Professional and personal relationships should be your focus this year. Clear and honest communication is mandatory in both business and private contexts. Time spent volunteering or contributing to a charitable organization will bring you recognition and rewards, but don't neglect your personal affairs. Charity begins at home.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone you least expect will let you down. If you are involved in a joint venture, protect your portion of the investment by overseeing the operation from start to finish.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don't back down from a challenge. You will be put in a vulnerable position if you aren't firm about your needs and desires. Speak up and stifle an aggressive move to limit your input.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't get involved in questionable schemes or unfamiliar ventures. Your reputation and your wallet will both take a beating if you are not careful. Look out for your best interests.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Changes are happening all around you. Don't limit what you can do. Being able to manage tasks in a diverse manner will impress those in a position to improve your status.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your social life will take on a new dimension if you get involved in local events. Meeting new people who share your interests will stimulate your mind and improve your position in your community.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you aren't happy with current developments, speak up. Be assertive and diplomatic but not aggressive. Conditions won't change if you keep your ideas and opinions to yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If you need a change of scenery, consider interesting destinations close to home. Exotic vacations, although stimulating, may not be realistic or give you the rest and peace of mind you require.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Take steps to keep emotions from clouding your judgment. Before you take charge of a situation, consult those who will be affected. Unexpected yet beneficial changes are heading your way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Difficulty with bureaucracy is likely if your documentation is faulty. Keep your personal papers up to date to avoid headaches. Tie up any loose ends before year's end.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be clear regarding your intentions. Emotional issues will get blown out of proportion if you are vague about what you want. Someone who opposes you will misinterpret you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- A family member will be extremely demanding. Do what you can within reason, but don't take on more than is humanly possible or you will end up resentful and stressed out.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Promote your plans and ideas with confidence. You will miss out on a golden opportunity if you wait for someone else to market or commandeer your goals.