Horoscope: April 2

Aries (March 21-April 19): You'll be filled with new ambition to be better than you were. Initiate contact with those who can help you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): It takes effort to put your best look forward. You'll put in the time.

Gemini (May 21-June 21): You have a competitive advantage, but it won't benefit you unless you know what it is. Investigate this now.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): You are compassionate and sensible. You are favored among loved ones for this very reason, and you will be given priority status.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll focus on a new goal. It is not readily apparent how to proceed in this matter. Luckily, you'll be among those who know the best way to move things along.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There are those who look up to you and require your counsel. You sometimes struggle to be the person you ask others to be.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): It's as though you are standing in wet cement. You can get out now on your own accord, but don't stick around any longer, or you'll be stuck.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Often you are automatically given due credit for your contributions. Today you'll have to demand it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Issue invitations, show up bearing gifts, or engage in other acts of kindness. You'll derive pleasure in taking care of the ones who take care of you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The most time-effective way to do a job will not be the fastest way or the way that brings the highest quality. There is a perfect compromise somewhere in between quality and quantity.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You want to make an improvement, but may not be sure how to go about it. There are many cures available to choose from.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): The change you make today will stick because you're doing what's right for you. Others may benefit, but that's not why you'll put in the effort.

Today's birthday (April 2): You'll get the top-rate treatment you deserve this year. In May, you will turn a hobby or personal interest into a moneymaker. In June, you'll find a new audience that really gets what you're doing. September brings renewal and upgrades. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 43, 2, 41 and 15.

Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/mathis


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