Born today, you are something of a "busy bee," always immersing yourself in one project or another, and sometimes two, three or four at a time. To say that you are an effective multitasker is an understatement; indeed, you are often much more efficient and effective when you are focusing on more than one endeavor at a time! You have a way of prioritizing that lets you deal with things concurrently, without having to separate them into "now" and "later" columns. You are not a procrastinator, either; you will address things as they arise, and not wait -- even when it means you might become almost hopelessly busy! You'd rather overwork yourself and get things done than leave anything hanging over you.
However, even you must -- at times -- set things aside and focus on your own personal needs. You know how to do it, but it doesn't come naturally, so often a friend or loved one must be the one to step in and tell you when it is time to "knock off" and relax. But even during downtime, the wheels in your brain are turning, turning, turning.
Also born on this date are: Martin Lawrence, actor and comedian; Selena, singer; Charlie Chaplin, actor; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball player; Pope Benedict XVI; Jon Cryer, actor; Wilbur Wright, inventor, pioneer aviator; Bobby Vinton, singer; Dusty Springfield, singer; Jimmy Osmond, singer; Bruce Bochy, baseball manager; Peter Billingsley, actor; Ellen Barkin, actress; Henry Mancini, songwriter and composer; Peter Ustinov, actor; Merce Cunningham, dancer and choreographer; Lukas Haas, actor; Gerry Rafferty, 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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to work faster than usual to get the usual amount of work done. Either distractions or obstacles are in your way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can have more of what you really like, but you're going to have to ask for it in just the right way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Focus on those who seem to give you a certain "charge." You don't want to spend time with anyone who leaves you cold.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're likely to realize something that lets you see things in an entirely new light -- and this benefits everyone around you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to win praise for the way you defuse a possibly volatile situation. With patient understanding, you can surely make your way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your ideas are certainly worth further exploration -- today, tomorrow and in the days to come. A quick decision makes a difference.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your first time is likely to be remembered as the best time, too. You'll be on a roll before you know it, but don't forget your beginnings.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have a way of doing things that makes others want to come back for more. In some instances, it'll be a case of "one and done."
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What gives you a rush doesn't always do the same for others, as you well know. Today, you're going to want to reach a compromise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can solidify what was once only a vague idea. The result may be financial support when you most need it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You mustn't believe everything you hear. You'll have a knack for steering others in the right direction in this regard.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. Yesterday, you left others wondering how you do it; today, you'll reap the rewards.