Born today, you are not the kind to let your imagination run wild, but you understand and appreciate that imagination itself, when controlled, shaped and directed, is an essential element of all that you hope to accomplish in life. Indeed, without it, you're not likely to get much done at all! Does this make you different from others? On the surface it may seem like the answer is no. However, while simply having an imagination doesn't set you apart, the kind of imagination you have is remarkable. You are able to look at something and see it as it was meant to be; that is, without being overly idealistic or indulging in mere fantasy, you can take a thing and see it as a better version of itself. What's more, you can turn that hypothetical better version into a practical reality.
You may seem rather slow to pick up on signs and signals, but that is not the case at all! You gather information very quickly, but you study it and absorb it with great care. While this sometimes gives others the impression that you are moving at a snail's pace, it allows you to learn things once and never forget them.
Also born on this date are: George Strait, singer; Tina Fey, actress and screenwriter; Pope John Paul II; Jack Johnson, singer; Reggie Jackson, baseball player; Perry Como, singer and television host; Pernell Roberts, actor; Chow Yun-fat, actor; Bertrand Russell, mathematician and philosopher; Diane Duane, writer; Margot Fonteyn, dancer; Frank Capra, filmmaker; Richard Brooks, filmmaker; Robert Morse, actor; Czar Nicholas II of Russia; Meredith Willson, playwright and composer; Bill Macy, actor.
FRIDAY, MAY 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What others try to avoid may be something you actually welcome taking on by yourself. You have no fear of the boogeyman right now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Things are not likely to progress exactly according to plan, but you aren't going to be dissatisfied with what comes to you during the day.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can put a certain unusual skill to the test. This is one that, in the past, you may have tried to hide. No more of that!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The devil is in the details, as usual. Focus on the fine points, and be sure that your communication efforts are fully thought out.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The questions you will be asked can tell you much about the current state of a key relationship. There are changes to be made.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be afraid to share some news with a certain someone, but he or she already knows that something is up. Out with it!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are eager to come to the end of a certain road, but that's not likely to happen after you take an unavoidable detour.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Get your head in the game, and don't let others run roughshod over you. Once you hit your stride, very little can hold you back.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to argue your point more than once before others are willing to concede to you. Use all available evidence.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You won't be able to keep all conflicts from flaring up, but when it comes to home affairs, you can keep things harmonious and calm.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Are you willing to say what needs to be said? After all, only you know what's really going on, and only you can make a difference.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You mustn't let the memory of a better time keep you from making the best of things today. Not everything must be bleak and stormy!