by Jill Goodman

TODAY: Yee-haw! You have the energy, authority, power, influence, and persuasiveness to take a venture near and dear to your heart to a whole new level. One housekeeping note, though: Remember the golden rule in your assorted transactions. History suggests that people are not quick to forget when it comes to being elbowed aside, shoved back, shunted to the outside, ignored or otherwise treated like an obstacle to somebody else's progress.

YOUR BIRTHDAY: Play your cards well, and this could be a year when you break through, break out and satisfactorily resolve outstanding questions about your direction that have been a factor for ages. And, if there are a few interesting developments, fireworks or fascinating shifts along the way that necessitate a swift revision of the battle plan: Itís so that your end product will be a veritable masterpiece.

Aries Friday, April 25, 2014
News flash! There isnít a particle of harm in actually attempting something creative or commercial that youíve been considering since Noah was deciding whether mosquitoes and fruitflies would make the cut. The Sun and conceptual Mercury are in harness, encouraging you to convert some of your more intriguing words and/or schemes for your comfort and security into deeds.
Taurus Friday, April 25, 2014
Just think how psyched Midas must have been as he realized that he could turn everything from his breakfast cereal to his slippers into gold. Well, with verbal Mercury converging with the Sun in your reliable sign, youíre in the same great place, and have the wherewithal to convert personal or family situations into precisely what you want.
Gemini Friday, April 25, 2014
According to the Sun-CEO Mercury hook up: You have incredible inner resources and strength of character that you may wish to mobilize immediately regarding a private affair. In fact, you may have a revelation, an epiphany, or discover a way out of a bind that has hitherto been hidden in a cave or otherwise out of sight.
Cancer Friday, April 25, 2014
The time has come to draw a play for furthering your grand design or crowning ambition. The Sun and chatty Mercury are neck and neck, recommending that you assess where you stand at this juncture, and then practically and realistically (yes, that is practically and realistically ...) assess the quality of your strategy for getting there from here.
Leo Friday, April 25, 2014
Forge ahead with plans for fame, fortune and getting the recognition you deserve. Your chief, the Sun, and Mercury are sidebyside, exhorting you to do the necessary to take another step up the ladder of success. [Obviously this is the sort of invitation that you accept immediately instead of checking your availability or debating the merits of rsvpíing.]
Virgo Friday, April 25, 2014
If you are inclined to turn the Sun-Boss Mercury merger to account by attempting to revive an arrangement or affiliation (that you were pretty sure was a dead issue but that you liked a lot nevertheless), you could actually be pleasantly surprised. This may be why the nice lottery people say ďhey, you never know!"
Libra Friday, April 25, 2014
Focus your efforts on your enterprise(s) of choice. The Sun and lively Mercury, the planet of smarts, are close as two peas in a pod, and youíre not only full to the brim with superior (and potentially million-dollar) ideas, some of these might actually work, and have the benefit of getting your picture back on the cover of Vanity Fair.
Scorpio Friday, April 25, 2014
Turn thy fine mind to outstanding partnership predicaments that have been flying under the radar or hovering in the background for a while. The solutions that you devise are likely world class (and apt to pay sizable dividends) even if they canít be immediately implemented due to timing issues, existing commitments, or circumstances beyond your control.
Sagittarius Friday, April 25, 2014
Does the situation call for going into "full speed ahead" mode, or should you take your foot off the gas for a spell? Sun-Mercury is asking, so in the event that you sense that your best strategy is to sit tight and see what comes to light, donít dissuade yourself because conventional (or other peopleís) wisdom advocates a different approach.
Capricorn Friday, April 25, 2014
If you are feeling hopeful and positive about your creativity, prospects and contribution, thank quick-witted Mercury for connecting with the Sun. [Btw: If youíre not Ė or are having a wave of ambivalence Ė check it out. You will easily discover exactly why your battery is running low, and can promptly re-charge it].
Aquarius Friday, April 25, 2014
With clever Mercury conjoining the Sun, devoting attention to real estate, family and household affairs now will reap serious rewards shortly. So continue working diligently on improving conditions for yourself and the ones you love by employing your ingenuity and artistry in a manner that puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
Pisces Friday, April 25, 2014
The Sun and Mercury, the planet of intellect, are staring lovingly into each otherís eyes, once again reminding that if you canít dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with b.s. To capitalize, view this as your cue to pitch your proposal, kill 'em dead, cast a spell of enchantment, talk the broker into waiving his fee, etc.