Horoscope: April 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Though your emotions defy control, you are excellent at managing them. Those who encourage you to share your feelings are the best people to include in your plans.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You realize that in the course of life much will happen that you can't control. You have a talent for taking things in stride, and it adds a lot to your likeability factor today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be settling balances and claiming what's yours. If you don't do it now, you may lose valuable opportunities.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are excited about the future, but you don't waste too much time gazing at distant horizons. Do the work, and your hopes for tomorrow will be realized soon enough.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You and nature are on the same side. What you instinctively feel like doing for another person will be the best move of all. Tonight brings a healing sleep.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Instead of looking at each move you make as positive or negative, look at the larger pattern. You're in the game, doing all you can to play well. That's what matters.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are some kinds of attention that are not good for people. Instead of filling a vacuum, they create one. Show admiration, but temper it. Refrain from putting anyone on a pedestal.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your livelihood will be enhanced by what you learn to do. You won't find what you need to learn in a book. Fortunately, what you can't learn from study you can learn from observation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You know you have talent and ability, but you still need to hear other people acknowledge it. Their acknowledgement will be a reinforcement if ever your confidence should dip.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's not your fault that a loved one doesn't understand you. Most people would understand you perfectly. If you want your loved one to understand, you'll have to change your way of communicating.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's not entirely true that "those who can't do, teach." The best teachers both "do" and "teach," as you'll learn today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Connecting with people depends on choosing the right thing to focus the conversation on. But if you can't decide what the "right thing" is, settle on something that makes you happy.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 12). You are important in the lives of friends, and they'll demonstrate this over the next seven weeks. Your savvy social skills help to advance your career in May. A high-profile VIP figures into the action, too. June brings old relationships back to haunt you, and July features a renewal of love, complete with a romantic atmosphere. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 22, 48 and 14.