Keeping your emotions in check will prevent you from making costly mistakes this year. Sit back and watch what strategies successful leaders use in their plans. You can come out on top if you learn from the experience of others. Live, learn and take action.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Make plans to have fun. You will be hard to resist and impossible to turn down if you use your wiles to get others to help you reach your goals.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Patience will be necessary. You will be partly to blame for any problems that develop. Have a heart-to-heart talk with whoever is causing you the most concern.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The improvements you have in mind will not appeal to everyone. If your plans will affect those close to you, get input and approval before you initiate a change.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't commit to a monetary deal until you have all the facts and figures. Be prepared to test things out as you go. Your attention to minute detail will determine your success.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone you are close to will discourage you. It will be difficult to make a decision if you are swayed by what others do or say. Don't feel pressured to make a move.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Attend a networking event to meet someone who could impact your future. Don't sign contracts or make a commitment. You will do better if you forge ahead on your own.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You will feel out of control regarding a certain situation. Don't part with your hard-earned money just because an individual or group is hounding you for donations.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Jealousy and deception will be at the root of a problem that develops. A lack of trust in a particular situation or person is apparent. Do whatever is necessary to move forward.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- A savvy investment will help ease your financial problems. Use social media or the telephone to conduct your business meetings. Costly travel arrangements will eat into your profits.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you want something done right, you will have to do it yourself. Your peers won't be able to meet your high standards. A new relationship will take an interesting turn.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You will end up in a better position than you anticipate. Look closely, and don't be fooled by appearances. An opportunity is waiting to be discovered.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Love connections are looking good, and a long-term commitment or pledge will make you feel secure. Keep your assets separate for now. Joint financial ventures are iffy.