Play to win this year. Don't show emotion or consternation. Make your choice and stick to your plan. Avoid excess as well as people who are too demanding or entitled. Stay close to those who share your concerns, interests and beliefs. Invest in yourself and your talents.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Accept the inevitable, but don't initiate change. Keep your eyes wide open and listen for any changes that might affect your status or your position. Help your peers and form beneficial alliances.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Broach personal subjects with caution. Showing compassion and understanding will help you ease into a situation that has the potential to turn emotional. Be willing to compromise.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Deal with a fraught situation while you have the chance. Make changes or offer assistance, and things will be easier when you need a favor or aid in return.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Get together with someone you love. Sharing stories will help you build a closer bond, as well as enlighten you regarding your family or cultural background. Make travel plans.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't let added responsibilities get you down. The more quickly you get your chores out of the way, the sooner you will be able to enjoy a change of pace and space.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Find out all you can about things that interest you. Listening to what others have to say will give you a wide variety of options to consider and pursue.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You may be forced to jump from one thing to another. Don't dilly-dally or you will be criticized for being indecisive. Take action based on what works best for you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Stay out of emotional talks that you cannot win. Concentrate on learning about new people, places and pastimes. An interest in an unusual lifestyle will prompt domestic alterations.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Consider making a personal investment or improvement to your home and your surroundings. A change in the way you live will inspire you to alter your vocational direction as well.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Keep a close watch on your situation today. Not everyone will play by the same rules. There is a good reason for your uncertainty -- tread carefully. A last-minute change must not be allowed to ruin your plans.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Get whatever is troubling you out in the open. Discuss your thoughts, plans and intentions. The more direct you are, the surer you will become of the path you have chosen.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You will not see your situation clearly. Don't be fooled by compliments or someone using gestures of friendliness to ferret out personal information. Protect your reputation and your secrets.