Born today, you are possessed of such strong and undying creativity that you can approach virtually any issue or situation from a productive place that promises progress, even when others are moving backward all around you. Highly intelligent, you can carry your own in any conversation with highly educated and highly trained people, even specialists and experts, and yet at the same time you never abandon that part of your personality that seems to be quite everyday and down-to-earth. Indeed, you have so much in common with others that this is likely to be your stock-in-trade. The more you can keep your feet on the ground and your approach steady and unassuming, the more others will flock to you -- and be willing to work with you to achieve remarkable ends.
You are not one for facts and figures, and there are times when you simply lose sight of whether you have any money -- for that kind of thinking is not your strength. You must, therefore, engage someone you trust to help you jump the financial hurdles you will no doubt come upon in your life -- both personally and professionally.
Also born on this date are: Willie Nelson, singer; Kirsten Dunst, actress; Cloris Leachman, actress; Eve Arden, actress; Jill Clayburgh, actress; Jane Campion, screenwriter; Burt Young, actor.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can complete a certain task with ease today, just in time to face something you did not expect and that you're not fully ready for.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You must be sure that your footfall is just right today, or you may find yourself slipping to a place you very much do not want to be.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you want may not be possible just yet, but if you work through the day -- and make a plan for tomorrow -- you can surely make it happen.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have been given a good reason why you have run into opposition for something you're trying to do, but only today does it make any sense.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may want to include someone you hardly know in a group effort today, as you suspect he or she can contribute something unique.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Pick up the pace today, and you're likely to leave the competition in your dust. Take care, however, that your control isn't compromised.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have the opportunity to tend to the kinds of things that have been hanging over you. One activity can prove quite fun, in fact.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you need is close at hand, but you may not be at a point where you can truly recognize its value. That will come -- and very soon, too.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're heading in a new direction very soon, so it's important for you to tie up any loose ends before bidding farewell to where you are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must prepare yourself for some news that is almost certain to change your perspective about your current situation.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must do your best to remain in character throughout the day; anything you do that seems to break a pattern can work against you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Once you get certain things done today, you can turn away from them and never look back. You're more than ready to move forward.