Born today, you try at all times to stay closely in touch with your inner currents and energies. You recognize that you are driven by forces that are strong and often misunderstood by others, so you had better understand them yourself! You have tremendous ambition, and it is likely that you will begin walking your professional path early in life -- thanks, in part, to a few lucky breaks that you receive because an experienced mentor lends you a helping hand and gives you your first opportunities. This is something that you want to remember always, for the time will surely come when you want to pay it forward by doing something for someone else, some young up-and-comer who will benefit from your generosity.
You are a quick study, and you focus your attention on other people so much that you are likely to know what is going to happen before it actually does. This "sixth sense" can serve you well, but you must never assume you are correct in your assumptions. Always confirm your thinking by studying any hard facts that are available to you.
Also born on this date are: Dule Hill, actor; Bing Crosby, actor and singer; Frankie Valli, singer; Pete Seeger, singer-songwriter; Sugar Ray Robinson, boxer; Greg Gumbel, sportscaster; Christina Hendricks, actress; Golda Meir, Israeli leader; Christopher Cross, singer; Doug Henning, magician; Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher; Mary Astor, actress; Bobby Cannavale, actor; Amy Ryan, actress; Ron Popeil, entrepreneur.
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A good friend may put you in an uncomfortable position, but you're more than willing to take the heat if it means he or she can come out on top.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll encounter someone who shares much of your aesthetic sense. Discussion will lead to ideas that could very soon increase profits.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be faced with a difficult decision after you find out that one of your usual options is currently unavailable.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The social scene offers up one surprise after another, but you can choose whether to take part. Are you ready for it?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your questions are likely to yield answers that make sense on one hand even though they come as complete surprises on the other.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Collaboration begins on a high note, but you can expect things to be rather difficult when you butt heads over a simple choice.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll get help from a highly unusual source. What you do as a result is likely to send others off on an unexpected trajectory.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll have to work hard to make sure people notice only what you want them to notice. Hiding the flaws will take some doing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will want to hold yourself back for a time in order to let someone catch up. The emotional component is the most important.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be swamped and may therefore decide to let some things go undone until you have more time and have gotten some rest.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be tempted to shelve a current project in favor of something new that will bring you together with someone from your past.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You were expecting a little more in the way of compensation for a job well done -- but perhaps there's more coming to you soon.