Born today, you may prove to be the living embodiment of the conflict between two common beliefs. The one tells you that "might makes right," and the other that "the pen is mightier than the sword." However you look at it, then, the central issue in your lifetime is how you choose to influence the world around you. Will you use sheer strength of will to achieve great things through force, or through persuasion?
Why don't you work to ensure the reign of peace over conflict? This is more than a philosophical issue, and one that is likely to consume you as you work to understand yourself, the world and your place in it. You must always resist allowing the world to pull you in directions that you instinctively feel are not right for you; do this, and all will be well!
Also born on this date are: Shemar Moore, actor; George Takei, actor; Luther Vandross, singer; Jessica Lange, actress; Crispin Glover, actor; Clint Howard, actor; Don Mattingly, baseball player.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you hear today doesn't jibe with what you know to be the facts. It may fall to you today to clear things up for all concerned.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll be able to use your imagination quite productively today as you face a situation that is too much for some to understand clearly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can work a little magic today as you bring together two who have for some time been on the outs. Your special technique attracts attention.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- While others may consider certain situations beyond their grasps, you are sure that you can do what is necessary when you are given your turn.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must wait patiently today for others to give you the tools necessary to begin a new project. Once you have what you need, you can work quickly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll have good reason to take a break later in the day, but until then, you must be willing to do more than is asked of you. Pace yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- What you envision may not yet be possible, but you'll soon be able to make something real where there was nothing at all. Keep dreaming!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- As you lead someone else over treacherous ground, you'll discover that you are far more capable of doing what you must than you had thought.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The expected and the unexpected seem to work in tandem today, keeping you on edge as you bounce from one to the other and back again.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- There is no place for self-doubt in anything you do today. You must be confident and bold in your approach; anything less invites failure.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- An unusual gift warrants an unusual response -- but there's nothing strange in that. Today you'll react with surprise to something ordinary.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Settle for nothing less than what you feel you deserve today. This may require you to approach a rival head-on and demand satisfaction.