You can make great strides this year if you are prepared to work hard. Changing your career, picking up more skills or finding a way to use your talents more diversely will help you move in a positive, progressive direction.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- This is a great time to further your education or learn on the job. A position you are eyeing is attainable if you update your resume. Don't let self-doubt stand in your way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Improving your financial position should be a priority. Be proactive. Formulate a realistic budget, call in debts and pay off high-interest loans. Selling unwanted or unused items will help tide you over.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't be too free with your personal information. You will end up in a vulnerable position if your confidante has trouble keeping your secrets. Avoid scandal by keeping a tight lip.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are in charge of your destiny. It's up to you to make changes if you are dissatisfied with your position. Personal and professional partnerships will suffer if you don't shake things up.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Keep a close watch on your cash. Overspending will be your downfall. You won't have any luck sticking to a schedule, so lighten up and have some inexpensive fun.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don't give in to peer pressure. Deception is imminent. Follow your heart and be firm if someone tries to take advantage of you. Take control instead of following orders.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Bide your time and do whatever it takes to get into fighting trim. A spontaneous trip to an out-of-the-way location will give you the inspiration you are looking for.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Let your creativity flow freely. Put your workplace worries on the back burner and make a point to surround yourself with people who share your passion.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Be prepared to experience a power struggle. You are best off keeping your opinions under wraps for now. Look for an activity that will keep you out of trouble.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You will experience a revelation regarding a project. Continue to fine-tune your plan until you feel that you are ready to make a presentation. Money is coming your way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Some people will judge you harshly if your motives aren't clearly understood. You will help a worthy cause if you offer your time and services.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don't try to get away with something that you know is wrong. Exaggerating or embellishing your credentials will lead to disaster. Be up front and avoid embarrassment or negative consequences.