Born today, you have been blessed with vision, foresight, creativity, honor, and, above all, energy -- and it is this last that must always be controlled in some way, lest it result in your eventual downfall because you failed to direct it productively at all times. You can be highly emotional, and when you take things personally you can become quite forceful and aggressive; though you are an avowed pacifist, you may at times betray this creed when you let your emotions get the better of you.
Also born on this date are: Malcolm X, civil rights leader; Andre the Giant, wrestler and actor; Grace Jones, singer; Pete Townshend, musician; Joey Ramone, singer; Peter Mayhew, actor; Nora Ephron, screenwriter and director; James Fox, actor.
You are not the kind to take advice from others without a very good reason for doing so; you'd much rather learn by doing -- and experience, for you, is far more valuable than anything anyone else might be able to tell you.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You needn't wait any longer to ask for what you want; today, you're likely to receive the response you were hoping for -- or close to it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're in the mood to get things done quickly today, but you may not be able to adapt to certain changing circumstances as required.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You've made a promise, and you're going to keep it -- but that means you're going to have to make certain sacrifices before the day is out.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're eager to see what's really possible today as things change all around you. Keep your eyes and ears open; study how others adapt.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The simplest way is likely the best way today, so don't be tempted to buy into something you are offered that will only serve to complicate matters.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are waiting to hear from someone whose decisions will affect you. You must make alternate plans.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to have to do certain things today without the benefit of certain key pieces of information you had hoped you'd have.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be having some difficulty putting an end to something that you know is not very good for you -- or anyone else, for that matter.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You were able to count on a friend or loved one when you were in a similar situation in the past, but today you may be on your own.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be unusually vulnerable to criticism today. Don't let anyone know that you are taking things so personally; this phase will pass!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Getting from here to there and back again may be more difficult than expected today, especially because you've missed a certain window.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want to check in with someone who has been so much a part of your own affairs lately. Is he or she still committed to you?