Born today, you are a strong-willed individual with a rare kind of confidence that allows you to face situations that are entirely unfamiliar with the fullest expectation of success -- and so, of course, that's just what you get! Indeed, you're not likely to experience much failure in your life, but this may be because of your particular outlook, which enables you to redefine "success" and "failure" for yourself in such a way that there is simply much more of one than the other. You are a fast learner, and perhaps a voracious reader, and you absorb information at a rate that puts you head and shoulders above the competition. Not only that, but you are also able to put anything you learn to use almost immediately, avoiding the kind of "learning curve" delay that plagues others so often.
Also born on this date are: Harry Truman, U.S. president; David Attenborough, television host; Don Rickles, comedian and actor; Ricky Nelson, singer; Toni Tennille, singer; Sonny Liston, boxer; Ronnie Lott, football player; Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor; Bill Cowher, football coach and commentator; David Keith, actor; Peter Benchley, novelist; Melissa Gilbert, actress.
You are loyal, steadfast and always willing to stick your neck out for another -- provided you believe he or she will do the same for you. Though you are perfectly content to be on your own, you are at your best when working in collaboration with others. It's important to you to feel you are part of a team.
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, MAY 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have time to engage in a personal pleasure at a seemingly odd moment, but who is going to fault you for that? No one!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Putting one foot in front of the other sounds like a simple proposition, but circumstances may seem to conspire against you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're going to have to put your trust in someone else when it comes to technology. Your know-how goes only so far.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Others will surely understand when you seem to lose it for a time. You are under a great deal of situational stress.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to interact closely with someone who, historically, has been the cause of a great deal of personal frustration. Don't overreact!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to wait just a little while longer before a certain situation is resolved to your satisfaction -- but it should happen soon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Quality control may be a key issue throughout the day. Others may not appreciate just how hard they have to work to meet your standards.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're betting a great deal on something that is not as reliable as you wish it were -- but there's nothing you can do about that now!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- When it comes to expressing yourself openly, honestly and clearly, you are likely to find yourself in peak condition.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Something little and something big are likely to commingle, making of themselves something that is the best of both.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have forgotten one final step in a process that is approaching completion. This is something you can surely go back and take care of.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The smaller the team you assemble, the harder you will all have to work -- but this also lowers the risk of any information leak.