Born today, you enjoy looking at things, analyzing them, assessing them and making informed decisions based on what you learn as a result. You are not the kind to follow your instincts blindly, for you are confident that such a method is the surest way to frustration and failure. Rather, you engage your intellect at all times, especially when the emotional component of an issue is large and volatile. Indeed, the more emotional others get over something, the more thoughtful you become -- and you are able to work your way out of difficult situations for just this reason. You are never one to react to things in a knee-jerk fashion. You carefully assemble your responses to the world from all manner of available information.
You take things very seriously, and you're not one to laugh at yourself or others when you feel there is something important at stake. You let others laugh while you move forward in a more serious fashion and reach your goals. It's not that you don't know how to have fun -- but fun, like everything else in your life, has its place.
Also born on this date are: Malcolm X, civil rights leader; Andre the Giant, wrestler and actor; Grace Jones, singer; Pete Townshend, musician; Joey Ramone, singer; Peter Mayhew, actor; Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnamese leader; Nora Ephron, filmmaker; Polly Walker, actress; David Hartman, television host; Jim Lehrer, journalist and author; Johns Hopkins, philanthropist; Sam Smith, singer; Rebecca Hall, actress; James Fox, actor.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can't protect everyone from every threat. Focus on those who are near and dear to you, and work to shore up their defenses.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be able to uncover something that has remained hidden for too long. A rival may object to your methods or motives.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're going to want to get a certain responsibility out of the way as early as possible, to free up time for something bigger.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can enjoy a new kind of interaction with a member of the opposite sex. By day's end, you may question certain assumptions.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The advice you receive may not seem to fit your current situation perfectly, but you can take some of it while ignoring other parts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your ability to shape a thought and put it forward in the best possible manner will come in handy. You can win over a former critic.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Be sure to wait your turn. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you are entitled to something that you haven't earned.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can demonstrate to someone that you are not only interested in what he or she has proposed, but also quite ready to participate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Others have warned you against something that will soon be upon you. You'll find yourself wondering what all the fuss was about!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Focus on community, and do what you can to provide for the entire group. Your own needs may have to move to a back burner.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're not likely to fall behind, as long as you have equipped yourself with the very latest in personal and technological tools.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You cannot do much when another charges headlong into a dangerous situation. Remember that he or she needs to learn from this episode.