Horoscopes: Thursday, April 20, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just because something looks cool doesn't make it cool, but it's half the battle. Your success hangs in the balance of a kind of seduction. Give equal weight to style and content for the win.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be pleased by the logical nature of today's challenges; a solvable puzzle lies before you. Each solution will be the first clue to the next problem.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you keep making allowances, you'll bankrupt the project, fall short of the goal, or possibly not even move the needle at all. So be strict.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You won't be able to keep yourself from fear. If you tell yourself to relax and calm down, it will only make you more anxious. Invite the fear in. Make room for it; make friends with it. Fear will soon dissipate and lose its power.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The dancer believes the soul is exposed in the dance. The artist believes it's in the lines; the writer reads it in words. Today, you'll see the soul revealed in daily life and gain deep insights.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The more you have to talk yourself into something, the stronger the likelihood is that it's a terrible idea. At best, it's a waste of time .

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You thought about it in a radical way back when you were new. Now that you're experienced, you understand the nuances and will hold a more conservative viewpoint.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Reciprocity is a tenet you live by. If you won't be able to return a favor, you won't take anyone up on it in the first place. Just remember that you don't always have to give back the same thing, just something of equal value.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What's unfair to one person is unfair to all. Standing up for another person's rights is standing up for your own. Those who lack empathy will prove in the long run poor company.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Of your many dreaded dangers, very few are reasonable; even fewer are probable. Quite likely, the number of these fears that will come to anything is approximately zero.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You like to do good works anonymously. Charitable acts are humble acts. If it has to be publicized, it's more a matter of pride and identity-shaping than heart and generosity.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It does seem to be the case that, on certain days, your chances of winning the game are the same whether your play or not. However, that's not the point. Play. Winning isn't everything.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 20). You've a playful heart this solar journey, but you'll still get some serious business accomplished over the next 10 weeks. New people enter your personal life, and you'll participate in a lot of teamwork. There's a creative venture in July and travel in October. This is not a year for financial risk. Save instead. Cancer and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 30, 25, 50 and 11.

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