Born today, you can be rather shy and reserved when interacting with strangers, but once you come to know a person even a little, you are sure to warm up quickly and become much more expressive, even forceful at times. You don't enjoy doing things because you are told to do them, yet you understand that there are times when this is precisely what is expected of you -- and what can bring you the greatest gains. So you patiently forge ahead, doing all you can to avoid breaking the mold prematurely. Small talk is not for you; you enjoy communicating on a very real level, sharing ideas and feelings and learning about what makes other people tick.
Also born on this date are: Emma Watson, actress; Leonardo da Vinci, artist; Seth Rogen, actor; Emma Thompson, actress and screenwriter; Roy Clark, actor and musician; Elizabeth Montgomery, actress; Bessie Smith, singer; Claudia Cardinale, actress; Henry James, author.
You always try to weigh every side before committing to something one way or the other, and you will surely become quite adept at balancing between two very different, often conflicting points of view. Once you have made a decision, you're not likely to change your mind.
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 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can do much to keep the peace between two parties. Focus on that which is measurable and that which is truly essential.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll be in a position to give someone the assurance he or she needs at this time. This courtesy will be reciprocated very soon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can enjoy much more freedom than you had expected, but take care you don't invite danger over your doorstep as a result.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may want to give a friend a stern warning, but you fear it will not be heard. Perhaps a more subtle, roundabout way is better.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can be persuaded of much, but only if you are in the right frame of mind. If you are feeling resistant in any way, you'll be hard to sway.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be unusually self-concerned throughout this rather complicated, multilayered day. What you want most is likely to prove elusive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can cut a deal with someone to ensure that you both enjoy what you feel you respectively deserve. This is a beginning, of sorts.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll see the fulfillment of a pledge. As a result, things move forward rather quickly. You can be more flexible after dark.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're in the mood to compete more aggressively with those who are also vying for the top spot. You have a way of upping the ante.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're likely to figure out something that has you in a whirl. When you get your feet back on the ground, all should make sense.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can help others today by doing the right thing with your money. Ultimately, you'll realize that your generosity rewards you, too.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may win greater attention as a result of a comment made in an offhand manner -- but which will mean more with each passing day.