Born today, you are not the most adept when it comes to money, but despite this, you are able to be quite happy regardless of whether you are rich, poor or somewhere in between. Your instincts are keen, and you strive to trust what your gut tells you at all times, and while you do let your heart lead you far more than your head, you are able to achieve a balance between thought and feeling. You are in for more than your share of disappointment and heartache in your lifetime -- particularly if you do not remain attuned to what your inner self tells you day after day. You are also, however, likely to enjoy periods of happiness to exceed that enjoyed by others.
You will do almost anything to avoid a quarrel, unless you are coming to the defense of someone else; in such a case, you can be quite a formidable opponent, behaving in a way that seems to belie your natural peaceable self. Now and then you feel you have something to prove, and you will act accordingly.
Also born on this date are: Tori Spelling, actress; Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player; Tracey Gold, actress; Janet Jackson, 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.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be active behind the scenes today, making things happen for yourself and others that make a big difference in the long run.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Anyone who tries to compete with you today had better get used to the fact that you can adjust quickly to changing circumstances.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be tempted to indulge in behavior that is more suited to one much younger than yourself -- but what harm can come of it, really?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be under some pressure today, but you shouldn't have to do anything out of character as a result. Remain as calm as possible.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be trying to negotiate with one who is truly determined to resist you, no matter what you say. This is not your only opportunity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're playing a rather dangerous game, though you don't fully realize it just now. Later on, the risks become far more tangible.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You've set your sights on something that is far out of reach, but if you pace yourself, you can make measurable progress every day.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself in a quandary today as a result of conflicting reports that come to you from various fronts.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's time to commit yourself one way or another. Don't hesitate to accept a friend's offer of companionship. Seek tangible rewards.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can put yourself in another's shoes today in order to understand his or her position, but experience really makes the difference.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you do with words today can affect others in new ways -- and bring you much closer to something you've been after for quite a while.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may find that you've backed yourself into a corner lately, quite by accident. Wait for a chance to extricate yourself.