TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 30): The beginning of this solar return is marked by the spirit of playfulness. Capricorn and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 3, 20, 40 and 20.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): There’s so much you don’t have to get mixed up in if you don’t want to. As you strive for a state of mental openness and receptivity, your stress levels plummet pleasantly. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): At some point, you’ll get about as much a return from your work as can happen. Keep in mind the law of diminishing returns. All the work you do after that point will yield less and less. GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Your way would have worked under different circumstances and with a different cast of characters. Alas, compromises were made. Good thing you’re so flexible and you’ll make the very most of it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): “Give ‘em the sizzle, not the steak,” may be the expression of con artists, though it’s not always a bad thing to get one less steak. Maybe the sizzle is enough right now. It applies across the board today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): To form a vision is the essence of creativity and the heart of leadership. Build a border of practicality and reality around the vision to keep it from crossing into the realm of delusion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ve learned to be selective in what you share with people. You’ll stick with that strategy today to avoid engendering envy or causing people to focus on things that don’t matter to the relationship. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You could go deep if you wanted to; you’re certainly more than capable of understanding nuance and handling complexities. But what would be the purpose?
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): There’s a light version and a heavy version. Go with the temporary, lighter commitment for a while, just to try things out and get a better appreciation and understanding for the full range of what’s available. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The more you do, the more there is to criticize. That’s why you have to be tough to express yourself. It takes courage. You’d rather brave the way of the doer than go under the radar and have nothing to show for it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It takes confidence to keep it simple, and you’ve plenty of that. If there are too many fancy extra things, no one knows where to devote one’s attention. Anyway, you’re impressive without trying to be. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Because you trust yourself and your innate sense of timing, when circumstances arise that require immediate action, you go for it. The others who don’t know you yet haven’t learned what you can do, but they’ll learn.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): While fun is contagious, it’s also subjective. When they’re having fun and you’re not, or vice versa, it’s a sign that you’re in the wrong place. Keep moving until the good vibes are mutual.