Born today, you are a confident and positive individual, even when things are not going your way, and you know how to behave around others so that negative trends are cut short, positive developments are accentuated, and things generally continue in a balanced way toward a result that is favored by most, if not all. You feel that it is no use to point out a problem, large or small, without also offering a solution -- and indeed, you are often quick to come up with just the kinds of solutions that others are looking for. You have the makings of a leader who can keep his or her flock out of trouble.
When it comes to love, you would rather be pursued than be the pursuer, and when circumstances demand that you take a more active role, you do so with care -- and often your friends and loved ones are completely in the dark as to your true intentions. You don't like to advertise your romantic behavior in any way.
Also born on this date are: Craig Ferguson, actor and late-night host; Enya, singer; Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer; Bob Saget, actor and comic.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to choose the least attractive option today in order to keep things calm and harmonious among others. Take the high road.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can count on speed to help you make your way today, but there will be certain dangers you encounter on the way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're feeling a bit more prepared for what lies ahead -- though you must still engage in some basic activities to be sure you keep your edge.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- What appears to you quite by chance today will be something you can take full advantage of when the time comes. Keep your eyes open.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to provide someone with a great deal of drama today -- and even a little romance. A game is being played -- or is it?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your hopes and fears are likely to be on display today, so take care that someone doesn't try to use them to his or her advantage.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The quality of the time spent with a friend is far more important today than the quantity. Even a moment can be quite enriching.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to take certain measures today to counteract the negative influence someone else is trying to exert upon you at this time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're likely to give birth to an idea today that matures quickly, as its time has certainly come. The pace quickens as a result.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may experience something today that takes you very much by surprise -- more by how it affects you than anything else.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The fact that you very much know what you are doing may not be fully appreciated by a partner who doubts that you are on the right track.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are likely to get over one hurdle today only to find yourself facing yet another -- and another after that. Take them one at a time.