By Holiday Mathis

April 25, 2012 6 min read

Mercury and Pluto bring the differences between young and old to light. If you're in the first group, it's hard to envision the older generation as people who were once your age. But try. If you're in the latter group, think of how you used to cringe at your parent's suggestions. That should give you an ounce of compassion for the under-experienced.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Living large is a frame of mind, as well as a matter of economics. Adventures aren't cheap, but you'll continue on because you have a feeling that in the end, the experience will be worth the cost.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are creative, and your whims will bring magic into your world. So dare to take a flight of fancy. You'll wind up in a fascinating place because you went off on this tangent.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Let people know how you really feel. Be specific. Expressing yourself in euphemistic terms won't communicate what you need from others. Exactness gets your needs met.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). What you believe about life may be true, and it may not be true. Either way, those beliefs are essential to your daily actions, habits, behaviors and attitudes. Decide which beliefs are getting in your way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't always feel the need to take full credit for the marvelous outcomes you create. Sometimes you even give others more credit than they deserve in order to raise morale. This will be one of those times.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're slightly concerned about getting your work done in a timely manner, and friendly distractions abound. Don't let your worries get the best of you or make you edgy. All will unfold perfectly when you relax.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll have a vivid vision of what your life should be, taking into account your desires and inclinations. This may be the idealized version, but it's certainly something to shoot for.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You know enough to continue a project on your own, and yet you do what only the truly savvy would do: ask for more opinions and information. The more you learn the better your work will be.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You don't usually need a lot of outside motivation, but occasionally it makes all the difference. This is one of those occasions. You'll do your best when you're with someone who inspires you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though your to-do list is approximately a zillion items long, you're able to approach things with a jovial, fun-loving mood. It takes a high level of emotional intelligence to maintain this stellar attitude.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You like getting feedback because you know it helps you improve in ways you couldn't have seen on your own. Being able to accept feedback and use it constructively gives you an advantage over your competition.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be near someone you admire, and you'll take notes, probably without realizing it. You'll learn from this person's mannerisms and approach to life, but mostly you'll absorb the general essence of this person.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 25). Enjoy all the fawning and presents you get today! Through the next six weeks, you'll be recognized for your unique qualities and truly novel approach to relationships. You'll bring zesty energy to your work and be noticed and promoted for this. Improvements in your health and fitness happen through June and July. Aries and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 15, 20, 5, 16 and 32.

STRESS AND YOUR SIGN: Each sign is different when it comes to stress. What one sign considers taxing another finds exciting, and tension remedies vary from sign to sign as well. How does your sign deal with the more unnerving aspects of life?

CAPRICORN: GOOD STRESS: Someone has to take the leadership position. Sure, it comes with stressful responsibilities and expectations. And yes, you'll be asked a million crazy questions and will be constantly presented with people's problems as if you were some kind of magician or fairy whose job it is to make everyone happy. But somehow, that doesn't bother you the way it would others. You're an excellent manager, adept at compartmentalizing your duties and keeping things in perspective. And since you'd much prefer to be in charge, the whole bag of issues that comes with leadership falls into the category of "good stress."

BAD STRESS: Capricorn may feel anxious in situations where they have to relinquish complete control to another person — say a pilot or a surgeon. In these instances, Capricorn may need a stress remedy.

STRESS REMEDY: What soothes Capricorn's soul the best is faith, prayer and a connection with a higher power and/or a belief in the goodness of the universe.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Renee Zellweger will soon bring her loveable characterization of Bridget Jones to the big screen again, this time as a mother in the upcoming "Bridget Jones's Baby." Zellweger, who has also showcased her singing chops in many movies, was born when the sun and Mercury were in determined Taurus, ruler of the vocal cords. Her moon is in Leo, the sign of the entertainer.

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