Born today, you are often thinking of things that others have not thought of before, but this originality is not always going to be appreciated by those who have trouble keeping up with you, or who may question your motives or intentions. The truth is that you are far more straightforward than you may seem to some. Honesty is something you will never sacrifice -- even to the point of being blunt, untimely or inappropriate. Something of a live wire, you like to think of yourself as a mover and shaker, though you do understand that you can't accomplish all that you envision entirely on your own. You therefore cultivate friendships with those who can help you do what you want to do -- and you don't mind if, for a while, you must play second fiddle to someone more capable than you.
You tend to be rather reticent where love is concerned; anyone interested in you had better be prepared to show his or her hand early on, or frustration is likely to ensue. You never assume that a person may be attracted to you; you require proof -- and that, of course, is completely up to the other party to provide.
Also born on this date are: James Madison, U.S. president; Jerry Lewis, actor and comedian; Erik Estrada, actor; Victor Garber, actor; Mercedes McCambridge, actress; Bernardo Bertolucci, filmmaker; Pat Nixon, U.S. first lady; Chuck Woolery, game show host; Henny Youngman, comedian and musician; Lauren Graham, actress; Flavor Flav, rapper; Alan Tudyk, actor; Tracy Bonham, singer and musician.
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can fill a gap if you work quickly, but know that a rival may be trying to beat you to the punch. Trust your own methods.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A deadline approaches, but you may not have to throw yourself into a frenzy to get things done on time. A calm, steady pace pays off.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- There's no reason for you to panic over news you receive through unofficial channels. The likelihood is that it is not true -- yet, anyway.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're not doing what you're doing for profit, but for another kind of personal gain -- and you can have that, in spades, starting today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Everyone is looking for his or her own comfort zone right now, and you're likely to find yours where you least expect it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must not forget what you have promised to do for a friend or loved one. It may not be convenient, but it's not to be overlooked.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Things are coming together exactly the way you hoped, but you may have to exert your influence on someone who's bringing up the rear.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Is your reputation coming under fire? If so, can you take steps to avoid any permanent harm? Answers will become clear after dark.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to rally everyone else around a common banner, despite the fact that you are not overly enthusiastic about the cause.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can get something for free, but you're going to have to pay more than you expected for something else. Is this a fair trade?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can do much to ensure that others are treated fairly. Someone close to you is aware of a situation that is slowly unraveling.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can do much for someone who hasn't been in the forefront for some time. You may choose to take a pioneering stance very soon.