Born today, you may seem at times to be rather incapable of seeing the big picture, but this is not the case. This mistake in perception is made by those who do not understand that you see things in very careful detail, and to you that big picture is made up of countless little things that, taken one by one or in bunches, make all the difference in the world. You can be rather slow to make a plan, but once you make it, you see it through.
You can live a peaceful life, and yet there will be times in which you choose to charge into battle in support of a cause that you feel is not only noble, but right. You won't lend your forces to a losing battle, surely, but you will fight long and hard if you can see a positive outcome in the future.
Also born on this date are: John Schneider, actor; Robin Wright, actress; Felix Hernandez, baseball player; Patricia Arquette, actress; Betty Ford, U.S. first lady; John Havlicek, basketball player; Catfish Hunter, baseball player.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A figure from the past resurfaces today, and you'll have to deal with the ramifications. Certain things cannot proceed as usual.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not see a way to avoid a problem that is likely to arise before the day is out, but you can surely solve it quickly when it does.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take care today that you don't overdo something that is best done in easy stages, bit by bit. You can't afford to exhaust resources.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The time has come for you to address a certain issue that has been in limbo for far too long. You'll win praise for doing what is necessary.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're able to interpret all manner of messages correctly today -- but the one that you aren't is likely to have the most dramatic overall impact.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You shouldn't have to give up too much today in order to gain what you most want. Someone who knows you well supports you in a new way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The task ahead of you will require you to reach into your bag of tricks for one you haven't used in quite a while. The day ends with a bang!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are able to understand more today than you were yesterday, perhaps because you are more willing to listen to what others have to say.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Cooperation is the key to your success today. You can accomplish a lot on your own, but it won't add up to much without teamwork.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You mustn't let yourself be pulled into an argument over issues that simply don't matter right now. You can't afford to waste a moment!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may find yourself in a position that requires you to apologize for something you didn't really do -- or did you? Find out the truth.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Reach out today, and you'll surely find a hand to clasp -- and perhaps just in time. You and a partner can make some exciting plans.