Born today, you may not always see the forest for the trees, as you are often very quickly immersed in the details and minutia of a given issue, which prevents you from stepping back and appreciating the big picture. Still, you have many strengths, and one of them is being able to pick out the finer points of something and exploring them fully. Your understanding of complicated issues is quite remarkable -- and you are also quite skilled at explaining the unexplainable! Indeed, the way you communicate with others is commendable, as you know how to make something quite new seem familiar. You like to make things happen, and your ability to get beneath the surface and see what's going on serves you well again and again.
You have a vivid sense of humor, but you often have a rather bad habit of laughing at your own jokes. This is different from laughing at yourself -- which you can also do -- because it betrays a knowledge of how funny you are trying to be, without offering any guarantees that you will actually be considered funny by others.
Also born on this date are: Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and actor; Michelle Pfeiffer, actress; Dale Earnhardt, auto racer; Uma Thurman, actress; Daniel Day-Lewis, actor; William Randolph Hearst, publisher.
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 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A friend far from home may contact you with a story that proves truly touching -- and that has you remembering a time you both enjoyed very much.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your resistance to someone else's ideas may have to come to an end today, because where you're going will require you to be more inclusive.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may receive a bill for services rendered that just doesn't sound right. You will want to investigate, surely. Do you have accurate records?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll receive advice from a variety of sources today, and you'll have to pick and choose which nuggets of information will work for you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself in a head-to-head competition with someone who hasn't yet revealed his or her intentions. You're taking a risk.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel as though you are being left out in some way, but all you have to do is express greater interest to be part of the club.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are making plans that could pan out very well for you and those under your care, but the timing has to be just right, of course.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will have a distinct edge today, but you may lose it if you squander either time or resources. You must at all times be efficient.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You suspect that something isn't quite what it seems to be; the more you investigate, the closer you'll get to the startling truth.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find that it's far more difficult today to do a certain thing than it was yesterday, yet it doesn't seem as if that much has changed.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can choose to sit alone and not lift a finger to help others today, or you can pitch in. You know which is right.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be wishing things weren't moving forward quite so fast at this time, but there's nothing you can do to slow them down.