Take the initiative when it comes to family and friends. The work you put in nurturing important relationships will help you avoid losing touch. Preparation should be your priority this year. Keep documents and records up to date, and concentrate on making personal and physical improvements.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Keep your eye on the ball when dealing with people who tend to use persuasive charm, wit and deceptive verbiage to lure you into something you should probably walk away from.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Emotions are running high and should be channeled into something beneficial. Sharing with someone you love, improving your surroundings and making physical changes are highlighted.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An aggressive approach when dealing with others will be taken the wrong way. Be prepared and offer solutions that are difficult to refuse. Don’t let your impulsiveness take the reins.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If you take every opportunity you get to help someone, you’ll get something unexpected in return. A window of opportunity will soon open. Personal gain is apparent.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Be careful how you handle others, especially in a work environment. Overreacting will bring about unwanted change and plenty of questions. Remain calm and take care of business.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take advantage of every chance you get to learn something new. Bring about a change that will help secure your position or stabilize your lifestyle or an important relationship.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Make the first move. Stop procrastinating and speak up about your intentions and plans. Listen to people's concerns, but follow what you feel is in your best interest.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Personal changes should be made. Whether you are updating your image or altering a personal relationship, the results will turn out better than anticipated.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Question what you hear. Go to the source if you feel unsure of a developing situation. Be willing to talk matters through until you resolve any outstanding issues.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t hesitate to get involved in something you find interesting or intriguing. Consider the best way to turn someone else’s negative into a positive. Make choices based on experience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Emotional matters will escalate quickly if you or someone close to you overreacts or behaves indulgently. Use your intellect to deal with matters that could affect an important relationship.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- How you help others will make a difference. Make sure you are clear regarding what’s entailed and what you will receive in return. Don’t put up with lip service or evasive answers.