Born today, you are not always what you seem to be, and you make this work for you again and again in both your personal life and your professional endeavors. You enjoy cultivating a certain image and then doing what goes against that apparent grain; you trust that keeping those around you off balance can give you the advantage in all manner of situations. Whether that advantage is purely illusory doesn't really matter, for it is what you believe that shapes the way you behave in most situations. Not everyone understands what you are really about or what you really want, and that is precisely how you like it. Indeed, your motives and methods are your business, and you don't feel the need to share them with anyone.
Some may say that you are simply one of those people whose insecurities keep them from sharing themselves openly with the world at large, but you would certainly disagree! As far as you are concerned, you are aloof because you are strong, independent and able to do and say what you must at any given moment.
Also born on this date are: Bob Saget, actor and comedian; Craig Ferguson, comedian and television host; Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer; Carlos Pena, baseball player; Enya, singer; Bill Paxton, actor; Dennis Hopper, actor; Derek Hough, dancer; Trent Reznor, singer-songwriter.
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 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You and a distant friend may be eager for a reunion, but what can you put together any time soon? You're going to have to be creative!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- In order to get something right, you're going to have to try it several times throughout the day. Certain variables are unknown.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You don't want to betray your frustration with a certain endeavor; you must let your team know that you're with them all the way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be able to keep communication open with those in the background even as you deal directly with those in the foreground.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It may be time to take charge of a situation that cannot be addressed effectively by anyone else. Your expertise makes the difference.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will have a great deal to get done before you are able to involve anyone else in your endeavors. Stick to the game plan.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be privy to conversations that perhaps you should not hear. What you do with what you learn gives you an advantage.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your ability to see through a smokescreen comes in very handy as someone tries to distract you from a key issue.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may disagree with someone in principle, but you're not going to be able to do much about that for some time. Be patient.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be feeling past your prime in certain regards, but you are still able to compete with the big boys -- and you can prove it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may make a decision that limits you in one regard but provides you with a great deal more freedom in another.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You must come up with a plan for your day that you can follow step by step. There's no room for improvisation.