Born today, you seem to have a good sense of your solid standing in the world, but you can expect to encounter trouble when you begin to believe you are more than you really are or are capable of doing more than you can actually do. In other words, being realistic is essential to your well-being and happiness; you must see yourself in a true light and keep your feet firmly on the ground if you are to avoid the traps and pitfalls that are all around you almost all the time.
Though you can be rather hard and uncompromising at times, you do have a soft spot, and when it comes to family and friends you are jovial, generous and willing to give them much more leeway than anyone else in your sphere of experience or influence. You enjoy nothing so much as the happiness you feel when you are at home.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Now is no time to shrink from the responsibilities that you have shouldered for some time. You know how to get it all done once you start.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Adjustments you make to your work today will be in response to what you've seen happen to others, and you can avoid any serious setbacks.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You've been in the dark about someone's situation long enough. Today you must be willing to ask the questions that beg to be asked.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- As doubts set in today, you may be required to do something that doesn't sit in your sweet spot. You must struggle through as best you can.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be asked to justify your actions today -- which will be no problem at all provided you have given them even the slightest thought.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are in no mood for the kinds of distractions that you know you're in for if things stay the same. You must make a few valuable changes.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll have your hands full today, that's certain -- but you mustn't neglect your basic needs. Focus on that which keeps you balanced.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must keep your private reactions under control today, and be sure that how you respond to another's actions is completely "in proportion."
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll be doing yourself a favor today by saying no when someone close asks for one. You can be generous another day, not now.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have trouble getting your timing right today, but that's not really your fault. See what others are doing, and adjust accordingly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be inspired by someone at one moment and ready to part company the next -- and these two reactions are in no way interrelated today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your turn is coming, and you mustn't rush things. You can use the time to lay the groundwork for a coming effort; assemble your team today.