April 19, 2014
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your psychic abilities are finely tuned, which is why you might be picking up heavy metal through your Mercury fillings. (“Is that Iron Maiden?”) Listen to your intuition. If you think something fishy is going on — it is. Trust your judgment.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your idealism is aroused, which is why you will enjoy lending your efforts to charitable organizations or working with someone who wants to help others or make the world better place. (Admirable.) Nevertheless, idealism is not always hand-in-hand with the facts of the situation. Be careful.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): People in authority might misunderstand you. It’s as if you are a shape shifter or perhaps others have Vaseline on their lens. If you have important discussions with anyone, double check to make sure that the right information is getting back and forth. (Twilight Zone riff here.)
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your appreciation of beauty is heightened, which is why you will enjoy being in beautiful places and seeing beautiful things. Visit art galleries, museums, boutiques, pristine parks and gorgeous, architectural buildings.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you have the chance to decide how something should be divided or shared with those who are less fortunate, make sure you have all your facts. And make sure you don’t give away the farm. Your sympathy for the downtrodden might skew your good judgment.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your idealism might cause you to join forces with someone, especially in a partnership. While idealism is a wonderful thing, partnerships must also be based on reality and practical considerations. Make sure you have a clause to allow you to back out or withdraw in the future.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you can help a co-worker or someone you feel sympathetic about, you will. And for sure, kindness is the most important thing. However, make sure you’re not kidding yourself or others. Fortunately, for the most part, people will work well together today.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is fabulous day for creative activity because you are in touch with your Muse. Artists, writers, actors, directors, painters, weavers, potters — you name it — will feel very much in touch with whatever they create. This is the time to go with the flow.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Feelings of empathy and sympathy for family members are strong. If you can help someone, you will. In turn, you might want a sympathetic shoulder to lean on. You can easily idealize family relationships. (It’s true — family is gold.)
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You might spend a lot of time daydreaming or being lost in fantasy. That’s OK because we all need a mental-health day once in a while. Don’t beat yourself up about this. Actually, this is a great day for writers and people who need to use visualization skills.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You might go overboard spending money on wonderful, luxurious items because it seems to be the thing to do. But is it really? Beware fuzzy mathematics. As you know there are three kinds of people in the world: Those who can count and those who can’t.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your awareness of everything around you is stimulated today. This is why you’re sensitive to others. But you might also feel psychologically weary and tired. Don’t overtax yourself. Go gently. It’s good to help others if you have a chance but don’t fall for a sob story.