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Daily horoscope for April 17, 2021

Daily Horoscopes
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General Daily Insight for April 17, 2021

Our words and our actions are in harmony today as communicative Mercury makes a sextile with assertive Mars at 3:09 pm EDT. Big-dreaming Jupiter also connects positively with Mercury and Mars, so even the most routine things that we work on seem like they are part of something substantial. Meanwhile, the sensitive Moon collaborates with the whole trio of Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter. Our emotions are in tune with what we are doing, though we may find all the action a little overwhelming.

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Aries

March 21-April 19

You can do a great job promoting yourself today, as you are very articulate about who you are. You are in the mood to assertively pursue connection, and your efforts will be received well by the outside world. If you have things like social media profiles and business cards, check whether they reflect your current identity and update them as needed. If you have been meaning to set up something of that sort for a while, go for it now.

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Taurus

April 20-May 20

Money and ambition can work together on your behalf today. While sometimes you feel like you need to sacrifice one for the other, at this point, your drive to make more money will increase your status, and vice versa. You cannot lose. You may have to think quickly about a new opportunity, but do not make an impulsive decision. Keep your thinking cap on tight and stay in the background, carefully reviewing the details of whatever is being proposed to you.

Gemini

May 21-June 20

You can make a compelling argument in the public sphere today for views that are important to you. You are articulate and able to follow a quickly moving discussion, but beware of becoming a bully. You can come on strong now, especially if you feel like you need to defend yourself against a personal attack. The problem is, you may be perceiving personal attacks where none were intended. Try to get as good at listening as you are at talking.

Cancer

June 21-July 22

You might be moody and irritable today, and the reason could be hard to pin down. It could have to do with an issue related to your ambitions that has been weighing on you. You might feel like you need to work this out by yourself, but you would be better off seeking outside support. Whatever you are struggling with is fixable with help, and others feel invested enough in your success that they are willing to share their resources with you.

Leo

July 23-August 22

If your social life needs revitalization, bringing your intellectual life into it should give it the boost you crave. You are able to communicate what you have been reading and learning in a way that others can understand, but it won’t just be a one-way exchange -- they will find, as you do, that what you have been thinking about serves as a launching point for deeper conversations. What you share with others can strengthen your relationships now, and even help acquaintances grow into close friends.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

An authority figure in your life may seem volatile today, and it is probably in your best interest to try to help them calm down. You have a gift for solving mysteries now, and you might have to use it to get to the bottom of their problem. Most of the evidence, however, will be handed to you if you just hear the person out -- it’s not really a mystery that everyone needs to be heard out sometimes, no matter who they are.

Libra

September 23-October 22

You are looking for both fun and intellectual stimulation today, and you don’t want to do it alone. Learning something new together could be just the thing to refresh an established friendship or romantic relationship that has gotten tired. If you are feeling lonely, though, try a group class online where you have the opportunity to meet people. Conversation will flow easily, so you can find out who you want to talk to more. A connection developed under today’s influences could become significant over time.

Scorpio

October 23-November 21

You have emotional power over others today and you can be successful at getting what you want. Be careful to use this power for good, though, and keep a sense of perspective about what you are using it for, lest you appear as a petty tyrant. If you can convince the people you share space with, at home or anywhere else, that they will benefit directly from the tasks at hand, then you can get a lot done together.

Sagittarius

November 22-December 21

You might feel restless in a relationship, if not in your life in general. You don’t have to go far to change up the pace, though. If you find yourself bickering with a friend or loved one -- especially if you have been spending a lot of time at home with them -- try exploring in or around your town together. Just getting out of the house will refresh your perspective and give you something new to talk about, and you will find more than you expect hiding in plain sight.

Capricorn

December 22-January 19

You want to get a lot done, and you can today, but don't get so pushy about cracking down on your to-do list that you alienate other people. You have to remember that they are humans and not just means to the end of your goals. Your home could be a hotbed of communication, though, and hearing from those close to you will help you maintain perspective and remind you how fortunate you are to have them around.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

It does not take much to entertain you today as your spirit is light and you find random things hilarious. Because laughter is contagious, you even get credit for being funny. Simple things are bringing you joy now, and you have the ability to share that joy with others through witty observations and conversations. You might enjoy being the center of attention, but the greater pleasure will be knowing that you have brought cheer to the people around you.

Pisces

February 19-March 20

You have been sitting on a big dream in private lately, and while it’s not quite time to act on it, you can start thinking about some of the details today. For instance, if the plan is for your dream to ultimately make you money, you may have to figure out how to financially support the beginning of it. If you're considering changes that would affect your family, you'll need to think about how to get them on board. The more planning you do now, the happier you'll be later.

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