Horoscope: April 2, 2017

Birthdays: Michael Fassbender, 40; Christopher Meloni, 56; Emmylou Harris, 70; Linda Hunt, 72.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Invite change, but be fully prepared to see matters through to the end. Live life your own way and take on challenges that will help you accomplish your goals.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get involved in current affairs and community events. You can make a difference if you stand up and express your opinions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Say what’s on your mind when dealing with important relationships. Clear the air and make way for better days ahead.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t reveal personal secrets or your intentions unless you are prepared to follow through. Causing problems due to changes going on around you will not solve your problems.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be a participant. Stand up for those less able than you. Do your part and make a difference.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Use incentives to get your way. Your persuasive overtures will make others question whether they can move forward without you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Sometimes love hurts. Don’t let emotional matters spin out of control. A personal affront is likely unintentional.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Explore your options and look for ways to boost your income and lower your overhead. Taking care of personal issues before they escalate is in your best interest.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can bring greater stability to your personal life if you make a commitment or follow through with a promise you made. Working alongside the ones you love will bring you closer together.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your intelligence coupled with your innovative ideas will help you discover talents you didn’t know you had. Indulge in pastimes that bring you joy, knowledge and something to look forward to.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Opportunity is within reach. A moneymaking venture looks promising. Use your ingenuity and work alongside someone who is as inventive and creative as you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll have to rely on common sense and facts in order to avoid an emotional situation at home. Working alongside others will be challenging, but also the quickest route to reaching your goals.