Your Stars This Week For April 21, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- It's a fine week for hanging back and seeing what happens to others. You may want to change one or two of your plans as a result when all is said and done. (April 5-April 19) -- You are eager to win this week, but you must be willing to put in the work required to improve your skills before facing your rival.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Though your performance may not be quite up to par during the first part of the week, later on you'll find a way to raise the bar and make the leap. (May 6-May 20) -- Someone has a good reason for tailing you this week, though you may find that it makes you uncomfortable at first. In time, you'll recognize that it benefits you as well.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may not be able to do everything you had planned this week due to an unforeseen development that requires you to reset your alliances. (June 7-June 20) -- It's a great week for saying yes, but you mustn't get so used to offering up affirmations that you find yourself supporting something that is not for you.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Not everyone around you understands what you are made of, and this week you may have to explain yourself to a few who actually seem to be antagonistic. (July 8-July 22) -- Progress is made in an unusual way this week. Do what you can to help someone else when he or she is faced with an unexpected challenge.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Communication between you and a friend may be lost for a time this week, but you know each other so well that you'll both know what the other is doing. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Something that gives you pleasure may not be appropriate this week. You've got to follow the rules to some degree, as you cannot afford to offend anyone right now.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll carry with you this week something that can prove quite valuable in situations for which you are unable to prepare fully. Be willing to use it. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- All those who have been in your corner before are eager to see you succeed this week, though they may not be permitted to assist you now as they have in the past.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may not be able to do everything you've planned on this week because of what happens at home early on that you recognize as being more important. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- It won't take much for someone to persuade you that his or her ideas are better than yours. You're more than willing to give credit where credit is due.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- A comparison between what is happening now and what was happening this time last month -- or last year -- can renew your hope for the future. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You are eager to see where a certain road will lead, but you're not willing to commit to a lengthy journey just yet. Follow the adventures of someone you know.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- An event early in the week promises to give you more than you had hoped, though it won't be time to assess your rewards until you're alone. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can be far more creative with a certain endeavor this week than you have been in the recent past. That which has been holding you back is no longer a relevant force.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can bet that a relationship is likely to develop very quickly this week. Don't let someone tell you what to do, however. Follow your heart. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself tied up and unable to assist a friend in need this week. Perhaps there is a way you can offer support from a distance; keep communication open.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You mustn't let yourself be distracted this week. Stick to what you are doing at any given moment until it is finished, and only then move to the next thing. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can make a game out of a serious challenge this week, and in so doing ensure that you will not only learn a great deal, but have a lot of fun in the process.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You are eager to match the performance of someone you admire this week. It's possible, but you must be willing to let go of a certain long-term fear. (March 6-March 20) -- High energy can prove beneficial to you this week as long as you are able to harness it. Stay in the driver's seat!

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