Be assertive. The time for contemplation and wishful thinking has passed. Get your act together and turn this year into one of productivity and progressive assertiveness. Fine-tuning your communication skills and taking decisive action will serve you well and alter your position dramatically.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A sticky situation will end up being beneficial. Take advantage of a change that allows you to make a positive move. Hesitation will be the enemy, so act fast.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your emotions will be close to the surface, making judgment calls difficult. Deep discussions are best avoided until you feel levelheaded. Keep situations plain and simple.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't let anger get in your way. Remaining calm while others are upset will give you the upper hand, allowing you to get things done your way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can form a successful partnership if you engage in serious talks with people who share your vision and insight. A love connection will take an interesting turn.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Someone will have trouble understanding your motives. You will face firm opposition if the people you are dealing with doubt your ability to get good results. Prepare to move forward on your own.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A different career path will beckon you. Talk to people already moving in a similar direction. There is a wealth of knowledge available, so study what is most meaningful to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It's time to take a leap of faith. Don't let fear or procrastination dominate you. If you see a professional opportunity, take the plunge. Over time, you will realize your choice is perfect for you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You will be plagued by emotional uncertainty. Don't get flustered by the changes going on around you. Get a feel for the situation by carefully watching what others do and say.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- It would be a good idea to stop trying to direct others to do what you want. Concentrate on your own future and leave others to their own devices.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't let other people take advantage of your good nature. Charity and helpfulness are admirable qualities, but don't assume that everyone has your best interest at heart.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- One of your ideas will pay off. Beware of people who are stretching the truth in order to persuade you to make a commitment. Something quite unexpected will come your way.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You will have a better understanding of what your friends, family or loved ones want. Relationships will take an intriguing direction, allowing you greater comfort and freedom.