Prudent money management can lead to prosperity for you in the year ahead. Rather than trying to sway others to your way of thinking, focus on doing your own thing. By budgeting carefully and channeling all your energies in one direction, you can reach your goals.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be on the receiving end of criticism from a partner, friend or peer. Show some restraint, and avoid getting into a pointless and exhausting tug-of-war.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your many talents will be on display today. While some may appreciate your creativity, others may be jealous of it. Refuse to let criticism ruin your concentration. Do what's best for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's time to turn up the heat when it comes to love and romance. Set aside some time for intimacy. Plan a special getaway, even if it's close to home.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Unexpected visitors may cause friction on the home front. Try to be as accommodating as possible, but don't let anyone take advantage of you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There are some negative rumors circulating. Don't get drawn into gossip, or you will look bad in front of your peers. Concentrate on your own actions, not others' words.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Do whatever it takes to enhance your career. Showcase your experience and skills to prospective employers. Your strong work ethic and dependability will increase your earning potential.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Nothing can hold you back once you get some momentum going. Others are beginning to show increased interest in your abilities. Overcoming obstacles will become easier as you move forward.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don't repeat what you hear. Reserve your judgment until you have uncovered the truth for yourself. You can't form your opinions based on unreliable information or assumptions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Many people are on your side and are willing to help you, but you must do the work yourself if you want to feel the satisfaction of finishing what you start.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Ignore those who aren't directly involved in a certain situation. Keep the facts to yourself, face the issues and resolve them to the best of your ability.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Listening and observing attentively will provide you with excellent information. Don't air grievances to anyone with the ability to alter your goals. Figuring things out on your own will show leadership ability.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don't offer a donation to anyone trying to guilt you into making a contribution. Choose your battles and your charities based on what you know to be worthwhile.