Last Word In Astrology For April 16, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jon Cryer, 53; Martin Lawrence, 53; Ellen Barkin, 64; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 71.

Happy Birthday: Look for opportunity, not chaos. Put your head down and get the work done. If you want to get ahead, build a better life or get along with the people you deal with daily. Make peace and offer a positive response and support. How you handle situations will determine how well you do. Stop talking and start doing. Your numbers are 9, 15, 21, 26, 32, 40, 43.

Birthday Baby: You are changeable, persuasive and dominant. You are energetic and aggressive.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Stand up for your beliefs, but don't belittle others in the process. Diplomacy coupled with positive suggestions will help you reach your goal much faster than discord. Live up to your word and finish what you start. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Learn all you can before you enter into a debate or get involved in something that will eat up your time or your cash. Preparation and optimism will be instrumental in helping you reach any deadline that challenges you. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Think twice before you take on someone else's responsibility. You are better off making suggestions than taking over. Look over your personal papers, income tax return and finances, and make any adjustments that will help you save money. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make a point to relax and spend time with people you enjoy being around. You can gain a different perspective regarding what's important. Special relationships should be a priority, along with planning a vacation or activity you can enjoy together. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't let your emotions cloud issues. Think matters through and make alterations based on what makes the most sense. Don't overdo it or feel you have to be the one to pay or take on the brunt of the responsibilities. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't wait for someone else to make a move. Use your common sense, and you will be successful in reaching your goal. Personal gains can be made and partnerships formed. You'll know instinctively how to get what you want. 5 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Abide by the rules. A subtle change that can influence your tax return or your monthly overhead will turn out to be complicated or raise a red flag. Talk to an expert before you jeopardize your income or your reputation. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Express the way you feel, and you will find out where you stand. Direct questions will command attention and help you come to conclusions that will assist you in bringing about positive change. Problems with relatives are better addressed sooner than later. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You'll feel the urge to reconnect with someone from your past. A desire for change will confirm you still crave adventure and want to be around people who offer unique perspectives on life. Common sense will be required. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Think before you act. You'll be tempted to get involved in something because of the people, not what's being offered. It is truly best for you to be an onlooker, not a participant. Unpredictable situations should be enough of a warning. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll be caught between what you should do and what you want to do. Take a step back, refrain from making a hasty decision and consider how your actions will affect the people you care about most. Avoid excess and indulgent behavior. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look over all your options and make choices that will serve you well, not someone else. Making a change for the wrong reason will end up causing resentment and regret. Do what's best for you, and don't look back. 4 stars

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