Born today, you are not one to attract a great deal of attention during your downtime. Indeed, you cherish your privacy, and you will do all you can to protect it, and your relationships, from prying eyes or other inappropriate scrutiny. When it comes to your work, however, you have a way of finding your way into the spotlight, center stage, again and again. You enjoy bathing in the attention and adoration of those who observe you in action. It's not that you crave the tangible rewards; on the contrary, you care very little for that kind of recompense! What you do thrive on, however, is validation of your work and approval of the methods you use, the results you get and the overall style with which you go about pursuing professional success. You want to be admired for these!
You can be quite mild-mannered, even reserved at times, and then at others you can be quite aggressive, dramatic, and even overbearing. These vacillations have less to do with your own nature than with your response to good and bad luck: when things are going well, you are a pussycat, and when they are not, you are a lion.
Also born on this date are: Victoria Beckham, singer; Jennifer Garner, actress; Sean Bean, actor; Olivia Hussey, actress; Luke Mitchell, actor; Rooney Mara, actress; William Holden, actor; J.P. Morgan, entrepreneur; Boomer Esiason, football player and sportscaster; Harry Reasoner, journalist; Thornton Wilder, writer; Lela Rochon, actress; Roddy Piper, wrestler.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not be able to locate what you need most, but you can find something to take its place that will serve your purpose well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may want to batten down the hatches in order to protect those under your care. Hazards both seen and unseen will come upon you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What began as nonsense is likely to turn on a dime, becoming far more serious than anyone might have guessed -- including you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your ability to anticipate the actions of others will surely come in handy, especially in the workplace, where a misstep can be costly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Putting your best foot forward may prove more difficult than usual, but in the end you'll be glad you made the extra effort.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may find yourself wandering here and there, waiting for someone you know well to appear and take you away from your routine.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- If travel cannot be avoided, take extra precautions -- not because safety is compromised, but because timing is everything.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may mistrust someone who does things in a cavalier manner. Is everything really so easy for him or her, or is it a calculated ruse?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be wondering, once again, about your place in the scheme of things. Someone will point the way, but do you want to go there?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A good idea need not be complicated. The simplest notion can bring you the greatest gains. An expert agrees to give you a chance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Doing things automatically, by rote, is no fun -- and it won't allow you to develop your skills any further. Seek an outlet!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may discover that someone you recently overlooked actually brings much more to the table than expected. It's time to join forces.