Born today, you are a born strategist, and whether it be art, business, warfare or relationships, you know how to think about things in such a way that you maximize the positive, minimize or even eliminate the negative, and so prevail in ways that no one, perhaps, ever has before. You believe wholeheartedly in both building a reputation and maintaining it -- and you know that the latter is more tricky than the former!
You see many things in terms that one might call "political," for you understand the hidden ramifications of almost everything you do -- or, at the very least, you recognize that there are some! You are likely to develop a skill for saying things indirectly, and in this way, you are likely to avoid conflicts with those who only know how to come at you directly. You are never deceptive, only "careful."
Also born on this date are: Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and actor; Michelle Pfeiffer, actress; Dale Earnhardt, auto racer; Uma Thurman, actress; Daniel Day-Lewis, actor; William Randolph Hearst, publisher.
FRIDAY, APRIL 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Pay close attention to all that goes on around you today. Soon you'll understand what requires more of a commitment from you and what does not.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not have a horse in the race today, but you can surely provide guidance that will benefit all competitors. Your expertise says a lot.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take care that you don't get caught in a situation that prevents you from following the path you've charted for yourself. Protect your freedom!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to come up with an alternative to your usual approach today as a situation develops that is unfamiliar to you in many ways.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Focus on process today and you'll surely get the results you're after. By focusing solely on the results, you'll miss a few important steps.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be recovering from a recent hardship as quickly as you would have liked, but others are there to back you up when you need help.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Now is no time to give away what could bring you a healthy sum of money. You may want to research all your options before starting something new.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- That strange feeling you cannot shake today is likely the result of an important interaction that you gave little thought to at the time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are more interested in the truth than the facts today -- and to be sure, they are not the same thing! It's time to dig!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must conserve fuel in order to have enough left in the tank for an unexpected situation that demands full engagement late in the day.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can ease tensions across the board today -- but take care you aren't just taking on the kind of stress that you surely don't need.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- There's something going on out of range of your perception that you'll want to be a part of. Don't wait until the opportunity passes you by!