Born today, you are going to have to learn to control your more violent emotions if you are ever to make of yourself that which you wholeheartedly believe you can. Otherwise, you will simply have to get used to disappointment and the derision of others. The fact is that you are too quick to jump to conclusions; this, by itself, can cause you to fly off the handle, fall too quickly in love, realign yourself with a false ally or otherwise do that which is patently unwise, impetuous or dangerous. Take the time to assess people and situations with care and sympathy. The more you work to understand another's point of view, the better off you will be in all situations.
You are always eager to pass down what you learn in life -- and what you accomplish. You're not in it for yourself, and there may even be times when you aspire to create a dynasty of sorts, with which others will have to reckon down through the ages. And yes, you do have a healthy ego, to boot!
Also born on this date are: Victoria Beckham, singer; Jennifer Garner, actress; Sean Bean, actor; Olivia Hussey, actress; Luke Mitchell, actor; Rooney Mara, actress; William Holden, actor; John Pierpont Morgan, financier; Boomer Esiason, football player and commentator; Harry Reasoner, journalist; Thornton Wilder, playwright.
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.
MONDAY, APRIL 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're in need of more information, but you must make sure that it is accurate and up to date. Old news is no news.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't want to miss a moment of something special that is due to happen soon. Get your work done and make yourself available!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be cautioned against following your dreams by someone who doesn't have your courage. Such a warning is best ignored outright.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are headed in a certain direction, and all seems to be falling out as it should. But by nightfall, your assessment may have changed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- All you need is some input from someone you consider an expert. Once you have that, you can put it to good use almost immediately.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take precautions, and you should be able to avoid any serious threats. An evening concern has you making an about-face of sorts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll want to spend some time alone to collect your thoughts and plan a new course of action. Avoiding random maneuvers is a priority.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- If it's justice you're after, you're going to have to begin working for it in a new way, and base that work on a fresh outlook and plan.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You won't be sure how you are supposed to react to the day's events, but sharing the experience is a good first step.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may require some "looking after," and a friend or loved one will be there to provide what you need.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be able to do things your own way all day, but now and then you'll enjoy a new kind of freedom. You'll develop a taste for it!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll be able to affect things in a way that is not completely comprehensible by those who are working against you.