Born today, you learn a great deal from all that you do and you apply those lessons to your everyday life. You approach everything with a kind of optimism and confidence that is widely admired. You feel that you can handle things if you are informed, and that the problems others encounter are almost always products of an unwillingness or an inability to collect as much knowledge as possible. Knowledge, to you, is power -- and power is something that is wielded with care and understanding.
Though you will stare trouble in the face, you are not foolhardy, and you know when to retreat or surrender. Indeed, you draw the line at self-sacrifice; you will not intentionally charge into a situation that will be bad for you in some way. You will move forward whenever there is a measurable chance of success.
Also born on this date are: The Notorious B.I.G., rapper; Mr. T, actor; Raymond Burr, actor; Fats Waller, musician; Lisa Edelstein, actress; Leo Sayer, singer; Al Franken, comedian and politician; Henri Rousseau, artist; Bobby Cox, baseball manager; Harold Robbins, author; Peggy Cass, actress and singer; Alexander Pope, poet.
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, MAY 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Waiting until the last minute is only likely to cause you heartache today, as someone near and dear to you is impatient and may fly the coop.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You know just how to get what you want today, and you know just who can give it to you. Your request must be as straightforward as possible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can show off an unusual skill today -- but that doesn't mean your success rate will be 100 percent. You must still get help on some tricky jobs.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll have more work to do today after others put in their two cents. This collaborative work takes more time than solo efforts.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What do you have that someone else wants -- and vice versa? This situation can result in conflict if you take it too seriously.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're looking around the corner at all that might be happening very soon -- but you mustn't neglect the things that are happening right now!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must give yourself a time limit today so that you don't overindulge in something that could prevent you from getting your work done.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Distractions abound, and for anyone else that might be a problem. You, however, know how to turn a distraction into a profitable endeavor.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're looking forward to something that allows you to explore your feelings with a little more freedom -- without incurring increased risk.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Just when you thought you had solved a tricky personal problem, the puzzle just gets more complicated. It's back to the drawing board.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're more than willing to help others, but you must be in good shape yourself to have a positive effect. Are you fully prepared?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone who knows you well has a few suggestions for you. You would be foolish not to listen; some of them can serve you well!