Be careful whom you mess with this year. If you battle with someone who could affect your position or reputation, you’ll waste time that should be spent trying to get ahead. Stubbornness or emotional threats will stand between you and what you want. Don’t lower your standards.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A partnership will need an adjustment. Discussions will get heated, but will also help you determine what to do next. Size up what’s happened and take action.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t reveal personal secrets or jeopardize your reputation in any way. Someone will be eager to make you look bad if given the chance. Anger will end up being costly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Flirting is just your way of socializing. Don’t be misleading, or you will face friction when someone decides to proceed in earnest.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Emotional issues will escalate rapidly. Be careful how you deal with loved ones and partners. A run-in with someone will alter your plans and change the face of your weekend.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You’ll be tempted to make a change or do something that may not be approved of by people close to you. Avoid going overboard when it comes to eating, drinking or spending money.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Arguments will swell when dealing with relatives. You would do well to consider both sides of a situation before making a judgment.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You’ll be anxious and unpredictable when dealing with relationships and family matters. Avoid letting your feelings for someone lead to a poor decision. Don’t make spur-of-the-moment purchases.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Someone you thought you could trust will reveal a secret you shared. Don’t let anger take the reins. Make a note of what’s transpired and refrain from disclosing personal matters.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You’ll crave change, but go over any details that could pose a problem for you before you jump into something new. Too much too fast will lead to setbacks.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Talk can lead to trouble. If you are a good listener, you will stand a better chance of resolving issues that can influence a relationship with a friend, loved one or family member.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- A commitment you make must be honored. Before you give in to someone’s demands, be fully aware of what’s expected of you. Negotiate on your own behalf.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Instability will surface if you let your emotions lead to an unrealistic assumption. There are always two sides to every story. Listen, learn and assess the situation before taking action.