Horoscope: April 23, 2017

Birthdays: Dev Patel, 27; Jaime King, 38; Jonathan Ruckman, 48; George Lopez, 56.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your changeable attitude will make it difficult for others to know exactly what you want. Your ability to use the element of surprise will work in your favor when negotiating.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Surprise everyone with your knowledge, actions and ability to take over. Expect someone to use persuasive tactics to influence you in a negative way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Something positive will sprout out of a negative situation if you are honest. Lay your cards on the table.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Assess your plans and intentions and pick out the most prominent. Concentrating on what brings you the highest return will pay off in terms of recognition.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let an opportunity to get ahead turn into a loss. If you want to invest in someone or something, let it be yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen carefully and offer solutions that are respectful of everyone involved. It’s how you present what you want that will determine the outcome.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Use your voice to fight your battles. Don’t jeopardize your health or physical well-being just to prove a point.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do things that bring you joy. Getting involved in events that everyone in the family can enjoy will help stabilize your relationships.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Ease into changes with caution. How you present what you have to offer and the alterations you want to make will determine whether or not you are going to be able to fulfill your dreams.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Bask in the glory you have created. It’s time to celebrate and decide what you want to do next and with whom. Love, romance and plans that will bring you closer to loved ones are encouraged.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider who is trustworthy and who isn’t. Some of the information you receive will be deceiving.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get involved in something that makes you feel good and you will meet people who you find mentally stimulating. Take on a challenge that will encourage you to make personal improvements that will ensure better health.