Updated: May 5, 2013 8:27PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or major decisions from 7:15 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. After that, the Moon moves from Cancer into Leo.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your relationships with others are sweet and tender today because you can easily tune into their vibes and realize what they want and need. Furthermore, you’re happy to meet these needs because you feel generous, sympathetic and kind.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll find no trouble putting the wants and needs of others before your own today because you feel selfless and generous to others. You’re not being a martyr, quite the opposite. You find it rewarding to be of service where it is needed.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Friendships can blossom today because people are mutually sympathetic. There’s an easygoing give-and-take and readiness to understand where the other person is coming from. (“Relax, I know what it’s like to walk a mile in your wedgies.”)
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is a good day to approach bosses, parents, teachers and people in authority to ask for what you want because they might acquiesce to your wishes. You might be surprised at how cooperative they are.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your appreciation of beauty is aroused today, which is why you will enjoy seeing beautiful places like parks or walking and pristine nature, or visiting art galleries, museums and beautiful buildings. You might want to help people in distant lands.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your pockets open because gifts, goodies and treasures from others can come your way today. Not only will you receive generosity or have the use of things that other people own, in turn you will feel generous to others as well, especially those in need. (Remember: True generosity is giving what is needed.)
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Enjoy warm relationships with partners and close friends and members of the public today. People feel loving and so do you. But actually, it’s more than that. There’s a sense of genuine concern and sympathy for others, which is edifying for all parties.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Things will go smoothly working with coworkers (and customers) because people feel cooperative and friendly. Cooperation involves anticipating the needs of others, and this is what people can easily do today because their Spidey sense is heightened.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are definitely in touch with your Muse today, which is why this is a great day for artists and anyone involved in a creative project. Romance will be super-sweet, the stuff of pixie dust, chiffon and candlelight. You might also truly appreciate loving children.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Family relations are warm and friendly today. This is a good day to hit up a sibling for a loan or a favor. It’s also great day to enjoy redecorating your digs. Some of you will also want to check into never-never land and drift off in daydreams and fantasies.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Today there are lots of opportunities to see how much love there is in your daily world as well as how much beauty there is in your surroundings. You’re not just wearing rose-colored glasses, these things exist but at other times it’s easy to overlook them.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You feel like you’re on a better financial footing today. (This can give you a warm feeling in your tummy.) No doubt, this will contribute to temptations to buy elegant, luxurious items. You might also earn money by buying and selling art today.
If APRIL 18 is Your Birthday: TV host Conan O’Brien (1963) shares your birthday today. You are emotionally deep and have a kind of nobility about you. People are quick to respect you. In turn, you often are like a protector, defending the faith. You are aware of your public image and careful about how you present yourself to others because you value their respect. Your coming year will be the beginning of a fresh new cycle. Open any door!