TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 17). You’ll experience an uptick in confidence, self-sufficiency and ambition over the next two months. You’ll be in a serious schedule with big responsibility. When it’s time to play, have fun like it’s your birthright. The education you get in November will increase your means. Pisces and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 5, 49, 30 and 13.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When relationships change, both people in the relationship are a part of that. The very nature of relationships is co-involvement. Today the blame and credit are likely to be misplaced. Think it over.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Want to find out everything? Ask, “How are you?” and the whole story comes out. Share yours, otherwise it’s not as fun!

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re the star of someone’s thoughts. And while you’re not quite the person they think you are (you’re deeper than they know), have fun trying on the role.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to explore, but there’s lots to do where you are. How can you justify traipsing around the world (or the Internet) with your current load of responsibility? Set a timer. A few minutes is all you need.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Whatever “it” is, it requires work. Hard work isn’t always heavy lifting, sweat or hours of toil. It is efficiently getting it done, even if “it” is just thinking things through.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re not getting the response you desire. It’s not something you’re entitled to; it’s a puzzle to solve. An experimental approach.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The question of the day is one that can be taken different ways and directed to yourself or to others: “Who do you think you are?” The answer changes by the minute.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When social impetus to be with a group plays against the fact that there’s nothing in the situation for you, boredom ensues. But there is something here, dig deeper.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Passion isn’t necessary for achievement, but it leads to it. The passionate usually gets there sooner, too, because passion is fast-burning fuel. Today you’ll be propelled by your passion.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A secret is supposed to be something hidden or unknown. And yet, secrets are told and sold every day. That’s why the ability to keep a secret is so remarkable.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Like a good murder mystery novel or a Steven Soderbergh movie, some things are best presented in jumbled pieces that you have to put together. That will be fun.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sometimes happiness has you cheering. Other times it inspires. Happiness can move you to tears, make you dance, write, sing or drive long distances. Stay flexible to recognize happiness.