Horoscope for April 18, 2014

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Today’s Birthday (04/18/14). Happiness lies abundantly along your path this year. Partnership and finances get a six-month boost from this month’s eclipses. Travel cautiously and secure gains before May 20. Summer adventures delight. After August, fun with family and friends takes the spotlight. October’s eclipses impact self-discovery and shared resources. Apply your creative talents to projects that contribute to the common good. Communicate love.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

— Today is a 7 — Abandon bickering and rumors and save time. Don’t gamble or take risks (other than creatively). Travel could be tempting, to study a new view. Inspiration comes from dreams. Use it to create something of beauty. Friends want to play. Let another take the lead.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — Let a female do the talking. Women have extra power today. Accept help and advice from friends (including powerful women). You can create a breakthrough in shared finances. Take a bow, and stash it away, except what you need for a celebratory meal.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — Find a creative new way to express your love. Include beautiful elements. You’re making an excellent impression. Let your partner make the first move. Previous plans come together. Together you go farther and have more fun. Invite, recognize and give thanks.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 7 — A dream changes your waking direction. Creative work pays well and satisfies. Check your instinct by asking direct questions to get at the facts. Push beyond your old limits. Devote to your career. A female supports your schedule. Talk it over, and work together.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Teach as you learn. Dreams show the path, and careful steps avoid pitfalls. Ignore distractions. Encourage female participation for a breakthrough in the game. Explore new romantic ideas. Use some of the money you’ve been saving. Beautiful results blossom.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Dismiss an illusion at work. List problem areas. Technology upgrades help. Listen to your partner’s ideas, and collaborate. Giving in to outrageous requests pays well. Clear junk at home before your blind date. Consider crazy ideas. Enjoy mad romance.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  

Today is a 7 — You’re especially clever, and words come easily. Don’t try to explain an unfinished project. Find original ways to cut costs. Personal charisma works in your favor. You love the people you’re meeting. Put your heart into your studies, and keep upgrading skills. Learn from everyone.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Invest in technology at work. An excellent bargain pops up. Take a giant step that leads to profits. Do the math to estimate payback time. Consider functionality and beauty. A loved one has a brilliant idea. Build romance, and spark some attraction. It’s getting exciting.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 6 — A trick you tried doesn’t work. Question odd facts. Stick to practical solutions, and avoid long-shot ideas. Don’t rely so much on logic. Think about alternative routes. Use your personal charisma and charm. If necessary, you can call on friends for support. Relax with family.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 6 — Consider options carefully, and make an amazing discovery. Double-check the data. Gain a treasure, and spend next to zero. Repay a favor. You and a partner collaborate for shared benefits backstage. Your past work speaks well for you. You’re on fire.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 6 — Postpone fantasies… ensure a solid base before adding on. Choose what you want to help create. You’re on a roll… still, a moment of consideration saves hours of effort. With excellent party conditions, blowing off steam appeals. Give in to invitations with friends.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 6 — Choose the next topic of study. Follow through on an interesting suggestion, and provide what’s needed. Abandon an old limitation to claim new freedom. Things are not always as expected. Get help from a female. Meditation soothes your spirit, mind and body.