Born today, you do not always maintain the strongest grasp on what others would call "reality," and you are known for taking flights of fancy that separate you from the world at large -- and sometimes from those whom you consider your closest friends and dearest loved ones. Still, those flights are necessary to your overall contentment and are very much a part of who you really are, as you will not allow yourself to be pinned down for any length of time at all.
You are creative and original, and you are driven to explore new ways of doing things that others have never dreamed of, much less attempted. You're sure to be remembered for your originality -- though not everyone is going to share your overall taste, and many may simply not like what you do despite their appreciation for how you do it.
Also born on this date are: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer; Eva Peron, Argentinian first lady; Gary Cooper, actor; Traci Lords, actress; Johannes Brahms, composer; Johnny Unitas, football player; Robert Browning, poet; Darren McGavin, actor; Anne Baxter, actress.
FRIDAY, MAY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll have a chance to share your expertise with others today, and you must be fully prepared. Develop a game plan with care.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have what you need today, surely, but are you sure that you know how to use it to the fullest advantage? You could use some quick advice.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You mustn't be quite as rambunctious as usual today; treat yourself with care, and know that this "fragile" phase will soon pass.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone is likely to interest you in something that is very different from the norm today. Can you afford to take this side trip now?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've been backing a certain cause for quite some time now, but today you may feel that it is best for you to apply your efforts elsewhere.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to receive more than you had bargained for today -- which may actually prove more a burden than a benefit. Share with others!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may receive news from an expert today that has you considering an unusual course -- and one you never thought you'd want to take.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You meet someone who has an instant effect on you, though you may not be able to define it right away. This takes getting used to, surely.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Someone with whom you've recently been on the outs suggests a compromise that you can certainly live with. All is settled today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may think you have no use for someone's rules, but the fact is that they will benefit you in many ways. Resist no longer!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can prove to others just how capable you are -- but you may still harbor some doubts about a certain endeavor you've not yet started.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The question to answer today is not so much what you must do, but where you should do it. A change of venue may prove an unexpected boon.