Participating in the world at large will lead to new beginnings this year, but the choices you make must be based on common sense and moderation. You can get ahead, but first you have to come up with a strategy. Put your time and energy into personal development instead of into helping someone else move forward.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Keep your emotions out of the equation when dealing with friends, relatives and neighbors. Take a moment to assess your situation and gain insight into your options.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll crave excitement and adventure. Sign up for something that will motivate you to interact with others and share ideas. Keeping your plans a secret won't help you make headway.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A financial move will help get rid of overdue bills. Using common sense and doing your own fact-finding will ensure the best results. Follow safety precautions if you take on a physical challenge.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Team up with someone who offers interesting options. Using alternative means and methods to get ahead will impress people looking for something unusual. Put quality and common sense above quantity and impulsive behavior.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You will crave something new. Join a group or get involved in an activity that promotes meeting new people or presenting what you have to offer. Romance is featured.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Look for activities you can do with a friend or children. Taking an interest in something you used to enjoy doing will encourage you to reunite with someone from your past.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Put your energy into events and activities that promote personal progress and development. Pooling your resources with an important someone will help you build a better future.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don't feel you have to do everything yourself. Be open to suggestions, as it will help you expand an innovative idea that you've been contemplating. Don't be afraid to do things differently.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Don't let the actions of others cause you to be confused. Separate from the crowd and focus on self-awareness and physical well-being. Romance is best kept out of the workplace.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Use your imagination when it comes to financial matters, personal assets and home improvements. By doing things differently, you will find a way to cut costs and build a secure future.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Trust in your abilities. You have the passion, stamina and wherewithal to bring about positive changes that will improve your personal and professional lives. Romance is encouraged.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your power of persuasion will be stellar, but make sure that you have an ironclad plan in place before you entice others to follow your lead. A mistake will lead to discord.