Horoscopes: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When they say, "the strong one" or "the one you can always count on," who pops to mind? This person needs more attention and love than you might have guessed. It's worth a call today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Maybe your hopes for the situation are a bit unreasonable, but don't give them up yet. In archery and such pursuits, aim above the target to hit the goal.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The emotional terrain before you is uncharted. But you have the toughness of an explorer, so you can brave these wild hills, dark but full of diamonds.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Set down the remote. The entertainment in your personal life will render other drama superfluous. Bonus: Tonight brings spontaneous excitement.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The old-school wisdom that you should not trouble another person for what you can do yourself flies in the face of effective management. Bottom line: You will not reach your full potential while taking on every task yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have an important moment coming up. Practice to the point where the desired result is automatic. If this doesn't calm your nerves, don't worry too much. The best training for getting over nerves is being nervous.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). No one is untouched by her community and environment. Volunteer or join your efforts with those around you. You'll feel the good thoughts and intentions of those present.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's said that living well is the best revenge, but why wait until you're retaliating to start living well? Begin now for no reason except that you deserve excellent self-care and that it benefits all.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Friends will say nice things to you. Good friends will also say harsh things to you if such things will benefit you in the long run - at least, they'll tell you when you have spinach in your teeth.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Is there some higher morality than the one that feeds social stability, justice, and peace? It's a subject of debate today, yet "the people's good is the highest law." - Cicero

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some will keep score, but it's a waste of time. And don't be too worried about who gets the last laugh - as long as everyone laughs at some point, the comedy of life is playing out as it should.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Luxuries are nothing to be embarrassed about, as long as they are paid for. Some say that just being in the world is a luxury. What responsibility do you assume for the trade?

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 19). The worries go away. All that was blocking your signal will move out. In May, the love you feel for someone will make you bold. Follow through with spontaneous ideas: Go big. What you do to make another person remember you will be how you remember yourself. A fine mess turns into an opportunity of a lifetime in July. Cancer and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 20, 16, 21, and 33.