Born today, you are one of the true visionaries born under your sign. Whatever you can imagine, you can make real in your own life no matter how daunting the task may seem. You have a real go-getter attitude, and you are never one to shy away from anything that seems difficult; rather, you tend to be at your best when the going gets tough. When others may throw up their hands and call it quits, you can usually be found redoubling your efforts, determined to succeed. There is a definite fire that burns deep within you, and it is fueled by all the emotional attachments in your life -- and those are many! Work, play, relationships, home and family -- all of these and more, you feel very deeply about. You work very hard to maintain a healthy balance among all of these key components of your life.
You can be too quick to react to criticism or an imagined slight. This touchiness may be necessary to your overall success, however, because it means that you are keenly aware of all the trends and attitudes that surround you -- whether positive or negative. Still, there are times when judgment should prevail over knee-jerk reactions.
Also born on this date are: Kelly Clarkson, singer; Barbra Streisand, singer, actress and filmmaker; Chipper Jones, baseball player; Cedric the Entertainer, actor; Shirley MacLaine, actress and author; Carlos Beltran, baseball player; Djimon Hounsou, actor; Jill Ireland, actress; Jean Paul Gaultier, designer; Omar Vizquel, baseball player; Anthony Trollope, author.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What others are doing may look attractive and fun, but it's not for you -- and you know it. Be disciplined, and follow your own path.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're likely to devise a plan that will enable others to step up their game even as you do the same. Improvements emerge across the board.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not be able to hear what someone is trying to tell you, no matter how closely you think you are listening. Perhaps the time isn't right.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be interrupted on several occasions, prompting you to consider a "no contact" rule when you are in the midst of important work.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Care for yourself, and you will be in better shape to care for others -- today and every day. At the moment, however, it's a central issue.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're not where you think you should be, but there is a chance that you can get there if you follow a certain path that is currently concealed.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may require some camouflage of sorts in order to avoid putting yourself -- and others -- in very real danger.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Others may not be taking things as seriously as you, but experience tells you that your perspective is accurate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may attract quite a following as you take on what no one before you has been able to accomplish. This can lead to something big.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may discover that someone has recently been making decisions for you, effectively limiting your options. This must stop!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- While waiting for a plan to ripen, you can use the time to wrap up some matters that have been waiting for your attention.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may find it difficult to tune out those who are trying to get in touch with you -- but doing so is essential to your progress.