Strong desires will persist this year. Follow through with your plans and maintain your convictions in order to achieve success. If you make the necessary sacrifices, this will be a creatively fertile period. Keep loved ones in the loop so they won't cause difficulties at crucial moments.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Chasing excitement will turn out to be costly. Focus on being productive and acquiring useful information. Your choices will set the tone for the year to come.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A financial venture may reach a dead end. Do not take legal action, though you may be tempted. Someone unexpected may cause difficulties. Try to be helpful without being critical, and meet your responsibilities without complaint.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You should make time for social activities today. Be cautious if you are juggling relationships. If you are asked for an honest, clear answer, you may have to make a difficult decision on the spot.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Think carefully before promising something that you can't deliver. If you've been exaggerating your abilities, you may get stuck with a job that leaves you feeling out of your depth. Keep your opinions to yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Get to know your colleagues better through social activities. Distant friends or people from your past may turn up unexpectedly. Prepare to reminisce.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you use your imagination, you can turn your home into a palace. Assess the costs involved carefully before proceeding. Someone will oppose you fiercely if they think you are overspending.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Make sure to complete your domestic duties before relaxing or socializing. Don't rush through things, or you may injure yourself. Try not to get into a bickering match.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Focus on what you want to see change in the new year. You can advance professionally if you network with well-connected people. Make a point of revealing your abilities.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Your emotional vitality will be strong, leading to greater self-confidence. Try new things and chase your dreams. Your ability to challenge others will catch someone's eye.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It's time to make positive changes, but now is not the moment to share your thoughts in advance. Reflect on the past year and make decisions about how to proceed in the future.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Networking and making new friends will keep your mind active. Join a new group. Alone time will not be sufficiently challenging or stimulating. Interaction will lead to innovation.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your partner will express frustration if you avoid your chores. If you take an honest approach, you may save yourself the hassle of having a needlessly emotional day.