Born today, you are not the kind to indulge in impulse behavior of any kind -- at least not very often. Anything you do is most likely the result of careful thought and planning, and you will always keep your eyes on the road so that you can be ready to maneuver when the need arises. You are flexible, quick, clever and seemingly ready for anything. You never let anyone surprise you -- or, at the very least, you never let anyone see you be surprised, which is something very different, indeed! You pride yourself on being in control at all times. This can prove problematic now and then as you try to run things when someone else is in charge! You are not always to be trusted to do what you are told, but you can surely be trusted to do what you think is right.
You cannot abide those who do not live up to their own hype, and you have no time for anyone who isn't authentic and sincere. You are never interested in the artificial -- and this is true for people, foods and experiences. You want only the real thing, and you will go out of your way to avoid anything that seems in any way artificial.
Also born on this date are: Martin Lawrence, actor and comedian; Selena, singer; Charlie Chaplin, actor; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball player; Pope Benedict XVI; Jon Cryer, actor; Wilbur Wright, inventor; Bobby Vinton, singer; Dusty Springfield, singer; Jimmy Osmond, singer; Bruce Bochy, baseball manager; Peter Billingsley, actor; Ellen Barkin, actress; Henry Mancini, composer; Peter Ustinov, actor; Merce Cunningham, choreographer; Lukas Haas, actor; Gerry Rafferty, singer; Claire Foy, actress.
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.
MONDAY, APRIL 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll receive hints all day long, and though you have a sense that something must be done, the game plan will be slow in developing.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your reaction to what you knew was coming your way is likely to surprise you, as well as those spending time and energy supporting you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone is likely to lay down the law for you, and as a result, you'll be more willing than ever to do precisely what is asked of you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A few developments will have you altering your overall point of view. It may be time to reassess your standing and make new plans.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're not about to let anyone else take control of a situation that you've been trying to oversee effectively for quite some time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're on the verge of something big, but you may have to take a step back to make sure that your view of what's coming is clear and accurate.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may discover something about yourself that has you wondering whether you've made other assumptions that really should be verified.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you report to others must be accurate, and you must resist the temptation to bend the truth even slightly to fit your intentions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Things happen on the homefront that have you doubting your motives and methods. Don't assume the worst about yourself!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Trust your instincts and be sure to give yourself room to maneuver. A certain obstacle may not be the threat it seems to be.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Don't make the mistake of thinking that what you do is guaranteed to have a lasting impact. A last-minute question may stump you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can do little to prevent certain things from happening, but you can do a great deal to ensure that the results are positive.