Your material prospects look to be quite encouraging in the year ahead. Ironically, however, the endeavors you believe would yield you the largest returns may not do as well as the ones you don't think much of.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- For some reason, a few of your customary income channels could yield larger returns than usual. Take as much advantage of these conditions as you can -- they won't last forever.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A successful endeavor that requires an unusual combination of sensitivity and boldness is likely to outshine all of your other achievements today, especially if competition is involved.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Much to your credit, you aren't apt to reveal any information about a friend that could tarnish his or her image. The wisdom of your decision will pay off handsomely.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Group encounters could prove to be extremely enlightening if you're a better listener than you are a talker. Chances are you'll learn more from other people than you ever expected.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- When it comes to financial or career matters, follow your instincts and play your hunches. With a little common sense thrown in, these assets could put you in the profit column.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you believe a friend has some important information, don't count on him or her to call you about it. He or she might not even know you need it. Make the contact yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You might only get partial support for something important that you want to change. Don't be disappointed; at least it's a starting point. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Two persons whom you'll soon deal with are blessed with long memories. How you treat them won't readily be forgotten -- so make sure you treat them right.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Although you might have to contend with some extra jobs or responsibilities, you'll figure out how to handle everything with grace and aplomb. In fact, the busier you are, the better you'll perform.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Learning something new can be an enjoyable experience. Knowledge you acquire now will be immensely helpful in the future -- so pay attention.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You may expend only nominal effort on something of personal significance, just to get the job done. However, when it comes to things that benefit your loved ones, you'll knock yourself out.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You'll have a more enjoyable day if you associate with companions who share your interests. Try to avoid persons whose political or religious philosophies conflict with yours.