Born today, you are by nature something of an introvert, but at an early age you're likely to determine there is no reward in being sheepish or in hiding yourself from the world, so you are almost certain to learn the value of sharing a public version of yourself with others. Two very distinct sides of your personality -- the private and the public -- are not likely to have much in common, and, in fact, those who recognize the real you in both are sure to be surprised that one person can be made up of such different qualities and characteristics. You are likely to have few close friends, but those you do let into your inner world are likely to stick with you through thick and thin throughout your lifetime.
You have tremendous passions, but you never wear your heart on your sleeve. Your tastes run to the unusual, perhaps, but you figure as long as you are not hurting anyone, what's the harm? You like exploring anything out of the ordinary that comes your way. Though when it comes to a career you may follow a surprisingly commonplace path.
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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have someone else's best interests at heart, but it still may be difficult to do the right thing. You face a tough choice today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The details are holding you back today. Step back and admire the big picture; you'll soon realize you hold the key in your hand.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't let any portion of this busy day slip by you unnoticed. Give everything that you come in contact with the attention it deserves.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're willing to listen to good advice today, but you don't want to open yourself up to empty criticism. Choose your advisers with great care.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Signs all around you are pointing in the same direction, so why are you unwilling to follow them? Something good awaits at the end of the road.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be confusing endings and beginnings at this time, particularly where certain relationships are concerned. Make no assumptions!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Do what is required of you today so no one will be able to criticize. You may also find you have time to indulge in a rare pleasure.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have to keep certain desires in check at this time, while a need you cannot deny demands attention. A loved one has an answer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You know what you want, but you don't know how to get it short of asking directly. Why not try just that? You may be surprised.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Productivity depends in large part upon how you are feeling, physically and emotionally. Anything out of balance affects you today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may think you're nearing the finish line, but you have a long way to go yet. Today is a good day to take stock of all resources.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're waiting for someone else to answer a certain question, when all along you've known the answer yourself. Dispense with the middleman.