Born today, you seem to be quite common and ordinary -- the salt of the earth in many respects -- but there is another aspect of your character that can be quite surprising and unexpected, even to those who can claim to know you best. You are generally even-keeled, sensible, generous, supportive, sympathetic and understanding -- and this is the persona that you prefer to display to the world at large. Your darker side, however, tends toward the flighty, the mercurial, the self-involved, the explosive and the judgmental, and that's not at all how you want people to see you. The trick, of course, is balancing these two sides and choosing when to allow each to be dominant.
You are proud and fiercely loyal; anyone who has won your friendship can be confident that you will be there, come what may. You are also wildly creative, always coming up with one crazy idea after another. Some of these may never get anywhere, but many will surely come to fruition.
Also born on this date are: Bono, singer; Missy Franklin, Olympic swimmer; Fred Astaire, actor, dancer and singer; Sid Vicious, singer; Judith Jamison, choreographer; Pat Summerall, sportscaster; Chris Berman, sportscaster; Nancy Walker, actress; Gary Owens, television personality; Donovan, singer; Kenan Thompson, 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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're reacting to things in a way that makes it impossible for people to engage with you in a moderate fashion. Conflict may be unavoidable.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll want to be sure to get your timing right, or you're unlikely to get all the pieces of the puzzle to fit together correctly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Putting your best foot forward may not be as easy as you had anticipated; the footing itself may be treacherous and unsteady.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have news for someone in your immediate family, but you may not know just how to put it. Kindly and directly is likely your best bet.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may receive a piece of information that affects not only your work schedule, but your personal plans as well. Some juggling is required.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You have high expectations for something that may not come to pass as you'd hoped. You may want to consider a different approach.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A fraction of your time can be spent on personal needs. Most of your energy should be devoted to a friend's immediate concerns.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Others may not accept your version of certain events as gospel, but the fact is that yours is likely the most accurate account to date.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Are you making decisions based on available information, or out of a need to hide something from others? You must know!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Probability plays an important role in your day, and you must confirm that the odds are in your favor before charting a certain course.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're in need of something new to get you excited about what lies ahead. Otherwise, everything will seem very routine.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're not seeing things as clearly as you might. Do what you can to clear your head of all extraneous and distracting thoughts.