Put greater emphasis on detail and more thought into getting ahead. Don’t leave anything to chance or make promises without getting things in writing. Cover your back to come out ahead this year. Thoroughness and independent work are favored.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Add extra detail to whatever job you are working on to receive the recognition you deserve. Don’t let anyone pressure you into putting his or her responsibilities before your own.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Discuss the way you feel. Whether dealing with a business or personal partner, getting your thoughts out in the open will result in a positive change.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Look at all sides of an issue before you offer your services. It’s best not to let your social and business dealings coincide. Make personal changes in secret.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Make a point to explain your whereabouts, plans or intentions to anyone who will be affected by what you do. Respect partnerships and honor your promises.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may feel like you need to take a trip or do business in person, but you’ll probably save money and accomplish just as much if you use technology for the purpose.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You’ll face a roadblock when it comes to handling financial affairs or other people’s problems. Remain calm, listen to what’s being said and make choices based on reason and common sense.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Communication will lead to disagreements. You are best off keeping your true feelings to yourself if someone is angry. Keep your distance and consider the best way to handle unreasonable demands before you take action.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Dealing with youngsters, relatives or someone from your past will be emotionally difficult if you are secretive about your feelings. Open up and air your grievances.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Someone you work or live with will frustrate you. Don’t let anger set in when positive encouragement is what’s required. Patience, mindfulness and love will bring the best results.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Taking care of someone else’s affairs can be daunting, but you will end up benefiting if you do. Step up and do your part to help a friend or relative.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Look over financial papers, medical records or work matters carefully. You stand to benefit if you make a couple of changes to the way you handle such affairs.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your kindness and consideration will be taken advantage of by someone who recognizes your value and lack of confidence. Market your skills and talents on your own.