by Jill Goodman

TODAY: Exhibit (or cultivate) grace under pressure or when dealing with unexpected developments. Random disruptions to the “authorized” plan will turn out for the best and – at the risk of sounding like Positive Thinking 101 – shifts that occur are intended to escort you away from those set-ups, arrangements, thought patterns, or belief systems that no longer do the job towards those that can and will - and will by the shortest possible route.

YOUR BIRTHDAY: As difficult as relinquishing “control” over a situation or outcome may be, your program for managing it is apparently in (dire) need of some tweaking or editing, even if in your humble opinion that’s utter codswallop. However, inasmuch as you’ve already ignored myriad hints to this effect, the planets are giving you one last call to voluntarily hand it over before they move into mandatory mode.

Aries Sunday, April 20, 2014
Jupiter, the planet of abundance, is opposing Pluto, the planet of manipulation. Potential topics: You and yours, or household, residential, family, social, professional or partnership arrangements. Btw: The cooler and more unflappable you are in response, the less likely this is to turn into a three-ring circus.
Taurus Sunday, April 20, 2014
Even if you’re being fully and legitimately provoked, hold they fire and thy demands. With OTT Jupiter and potent Pluto opposing each other, asking anyone to relinquish their position (even politely) is likely to engender the same sort of acquiescence and cooperation one might associate with a hungry hyena being asked to relinquish a turkey drumstick.
Gemini Sunday, April 20, 2014
You may want to just grab your latest craft project, saunter over to the sidelines and sit this one out. Jupiter is opposing Pluto, and given your aversion to unpleasantness and publicity, it’s totally acceptable to take a pass (“no thank you, I had one for breakfast”) on any power struggles in which you’re being invited to partake.
Cancer Sunday, April 20, 2014
Don't force a family, real estate or personal issue, even if the latest scientific proof clearly demonstrates that you're 100% right. The resulting debate would likely put two punch-drunk boxers to shame, and – adding insult to injury – you may not even end up with the outcome that you’re looking for.
Leo Sunday, April 20, 2014
If your intuition is nudging you in the ribs (or kicking your leg underneath the table) don’t just power through the feeling as though nothing untoward is occurring. With excessive Jupiter opposing extreme Pluto, ignoring a sizable warning signal (or detour sign saying "bridge washed out ahead") is unlikely to lead to good times.
Virgo Sunday, April 20, 2014
Abundant Jupiter and influence-peddling Pluto are opposing each other, and you could be convinced that you should issue ultimatums and make demands, particularly over shared emotional or economic arrangements. It isn’t a good idea today, and it likely won’t be tomorrow either, but if you’re not in the mood for direction, feel free to test the waters yourself (psst: don't).
Libra Sunday, April 20, 2014
Jupiter, the planet of “more more more more” is opposing Pluto, the planet of “slash and burn.” Nice, huh? Therefore, the chances of authoring an accommodation, entente or compromise which is acceptable to all parties are statistically, er, slim, but will improve significantly in 24-48 hours if you can just hold your horses until then.
Scorpio Sunday, April 20, 2014
Instincts are are like Surgeon General's Warning– it's a head's up about a potential problem. And, with not necessarily measured and optimistic Jupiter opposing obstinate overseer Pluto, this is not the moment to brush yours aside. If you’ve ever disregarded a mushy-looking tire only to find yourself having a blow-out on the freeway, you’ll understand and appreciate the reminder.
Sagittarius Sunday, April 20, 2014
Masterful Pluto, the planet of transition (and death-defiance) is having a set to with masterful chieftain Jupiter, the planet of exaggeration. Thus you probably want to think long and hard before drawing a line in the sand, intentionally backing someone into a corner or gratuitously getting in somebody's face (or nuking an arrangement) just because you can.
Capricorn Sunday, April 20, 2014
This is one of those “stay far, far away from clashes over career, personal or relationship issues even if you’re really tempted to engage” instances. Yes, you have exceedingly definite opinions about how it should come down or how others should perform or respond, but right now they do too – and they’d be thrilled to go to the mat over it.
Aquarius Sunday, April 20, 2014
While you are documentably a big believer in keeping the faith, keeping the peace and keeping out of it, the bossy Pluto-Jupiter opposition may test your neutrality (or non-aggression pact) over work, health or emotional matters. Moreover, if you feel that someone is trying to keep you down or impede your progress, heaven help them.
Pisces Sunday, April 20, 2014
Commanding Jupiter and Pluto are having a howling disagreement, most likely over money, love, who can legitimately claim the credit or the best (or most intelligent) allocation of your assets. While you may be inclined to wade in and defend your turf, survey says: It would be much better (and way less messy) if you waited until tomorrow.