Born today, you are not always what you seem to be, and the upshot is that there will always be those who are confused by you, confounded and utterly mystified by the seeming contradiction between who you appear to be and what you do, say and think. There is nothing about this situation that doesn't work well for you, however, because you thrive on being true to yourself in the moment -- which means going against the expectations of others time and again. You cannot satisfy yourself and those around you at the same time, and given the choice, you will always choose to satisfy yourself first.
You have tremendous creativity, and it is likely to take many forms. The straight and narrow path is not for you; rather, you are far more likely to take a winding road, exploring all that you encounter as fully as possible while tending to your own personal and professional goals.
Also born on this date are: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer; Eva Peron, Argentinian first lady; Gary Cooper, actor; Traci Lords, actress; Johannes Brahms, composer; Johnny Unitas, football player; Robert Browning, poet; Darren McGavin, actor; Anne Baxter, actress.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may find yourself talking about each new step you take rather than simply taking it, but the more economical way is likely better.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your approach to a common problem may differ from that of an acknowledged expert, but that doesn't mean you're wrong!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your track record would suggest that you know what you're doing, but in fact you are facing a situation that seems completely new to you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Today is not the day to approach an unfamiliar situation in a sheepish or insecure fashion. Put on a brave front and move forward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This is a good day to immerse yourself in something you are only just beginning to explore. Try to learn it from the inside out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're not likely to do something without making any mistakes the first time; you must be willing to go at it again and again.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're receiving the information you need, but only in small parcels, a bit at a time. You don't have to wait until you have it all.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will want to move at a quicker pace, as you are confident that someone is gaining on you and may overtake you if you're not careful.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can acquit yourself well, even though you are not confident that you can perform at the highest possible level.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be feeling quite up to snuff. Still, if you approach things with the right attitude, you can score measurable gains.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must work with others to ensure that progress is made by the entire group, not just by one or two individuals. You're in it together!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The physical and the emotional combine in such a way that you can commit everything you have to a certain key situation.