Born today, you are not one to waste your time on a thing unless you know it's going to come through for you, pay off, lead to something better or otherwise reward you in ways that can be measured, assessed and enjoyed for a while. This general rules applies to all things -- jobs, adventures, tasks, trips, classes, courtships and relationships of all kinds. You run the risk, of course, of turning people against you because you make them feel rather like a commodity of some sort, one that has measureable value to be prized and collected. Though this is certainly not your intent, there will be times in which the perception is such that you are mightily inconvenienced as a result.
Overall, however, you are a kind and considerate individual -- but you are ambitious to a fault. Still, you are fun to be around, and even more fun to know well -- and those in your inner circle are likely to put up with a great deal of nonsense from you simply because you make it so very worth their while!
Also born on this date are: Hayley Mills, actress; Barbara Hale, actress; Lucrezia Borgia, Italian noblewoman; Melissa Joan Hart, actress; Conan O'Brien, late-night TV host; Leopold Stokowski, conductor; James Woods, actor; Clarence Darrow, lawyer and orator.
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Quality versus quantity: That's the name of the game today. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't maximize both at this time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're going to have to scramble a bit today in order to accommodate a change of schedule that did not begin with you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An early start allows you to get it all done today -- though a certain amount of ingenuity will come in handy as well.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You want to give someone else precisely what he or she has asked for, and yet you may encounter one or two unexpected difficulties.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can work very quickly today, provided you know precisely what it is you are working for and how you have to go about it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to leave very little to chance today. Focus on something that increases your level of motivation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be contacted by someone who is trying to influence you in a way that is not, perhaps, completely legitimate -- or legal.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- While others are enjoying some downtime today, you can get something done that has been preying on your mind for quite a while.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Once you start, you're not likely to stop until you have done what you have come to do. Don't neglect certain basic needs, however.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have trouble saying what needs to be said today -- at first. When your back is against the wall, it'll all come out, surely!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can give someone else a nice surprise today -- but he or she may not understand your true motives at first. Explain yourself!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's time for you to quit resisting that which is, in fact, inevitable. Someone is going to have to give you the benefit of the doubt today.