Horoscopes: April 17, 2017

Birthdays: Rooney Mara, 32; Jennifer Garner, 45; Liz Phair, 50; Sean Bean, 58.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You have the drive to surpass anyone or anything that gets in your way. Stay focused and head for the finish line.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Learn all you can and pay attention to what others do and say. Don’t put your health at risk trying to keep up with someone who is careless or into things that can be harmful to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Search for new opportunities. Get involved in events that will present you with a chance to engage in interesting conversations with people who see things differently.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Iron out any differences and move forward. Let your creative mind take over and you will come up with alternative solutions to a pending partnership problem.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Carefully consider any changes you want to make. Think with your head, not your emotions. A vocational mistake will be difficult to reverse.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Set up your plan of attack and make a big splash. You’ve got what it takes to attract support and recognition using your skills and your ability to make things run smoothly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Tone things down and turn inward. You cannot win a debate if you aren’t fully prepared and in the right state of mind.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Learn from past mistakes and don’t reveal information that might be used against you. Hone your skills and learn all you can about the ideas and projects that interest you the most.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick to your job and aim to finish what you start. Don’t take on too much or incorporate unnecessary ideas if you want to avoid criticism.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ask questions, share thoughts and ideas and you’ll come up with positive plans that can improve your relationships and the way you live.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t give up when an investigation will help you understand a discrepancy that has developed. Once you find out the best way to respond, you will find it much easier to put one foot in front of the other.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Offer consistency and reliability and you will be considered for a promotion. Don’t let your past determine what you can do now.