Born today, you don't always seem to belong, yet you are perfectly capable of mixing and mingling with all manner of individuals in virtually any group that assembles, be it for work, recreation or personal affairs. Though you can be shy, you have devised clever techniques for overcoming that liability in both social and professional situations. Most often, this involves a unique brand of self-effacing humor that is quite disarming, and that attracts a variety of people to you. You do not always see what lies ahead of you with great clarity. Indeed, there are times when you are simply guessing about what is to come, doing your best to deal with eventualities as they arise. You have a quirky, improvisational sort of style that serves you quite well.
Despite your natural charisma and ability to work through your innate shyness, you still prefer your own company or the company of those who know you best and who make the fewest demands on you. You demand enough of yourself -- you don't need others to do likewise!
Also born on this date are: Jessica Alba, actress; Jay Leno, comedian and television host; Penelope Cruz, actress; Ann-Margret, actress; James Monroe, U.S. president; Mary McDonnell, actress; Lionel Barrymore, actor; Paul Guilfoyle, actor; Bruno Kirby, actor; Harry Shum Jr., actor; Oskar Schindler, wartime hero; Harper Lee, novelist; Elena Kagan, Supreme Court justice; Barry Larkin, baseball player.
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 29
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can rely on routine to see you through, as you're in no mood to deal with surprises -- emotional or otherwise. Keep your head down.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A blast from the past has you thinking something can be rekindled that never fully ignited in the first place. Why not?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're going to have to study up in order to deliver the goods when called upon. You don't know when the time will come, but be prepared.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're eager to progress, but the pace may be agonizingly slow. The reasons for this crawl are valid -- but frustrating.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have more to contend with than the usual complications. A personal issue is making things far more delicate than they should be.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What happens to you after you make a big decision is worth some study. How have you changed because you finally committed to a choice?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Communication is key; without it, you're not likely to get things done -- and someone's feelings may get hurt as well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've been trying to work behind the scenes, but there's someone who refuses to let your efforts go unnoticed. You're worth a closer look!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have something quite difficult to do, but taking a friend along is likely to relieve some of the pressure.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take care that you don't let yourself be backed into a corner in any way. You must remain out in the open and ready to maneuver freely.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may realize that you have everything you need within your grasp -- except, perhaps, something that gives you extra comfort.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Try to assume a lower profile than usual; you don't want everyone to see what you're up to, lest they comment prematurely.