Born today, you are not always easy to get to know. In fact, there may be times when you actively avoid getting close to other people. Whether this springs from a fear of sacrificing your independence and autonomy, or a natural shyness that you find difficult to shake, the reality is that you often remain aloof and distant, and this makes some people uncomfortable. Others, however, understand you perfectly, and these are the people with whom you want to spend your time -- whether at work, rest or play. You are quick to embrace a cause, and when you choose to step up and speak out, others are sure to listen and follow suit. You are a born leader, whether you know it or not, and there will surely be times when you find yourself at the front of the pack, surging ahead, not knowing how you got there in the first place!
Like anyone, you can sometimes be down in the dumps, but overall you are a positive, optimistic individual, able to see the best parts of those you encounter -- even if they are not letting them show. You are able to look beneath the surface to the heart of an individual or situation. Not much passes you by, and you are quick to recognize what must be done in most situations.
Also born on this date are: Miranda Cosgrove, actress; George Lucas, filmmaker; Mark Zuckerberg, entrepreneur; Cate Blanchett, actress; Bobby Darin, singer; David Byrne, singer; Tim Roth, actor; Roy Halladay, baseball player; Robert Zemeckis, filmmaker; Amber Tamblyn, actress; Sofia Coppola, filmmaker.
MONDAY, MAY 15
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Do everything in just the right order, and you should be able to look back with pride and say that you made it all on your own.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are likely to have many more questions than answers, but this is no reason to stop moving in the direction you are currently headed.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A revelation will aim you in the right direction, but eventually you're going to have to pinpoint the source of this surprising information.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- In trying to get ahead of things, you may actually fall further behind because you are putting your focus on the wrong peripheral issues.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may come to understand someone's unusual and abrasive behavior after a discovery alerts you to some hidden information.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If it's time once more to put another's needs before your own, you'll know it -- and you'll know just who must benefit from your efforts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself looking longingly toward something you cannot quite make out -- but you have a feeling it is your heart's desire.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Satisfaction can only be yours if you are willing to break a habit you know is bad for you, and replace it with something good.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A personal entanglement must not be allowed to hold you up when you are trying to make progress in the professional arena.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It may be time, at long last, for you to speak your mind on an issue that has been in the background for quite a while. Bring it to the fore!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Things aren't likely to go exactly as planned, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to call the day a success.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are expecting more to be available to you in the days to come, but right now you're going to have to work with what you have.