Your Daily Horoscope | Thursday, April 30

30 Apr

Aries | March 21 - April 19

Showing off may not have the effect you desire. If you want to gain fame and acclaim for creative work, you simply need to be authentic. Resorting to gimmicks could end up backfiring on you. Besides, you always fare best when wearing your heart on your sleeve. Whether you’re angry, sad, or hopelessly in love, say it in your work. People will respond powerfully to your courageous choice to be vulnerable. Furthermore, an original moneymaking idea you have may be worth pursuing. There may not be a template for what you’re doing, which makes the project even more exciting.

Taurus | April 20 - May 20

A relative could be a bit severe with you, making you feel a bit defensive or resentful. Today is not the day to resolve your differences. Instead, turn your attention to domestic activities that bring you joy. Cooking, gardening, and decorating can cultivate peace; it's possible there's nothing you love more than creating things of beauty with your own two hands. As the day winds down, you may be even more strongly convinced that expressing your artistic side is your life’s purpose. Stock up on supplies and get to work on a project that reflects who you truly are.

Gemini | May 21 - June 20

Instead of bragging about your accomplishments, let your work speak for itself now. If you’re interviewing for a job, list your achievements in order of their importance and be prepared to discuss them. Be calm, direct, and honest when describing things that you have done, prizes you have won, and goals you’ve reached. Your matter-of-fact attitude will make a good impression. Later this evening, you’ll welcome a chance to unplug from screens and float away on a cloud of daydreams. Drifting off to sleep will feel magical.

Cancer | June 21 - July 22

Your bank balance isn’t a reflection of your worth. If money has been a concern recently, try doing things that deepen your appreciation of life. Nothing attracts wealth like an attitude of gratitude. Calling up a friend, perfecting a recipe, or learning a new skill can remind you that life is beautiful. At that point, the work and business opportunities you seek may arrive. This evening, jumping on a conference call with philanthropic friends could be the start of something that benefits your community. By giving, you may end up receiving tenfold in return.

Leo | July 23 - August 22

Although you might crave fame and acclaim, it’s time to shine the spotlight on one of your colleagues today. Someone high up has been working hard to make the company more equitable, so try to give credit where credit is due. These days, it’s unusual to see people in power rewarding staff that are operating on the front lines. By not begrudging this person, you put yourself in the position to be noticed, which could boost your professional reputation. Don’t be surprised if you’re offered a raise or promotion as a thanks for your warm words.

 Virgo | August 23 - September 22

It’s possible you’re feeling the effects of isolation. At times like these, it’s incredibly important to connect with others in any way possible. It doesn't matter whether you Skype with an old friend, contribute to an online forum, or send an e-mail to your favorite relative. The key is to get the social ball rolling. The more outgoing you are today, the less alienated you will feel. Another effective way to feel better is getting a virtual change of scenery. You don't need to leave your home to feel liberated.

Libra | September 23 - October 22

Meeting friends’ demands might be exhausting you. You love being of service to others, but there comes a point where you have nothing left to give. Grant yourself permission to have some fun, even if it means putting your social life on the back burner. You’ve been blessed with tremendous artistic talent. Making more time for painting, writing, or crafting can restore your equilibrium. The moment you turn your back to the darkness and move toward the light, you put yourself back on the path to harmony.

Scorpio | October 23 - November 21

If you’re not getting the attention you crave at work, find another source of fulfillment. Your flair for drama could prompt you to dive head-first into a creative endeavor of some kind. Whatever medium fills you with excitement is worth pursuing today; you don’t have to earn a living from art to be fulfilled by it. The more joy this work brings to you, the easier it will be to attract an appreciative audience. Be gracious to someone who heaps you with compliments. You will have earned this praise.

Sagittarus | November 22 - December 21

If you've been worrying about how you appear to others, today is the time to drop that hurtful habit. By allowing yourself to make mistakes, it will be much easier to learn a skill or absorb important information. You have a natural intelligence that makes you a quick learner, but studying and doing your research are still essential components to mastery. If you want to use this knowledge to improve your job prospects, take every opportunity to make connections. Right now, who you know is just as important as what you know.

Capricorn | December 22 - January 19

Looking to others for approval is a losing proposition today. Instead, cultivate contentment from within the depths of your soul. If that means leaving a situation that is making you miserable, cutting a toxic relationship out of your life, or breaking a bad habit, so be it. Dropping what no longer serves you allows you to undergo a personal transformation. Some people might not understand, but don’t let their disapproval keep you from doing what is best for you. You know what's right in your heart, and that's all that matters.

Aquarius | January 20 - February 18

It’s time to confront a source of trouble, even if it means having a tense conversation. It's possible you're no longer willing to ignore someone who has been taking credit for your work or eating up all your emotional energy. Don't be afraid to stand your ground and be firm in your stance. A loved one may even breathe a sigh of relief after you’ve stood up for yourself. They’ve been urging you to put an end to this nonsense. Mark this victory with a celebration at home this evening.

Pisces | February 19 - March 20

If your health has been lagging, give yourself a break. Put your to-do list on the back burner and give your body the rest it craves. Sleeping late, soaking in a hot bath, and enjoying a movie marathon will give you a chance to recharge your batteries. If you’re worried about your work situation, you may not need to any longer. It will be much easier to attract the paying opportunities you desire when you feel good about your place in the world, so take a moment today to talk to someone who never fails to lift your spirits. 

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