Born today, you are highly charismatic, but not always the most sociable of individuals, and this seeming dichotomy will influence all aspects of your life for years. You must learn to control the one and minimize the other if you're going to take full advantage of the opportunities presented to you during your lifetime. Charisma must be contained at times, and your resistance to social situations must be minimized if at all possible.
When you are working on your own, you tend to be free of the kinds of worries and apprehensions that affect you when you are more a part of the world around you. And indeed, it's that world that gets to you more than anything else -- but, also, it's that world that you live in, and you must learn to do so without letting it get you down!
Also born on this date are: Bob Saget, actor and comedian; Craig Ferguson, comedian and TV host; Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer; Carlos Pena, baseball player; Enya, singer; Bill Paxton, actor; Dennis Hopper, actor and director.
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.
TUESDAY, MAY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have more work to do than usual today, but it's all of a type that you enjoy once you get started. Don't expect miracles, however.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can take a certain risk today and come out unscathed -- but your overall success depends on your ability to address many issues at once.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may become concerned about a situation developing between two friends. Do you know enough about it to step in and prevent a crisis?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll want to schedule your day very carefully -- unless, of course, you prefer things to come at you from all directions at once!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A familiar situation becomes much more tense than usual today as you step out of your comfort zone for reasons that are not fully understood.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have more trouble than expected today correcting a simple error that was the result of a temporary oversight. Get an expert opinion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're ready to do more for another than has been asked of you, but take care that your efforts are not misinterpreted as crossing the line.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You don't want to get into a shouting match with anyone today, so you must be sure to say only what you mean -- and do so in a rational manner!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- If you're willing to go a little farther than usual, you can enjoy more of what you like today. A friend may wish to accompany you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A collaborative effort isn't likely to pan out exactly as you had hoped -- but, in the end, you'll be able to derive some good from it, surely.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your ability to see things from a variety of angles will serve you well today -- and keep you from making a mistake many others are making.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone you know well is going to want more from you today than you are able to give. You are willing, surely, but that's not enough.