Don't sit back in the year ahead -- make things happen by focusing on what you do best. You will gain respect if you voice your opinion and take a position of leadership. If you show your worth, you will map out a direction that will lead to greater security.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Looking over your financial situation and personal papers will help you feel better about your future. Free your life from encumbrances to ease stress and open doors.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Keep life simple, as adding expenses or responsibilities will lead to anxiety. Avoid excess by eliminating events and friendships that are geared toward indulgence. Protect your assets and health.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Be careful what you say. A difference of opinion could alter your future and put you in a defensive position. Listen, but refrain from getting involved in a no-win situation.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't lend or borrow money or possessions. Feelings of obligation to get involved in someone else's plan will not bring you closer to reaching your goal. Choose what's best for you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Home-improvement projects or helping someone will cost more than you expect. Stick to the truth and say what's on your mind. Honesty is the best policy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Make a point to reconnect with old friends. Travel plans that entail business or educational pursuits will pay off. The connections you make along the way will be revealing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Joint ventures and risky financial schemes must be avoided. Extravagance will result in additional worries and stress. Caution must be taken against minor health problems or injuries.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Aggressive behavior must be monitored carefully. There will be a fine line between being helpful and pushy. Listen to what's being said and act accordingly. Let your intuition guide you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Look before you leap. Mishaps are likely if you don't take precautions. Keep your opinions to yourself and avoid getting involved in an unsavory dispute. Make love, not war.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Generosity will lead to uneasiness. You don't have to give in to demands from people who are asking too much. Offer suggestions, solutions or physical help, not money.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Don't expect others to see things your way. Patience and moderation will be required. A tricky situation can go either way. Don't take chances when it comes to how you earn your living.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Stay calm, even if your principles are questioned. Avoid a confrontation that may put you out in front of others. Help those unable to help themselves.