Born today, you are a strong-willed, upstanding, highly principled individual who is not willing to sacrifice ideals for expediency. What does this mean in your daily life? It's quite simple: You stand by your beliefs, come what may, and while it may occasionally be advantageous to you to take the path of least resistance by compromising in some way, you're not the kind to do that. You understand that conflict and difficulty may result from being so inflexible -- but you also understand that it is most important for you to close out each day knowing that you have been true to yourself and your beliefs.
You often prefer to let your actions speak for you, but you do know how to capture the attention and imaginations of those who lend you their ears; you have a way with words and can be quite an inspirational speaker when you are given the right platform. You often seem to know what makes other people tick.
Also born on this date are: George Strait, singer; Tina Fey, actress and comedian; Pope John Paul II; Jack Johnson, singer; Reggie Jackson, baseball player; Perry Como, singer and actor; Pernell Roberts, actor; Chow Yun-fat, actor; Bertrand Russell, author and philosopher; Margot Fonteyn, dancer; Frank Capra, filmmaker; Robert Morse, actor; Czar Nicholas II of Russia; Meredith Willson, playwright and composer; Bill Macy, actor.
THURSDAY, MAY 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The advantage you have over another may be considered unfair by some, but the fact is that you are simply working with what you've been given.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not have all the time in the world to get a certain task completed to your satisfaction, but nothing is standing in your way today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You needn't fall for any ploy that attempts to get you to act against your own instincts or desires. Stick to your guns!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- When everything has been completed, you'll enjoy considerable bragging rights. Until then, however, you'll want to maintain a modest stance.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You shouldn't have to defend against any serious threat, especially when it comes to your principles and beliefs. You can stand proud.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Money matters, but you needn't fall into the trap of thinking that it is the be-all or end-all. It's just part of the landscape.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- An issue that was already important becomes something you cannot afford to overlook. You must give it the time that it deserves.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You mustn't come on too strong. Others will listen to what you have to say, provided you say it in a calm, rational fashion.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to deal with the new and unfamiliar, even where you have been most comfortable in the past. Be prepared for surprises.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be called upon to ease tensions on the homefront or at work. You understand what is going on better than anyone else.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to express outright your disappointment in someone's performance. This can provide many benefits over the long term.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are looking at familiar options, but what you are really after is something new and different. It is on the way -- slowly.