Protect your reputation and position in the year ahead. Be wary of new acquaintances. You may want to be generous and friendly, but don't let anyone take you for granted. There is a lot on the line as you move forward, and you must protect your assets and your interests.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- This is not a good time to gamble or begin costly projects. Financial decisions should wait for a later date. Spend quality time with family or close friends.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don't take a financial risk. You can look at an investment, but don't make an impulsive move that could jeopardize your current standard of living. Time is on your side.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Embark on a new project. Get together with people who have similar interests for added inspiration. Travel will increase your networking opportunities. Display what you have to offer and see what happens.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Look for a way to make a living doing something you love. Check into an unusual profession that has the potential to sustain your interest and pay the bills.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Get involved with people who work in a field that interests you. Use your time to gain the help and knowledge needed to get your plans up and running.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Do whatever it takes to take the stress out of your home environment. Add to the comfort of your surroundings or make changes to your current living arrangements. Protect your assets.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Breathe some new life into old, stale relationships. Reconnect with friends or distant family members by phone or social media. A pleasure trip will give you the chance to recharge your batteries.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Refrain from making an impulsive move. If things are to run smoothly, minor details must be ironed out first. Take note of what others are doing and plan your actions accordingly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Financial issues can prove challenging. Take control of your situation by setting up a new budget and reviewing any agreements or commitments. Talk to your financial adviser.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Protect what's yours. Keep careful records and documentation. It's in your best interest to stay on top of your assets. Don't lose sight of what you have given others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You will not be able to see a situation clearly. Get all of the facts and do some research to verify the way you feel. There may be a hidden issue that needs to be reviewed.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You have a lot to contribute. Conditions are favorable for joint ventures, but make sure you are given equal opportunity. Get everything in writing regarding who is responsible for what.