Born today, you are often able to do very difficult things without seeming to try, and you are sure to build a track record of accomplishment that is the envy of all those who try and come up short again and again. What is it that you have going for you that they do not? The fact is you simply have a knack for remaining calm and for seeing directly to the heart of an issue. This allows you to address even the most complex and difficult issues from a place of confidence, whether or not you are familiar with what you are facing. You can be highly creative, but it takes a while for your creative juices to flow.
You are likely to be the object of many people's affections throughout your lifetime, and yet love is not something you like to pursue actively. You prefer it to come upon you as if by accident while you are concentrating on other things. In that way, you avoid building up unrealistic expectations of what may lie ahead.
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, entrepreneur; 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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you believe and what you don't will make a big difference to someone before the day is out. Make sure someone has the whole story.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You and a friend will be walking parallel tracks throughout much of the day. Put your best foot forward, especially when working together.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to get used to something new very quickly today so the transition from what you used to work with is as seamless as possible.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your confidence is on the rise, but you want to be sure that you don't overdo it when you are in the presence of someone with more seniority.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Share what you like with a loved one. You both will find yourselves enjoying it and each other more than others might be able to stand.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Give yourself a break today; you mustn't expect that you can recover from a sudden setback without experiencing any kind of slowdown.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's time to get a little basic organization done so you don't lose sight of your intended goal today. Keep things streamlined.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What happens before and after may prove more important than what happens when you are in the thick of things today. Keep your eyes open.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Someone you respect may do something you do not understand today. As a result, you'll find yourself grappling with certain unusual issues.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may discover that you're being relied upon today for more than you had expected. Did you sign on for this, or is it an add-on?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're to be forgiven for not keeping up with everything that goes on around you today, as it's an unusually busy time. Follow the news.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be very near the edge today as you walk from here to there, but it's not likely to be dangerous for you until the return trip.