Born today, you are one of those forthright individuals who have no qualms about sharing an opinion, a judgment or an idea -- even if it is something that you know will be unpopular with your listeners. To you, telling the truth is far more important than pleasing those around you! This can, of course, be a double-edged sword; while it is always best to know and embrace reality, you are likely to find that telling the unvarnished truth isn't always the best for your reputation. Of course, knowing this doesn't mean you will change your ways in the least! You enjoy your autonomy, and you believe that saying and doing exactly what you like are essential parts of that autonomy.
You can be quite competitive, and when you find yourself embroiled in a nasty or heated exchange with someone, you can be as nasty and heated as anyone else. In private, however, another side of you is often predominant: that of the sensitive listener and the peacemaker who works for harmony at home.
Also born on this date are: Megan Fox, actress; Janet Jackson, singer; Pierce Brosnan, actor; Tori Spelling, actress; Liberace, musician; Henry Fonda, actor; Adam Richman, television personality; Danny Trejo, actor; Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player; Ashley Wagner, figure skater; Jim Sturgess, actor; Debra Winger, actress; Tracey Gold, actress; Olga Korbut, Olympic gymnast; Yvonne Craig, actress; Billy Martin, baseball manager.
TUESDAY, MAY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You've been working in theoretical terms for quite a while, but when things are actually laid out before you, they seem quite different.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be putting together a fine plan, but if you haven't done all of your prep work, it's likely to fall apart before it's complete.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take care that you don't make any premature decisions. You cannot afford to put anyone in danger because of a simple oversight.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's a good day for you to give someone a little bit of what he or she has given you in recent days. Turnabout is, after all, fair play!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to realize something that, to you, makes all the difference -- and indeed, things will be looking up very soon.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Others are concerned that you may not be fully prepared for what lies ahead, but you've been doing your homework all along. You're ready.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll get a firsthand look at the ins and outs of a business you actually know very little about. This education can serve you well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The faster you can remove yourself from a situation that is causing you pain, the sooner you will begin to recover. Today is the day.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Falling down is not the problem; it's getting back up -- which takes not only more energy, but also more planning.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may sense that someone is looking over your shoulder. This may well be the case, but you have nothing to fear right now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must remember to take care of yourself, no matter how busy you get. In fact, the busier you are, the greater care you must take!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good idea to keep your thoughts to yourself, at least until you realize you are the only one who can solve a certain problem.