Horoscope: April 20, 2017

Birthdays: Joey Lawrence, 41; Carmen Electra, 45; Jessica Lange, 68; Ryan O’Neal, 76.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Control what’s going on instead of initiating change. It’s important to know where you are headed before you take a step in any one direction.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll be encouraged to follow when you should be leading. Don’t feel like you have to use force to get your way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for any opportunity to expand your knowledge and insight into situations that can influence your position or your reputation. Short trips, meetings and exploring what’s available will help you get over emotional matters.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be tempted to get involved in something that excites you, but before you do, make sure you can afford the emotional and financial burden that comes along with the offer.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Problems will arise if you make impulsive moves regarding relationships. Take a step back and listen to what others have to contribute.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An opportunity will come from an unexpected source. Be willing to take on something extra if you want to bring about the changes that can help you get ahead.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get involved in events that you can share with the people you enjoy being with the most. Fraternizing with people who challenge you mentally and stimulate you emotionally will lead to new beginnings.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Work at home or do your best to avoid a situation that will require you to reveal information you aren’t ready to discuss.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take initiative and do your best to bring about personal changes that will bolster your skills, knowledge and future plans.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look for any opportunity to broaden your knowledge or to gain information that can stop you from making a poor choice.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Emotions will surface just as an opportunity or unexpected gift comes your way. Look at the big picture and you will be able to balance the good with the bad.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If your emotions are telling you one thing and someone you love is telling you another, you need to rethink what’s going on in your personal life.