In the year ahead, you are likely to have some wonderful opportunities to assert yourself. Don't allow yourself to stand timidly on the sidelines, waiting for someone to toss you a few bones.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- In hopes of making a good impression, you could be more generous than you should or need be. It's plain foolish to think that you can buy your way to popularity.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Domestic issues and demands could be much heavier than you're prepared to handle. Even if you do more than is expected, you're not likely to satisfy everyone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's best that you don't discuss your plans before you have a chance to implement them. If you can't live up to your claims, you'll end up feeling like a failure.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You should be able to weather any financial problems if you're able to manage your resources prudently. Take care not to buy anything you don't need, or you'll go broke very quickly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're inclined to be too assertive in your demands, so it's important to use moderation in your tactics. Harshness will be counterproductive.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Organize your time by delegating certain assignments that you're unable to handle on your own. The more efficient the assistance you can get, the better.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- This is one of those days when you're likely to fare better doing business with total strangers than you will with your regular sources. Broaden your horizons.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- It's important that you manage things effectively, or you could end up losing ground. When you make any gains, be sure to consolidate your accomplishments.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- It would smart to walk away from potential complications that could quickly become insurmountable. Solutions are likely to be found through those who oppose you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be protective of your position, especially when it comes to an important joint endeavor. If there is any trouble, it could be every person for him- or herself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- To negotiate an effective agreement, there must be parity between parties. It won't stand the test of time if it's a good deal for you but not for anyone else.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don't delegate important tasks to someone who might not be able to perform up to your expectations. Take the long view, and do things right.