Horoscopes: Friday, April 14, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The social swirl favors you, in a temperate kind of way. In contrast, some party animals wear themselves out because they miss the secret to a robust social life:

Go home when you're tired.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your purpose will converge with a bit of randomness you can't help but pay attention to. This may involve an exciting someone, and it becomes a part of your shared story.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don't start with what others want from you or who they want you to be, but with what interests and excites you. What they need most (though they might not know it) is to have people around them who are interested and excited.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People will have to come to a decision together. Compromise will either be even better than the original idea each person brought to the table, or it will suit none. Calm communication will be key.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Relationships' ease will have more to do with what's going on outside the relationship. Stressors get lifted today, and the flood of relief makes it so much easier to be present with one another.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be careful not to let your perfectionism keep you from opportunities. Not everything requires such a high level of attention. Often, good enough is good enough.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You find it easy to make rational decisions, unless you are 1) hungry, 2) tired, or 3) emotionally involved. Hungry and tired are easy to remedy. Good luck getting your feelings out of it, though.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The group will be better for your expertise, instinct, and involvement. They may not show you often enough how valuable you are, but they need you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Surrender if it's time, if you've been fighting out of stubbornness and ego instead of principle and purpose, if you're ready to stop resisting where life wants to take you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You will look for what you find, what you beckon for will come to you. Now all you have to do is direct your energy toward loveliness and what you would enjoy in your life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can give only what you've got. Actually, you could borrow to give, but that would be a bad idea. In fact, don't give all you've got. Hold back half. You're going to need a lot more tomorrow.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll wake up and avoid some overblown expectations that are being promoted by parts of our culture in the realm of relationships. You recognize that this hype is toxic to your pursuit of love.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 14). You have a talent for putting people together who fit well, and you'll create scenarios that could never have happened without you. You'll be made an offer that seems so crazy to you, but also quite right. Physical strength and mental stamina will be required for the marathonlike situation in June. You'll be proud and richer for the run. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 4, 30, 19, and 45.