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Horoscope: April 17

Aries (March 21-April 19): The style of communication you grew up with may not be right for today’s circumstances. Tune into social subtleties, especially having to do with humor.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): It is not your intention to “fit in.” Perhaps that’s why you do it so easily. You’re so comfortable being you that people want to align with you and keep you on their team.

Gemini (May 21-June 21): You are tempted by a quick fix, but don’t do it unless you’re sure. Examine all of your options first.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): Your family is funny. You know this already, but the point will be proved again. Go for the maximum interaction you can have with your next of kin today.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Like all of the best people, you are easily amused. Curiosity is a sign of intelligence. You’ll ask questions of your loved ones, colleagues and even perfect strangers. For the most part, others will be honored by your interest.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The connection you feel with your loved ones will raise your mood, boost your self-esteem and maybe even heal your body. Engage in activities that will bond you to loved ones.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Seek situations and people that encourage you to work and play harder than usual.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Before you become a part of a group, determine why it is a group in the first place. What are the common bonds and values? If these are qualities you can applaud, you’re on your way to belonging.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You used to have a sacred place to go where you felt connected to all things. It’s time to return there or find a new spot. Spiritual practice may be exactly what you need to get back into balance.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are willing to give up certain individualistic needs for the greater good. You will be working with others to ensure the strength and dominance of your group.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People are finally starting to realize that you’re hilarious. You don’t always smile when you deliver a joke, which is one reason why your best ones sometimes sail right over their heads.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You know you are important in the lives of those you love. Your involvement ebbs and flows. Right now it is flowing, and you will continue to be in great demand for the next three weeks.

Today’s birthday (April 17): You have wisdom to impart to your loved ones, and they will see you as a respected leader. In the next three weeks, you’ll receive news that favorably affects your family. June is your chance to use your talent and shine. A financial bonus comes in September. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 19, 27, 20 and 10.

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


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