Born today, you are a powerful and charismatic person, and you are capable of overcoming all manner of obstacles in your life -- even those that you place in your own way! It may surprise you to learn that you are often the author of your own setbacks, but this is only because you are usually trying to do so much that inevitably you are going to fall short at something. Fortunately, you are quick to learn from the negative as well as the positive, and you're not likely to repeat what has gone before, whether negative or positive, as you pursue the future -- often with the bit between your teeth.
You do not operate according to common assumptions of what should or should not be done in any given situation. You assess each new opportunity individually and decide what is best to do based on your own knowledge and experience.
Also born on this date are: James Franco, actor; Kate Hudson, actress; Ashley Judd, actress; Maria Sharapova, tennis player; Hayden Christensen, actor; Tim Curry, actor; Jayne Mansfield, actress; Dudley Moore, actor, comedian and musician.
MONDAY, APRIL 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone puts you in an awkward position today, but someone else helps you get out of it with little trouble. Payback is a waste of time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're likely to reveal something that has been hidden for some time. What you do afterward will reveal much about yourself to others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to give a portion of what you gain to those less fortunate than yourself. Your generosity is an example to live up to.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- There's little or no chance today that you'll be able to avoid doing the one thing you don't want to do. It must be done -- and it's your turn.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've been waiting for just the right moment to unveil something you've long been preparing -- and today's the day. Are you truly ready?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be able to help someone deal with a certain loss or hardship today. You learn a great deal about what is possible as a result.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may suddenly find yourself in a new phase of sorts today. It's a perfect time to reassess your goals and rearrange priorities.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A discovery sets you off on a journey today, but you'll have little time to prepare before taking your first steps in a new direction.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your collaborative spirit is high today, and you know just whom you want to work with -- and why. A lot can be accomplished right now.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your behavior is likely to betray a little selfishness -- and that's not what you want, is it? The smallest adjustment can fix the problem.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are primed and ready to address a major issue today, but you must wait until you have the floor. Only then will people really listen!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have prepared yourself for a long wait today, but what you're waiting for is likely to happen before you know it. That's a plus!