Born today, you seem to understand many of the complexities of modern life better than most, and your ease with facts and figures is widely admired. It will surprise no one, of course, if you build a career for yourself in finance or management of some kind, for you feel very much at home dealing with both the day-to-day issues of practical necessity and the general ideological platitudes that drive them. You may not always be the most imposing or energetic individual in the room, but you can count on being one of the most influential.
You believe in the power of partnership and will always work closely with others to reach goals that are made with them -- not for them. When it comes to the battle of the sexes, you are a peacemaker, not a warrior.
Also born on this date are: James Madison, U.S. president; Jerry Lewis, actor and comedian; Erik Estrada, actor; Victor Garber, actor; Mercedes McCambridge, actress; Bernardo Bertolucci, filmmaker; Chuck Woolery, game show host.
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, MARCH 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may wonder at the flights of fancy taken by a friend or loved one -- but instead of remaining uninvolved, why not take part?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have to take steps very quickly today to avoid making a small problem much bigger. You're not an expert, but you can be effective.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're heading toward a place of discovery, and you can turn this journey into quite an adventure if you're willing to be less cautious.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've been hearing the same things over and over again from someone you know well -- but you're eager for something more. Push a little!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may not know how to do what needs to be done just yet, but one or two questions will yield the answers you require. Then get to work!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to help someone do something rather urgent today -- but from a distance. Your instructions must be clear and concise.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's all about risk reduction today. Do what you can to keep things moving forward on schedule and to widen the margin for error.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your complaints have been falling on deaf ears, and that could be because of how you've been giving voice to them. Try another tack.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may discern a pattern developing, and it's time for you to take control of any aspects that affect you directly. Follow your path.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you observe today will teach you something about yourself and will almost certainly help a key relationship develop more quickly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not understand all the ins and outs of a certain negotiation, but it will make a difference when you put in your two cents.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're gearing up for something after hours, but take care that you don't forsake what is most important during the day. Remain balanced.