TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 18). Mother Teresa suggested, “Joy is prayer. … Joy is love. Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.” This year illustrates the point, as you do “happy” like it was your birthright and others get caught up in your happiness -- one special person most notably. July brings a contract. There’s a windfall in October. Aries and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 39, 33, 17 and 24.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The struggle continues between your rational ability to see the future and understand the value of goals and hard work and that fun-monkey in you seeking gratification of a more instantaneous variety.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The trick is to acknowledge the other’s traits and foibles without indulging them. It takes a light touch and a flexible but firm social boundary. The reward is a sense of connection without the codependence.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As today’s conversation gets heated, you’ll draw from your ever-growing information banks for interesting contributions. It’s your congenial attitude they’ll remember.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Many things will go as planned to satisfy your need for order and control. And some things will not. It’s more fun when things don’t go as expected. It gives you an excuse to interact in ways you might not have had to.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Old baggage will get left on the roadside of the highway of love. Good riddance. Relationships will lighten up, cruise along and gain a real sense of progress and freedom.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The process is the goal, really. And yet, without a stated goal, there is no process. This will all be a moot point as you follow your natural instincts today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re famous for your diplomacy, lovely manners and ever-considerate ways. You’ll once again be the glue that brings people together today, and, like a clear-drying glue, your efforts will be invisible, the results uncredited.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Because you are not reliant on feedback, you don’t ask for it. And yet, you need it now. Your success will depend on getting in touch with your audience, reading the room and finding the right kinds of rooms to begin with.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Unless you’re a world leader or you’ve been placed in charge of the livelihood and future of a great number of people, avoid overly serious conversation today. Truly, such grave talk will benefit no one.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you can afford to ignore the problem, you’re rich. But if you can’t, you’ll wind up more capable, less afraid and more confident in your ability to handle and solve things.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re not looking to surround yourself with perfect people; the showoffs and know-it-alls bore you. You want a sincere connection with a flawed, compassionate, authentic individual.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There will be plenty of appreciation for the work you’ve done. New people want you to create similar results for them, and they’ll offer to hire you, consult with you or be your apprentice.