Born today, you are never one to pale in the face of a challenge or an obstacle, but you may slow just a bit in order to assess the situation and plan your defense, charge or assault with care and attention. You are a tenacious and dedicated individual with a kind of energy that seems to be inexhaustible -- at least when you are engaged in an endeavor about which you feel strongly. You aren't one to enjoy routine endeavors; you like everything to be singular in its import, and you are drawn to those activities that provide you with unusual opportunities and the promise of even more unusual rewards.
Though you are secure, confident and strong-willed, you are not always eager to go it alone -- but it is very important that you choose your companion or companions with great care. Even one wrong choice can ruin things for you, bringing tension and conflict into your life in a way that you will find difficult to overcome.
Also born on this date are: Eva Peron, Argentine leader; Anne Baxter, actress; Gary Cooper, actor; Robert Browning, poet; Johannes Brahms, composer; Johnny Unitas, football player.
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, MAY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Conflict is best avoided today; keep yourself from attracting the attention of those who would only want to try to stand in your way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may want to take a trip down memory lane today, but even as you do, someone new is likely to get your attention and ask for a little time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can work wonders today by simply asking another what he or she truly thinks about a situation you are both involved in. Listen up!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be lacking confidence at this time, and not without reason: The task you have ahead of you is daunting. You can do it!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must be willing to think outside the box today and try doing things in ways they have not been done before. Originality is key.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be overthinking a current problem -- but this is not the first time. You may want to get help clearing the air.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You and a friend may be at odds about something that should never have come between you in the first place. You must be willing to compromise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Progress is not likely to happen all at once today. You will move forward in increments; you must be patient with yourself and others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your strategy is sound, but you may be trying to do too much with resources that are outdated and ineffective. It's time to modernize!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- An opportunity will come your way today that allows you to explore certain aspects of your own character in new and deeper ways.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can lighten your load somewhat today, but you can't expect to unburden yourself completely. Some things you will have to do on your own.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The future may seem uncertain in some ways at this time, but if you hit upon an idea whose time has come, you can do almost anything.