Born today, you are one of the most single-minded, dedicated, driven and tenacious individuals born under your sign. Once you get an idea in your head, you're not likely to let go of it until you have explored it fully and harvested every possible gain and reward from it. You are a highly creative individual, and you often do your best to think outside the box. You don't quickly settle for the easiest or most obvious choice presented to you, but rather you will explore all options and, in most cases, decide to pursue the one that is most interesting to you. Usually, that means the one that is the most unusual.
You are trusted by those who have a lot at stake. You are considered by many to be a "go-to" kind of person, one who will come through regardless of the difficulties you may face. Indeed, you will stick with a goal long after others have abandoned it for something else much easier.
Also born on this date are: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer; Eva Peron, former first lady of Argentina; Gary Cooper, actor; Traci Lords, actress; Johannes Brahms, composer; Johnny Unitas, football player; Robert Browning, poet; Darren McGavin, actor; Anne Baxter, actress.
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, MAY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The fact that you do your homework will certainly serve you well. Others are sure to notice when you're ahead of the game.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may feel as though you are falling behind, but that is merely a product of emotion tied to biased perception. Let things play out.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Something that is not initially to your taste may well be worth a second or even a third try. You want to enjoy what it has to offer.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You mustn't let your decision-making process be affected by your emotional response to an unexpected event. Stay the course.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not feel as though you are the one for the job, but it's likely to fall to you anyway -- so you'd better do your homework!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- There's no reason for you to cut a visit short. Give someone what he or she asks for; you'll still have plenty left for yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can tap into a new creative wellspring, but take care! Not everything that comes from it will be to your liking.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must be willing to shape things very carefully. Your work is not done just because you've completed the broad strokes.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You and a loved one are eagerly anticipating getting down to the nitty-gritty. You can certainly start the ball rolling.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What comes to you naturally is worth some study; it may be that you are about to shift gears in a dramatic way, but not just yet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be able to keep up casual communication with a friend, as work is likely to require more from you than usual.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're nearing the end of a key personal cycle. Take care that others don't try to steer you away from a destination that is important to you.