Horoscope: April 18, 2018

By Mariana Rivas

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus if born before 8:02 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.

Happy birthday for TODAY’S DATE:
This year you open up to many different possibilities. The unexpected occurs and forces you to deal with new situations and different types of answers. As a result, you will grow and understand your priorities better. If you are single, it might be difficult to build a long-term relationship, as so much is going on in your life. Toward your next birthday, you could be more successful with meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, the two of you share the ups and downs together. You will learn more and more about the art of communication. GEMINI has the gift of gab.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

You will want to steer clear of uproar, especially when it involves your finances. Your witty personality emerges when discussing a problem. Know that you are capable of communicating your bottom line. Tonight: Be responsive when dealing with loved ones.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You might be handling a personal problem well, but you also must deal with a money issue. Your hands are full, but you will step up to the plate. Others will get your message, though you probably will need to try a few different approaches. Tonight: Do some spring shopping.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Do not lose sight of your priorities. You might be mulling over a situation in your mind, as you aren’t quite ready to discuss it yet. You still might hold back until later in the afternoon, when your research on this matter gives you confidence. Tonight: Make change happen!

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

You might wake up thinking about a friend or a specific errand that pleases you. You could be surprised by a loved one’s response to an idea you have. Keep your opinions to yourself for now. You know how to use timing well, so do just that. Tonight: Make it an early night.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

The unexpected occurs. Try to gain a clearer understanding of what is happening. You are likely to open up more in order to see a specific situation differently. You will be able to empathize with those involved. Tonight: Let go of the day, and welcome the night.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Pressure builds, and you aren’t quite sure why. The feeling that you need to perform to your highest level emerges. That knowledge could be difficult to handle, especially if you know that a boss is likely to be observing your behavior. Tonight: See what happens when you relax.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You’ve come to understand what is motivating a partner. Detach from this person, and understand why he or she makes certain demands. Your interactions with this person will become a lot stronger as a result. Tonight: Feed your mind and spirit by doing what you love.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You cannot minimize what is happening around you. Allow yourself to pull back some and observe, and it is likely to make a difference in how you proceed. You also will gain a new insight. A conversation about spending could be significant. Tonight: Be with your best friend.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You might recognize that you need to be free to decide what works best for you. Play the next few days with a type of quiet observation. You suddenly could decide to jump ship, which might trigger a feeling of upset. Tonight: Share your deeper thoughts with a dear friend.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Some self-discipline goes far for you, and allows you to approach a situation in a more dynamic way. Flow with the moment, and work on making a difference in a day-to-day matter. You could be much more in tune with a project than you realize. Tonight: In the limelight.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Laugh and be more playful with others; encourage them to see the full dimension of their personalities. Opportunities stem from brainstorming with associates. Be careful with your word choice when explaining where you are coming from. Tonight: Have fun wherever you go.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You could be out of sync as you try to resolve a problem with someone else. This person might not be up for a discussion, and will want to think through the issue on his or her own. Consider your options carefully before deciding how to proceed. Tonight: Stay close to home.

Born today: Comedian Jeff Dunham (1962), comedian Conan O’Brien (1963), actress Hayley Mills (1946)