Horoscope for April 4, 2016


Today’s Birthday (04/04/16). What will you study and learn this year? Plan for action after 5/9. Save for a trip or classes after 8/13. Work breakthroughs arise after 9/1. Give up outdated philosophies, especially after 9/16. Dogma, overindulgence or hypocrisy are revealed. Remember what’s most important. Choose happiness and peace.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

ariesAries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 5 — Clarify your direction with friends. Watch for surprises, and slow for obstacles and turns. Allow extra time for unexpected circumstances. Travel could be more challenging. Think things over.


Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Friends come to your rescue. Cooperation and coordination are needed to gain results today. Keep it respectful. Try to think before you speak, especially as a reaction. Listen carefully to a teacher.


Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Career matters hold your focus now. Take charge to complete a job. Let chaotic moments go by without instant reactions. Wait patiently for the right moment. Don’t disturb a watchdog.


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Investigate possibilities. Fantastical financial ideas probably won’t pay off. Stick to realistic budgets, including for an upcoming vacation or trip. Avoid unnecessary luxuries. Prioritize experiences over stuff.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — The gold is in the details today. Look for financial leaks and repair them. Review monthly fees. Are you really using those services? Trim, if not. Get a firm understanding on actual numbers.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Work together for efficiency and ease. Share responsibilities and assign tasks. Use your imagination and skill (rather than force). Crazy ideas could just work. Discuss strategies, and look before leaping.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Things may not go as planned. Actions could backfire or stall. If you can’t keep a deadline, tell your crew as soon as you know. Gentle music soothes.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — Everybody wants your attention. The more you do, the more you’re in demand. Stay open minded in a tense situation. Avoid talking finance. Take passion behind closed doors.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Your attention is required at home. Make repairs. Take care with sharp edges. Slow down to avoid breakage. Put in more time planning, and ensure everyone agrees before committing.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — Intellectual pursuits, research and writing flow now. Delays in shipping and communications look likely. Amplify plans with better detail. Look to the past. Rediscover ancient wisdom.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Work faster and make more money. Entrust what you can to your team. You may be tempted to spend on something shiny. Can you use what you have?


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Decide who you’re growing up to be. Make changes for the better. Consider consequences before launching. Put aside old fears, while avoiding obvious pitfalls. Plan bold actions for later.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit Linda Black Horoscopes and www.nancyblack.com)