Born today, you are quick to learn all manner of complicated things -- from concepts, facts and figures to activities, systems and behavior -- and you have a knack for putting that knowledge to good and profitable use almost immediately. You don't have a long, drawn-out learning curve; you are quick to grasp an idea, absorb its meaning and incorporate it into your life. In school, you can make classmates look bad by doing well on tests and assignments that seem almost impossible to them. Fortunately, you are also so charming and likable that no one ever holds this against you; instead, they choose to learn from you whenever possible.
You are quite generous with your time and talents, and your natural philanthropy will serve you well in all manner of endeavors. You are always eager to see that those around you are doing as well as possible, and you will do all you can to assist them in their efforts. Doing good for others does you a world of good, as well.
Also born on this date are: Susan Boyle, singer; Debbie Reynolds, actress; Rachel Maddow, news anchor; Sergei Rachmaninoff, pianist; Ali MacGraw, actress; Gordon Jump, actor; Toshiro Mifune, actor.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll know what you must do when you begin to listen to your inner voices more astutely. Your instincts will not steer you wrong.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you have to offer is likely to be quite different from what anyone else has tried to provide -- and it may make all the difference!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're in need of a little guidance from someone who has been in your shoes before, but he or she can't read your mind! Make your needs known!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've been patiently waiting in the background for some time, but you'll have the opportunity to step forward and shine on your own.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't let a rival get to you. Protect yourself as only you can, and be sure to communicate clearly to those who are on your side.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't let yourself drift backward, but it can happen if you find yourself gazing too long into the past. Look ahead!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Someone who knows you better than you know yourself is likely to provide you with essential info. Pay attention and take full advantage.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will have to choose from among several options, each of which seems to suit you to a tee. You must find out how they are different.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to absorb all the information that is available to you. Focus on one or two pieces that seem to stand out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- News from afar affects you in ways that may surprise you and those who know you well. Emotions are near the surface.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must protect yourself from those who would intrude on your privacy. Make it clear where your boundaries are.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Don't ever forget that you're on the same team with someone who has been trying something new. You needn't always be a naysayer!