Born today, you are the kind of individual who can, at times, become quite dissatisfied with yourself and the life you are leading -- which leads you, in turn, to make changes that are comprehensive and often permanent. To reinvent yourself in this way -- again and again throughout your lifetime -- provides you with a great deal of excitement, and helps you maintain interest in life's daily affairs when you might otherwise find them intolerably dull. You depend upon variety to keep you engaged and involved; without it, you are likely to squander your considerable talents and make no name for yourself whatsoever.
While you do like surprises, there are two or three times in your life in which you may be met with something so unexpected that you do not immediately know what to do about it. In such a situation, stagnation is surely your enemy; you must keep moving, one way or another.
Also born on this date are: Martin Lawrence, comedian and actor; Ellen Barkin, actress; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball player; Dusty Springfield, singer; Pope Benedict XVI; Henry Mancini, composer and songwriter; Peter Ustinov, actor and writer; Merce Cunningham, dancer and choreographer; Charlie Chaplin, actor; Wilbur Wright, inventor, aviation pioneer.
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, APRIL 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may discover today that you have much more in common with a rival than you had supposed -- and you can use this to your advantage.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What is it that you want from the day? Answer this question before things really get going, and you can all but guarantee satisfaction.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Knowledge is, indeed, power -- and what you know today is likely to put you head and shoulders above those who are working against you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're going to need someone else to go to bat for you today if you expect to make headway at what amounts to a rather difficult time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your priorities are not entirely in sync with another's today, and it's important that you try to work together for mutual gain.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to remember something you're supposed to do today while you are in the middle of doing something else. You can find the time!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be worrying about money matters a little more than usual today. After hours, you'll be able to square away certain key details.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're going to have to let others know what your schedule looks like today, so that there are as few surprises as possible.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can keep others in the loop today and still reserve some information for yourself. You don't have to reveal everything just yet!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be as far ahead as you think, but today you'll have ample time to assess the situation and make plans to catch up.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- After thinking through a certain situation again and again, you're likely to arrive at the conclusion that it was entirely unavoidable.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can put things any way you like, but you're going to have to face the truth sooner or later -- and no one can do that for you.