Born today, you are something of a firecracker, and your mercurial nature makes it almost impossible for others to anticipate what you might do next. You respond to routine situations in uncommon ways, turning them into something memorable for everyone involved. You respond to the unusual, the unexpected and the remarkable in ways that defy expectation. This, more than anything else, will not only open doors in your professional life, but will also win you all manner of admirers from all walks of life. Indeed, the mere fact that you are not bound to the word "should," and instead live your life moment by moment, deciding what you will do based on real-time evidence rather than a backlog of outdated opinion, sets you apart and may prove to be the secret of your success.
You require the backing and loyalty of a strong support system in order to make the most of the opportunities that call to you. You recognize that you cannot do everything by yourself, and that you need the help of others to fulfill your potential. Of course, this makes most things much more fun for you, too, as you love creative collaboration.
Also born on this date are: Jackie Chan, actor, martial artist and stuntman; Russell Crowe, actor; Ravi Shankar, musician; James Garner, actor; Billie Holiday, singer; Francis Ford Coppola, filmmaker; Wayne Rogers, actor; Jerry Brown, politician; David Frost, television personality; John Oates, songwriter and musician; William Wordsworth, poet; Walter Winchell, journalist; Joel Robuchon, chef; Bill Bellamy, actor and comedian.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone is likely to surprise you -- for all the right reasons. What seems like a chance encounter will prove to be anything but.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your capacity for understanding may be put to the test as someone under your care does something you simply cannot comprehend.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to provide what a friend cannot, but in the end everyone will have contributed approximately the same amount to a project.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel as though someone is expecting you to pull more than your weight -- and you can surely do so, but not indefinitely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What appears to be one thing may turn out to be something else entirely. How you react in the moment will make all the difference.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can demonstrate a certain amount of expertise. Others will flock to your side to learn the secret of your success.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The end of the day will prove far more important to you, personally and professionally, than the beginning. A friend will complain.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's the little things that carry the greatest significance. You don't want to miss anything that could affect the outcome.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're striving for consistency, surely, but there are certain circumstances that may prevent you from being wholly successful.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Are you ready to give someone what he or she wants? It is likely to involve a major commitment of the sort you've avoided in the past.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to say no to a friend in order to devote yourself fully to the contest that lies ahead. Take no shortcuts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can trust your instincts, but don't ignore the book-learning that has helped you get where you are.