Born today, you like to think of yourself as "one of a kind," and indeed there is much about you to warrant that label, surely. Still, you must never make the mistake of thinking that you don't rely on others for your personal contentment and professional success; the moment you begin to think that you can do it all alone is the moment your final backslide into failure and obscurity is likely to begin! Like it or not, you rely on other people daily, and you must learn to appreciate that fact -- and the sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to develop your considerable talents to the fullest.
You have been endowed with a great many abilities, but they don't all please you equally, and you're likely to ignore many in favor of the one or two that excite you most and that open doors to opportunity and potential.
Also born on this date are: Martin Lawrence, actor and comedian; Selena, singer; Charlie Chaplin, actor; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball player; Pope Benedict XVI; Jon Cryer, actor; Wilbur Wright, inventor, pioneer aviator; Bobby Vinton, singer.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Some will still insist that "practice makes perfect" today, even when you are ready to throw in your chips and try something else.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A close look at everything coming your way today lets you know that nothing is likely to surprise you -- yet. You get things done very quickly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be able to teach someone how to do what you know how to do, but he or she won't be able to reach your level of success, surely.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone you know is suffering from misconceptions that are holding both of you back. It's a good day to present the facts clearly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The more you do today, the more time off you'll have tomorrow -- or so you think. The truth is that your responsibilities may multiply very soon.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You don't have to credit every idea as a good one today, but you must listen to all that come your way if you want to judge accurately.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not be able to enjoy time alone with a loved one today, but together you can accomplish something that may be long remembered.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're eager to accept an invitation when it comes your way today, but you aren't able to do so until you have addressed a pressing issue.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll be inspired by someone who is facing a difficult situation in the most down-to-earth manner possible. Why not try to do the same?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Digging into a family mystery can unearth some information that takes you very much by surprise, but that answers many of your questions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to come up with something that others find quite exciting, but it may take longer than expected to get the plan into motion.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You must look at a family situation as objectively as possible today. A friend challenges you while offering support at the same time.