Born today, you do not always have to be front-and-center to get things done, though you prefer it and will work tirelessly to see that the spotlight never dims. You have the capacity to maneuver behind the scenes to make things happen; your influence over others is likely to be quite significant throughout your lifetime. Even when very young, you will have been able to talk your playmates into doing this, that or the other thing they didn't want to do -- or into handing over to you their favorite playthings because you made them an offer they couldn't refuse.
You never mind stepping in for another and doing what he or she is unable or unwilling to do. Nor are you ruled by any sort of bashfulness. You will step out and do what needs to be done, blind to the possibility that others may find it shocking in some way.
Also born on this date are: Rob Lowe, actor; Kurt Russell, actor; Gary Sinise, actor; Nat King Cole, singer; Patrick Duffy, actor; Bobby Jones, golfer; John Sebastian, singer and songwriter.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not be able to comply with instructions you are given today until someone provides you with one tool you don't have.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Recent activities have done your reputation a disservice, especially since your efforts have been misunderstood. You can set things right today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll start and stop many times today, but then all at once you'll hit your stride and keep going until your work is done. You score a hit.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Examine the evidence, and you'll come to a clearer understanding of something that has been a mystery to you for some time. Don't give up!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to stay in touch with someone who isn't able to be where you are. Give accurate reports of goings-on; you'll receive valuable counsel.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Are people watching you, or is that just that uncomfortable feeling of being on the spot? Today what you do can provide a clear answer.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be surprised to discover that things are not progressing according to your rules. You're going to have to get used to change.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will have to set aside a project that gives you the most pleasure in order to work on something that is time-sensitive. Delay no further.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll be in charge of something that is at first unfamiliar to you, but by day's end, you'll be navigating challenges like a real pro!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're not ready to "go public" with news that has only just been revealed to you. There are personal and professional adjustments to be made.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone may be telling you, again, that it's "too late" -- but you know better and can do a great deal before someone pulls the plug.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll be aware of your energy waxing and waning throughout the day. Timing will be your most important ally as you address all duties.