Born today, you are an energetic and forward-thinking individual, but when you are challenged, you can certainly put up quite a fight to defend your point of view and protect those under your care. You are quick to assess most developing situations, and you're not usually surprised by unexpected events simply because you understand, perhaps better than most, that people are capable of virtually anything at all.
You never shy away from a challenge, and there are times when your professional efforts will take precedence over your personal needs. This can cause problems for your love life, of course, for not many potential partners are going to want to be "second" to your work! You must always take care to guard your health and care for your body just as you do your mind.
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You must remain positive and communicate in a way that doesn't give away any of your doubts. Late in the day your mood brightens.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can learn something new today without assuming too much personal risk. What happens after dark has you pushing yourself to the limit.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must take nothing for granted today. Accept what comes, and do what you can to maximize your gains, but know that you can only do so much.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are in the mood to do something new -- or to do something familiar with someone new. Either way, you can give your imagination free rein.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are feeling more secure than you have in the recent past -- but you may not know why. The answer to that question comes late in the day.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way today to get closer to those whose activities are likely to affect you indirectly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're in no mood to stay home today, and yet you realize that there is only so much that you can do right now without incurring some risk.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Are you trying to get something from someone who doesn't want to give it -- or is it true that he or she doesn't have it to give? Find out!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You needn't be afraid of anything that a friend is doing in your name, as he or she knows just what will bring you the greatest benefit.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're tempted to stay put today to see what will happen without your participation, but that's an unwise approach at this time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must get out and about and explore your options today if you're going to make the most of a hidden opportunity when it arises.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may not be looking forward to an event for which you have prepared for quite a long time, but you'll enjoy yourself in a surprising way.