Born today, you are shrewd and insightful, and quick to adjust to changing circumstances. You seem to know what makes others tick, and this surely gives you an advantage over your competitors -- as well as increasing your maneuverability in times of trouble. You're not the kind to be trapped by circumstances; you know how to steer clear of anything that might tie you down in harmful ways. Your natural cleverness and ability to see through all manner of deceptions will surely come in handy again and again as you make your way through your professional affairs and personal life. What is it about you that makes others want to get the better of you? Whatever it is, those who try are sure to find that you are no pushover! You will fight hard to maintain your superiority and your chosen way of life.
You are not always comfortable in large groups of people. Though you may teach yourself to mix and mingle in all sorts of situations, the truth is that it is always an effort for you to seem at ease amid a large assembly. You prefer working -- and playing -- with only a chosen few.
Also born on this date are: Megan Fox, actress; Janet Jackson, singer; Pierce Brosnan, actor; Tori Spelling, actress; Liberace, musician; Henry Fonda, actor; Adam Richman, television host; Danny Trejo, actor; Gabriela Sabatini, tennis player; Ashley Wagner, Olympic figure skater; Jim Sturgess, actor; Debra Winger, actress; Tracey Gold, actress; Olga Korbut, Olympic gymnast; Yvonne Craig, actress; Billy Martin, baseball manager.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You want something that you know you can't have, but perhaps sharing this fact with someone will help you purge yourself of the desire.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Something rather dangerous is beckoning to you, and you may not have the strength to resist. Be prepared for almost anything.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be in a position to teach others something that they're not likely to learn from anyone else. You can combine style with substance.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to leave a good first impression, certainly, but not at the expense of something deep inside that you hold very dear.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can show others just how much you know, and do it in a way that impresses without leaving them with a bad taste in their mouths.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You want to be more in charge, but you're not sure what you'd do if you were given that kind of authority. You can learn much from the past.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What took a while only yesterday can happen in a snap today -- and perhaps vice versa. You can't anticipate all such reversals.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Even when someone else is calling the shots, you can be relied on to do what only you can do -- and secure a victory for the team!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're not interested in what everyone else is doing; rather, you want to focus on what a certain someone has going on.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You recognize that someone has a secret, but now is not the time to pry. Let him or her rest assured, knowing the secret is safe.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll receive information bit by bit, but you'll be able to put it all together as it comes. You need not fall behind.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Take care that you don't try to control things with such a firm hand that they aren't allowed to develop at a natural pace.