Horoscope | April 19, 2018

Birthdays: Hayden Christensen, 37; Kate Hudson, 39; James Franco, 40; Ashley Judd, 50.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Knowing what you are up against will be half the battle. Plan to go over and above what anyone else can possibly do in order to get what you want.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Spend time cultivating important relationships. Whether at home or at work, getting along with others will make the difference.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keeping your facts straight will be important if you want to maintain trust and respect. Question anyone asking you to contribute to something that is being hyped.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Someone will use emotional blackmail to get you to make a change or devote time or money to something you know little about. Proceed with caution if anyone asks you to volunteer or to spend money on something you cannot afford.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let your generosity lead to debt. It’s OK to help others, but be sure to put immediate family first.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Someone will mislead you regarding a job opportunity or partnership. Ask questions and stick to facts when discussing matters that can influence your ability to get ahead.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be careful what you share with whom. Discretion will be important if you mix business with pleasure.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t trust anyone else to handle your financial affairs or someone else’s estate. Unusual circumstances revolving around health matters should be taken seriously.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Find an outlet for your imagination. Befriending people you feel have more to offer will give you a sense of belonging.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Friendships and dealing with children and relatives should be handled with care. Each situation will require thought and patience.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider the best way to improve your life. Creating a space to relax will encourage you to spend more time at home.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional situations will fester due to deception or disillusionment. Don’t make assumptions or believe everything you hear.