Born today, you are not the sort to take any nonsense from anyone, particularly when you are in a position of authority. You take responsibility very seriously, and you insist on being treated with respect; in return, of course, you treat others with respect, and usually assume the best of those around you. Indeed, it is by empowering others that you get the best results in life; you believe that trusting another with an important task or responsibility is the surest way to win his or her loyalty and to encourage him or her to excel. You're not one to micromanage, though you do like to check up on things to make sure progress is being made.
As hard as you like to work, you also like to play hard. You are likely very good at games of all sorts, particularly those which pit you against those who share your considerable intellectual power. Indeed, you are quite brainy, and you like others who are brainy as well.
Also born on this date are: Enrique Iglesias, singer; Melissa Gilbert, actress; Harry S. Truman, U.S. president; David Attenborough, TV host; Don Rickles, comedian and actor; Ricky Nelson, singer; Toni Tennille, singer; Ronnie Lott, football player; Bill Cowher, football coach and commentator; David Keith, actor; Peter Benchley, novelist.
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 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Putting yourself out there will involve more than mere placement; you must also demonstrate a willingness others do not have.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're determined to follow a certain course of action, despite the reservations of one who has been there before. Employ caution.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to make time to help a family member before setting off on your own to achieve something of which he or she is unaware.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be grateful for the assistance of someone who is doing it because it's the right thing, not because he or she will get any reward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to find yourself connecting with many who share certain ambitions and interests, but you may still feel set apart somehow.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What qualifies you for a current endeavor is not necessarily your expertise, but that intangible something that no one else seems to have.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's time to put one foot in front of the other and get moving toward that important new goal. There's no point in talking about it further.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're expecting a search to take up most of your day, but you're likely to find what you are looking for very quickly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll be required, before the day is out, to express your gratitude to one who has gone above and beyond for you more than once.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You know what makes things more interesting for you, but it's not always going to make things interesting for those around you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You don't have to say much to convey an important message. Once it's delivered, you can move on to the next item on your list.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to give up a certain something in order to come out ahead -- and you already know what it should be.