Horoscope: April 17, 2021


By Tamia Banks

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini until 3:25 p.m., when the Moon enters Cancer.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 17, 2021:
Inventive, ardent and outrageous, professional challenges get your juices flowing. This year, you create excitement with a new project. Remember to ask for assistance if you need it. Your income stream continues to flow. Keep your finances in a safe account. Step up your exercise plan with a trainer or a guide. If single, travel in circles with like-minded people. If attached, make date nights a priority. PISCES enchants you.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)


Friends could ask your opinion about something that you’d rather not talk about. You are honest and direct, but that can backfire. Switch the topic and divert the discussion. Take an exercise routine up a notch. Tonight: Family fun and games.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)


Today is earmarked for creating a family budget. Be prepared for a lengthy discussion revolving around which items you need and which you can live without. Buy pastries or bake your own to sweeten the day. Tonight: Time to socialize.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)


Harmony is today’s keyword. Avoid unpleasant situations and conversations. Organize an outing with a group of friends. Bypass responsibilities for the day. Getting out of town could be the change of scenery you all need. Tonight: Wind down with romance.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)


Take a break from nonstop mental activity. Create a photo album that makes the perfect gift. Take out a sketch book or musical instrument. Revive an artistic interest or talent that made you happy. Try to recapture that emotion. Tonight: Check your email.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)


Spend quality time with a special friend you haven’t seen in a while. Share memories that make you both sad and happy. Record your conversations so you can listen to them again. Make this day one to remember. Tonight: Home cooking.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)


Tie up loose ends from the week but don’t spend too long on it. Switch gears and use your mind in other ways. Browse the web, catch up on email and clean out your inbox. Tonight: Binge a series you missed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)


Think about that vacation or weekend getaway you deserve to take. Browse travel websites for bargains. There may be great deals for destinations you never considered until now. Thinking about it will set it in motion. Tonight: Experiment with spices.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)


Sign up for a race, marathon or team sport that pushes you beyond your comfort zone. Notify friends and relatives so they can cheer you on. Give someone you love undivided attention. Together you can solve a mystery. Tonight: Feeling content.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)


There may be an unexpected change of plans that works in your favor. Go out with your favorite person and do whatever makes you happy. Hold off on deep conversations. Be supportive. Kindness allows relationships to grow. Tonight: Imagining the future.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)


Speak your truth in a way that does not hurt anyone. You may have to leave things out of the conversation. Share healthy eating tips with friends or an online group. Nourishing recipes set you on the right path. Tonight: Dinner guests.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)


Use your imagination today and see where it takes you. Snap photos of things you love most. Take an excursion to a farm or zoo. Animals and children will put a smile on your face. Tonight: Engage in a stimulating dialogue.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)


Organize a family meeting to map out travel plans. If everyone is on a different page, you will act as mediator. Finding a destination that has something for everyone will do the trick. Tonight: Zoom with children and grandchildren.

Born today: Writer Thornton Wilder (1897), actor William Holden (1918), actress Rooney Mara (1985)