Preparation will be the key to your success this year. Rather than splitting your time between important and inconsequential tasks, focus on the most profitable course of action. Becoming distracted and confused will be your downfall. Strive to put precision and detail into everything you do.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Pick up a pet as a companion or start a new hobby. You have lots of talent, and with a little initiative you could start a lucrative side business.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Stand up for yourself if someone is being too demanding. You will disappoint yourself if you do too much for others and leave no time for your own pursuits.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you are feeling stressed, figure out what changes you can make to ease the pressure. Altering your lifestyle or where you live may be required to achieve peace of mind.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Become a leader. Your insightful ways of finding solutions will help you to make positive progress regardless of your goal. Help will be offered if you put in a request.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't neglect your responsibilities or someone will bring it to your attention. To avoid confrontations be diplomatic and patient when dealing with overly emotional family members or friends.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Consider all your options. It's time to make a change. Consult with people in positions that interest you and find out what prerequisites are necessary to get moving in a new direction.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Temporary financial setbacks are apparent. Better times lie ahead if you set a budget that gives you better control over the money that comes in and goes out.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- A romantic encounter is evident. Stop worrying about what others think and make the most of your time by following creative pursuits and enjoying a relaxing evening with someone you love.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Influential connections can be made if you attend industry functions. Don't be shy, focus on your strengths and keep exaggeration to a minimum to ensure you get the best results.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Stave off boredom. Arrange a get-together with people who come from different backgrounds. Interaction in a recreational environment will help break down barriers and lead to improved communication and understanding.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Start the home improvements that you have been contemplating. Making your surroundings more comfortable and inviting will add to your relaxation at the end of a busy day.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Join forces with people who are heading in a similar direction. Group ventures look promising and will help you make positive changes to your workplace, your community or your personal life.