Born today, you are not one to take kindly to being pushed in any direction. You will not be moved from your chosen course for any reason that is not compelling on a deeply personal level. "Just because" is not a suitable reason for doing anything; you must find a deeper reason that resonates well beneath the surface before you will agree to take on any significant task. Neither are you overly concerned with rewards; you are more interested in what you can learn as you work to achieve your goals than you are in any kind of payment you may receive. You are idealistic, almost to a fault.
Though some may not believe it, you are quite a jovial individual, and you enjoy the company of those who make you laugh. Indeed, you can laugh at almost anything -- including yourself -- and you find nothing quite so funny as a mischance that puts you in an awkward, ridiculous position.
Also born on this date are: Jackie Chan, actor, martial artist and stuntman; Russell Crowe, actor; Ravi Shankar, musician; James Garner, actor; Billie Holiday, singer; Francis Ford Coppola, filmmaker; Wayne Rogers, actor; Jerry Brown, politician; David Frost, television host; John Oates, songwriter and musician; William Wordsworth, poet; Walter Winchell, journalist; Joel Robuchon, chef.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you know and what you don't are sure to make more of a difference to you today than in recent days or weeks.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A reunion of sorts results from a creative endeavor -- and yields greater creative results than you could have imagined.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have trouble concealing your competitive nature. Your chances of victory increase if you will simply behave naturally.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You will have a chance to show off some highly specialized knowledge. Keep yourself fit -- you can start by minding what you eat.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to be more self-sufficient than you have in the past, but this is a sign of good things to come, surely.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's a good time to put one or two special skills on display. You have more to offer than anyone around you at this time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The ease with which you are able to circulate among different circles can amaze your friends and impress your critics.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You know that you're going to be talked about, so why not ensure that you are being talked about for the right reasons?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- There's no point in standing idle when, in fact, certain actions can help you snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're not particularly sociable at this time, but you may be able to make a new friend who can prove useful to you in an unusual way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The ability to stop on a dime and change directions at the drop of a hat will surely come in handy today. Mental flexibility is surely the key.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have more homework than you were expecting as the day draws to a close, so you must be sure to leave yourself adequate time.