Put your best effort into your pursuits in order to rise above the competition. Refuse to let an unsettled situation curb your productivity. Focus on the positive, take the path of least resistance and find success in all of life's detours.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It will be tough to get along with everyone today. Take a back seat and avoid potentially contentious situations. Move on to a tranquil, relaxing setting.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don't abuse the trust that others place in you. Being deceptive or dishonest could cause a lot of friction. Don't risk losing a valuable friendship. Sit tight and let someone else make the first move.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You will face criticism if you are too outspoken. Don't waste your energy on people who don't share your vision. Collaborate with those who think along the same lines as you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Relatives and friends should not be allowed to meddle in your personal affairs. Your emotions will run high, but that doesn't mean you should make assumptions. Get the facts before you cause a scene.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Take a leadership position. Your skills, compassion and ability to communicate will sway others to join whatever cause, fight or promotion you try to launch.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will be enticed to spend more money than you should. Take a close look at your upcoming expenses and reconsider your plan for the day, with a mind to tightening your purse strings.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Keep the peace regardless of what others may do or say. The less said, the better. You don't want to have regrets. Listen, but refrain from judgment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don't allow your stubbornness to hold you back. Co-workers may try to place the blame for a careless error on your shoulders. Stick to the truth, but don't point fingers.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You need to take control of your life. Fight boredom by checking out activities that will help you meet new people and experience new ways of doing things. Embrace change.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Disagreements will get overheated if you aren't willing to back down. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and giving everyone due consideration will show that you can be gracious.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Explore new places today. Make plans to travel somewhere you have never been before. Don't stay home just because you don't want to go somewhere alone. You'll meet someone special if you venture out.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Put some effort into inexpensive projects. Your imagination will spark a few innovative ideas that won't break the bank. Show others how versatile and inventive you can be.