Born today, you are destined to make quite a name for yourself if you follow faithfully the path laid out for you when you are young. Of course, it doesn't really matter who is responsible for the direction of your life, for when you are young, you are eager to go anywhere that encouragement, ability and opportunity lead you. Later on, however, it will be quite important for you to claim your own destiny.
Though you're sure to learn a great deal from those who have gone before, your greatest successes will come from within, when you do things in ways that are unique to you and that are shaped by who you are. Indeed, the only work that matters to you is that which you are able to do "in character" -- for only by being yourself are you going to succeed and enjoy the success the stars have in store for you.
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.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A surprise launches you on a new journey today that will almost certainly be marked by several unexpected stops along the way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not be able to anticipate all that will happen today, but you can trust in your own experience to guide you through the unknown.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone may beat you to the punch today, but you'll recover quickly and remain competitive for some time. You know what you're doing!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- When it's your turn to call the shots, you want to be able to do so in a confident manner. You've done your homework, haven't you?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- When someone gives you the chance to show what you can do, you mustn't think of it as a test as much as an opportunity. You've waited for this!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take care today that you don't find yourself on the wrong side of an argument that can determine where things are going for quite some time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to need at least a little guidance today as you set out over terrain that may prove treacherous. Listen to what you are told.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll want to learn more about what you hear through the grapevine today. Is it really the truth or merely something you dream about?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Safety will be an issue throughout the day, but you may have to compromise at one point in order to ensure that you keep a promise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're likely to find a time for that special someone today, no matter how busy you may otherwise be. You're ready to take it up a notch.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can gain the advantage today, surely -- but that doesn't mean you have to lord it over those who are charged with listening to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your current situation may baffle you somewhat, but you can certainly spend some time today trying to figure out the how and the why of it.