Emotional challenges will make you react impulsively if you don't take time to think matters through before taking action this year. It's important to size up each situation you face methodically and to look for practical applications that will not jeopardize you personally, professionally or financially.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Deal with troublesome issues by making positive changes to your living arrangements. This will help dissipate any tension that is building up. Getting along with others will help you find a workable solution.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Forget about sticking to your schedule today. Social activities will relieve your stress and recharge your batteries. Get out and enjoy time spent with friends, relatives or a loved one.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Try not to overreact to matters that you can't change. Take a moment to reflect on all the positive aspects and situations in your life in order to improve your outlook.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Before you place blame on someone else, look at the reasons for your own behavior. Unless you have all the facts, you are likely to make an inaccurate judgment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- As you learn and grow spiritually, your plans for the future will take on a new direction. Look ahead with optimism, not anxiety. Direct, honest communication will ease your transition.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take off your rose-colored glasses if you plan to renew a previous personal relationship. By romanticizing the past, you risk making the same mistake again.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Someone will not like the choices you make today, but you are better off looking out for yourself first. Refuse excessive demands and don't sacrifice your needs to appease others.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Rely on your skill, experience, knowledge and intuition. You have what it takes to get ahead, so ignore anyone who tries to hold you back or stifle your creative dreams.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Your words and actions will have a strong influence on others. Rely on tact and self-control in your personal and professional dealings to avoid a mishap.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Cut ties with the people who have been causing you anxiety or making you sad. If you are to achieve your goals, you have to direct your energy into independent pursuits.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Consider taking on extra work or looking for a better-paying job. A positive change is brewing, so take the initiative and make things happen.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don't forget about people who have always stood by you in the past. Show those who count what they mean to you by sharing your feelings and extending a helping hand in return.