Wrap up all old business so you can begin to prepare for new endeavors in the year ahead. It would be wise to keep your intentions a secret. Once all the pieces are in place, you should have no problem getting things done. Strive for independence and a minimum of outside interference.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can accomplish anything you set your mind to if you stay focused. Embrace a challenge with strength and courage, and you will grab the attention of someone who can influence your future.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your plans may not conform to what family members have in mind. Keep to yourself and don't waste energy trying to convince others of your ideas. Work on fine-tuning your concepts; the time to present them will come soon enough.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take advantage of any chance you get to draw an audience. You can make great progress by promoting what you have to offer. Speak your mind in order to gain support.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your health may become troublesome today. Be vigilant so that minor ailments don't worsen. Financial dealings will prove profitable. Take care of personal paperwork and legal matters.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Avoid being overbearing today. Show your friends and colleagues that you have a sense of humor and can be a team player. People will find you more attractive if you're congenial.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be aware of your surroundings and keep your defenses up. Protect your valuables and be prudent with regard to handouts. A jealous colleague will try to undermine you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It's unfortunate, but you cannot always protect the ones you love. Offer them your support, be a sounding board and give positive suggestions, but don't try to take over their lives.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Someone will get the wrong idea if you appear to be wasting time. Keep busy, do your job diligently, and resist the urge to put off things that should be completed today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Travel and educational activities will bring you the highest return. Your adventurous mood will lead to new discoveries, connections and direction. Embrace the future.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your patience and tolerance will be lacking today. Before you blurt out something hurtful, consider being on the receiving end of your intended comment. It's a good time to put your energy into self-improvement.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Meet-and-greet events will lead to new friendships and opportunities. Don't move too quickly. Savor the moment and build on solid ground. Strive for equality.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Focus on finishing what you start. Proof that you have what it takes to be successful will be directly linked to accomplishing what you promise. Put your best foot forward.