Born today, you are destined to achieve much that you want in life, provided you combine two very different approaches into one that works for you. You must, on one hand, trust in the stars to lay out a path for you that you can follow faithfully, no matter where it may lead. On the other hand, you must be willing to improvise now and then, making the best of unforeseen opportunities as they arise. You are naturally more inclined toward one of these methods than the other, and it is important for you to know which, so that you can work hard to increase your proficiency at the other. Too much of one can only lead to disappointment, not to mention dangerous encounters.
You don't like to play games; you like to face what comes in an open, honest manner. You take things quite seriously, but you are likely to develop a unique brand of humor that sees you through difficult times. Even when you are laughing, however, you are looking at life in a sober, responsible fashion.
Also born on this date are: Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and actor; Amy Heidemann, singer; Michelle Pfeiffer, actress; Dale Earnhardt, auto racer; Uma Thurman, actress; Daniel Day-Lewis, actor; Duke Ellington, musician; Andre Agassi, tennis player; Celeste Holm, actress; Carnie Wilson, singer; William Randolph Hearst, publisher; Richard Kline, actor; Hirohito, emperor of Japan.
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 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may need help when you find yourself in a strange or forbidding environment. Not everyone can do what you need, however.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your generosity goes a long way. The secret to success, of course, is preparation -- something at which you're an expert.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you want may seem out of reach, but in fact it's right by your side, and all you have to do is shift your focus just a little.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be tempted to jump ship, but you will miss out on a golden opportunity if you do. You can ride out these difficulties.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You will benefit from a new and improved point of view. You've been seeing things in a way that doesn't mesh with your current situation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must tend to that which requires the most effort. Other things will wait, surely, but those will demand time and attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself challenged in an unexpected way, but you will be ready, thanks to a recent unusual experience.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will have to uncover certain facts on your own if you're going to solve a mystery that has you and others on the edge of your seats.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Only the expected is likely to come at you, so there's no excuse for not being prepared. Evening brings a revelation of sorts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're watching someone closely, and his or her every move seems to make sense, up to a point. After that, things may get somewhat confusing.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll discover elements of the truth in random order; you must take the time to get them in proper sequence before passing judgment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's important that you follow instructions to the letter; there's very little room, if any, for improvisation.