The chances of fulfilling your ambitious expectations in the year ahead look to be very good. There may be times when you have to take three steps back to go one step forward, but you'll gain momentum eventually. Steady on.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Even though your way of doing something might be far better than that of your superior, it behooves you to make him or her feel smarter by following his/her method anyway. Things will still turn out all right.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Should a problem develop between you and a close friend, avoid harsh words, at least on your part. It pays to remain calm, warm and friendly when locked in dispute.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A strong-willed associate might try to pressure you into doing something that would not serve your best interest. Be as resistant to this person as he or she is aggressive, and don't give in.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- There are no guarantees that a partnership arrangement in which you're presently involved will ever produce the favorable results that you're hoping for. It might sound good but work poorly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- To be productive today, you'll need to be exceptionally methodical. If you don't have a realistic game plan, nothing will be achieved. Plan well and keep your nose to the grindstone.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Usually, you're a very patient and reasonable person, yet if your expectations are not immediately met today, you could be difficult to work with. Don't demand instant gratification.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Owing to people who are deliberately opposed to your efforts in favor of theirs, you might find it difficult to achieve your goals today. It'll pay to smile through it all. You'll get your chance in due time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Profit from a past experience and don't repeat a painful mistake. You'll be the one left holding the bag, and you'll have no excuse.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- It's not a good idea to volunteer to manage other people's assets today, regardless of how good a job you usually do. Your skill in handling a certain problem in particular might not be up to par.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Dealing with people on a one-on-one basis might not be your cup of tea today, so be particularly careful how you conduct yourself. There's little margin for error.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Try not to help others with complicated, tricky problems today if at all possible because it could lead to some unexpected snags and get you more deeply involved than you intended.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- It may be time to review your budget to see if you can find some unnecessary expenditures. If you fail to cut down on your outlay, the costs could get out of hand.