Horoscope: April 17
Aries: You want to be the best, and you will make every effort to occupy the top position.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You want to be the best, and you will make every effort to occupy the top position. If you don't get there today, call it a noble effort regardless of how you place.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Today's project is complicated, with many moving parts. You make it look easy. Your ability to balance several things at once makes you an invaluable asset to your group.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are those who think you should suffer for your art or work. But if you've already suffered through adolescence, consider that you've done enough suffering and take it easy on yourself.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). As you ponder your next move, remember that the investment of education is one that no one can take away from you. Choose your area of study very carefully, and you'll never regret learning.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It will serve you to believe unreasonable things that most people wouldn't consider true. By your thinking, if they haven't been proved false, the possibilities remain.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be dealing in your material assets. Your choice will be between spending, saving or giving of what you have. Keep in mind that each of these choices ends in loss; it's just a matter of timing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Someone has knocked themselves out for you. If you haven't properly shown appreciation for this, do so now, and your personal life becomes instantly stable and fulfilling.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When people make decisions together, there's a chance the result will be a compromise that suits no one. If there's a better way, you'll think of it this afternoon.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Maybe you can judge a book by its cover and a movie by its poster. But you can't judge a book by its movie. You'll have the choice of a long journey or the shortcut that gives a mere taste of the whole experience.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can't lose when you sacrifice in the name of love. A sacrifice for love makes you a richer person regardless of whether you ever get back what was sacrificed.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Support your mind by giving it the conditions it needs to work best. Sleep, nutrition, fresh air and sunshine will be involved. Also required: distance from a certain tedious experience.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The future holds surprises. Treat everyone fairly. Everyone. Over time, friends have a way of becoming enemies, and enemies have been known to join forces as true friends.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 17). Friendly to everyone, you're never sure from whence your next luck will spring, but you're sure it will be good, and you're right. You'll make deals with VIPs. Next month's travels will open your mind to doing things differently. You'll follow a wild idea to full realization. Cash in at the end of November. Gemini and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 25, 4, 39 and 11.