the only question is -- will other people listen?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have been overlooking one key element again and again of late, and that's why your goals have remained elusive. Take a closer look!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be so careful to spot and analyze the small details today that you are unable to appreciate the big picture.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your understanding of another's activities today will come in handy -- now and in the foreseeable future. A partnership of sorts is forming.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The unusual is nothing to be afraid of today -- and, in fact, in many cases, it is something to be sought and embraced!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Others may think that you are wasting your time on something trivial, but you are confident that it can pay off in a big way very soon.