Born today, you are not always as capable as you think you are. While this may not endanger you in any serious way when you are young, as you get older and explore the world more freely, you'll surely encounter hazards for which you are ill-prepared and that can threaten much that you've been working toward. Self-knowledge is, for you, one of the most important skills to develop; it is typically far more important for you to know that you cannot do a thing than it is for you to learn to do it! That said, you do have certain talents that promise to bring you great success, provided you do your best to avoid distraction -- which can be a major cause of disappointment to you. You are attracted to that which is exciting and often ill-considered, and that can be dangerous!
When you are working at something you enjoy and for which you display considerable talent, you are sure to do well. You have artistic sensibilities that are not always apparent -- either to you or to those who know you best.
Also born on this date are: Martin Lawrence, actor and comic; Selena, singer; Charlie Chaplin, actor; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball player; Wilbur Wright, inventor, pioneer aviator; Dusty Springfield, singer; Henry Mancini, songwriter and composer; Merce Cunningham, dancer and choreographer; Lukas Haas, actor; Gerry Rafferty, singer and songwriter.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to find yourself in a tight spot after sharing an opinion that turns out to be quite unpopular. Find an ally!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be able to hold your tongue today when others are engaged in a certain decision-making process. You know what must be done!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may feel as though you've been overlooked, but perhaps it's just not your turn yet. Be ready; you may be chosen sooner than you think.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A matter of taste has you going in an unusual direction today. Put your best foot forward, and be ready to deliver the goods when asked.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're interested in coming to a greater understanding of someone else's process at this time. Perhaps you can learn how to improve yours.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Perception is everything today; how you view another's behavior in relation to yours makes all the difference. Facts are secondary.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be disappointed to learn that someone else is choosing not to take your advice today. Still, there are others who favor your methods.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can use the clock to your advantage today while others find themselves bogged down by details that don't really matter.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be asking too much of yourself right now. Why give others power over you by exhausting your resources?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Good and bad may become somewhat indistinguishable for a time today, and routine decisions you make will matter more than ever.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The odds in your favor are likely to increase today, but not because of anything you do. Someone else is promoting your efforts!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are only choosing to waste your time if you insist on feeling sorry for yourself. Pull yourself up and get on with it!