Born today, you are a strong and sturdy individual, very much the kind others can rely on in difficult situations. Your fortitude is both physical and mental, and you are also quite emotionally resilient. While you can be hurt, you recover quickly -- and you rarely if ever hold a grudge. You consider yourself the kind of person who spawns new ideas quickly and easily -- and indeed you do, but not all of them are realistic or practical. Many are mere dreams, but even from a dream can come a plan that can be put into action, and you know how to do just that.
You are not always the most brilliant thinker -- flights of imagination notwithstanding -- but you make up for it in the sheer volume of the work you are capable of doing at any one time. You are perfectly willing to burn the candle at both ends in order to accomplish your desired goals. You can be ambitious, but never exceedingly so.
Also born on this date are: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer; Eva Peron, Argentinian first lady; Gary Cooper, actor; Traci Lords, actress; Johannes Brahms, composer; Johnny Unitas, football player; Robert Browning, poet; Darren McGavin, actor; Anne Baxter, actress.
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, MAY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Those in control are eager to see you take on more responsibility, but right now you aren't in the mood to do more than you've been assigned.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are of a mind to leave a smaller carbon footprint than usual at this time. There are many ways to do it, and all options are available.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may want to donate some time to someone else's efforts today. In the end, you could find that you have a great deal in common after all.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A look back into the past gives you a more clear idea of what you want to do in the future, but take care you don't look too far back.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The unfamiliar is far less frightening to you today than usual -- possibly because someone you trust implicitly is accompanying you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have a run-in with someone who has been trying in vain to stay out of your way -- or vice versa. This is something you must work out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Something done correctly in the past proves more difficult to do correctly at this time -- and the reason is clear: Your skill set has shifted.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You aren't in the mood to do things in the manner in which you've done them in the past. Things are changing, and you surely want to keep up.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may overshoot the mark today, but you'll have a chance to reset and have a second chance at the target before someone else intervenes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can score points by doing something nice for a friend or loved one today, but you must do it without being asked. Consider all options.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll have a chance to ease tensions between two warring parties today. The truth is that the issue at hand is not all that important.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are eager to work well with those in authority, but you must avoid guesswork if at all possible. Facts and figures must be accurate today.