Horoscope: April 17, 2016

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Shelley Von Strunckel April 17, 2016

Aries | March 20 – April 19

Obviously, reviewing complex arrangements is tedious. Tempting as it is to put them off, tackle these now. True, these changes are ongoing, which means this is one of many such reviews and, worse, this is distracting you from other, more appealing, activities. Still, what you learn will be incredibly useful in the future.

Taurus | April 20 – May 20

As a Taurus and somebody ruled by the gracious Venus, you regard the ability to be pleasant in the face of even very difficult situations as a virtue. This is especially important now. Not only are the issues you’re dealing with sensitive, certain individuals need reassurance everything will come out well.

Gemini | May 21 – June 20

Tempting as it is to insist certain plans are worth pursing, back up your thoughts with hard facts. Things are moving swiftly, and if what you think is true turns out to be wrong, it will cause problems for you and for others. What you double-check now will save time later.

Cancer | June 21 – July 22

Saying farewell to a long cherished arrangement may seem sad. But in many cases this isn’t an ending as much as it’s about rethinking this and other as important agreements and alliances. Every once in a while you need to conduct a major clear out. That exactly what you’re doing now.

Leo | July 23 – August 22

Sometimes you ignore the irritating ideas or actions of others, partly because they aren’t that bothersome. But, also, you’d rather not face the dramas that even mentioning these would trigger. Since this is only getting worse by the day, you’ll have to speak up eventually. Sooner is better than later.

Virgo | August 23 – September 22

In a few days, the Sun moves into the most inquisitive portion of your chart. This begins a month-long cycle of exploration. While, often, this will be for the fun of it, frequently you’ll realise how beneficial the ideas you’re learning about would be if applied to certain areas of your life.

Libra | September 23 – October 22

It’s rare that you, as a diplomatic Libra, are so annoyed you feel you must have the last word. While your irritation with one particular individual is understandable, they don’t listen to what anybody says, including you. Thus, your battle to have the final say is completely, and utterly pointless.

Scorpio | October 23 – November 21

Don’t be surprised if you’re on edge. The circumstances around you are changing, some dramatically, and thus, so must your plans and priorities. Disruptive as having to rethink things seems now, within a few days you’ll realise why certain of these changes were long overdue, and will be relieved you made them.

Sagittarius | November 22 – December 21

Few things cause you greater pain than to tell somebody there’s no chance they can carry on with plans that they want, or intend, to do. You hate being restricted so do all you can to avoid such situations with others. Still, what’s being suggested is unwise or, possibly, risky.

Capricorn | December 22 – January 19

While facts are undeniably facts, at the moment the gift of tact is more important than ensuring everybody has the correct information. Although you’re unaware of it, someone is struggling and in no state to battle for what should be theirs. Focus on them and their needs. The rest can wait.

Aquarius | January 20 – February 17

Usually conversations are about an exchange of ideas. At the moment, however, don’t be surprised if others seem determined to do a lot of talking and listen very little. While, initially, you might be bored, if not irritated, you’ll soon realise how important it is that somebody actually hears them.

Pisces | February 18 – March 19

By no means have you intended to be secretive. However, you simply didn’t realise that certain facts that seemed of little importance to you were crucial to others. Discuss the matter in question in depth and you’ll understand why they’re pivotal. Better yet, in the future, you’ll also know what’s significant.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2016.