Born today, you know how to learn lessons and apply them very effectively to what you are doing, and you don't let obstacles stand in your way when self-improvement is on the line. You will brook any hardship to ensure that you better yourself, and you recognize that the journey is often far more valuable than the myriad overnight destinations you may visit along the road to self-knowledge and self-understanding. You work well with others, and in fact, you are often at your best when you are part of a team. You needn't be in charge, but you may find that the stars have prepared you for being in charge when the opportunity arises.
You know how to work with all kinds of people, and though you can at times be something of a hothead, you will always strive to maintain control of your temper -- for when it flares, you may actually go so far as to endanger yourself or those around you. Always remember that the calmer you remain, the more you are capable of doing.
Also born on this date are: Martin Lawrence, actor and comedian; Selena, singer; Charlie Chaplin, actor; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball player; Pope Benedict XVI; Jon Cryer, actor; Wilbur Wright, inventor, pioneer aviator; Bobby Vinton, singer.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to dig a little deeper than usual today to come up with the information that is so essential to you at this time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You must say what you mean at all times today -- and mean what you say. There is no room for misunderstanding right now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you do you must do with confidence today. A little bravado can go a long way. You have to impress and persuade a great many people.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel as though someone else is in control of something that affects you directly. Today you can get things back on track.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Now is no time to try to blame someone else for that which is entirely your responsibility. You must by all means be accountable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are able to understand what others are talking about today, even though you've never stood in their shoes. Your empathy is unequaled.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You and a partner are more in sync today than you have been in quite some time. It's a good day to kick off a new project with great fanfare.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will have your hands full today, but you must also do what you can to address a loved one's major issues. He or she needs your help.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Now is not the time to become embroiled in arguments that serve no clear purpose. You will want to engage only when the stakes are high.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A matter of great importance can be handled with relative ease today, especially if you solicit the help of a friend or partner.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must get the basics behind you as quickly as possible today so you can focus on the more complicated details.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have a certain way of doing things that is at last being recognized by those in positions of authority. Something good comes your way.