Horoscope: April 5, 2017

Birthdays: Pharrell Williams, 44; Mike McCready, 51; Mitch Pileggi, 65; Agnetha Faltskog, 67.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take the plunge and get going. What you do will far exceed talking about what you plan to do. Look at your objectives and simplify your plans.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Anxiety will set in if you let the little things get to you. Give others the freedom you expect to be given in return.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Bring about positive changes. Get involved with a partner or join a group that shares your values and goals.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t feel the need to donate to a cause just because someone else does. Pick and choose where your money goes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your emotions will get the better of you if you let someone’s rhetoric coax you into a debate. Your best defense is to take action, not face off in a verbal war that will only make matters worse.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Not everyone will be open and forthright with you. Don’t let someone’s big dreams persuade you to take part in a risky venture.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Partnerships look promising if you are willing to compromise and support one another. A practical approach to financial spending will spare you the stress of unnecessary debt

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put your emotions on the backburner before they get you into trouble. Speaking up about how you feel or what your plans are will not end well.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stay focused on what’s important to your advancement. Don’t let personal matters or an unstable relationship with someone cloud your vision.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be careful when dealing with partners or while traveling with people who have a different perspective than you. It’s important to be respectful of others’ beliefs, but that doesn’t mean you should become a follower.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Emotions will surface if you don’t agree with the protocol being enforced at work or within your peer group. Don’t feel pressured to take part in something you don’t agree with.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You might want to reconsider your vocational goals. Don’t let an uncomfortable situation lead to making an untimely professional move.