Horoscope today: Your daily guide for Wednesday, 17 April, 2024

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Aries (March 20 – April 19)

Few things annoy you more than being short of facts, so much that you don’t even know what questions to ask about certain increasingly tricky situations. Actually this is destiny guiding you, as an often impatient Aries, to take things slowly. This ensures you’re flexible, enough you can deal with sudden changes.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Recently several individuals have commented on the fact you seem to be taking several bizarre but otherwise innocent issues very seriously. You’ve explained that’s because you know the people involved, and don’t entirely trust their judgement. While you may be right, think twice before you discuss the matter further.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

One of your greatest gifts as a Gemini is your inborn curiosity. You’re always interested in learning about what others are doing, why and what’s next. Be aware, however, that the individuals in question aren’t nearly as inquisitive and you’ll need to explain your ideas, point by point, if not in detail.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Every very once in a while you forget that, fond as you are of certain individuals, they have a tendency to be thoughtless - especially when it comes to the difficulties others are facing. While you’ve suggested you join together to lend a hand to those who are struggling, you’ve been ignored. Still, don’t give up.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Events have cornered you into making changes that only recently you wouldn’t have imagined possible. Consequently, you’re preparing for a battle. For now, back off. Once you’ve learnt more, you’ll spot options that are simpler and will be far more appealing to others - including those who so recently objected to your ideas.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Long ago you realised that others come to you to discuss their own plans, but also to seek advice about their long term arrangements as you make a point of learning from your own mistakes. However, the tables have turned and now it’s you who could use guidance. Listen to what others have to say.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

For you, as a diplomatic Libra, saying a firm no about decisions or plans isn’t just challenging, you worry about upsetting others. While that’s possible, at the moment frank discussions aren’t just important, they’re the foundation on which the plans currently being explored will be based. Be forthright as possible about your views.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You’ve not been dishonest, but avoided mentioning issues you knew would lead to unsettling, if not upsetting, discussions. However, now that these are taking place you’re not only relieved that those once worrying matters have come to light, you’re wondering which others should be revealed as well.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

If what you’re discussing, planning or even doing seems familiar, it’s no surprise. You’re in a period during which certain matters are bound to reappear. Although initially they may seem different, the core issue is the same. And it’s about certain responsibilities you’ve been ignoring. It’s time to focus on these once and for all.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

At the moment, timing isn’t just important, it’s crucial. As a Capricorn you’re ruled by the planet that’s all about such matters, Saturn, so when events call your attention to this side of your life, often it’s about gaining valuable and lasting insights. That’s exactly the case now, which justifies the efforts demanded of you.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 17)

For ages you’ve known that certain familiar elements of your life would have to be rethought, if not be dramatically altered. This isn’t because of your own misjudgement of situations, but changes taking place around you. Plunge in. Once you’re involved, you’ll be fascinated by what’s now available to you.

Pisces (February 18 – March 19)

For ages you’ve feared that the tendency of certain individuals to focus on their goals and objectives - and forget about the impact of their plans on others - would cause problems. At the moment, that’s exactly what’s happening. Tempting as it is to get involved, other priorities really must come first.

If it's your birthday tomorrow...

Usually, the actual birthday is considered a turning point. However, with your ruling planet Mars having been positioned in the most reflective portion of your chart since late March, you’ve been thinking about the past and what needs to be reviewed, if not be forgotten. Tempting as it is to try to keep things as they are, the sooner you say farewell to these the more swiftly the options about to come your way will appear.

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