Horoscopes: Thursday, April 27, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's a risk you've been considering for some time. This is the breakthrough you've been waiting for. You'll recognize a pattern and make a timely play.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a time for glitz and glamour and a time for slipping under the radar and observing your advantage from that low position. Underplay your next move.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is a difference between acting out of a desire to do what's right and out of fear of repercussions when you do what's wrong. The former builds energy.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You've a talent for carefully organizing chaos. You'll accidentally impress someone with your ability to stay calm.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't have to be brave to do brave things. It's more about acting as a brave person would, and making a habit of that. Follow through time and again. Before you know it, you're the real deal.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're an excellent steward of your resources. Of course, the temptations are few now, but this will change. Take stock of the way you're managing and lay down some rules you can abide by.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're ahead of your time in some way. Table the idea, and then get back in step with the others. When there's an opportunity to use this, you'll be ready to jump. For now it's better to stay in sync.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What would you do if you knew that the best is yet to come? Would you stop worrying and hedging your bets? Would you let go of something substandard in your life? All indications point to... the best really is yet to come!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Act on a whim. There's no guarantee it will turn out as hoped, but even if it doesn't it will be a lot more interesting than if you stuck to the "normal" way. The people around need spontaneity just like you do.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've a pressing desire to live differently. There's no better time to start. Do it today; repeat it tomorrow and the next day and the next. What you do daily will get easier until it's automatic and just part of how you are.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Look for the small improvements. They can make a big difference. Be proud of the little steps; they'll add up. The person who makes slow progress makes progress indeed.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you love what's happening, you'll be enthusiastic on the inside, cool on the outside. When you don't love what's happening (but you know that they do), it's just the opposite.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 27). You've a checklist of things you want to accomplish this year. You'll hit a few, miss a few and stumble into bits of life that make you deeper and more exceptional than any list-worthy qualification ever could. The places you seek in August will inspire a lifestyle change. New friendships lead to work in October. Cancer and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 46, 38, 11, 20 and 26.