First impressions are important. Promote your skills with finesse. A knowledgeable, dedicated approach will dispel any fear you may harbor when taking on extra challenges. Project a positive image to receive a good response. Being unprepared or ill-informed will be your downfall this year.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Celebrate by hosting a gathering of friends and colleagues for some light entertainment. Make sure you stick to your budget so that unnecessary expenses don't leave you broke.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Overspending or overindulging will take a toll on your health. Loved ones will feel left out if you don't include them in your plans. Nurture important relationships.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A partnership will go downhill if you are not honest regarding your intentions. You will be left taking the blame for someone else's actions if you aren't careful.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone you meet at a social event will have something to offer professionally or personally. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to call in favors from someone you have helped in the past.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Be truthful about what you can and cannot do. Don't embellish your talents to others, or your reputation will suffer. Avoid gambling. Children will play a role in a decision you make.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Lessen your anxiety by tackling projects you can work on by yourself. Trying to get along with others will add to your stress.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You need a change, but making some residential improvements could be costly if you don't get estimates up front. Make sure you get everything in writing or your savings will be depleted.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Standing on the sidelines will not get you ahead. If you let everyone know that you are willing to accept greater responsibility, offers will come your way. Love is highlighted.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- A little romance will brighten your day. It's better to spend your energy pleasing others rather than letting life's little annoyances lead to a dispute.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You should stop complaining about your life and start taking action. You will receive encouragement from an unexpected source if you decide to take a stand regarding some unexpected changes.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Don't let self-doubt stand in the way of your progress. It's time to consider what you hope to accomplish by year's end and to put the finishing touches on any current projects.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- A promotion is within reach. Be open to new employment possibilities that are not in your current area of expertise. Your hard work and diligence will pay off.