Born today, you are a whirlwind of mental activity, always thinking -- and, ultimately, always coming up with new and fantastical ideas to explore. You may not ever be truly recognized for your remarkable talent, but if you are you may well rise to the top quickly and stake your claim to fame and fortune. If your life follows a more ordinary path, you can still enjoy success and contentment, as long as you are allowed to remain true to yourself. You must be allowed to live the way you want to live, for no one knows better what will make you happy or how to secure it.
You know the value of education, though you prize the kind of knowledge gathered by experience over anything you can learn from a book. You are always willing to learn from those who know more than you, or who have gained more insights than you have. You make a habit of keeping your eyes and ears open, so that you can take in valuable information as a matter of course.
Also born on this date are: James Madison, U.S. president; Jerry Lewis, actor and comedian; Erik Estrada, actor; Victor Garber, actor; Mercedes McCambridge, actress; Bernardo Bertolucci, filmmaker; Pat Nixon, U.S. first lady; Chuck Woolery, game show host; Henny Youngman, comedian and musician; Isabelle Huppert, actress.
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, MARCH 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're getting bogged down in the little things, when you should be focusing more on the big picture. There will be time for detail work later.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you aren't willing to take the time today to do something right the first time, when are you going to find the time to fix it later on?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find yourself in charge of more than just your affairs. Be sure to use your time wisely -- for yourself and for others.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- An unusual maneuver performed at just the right time puts you in the lead today -- and you can keep it if you maintain a steady pace.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Something important and unexpected comes to you through unfamiliar channels today. It may be time for you to take on more responsibility.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will want what you asked for, and no less -- but take care that you didn't overstep your bounds in the first place. Be reasonable!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You cannot do things in the same familiar way and expect different results. You must be willing to experiment with some new methods.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- "What do I want?" is the most important question you can ask today -- and you should ask it any time you feel uncertain in any way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can avoid obstacles today simply by following the path you've charted for yourself -- even though there are surprises in store.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You mustn't allow yourself to be influenced too much today by someone who doesn't really know what lies ahead. Trust yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A surprise encounter may make it impossible for you to enjoy something that you were looking forward to today. A change of plans is in order.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A journey of discovery can be twice as enjoyable today if you take a friend along with you. He or she can provide some invaluable perspective.