Communication and travel are highlighted this year. Don't let the actions of others blindside you. It's important to follow your own path and stick to what you know and do best. Your patience and understanding will draw favors in return. Focus on long-term and accumulative effects.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Tension is mounting, and tempers are short. Be careful how you approach subjects that affect loved ones. A relationship may be touch-and-go.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Get in the spirit of the season. Don't fret if you haven't completed your to-do list. Your time and attention will bring the highest rewards. Love is in the stars.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You need to slow down. Take a deep breath and refuse to make last-minute decisions based on worries about what others want or expect. Being thoughtful and kind is the best gift you can give.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Offering your help to those less fortunate will be eye-opening and will give you a better sense of what life is all about. Your kindness will impress someone you love.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Make sure your motives are clear if you lend a helping hand to someone in need. You can't take on the weight of the world. Offer suggestions, but don't pay for someone else's mistake.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to please everyone, and with a little effort you can. Simple but thoughtful offerings are favored and will make a difference when it comes to how others perceive you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Expect the unpredictable. Nothing will go according to plan. Don't get angry, just go with the flow and do your best to get things done on time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Be creative about how you help others. What you do to improve your family dynamic or to help out in your community will have more impact than a monetary gesture.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You'll be moving fast and ready to take on whatever challenge comes your way. Your ability to maneuver through crowds and unfamiliar territory will help you finish what you start.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Socializing and networking will lead to false pretenses. Promises made will not be honored. You are best off relying on your own efforts to make things happen and get what you want.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You'll have plenty to do and lots to celebrate. Getting involved in activities that are geared toward children, friends and relatives or taking part in festivities in your community will bring you joy.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You may want to overdo it and spend more than you should, but it will be the little things you do that will actually make the difference. Romance is encouraged.