Born today, you have a great deal of staying power, an iron will and the ability to forge ahead even when you feel that you are on your last legs. You never let circumstances dictate what you will do or how you will behave. Indeed, as much as possible, you want to be the determining factor in most affairs, and others will certainly let you! You can be quiet and easygoing, or you can be quite loud, boisterous and combative -- but those who know you best understand that both are necessary elements of your personality, and they must be taken as a package or not at all. Though you are usually well-mannered, the fact is that you can sometimes use language that would put a sailor to shame!
You don't always have to have the attention of others, but the fact is that you are so naturally suited for the spotlight that you seem to attract it wherever you go, intentionally or not. You like to focus on what lies ahead, but there are times when you may get bogged down in nostalgia and reveries about the past.
Also born on this date are: Queen Elizabeth II of England; Tony Romo, football player; James McAvoy, actor; Iggy Pop, singer; Tony Danza, actor; Charlotte Bronte, author; Andie MacDowell, actress; Anthony Quinn, actor; John Muir, environmentalist; Charles Grodin, actor; Robin Meade, television personality; Patti LuPone, singer and actress; Toby Stephens, 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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be able to share some rare knowledge with those who have agreed to help you with a current project -- and they do need instruction!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll be doing more for someone than you had agreed to, but there's nothing wrong with that! You'll be compensated fairly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone shows an interest in your overall emotional well-being. Perhaps he or she is someone you can really confide in -- at last!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're in a position to do something helpful for someone who seems to be lacking both a plan and resources. Don't do too much, however!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not know what someone is really trying to do when he or she tells you a secret, but motive matters less than the information conveyed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Unlike Leo, you'll be caught up in a conflict that arises out of motive. Yours is pure, but can you say the same for a rival?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself back-stepping throughout much of the day. When the time is right, you can spring forward and make up for lost ground.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Very little is permanent, so you needn't fear any negative developments. All you have to do is wait them out patiently, and move on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work you are facing. You have signed up for one too many projects, it seems.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're confident that what you have started can be finished. Still, you may have to take it right down to the wire.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're in no mood to concede any major points to a rival, so he or she can expect you to stay in the fight.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What appears on the horizon will be worth a close look when it is in plain view. Your future is taking shape in a new way.