Conditions in general in the year ahead are likely to be much easier than usual for you. Just because things begin to run smoother, don't use it as an excuse to coast.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's always constructive to say nice things about our friends, but think twice about flattering someone who doesn't deserve it. Such behavior would make you look like a phony.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Unless your ambitions are in harmony with your will to work, it isn't likely that you will expend the effort needed to achieve your objectives. Just wishing for something won't cut it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's best not to pretend to be knowledgeable about something that you have little experience with. If you do, someone might test your words and find them wanting.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The world doesn't owe you any free rides, especially concerning your financial or commercial dealings. If you expect to receive something you don't deserve, you're just kidding yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Certain clandestine romantic adventures could be unusually appealing to you. Don't involve yourself in something from which you'll have trouble extricating yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Usually, you're rather disciplined and feel a need to be industrious and productive at all times. Today, however, these urges might not be in play. Enjoy the break.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Don't let it be said of you that you're only nice to those who can help you. When you try to manipulate people, it usually backfires.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If you make it a point to toot your own horn in front of others, chances are all that will come out is a bunch of sour notes. Being modest will get you much better attention.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Try not to be cocky if you catch on to something far quicker than anybody else. If later you should encounter someone who is smarter than you, you'll look foolish.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- When drawn into a joint endeavor that requires a cash outlay, make certain everyone antes up equally. Don't put up if no one else does.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be careful about basing your promises on expediency rather than sincerity. It is far better to say no up front rather than risk disappointing someone depending on you later.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don't make any grand, generous gestures if you're expecting repayment down the line. The response you'll later get from the recipients will be anything but what you expect.