Horoscope: April 19
Aries (March 21-April 19): Turning in good work is a matter of both art and craft. There’s a formula to be aware of. Find out what it is, or refresh your memory of it. If you can follow the formula and rise above it at the same time, you’ve won.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You’ll be whimsically brought together with those who share a common background or interest. This is the kind of occurrence that seems as though it could only be manufactured by fate.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): It would take a small army of people to do everything on your list today. Are you setting yourself up for discouragement by making too many plans and demands? Figure out how to get more time and help.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Aspire to achieve great focus and concentration. Do this not because it proves what a powerful person you are, but because staying involved in your projects and endeavors is better than spinning out into worlds of worry.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You are savvy, that’s for sure — though considering the opinions of another person will make you even more so. Even if you think you have your plans nailed, ask around for different ideas.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re not just a person doing business. You are the business. What are people getting when they hire or invite you, align with your ideas, or buy your goods? Know what you’re selling.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You will get a mysterious package in the mail — an unexpected lunch invitation or a surprise visitor. There’s a tinge of excitement as you experience what you couldn’t have anticipated.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Humor eases the way, and it helps if you tailor the charm to those who will be receiving it. Appropriateness of tone and content is key. When in doubt, say less and smile a lot.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be the one to initiate the cool ideas. Of course, they are only cool in theory — you won’t know for sure unless you test them out. Follow through, and bring a camera. This will be a day for the scrapbooks.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Assess a plan that will help the most people with the least effort and complication. With your calm voice and strong sense of purpose, you’ll be able to move everyone at home toward a common goal.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’re wary of one who asks too many questions and rightfully so. Why the sudden interest? Is this person planning to move onto your turf? Be guarded but not paranoid.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Your intuition is keen — you’re famous for that. Still, you love it when the endings don’t turn out the way you think they will. Today you’ll be delighted by the weird places your plans and projects finally wind up.
Today’s birthday (April 19): You will complete an important cycle over the next 10 weeks and then begin anew with a fresh outlook. June brings a windfall. Developments in your personal life will infuse your work with meaning and passion. June features home renovations. In September, family additions keep everyone on their toes. Cancer and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are 7, 39, 1, 33 and 28.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. Theshould be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/horoscope.