Several significant relationships can be established in the year ahead with people who work in your field. This could have positive effects on your social life, as well.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Even if you aren't the one who starts an argument with a friend, bite the bullet and do what you can to make amends, for the sake of the relationship.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A friend might be willing to help you out, but don't press your luck by demanding it. Ask nicely and be sure to show the proper gratitude.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Get out, look around and do a lot of comparison shopping before making a major purchase. If you don't, you'll regret your haste.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Just because you're anxious to wrap up an important matter, there's no reason to be rash or impulsive about it. Positive results should take precedence over speed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- When it comes to a business matter, don't tip your hand prematurely. Keep your aces close to the vest and don't play them until you're sure you can win.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you're able, try to take a breather from your workaday concerns and enjoy some of the wonderful things life has to offer. There's a lot more to living than just making money.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- One of the quickest ways to wear out your welcome is to be dictatorial. You must be pleasant at all times, even as you're champing at the bit.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Your drive for accomplishment could cause you to manipulate your friends. Strive to keep a sense of perspective about what really counts in life.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Overly aggressive individuals could quickly turn you off. If this happens, you can avoid confrontation by responding in a strong manner.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be careful not to respond too harshly in a public disagreement between you and your mate. You as well as everyone else could end up very embarrassed.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Although you might take the time to carefully analyze a situation, you could still make a bad judgment owing to a preconceived notion. Keep an open mind.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Even if asked, think twice before getting involved in a problem that a friend has brought on him- or herself. This situation could be more tangled than it appears.