Born today, you often seem to be caught between the proverbial rock and hard place, but you are also quite adept at dealing with such situations, whether they are forced on you by others or are self-made. You are clever, quick-thinking and always able to spin a story to benefit yourself and those in your care -- and though that may at times open you up to criticism, the fact is that your ability to paint even negative situations in a positive light is something that you have learned by being in difficult situations of varying degrees again and again throughout your lifetime.
You might be more forthcoming and outgoing than you are -- but then, you have your reasons for being guarded and careful around others. You harbor a fear of being duped, fooled or deceived, and you will do all you can to protect yourself from being taken advantage of in this way.
Also born on this date are: Willie Nelson, singer; Kirsten Dunst, actress; Cloris Leachman, actress; Eve Arden, actress; Jill Clayburgh, actress; Jane Campion, screenwriter; Burt Young, actor.
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.
FRIDAY, MAY 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may fear that honesty will make matters worse today, but once you're given the chance to speak up, you'll find the opposite is true.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may radiate a great deal of youthful energy today -- especially if you are considered "old" by some. This can be a big day!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You should be able to maintain a positive outlook today even when things go wrong. You needn't fear any lasting harm, certainly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's a good day for dreaming, especially if you're able to keep your feet on the ground at the same time. A big idea pays off.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Those who come to you for simple advice are likely to get much more than they bargained for, as you have much more than that to dispense.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are able to come up with more than one way to do something that others seem to be stumped by today. You'll win a great deal of support.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll play the role of tour guide today as you introduce others to what is all around you. You'll attract several valuable new allies.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're in for some excitement today, though you may not know whence it will come as the day begins. You must be open to anything!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're not likely to surprise those around you today when you say "no" to what is offered. By day's end you may change your mind.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Time spent with family members is time well-spent today -- though you must be prepared to deal with at least one uncomfortable issue.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you get today is not likely to be something you've actively sought, but once you get used to it you can surely use it to your advantage.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You find yourself in a rather tricky situation today, and only by being attuned to what others are doing can you extricate yourself.