Born today, you have a quirky, unconventional nature, and you are willing to do whatever it takes to excel. You don't necessarily break the rules when you feel the rules do not apply to you or only serve to hold you back, but you will bend them, surely, to suit your will and make them work for you rather than against you. You will employ tricks, games and all manner of persuasion to get your way -- and this penchant for "working the crowd" is likely to have been evident at an early age.
You want to be sure that the promise of your rather precocious youth is fulfilled, and that will take some planning, surely. Part of it will be surrounding yourself with the right people, at home and at the workplace, for family, friends and partners are all essential components of the life you will build for yourself, and must not be undervalued in any way.
Also born on this date are: Kourtney Kardashian, reality TV star; David Tennant, actor; Moises Arias, actor; Melissa Joan Hart, actress; America Ferrera, actress; Conan O'Brien, comedian and late-night host; James Woods, actor; Haley Mills, actress.
MONDAY, APRIL 19
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- No matter how many times you hear that "practice makes perfect," you're likely to discover you can improve only so much at this time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Be ready to apply what you have recently learned to a problem that's fast approaching. You'll know what must be done when the time comes.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The simplest solution to a stubborn problem is likely the best solution -- but it may be the last of a long series that you explore today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If you find yourself responding to another in a manner that is merely "automatic," you'll surely want to update your tactics.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You must be fully engaged in what is happening today if you're going to reap the full benefits available to you. Now is no time to cut corners.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone following in your footsteps may become something of a nuisance today, but you can correct this error without going to much trouble.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must do all you can to maintain that positive outlook of yours -- especially when you are faced with an unexpected but very real challenge.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone close to you is going through something that you do not fully understand -- but that doesn't mean you cannot offer genuine help.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are eager to see this difficult phase pass into memory -- and, in fact, you have no intention of remembering it at all! Move along!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can ensure that those around you remain as safe as possible today by insisting that they follow the same rules you follow.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to see what is possible, but you're not willing just yet to put too much on the line. You must trust another's tales, then.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your decision-making will be affected today by someone's unwillingness to give you the space you require. A conflict may well result.