Horoscopes: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Labels help us to get organized and make sense of our world. But labels never completely define anything, especially a person. Today's cosmic question: Are you overidentifying with a label?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The pulsing movement of life is like a rushing river today and you really can't help but go with the flow. If you happen not to like where the flow is going, however, there will be shallow spots in which you can get off the raft.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You want the award not because it's an honor, but because doing what it takes to get there, then knowing that it's where you deserve to be is a fulfilling consciousness to live inside.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Someone you want to emulate is coming into the picture and may possibly mentor you. Be on the lookout and doing your best to communicate where you are and where you want to go.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sociability and joy are predicted for the day. People who make you happy are close at hand. You have all you need to do your work and be effective. Life is good.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). An issue is ready to be addressed and resolved so that you can move on. You may feel a push at your back, perhaps jarring, but what's needed to get this going.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The high quality you bring to your work isn't an accident. You do this with your intention for excellence and commitment to finding the most intelligent route.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll say no a number of times today. This is the only way to stay focused, protect what you have, and keep on track. Of course, "no" doesn't necessarily mean "never."

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Others find it hard to notice what's right before their eyes. You see it: the smallness of it, the depth, what it means. Point out what you see. They may not get it today, but someday. . . .

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's something a little bizarre about this "normal" situation. Indications are that the game may be rigged. Don't try to win. Don't try to understand. Just try your best.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have a way about you that people like very much. They feel that you get them. They feel more awake around you, and they also feel they've fallen under your spell.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The "What if?" chain is likely to visit your thoughts today. Combat it with: "So what?" This simple retort will help you deflect anxiety.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 12). It's your year to take a position you once envied and decide if it's all you thought it would be. Over the next 10 weeks, you provide excellent services and therefore make bank. You'll reconsider past ways of spending, and make a new plan in June. A big celebration comes in August. A change of location is featured, too. Capricorn and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 30, 21, and 11.