Horoscopes: Monday, April 24, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Maybe your worldview isn't exactly a pleasant one today, but it's worth sharing because it's real. You couldn't make these things up if you tried.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're grateful for your mistakes. They make you a more compassionate person, for starters. Also, because you got something wrong once, you're able to get it right this time around.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are a few roles up for grabs in today's scenario. First, decide who you want to be. Then act. Once you cast yourself, it will be hard to change roles.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You treat your love (or potential love) as an equal. This is the key to your success in relationships. "Equal" isn't "same." You respect differences and value them appropriately.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your connection to an older person will be a highlight of the day. You'll be creatively inspired by the traditions, manners, and ways of doing things that have changed over the years.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Once you put your mind to it, you'll be brimming with ideas for creating fun times with your loved ones. This is a worthy mental exercise, especially if you follow through on a few and bring a camera.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A soul's cry isn't heard with the ears so much as the heart. You'll extend yours today as you listen past what a loved one is saying and to the meaning of it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The reason you wrap a gift instead of just handing it over naked is that thoughtful presentation and slow reveals add excitement to our interactions. Don't skip the ritual. Add to it instead.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There will be many factors acting on your decision-making today. You'll be motivated by a sense duty, driven by your own desires, and intrigued by the chance for political gain.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll be tempted to let lethargy win, sleep late or take a nap. The thing is, you'll only awaken feeling less vital. Get moving instead. A sweat-inducing activity will kick-start your energy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Ask any practitioner of psychometry; things don't have to be living to have a pulse. Objects have vibes. And if the energy of your things (namely, having too many of them) is cluttering your mind, a purge will free you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Above all, you desire to offer the others something of value. It's why you're careful not to fall into the attention-seeking traps of our narcissistic age. Modesty and service are your callings of the day.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 24). This solar return will be like a perfect travel day - every aspect of the journey seems luck-laced and pleasant, including your arrival at what turns out to be a completely unintended destination. Romantic highs: May and October. September aligns your emerging talents with professional opportunities. Sagittarius and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 41, 5, 29, 33 and 12.