Horoscope today: Your daily guide for Friday, April 12, 2024

Aries (March 20 – April 19)

Few things annoy you more than being forced to back out of an arrangement or plan you have not only committed to, but have got others involved in too. However, these particular arrangements are becoming riskier by the day. Still, stick with others. You’ll soon find something better to pursue.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Only days ago, you would have refused even to discuss changes in certain longstanding arrangements, and for exactly that reason. They have lasted this long without pointless changes. However, those currently being discussed are wise and once you recognise that, you’ll have no choice but to proceed.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Few things irritate you more than those who regard a lively debate as more of a battle of wills, one in which the individual who dominates the conversation wins, even if their words are completely illogical. Forget about logic. There’s only one solution, and that’s to avoid them until their mood improves.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

For ages you have managed to handle the emotional ups and downs of one particular person while ensuring those around them feel looked after. However, with several of those in question wrestling with their own challenges, you’ll need to carefully rethink, and often discuss in detail, who and what you put first.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The events of the coming days won’t just be inspiring — the kind thoughts and gestures of others will make it clear how much they care about the situation you are facing. While they are in no position to take action, simply knowing they are thinking of you, and the advice they offer, will make a huge difference.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You don’t think of it until you have done everything you can, have achieved little and are exhausted. The problem? You expected your efforts to achieve results more swiftly than has been the case, but be patient. Unlikely as it seems, things will come together very soon.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

This is one of those tricky periods during which what should be relatively simple issues could turn into dramas, often overnight. While, ordinarily, you’d tackle these swiftly, you are urged to do the minimum. Why? Within days, they are likely be resolved, and in ways better than you have imagined possible.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

No sign is better at diplomatically sidestepping issues that aren’t just unsettling, discussions could actually make things worse. Yet others will be eager to talk things through. Do exactly that, but ensure that those discussions remain within carefully set boundaries. You’ll be glad you made the effort.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Every now and then you realise that certain generally easygoing people aren’t just being unfair about the struggles of others — they are being pointlessly critical. You’re tempted to step in and defend those being treated unfairly. Don’t, however good your intentions are — you’re short of facts, and you’ll complicate matters.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Few situations are more disheartening than knowing the decisions you are struggling to make won’t last. This isn’t because you’re doing anything wrong, but with the circumstances in question changing rapidly, the odds are good that there will be several versions of plans before all is said and done.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 17)

You have an amazing knack for turning a potentially unsettling battle with certain individuals into a civilised discussion. At the moment, however, a battle is needed, mostly because the resulting frank exchanges will clear the air. Knowing that, forget about adopting a tactful approach. The more forthright you are, the better.

Pisces (February 18 – March 19)

It seems you are on the verge of resolving what has been a difficult, if not seriously challenging, cycle involving already difficult individuals. The secret? Acknowledging the fact that, whatever you do, they’ll find fault with something you’ve said or done. Once that’s clear, everything else will make sense.

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As a quick-thinking fire sign, you have a knack for spotting and tackling issues and obstacles before others realise they’ll need attention. However, others have very different plans. Back off, wait and watch. These are as exciting as they are unexpected. Be patient. It will be worth it.


You are under pressure to make decisions if not take action, and in a range of situations. Tempting as it is to plunge into plans, don’t rush things. What and who you are dealing with are more complex than you realise. For now, regard plans an experiment, nothing more.


This birthday is a special one, because it’s not only the Aries New Moon, but an eclipse, which points to breakthroughs — some expected, others as surprising as they will be exciting. The secret? Explore absolutely everything that comes your way, especially what’s unexpected.

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