Be aware of persuasive tactics, and make your position clear and your plans known. If you are consistent and stick to your guns this year, it will be difficult for others to manipulate you into doing something that benefits them more than you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Expand your knowledge and think about the wisest ways to invest your money and time. Look for prospects that will benefit you, not someone else.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Refuse to let the drama going on around you slow you down or interfere with your productivity. If you stay focused, you will reap the rewards.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Be careful whom you trust. If someone paints a picture and makes a promise that tempts you, make sure you fully understand what you are getting into before you take part.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You’ve got this. Trust and believe in your skills, experience and knowledge to move forward with confidence. Participate in what works for you, not in what someone wants you to do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Look around you and consider who your friends are. If someone is trying to tempt you to do something indulgent, be strong and know enough to decline.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Think before you say something derogatory. Focus your criticism inward and work on being and doing your best. Make health and fitness priorities.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Home improvements can be made, but first get the go-ahead from anyone who will be affected by the changes you make. Stay within budget to avoid criticism.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Follow your heart and your dreams. Do things your way and put your energy into revamping your current living situation to suit your personality and lifestyle. Romance is in the stars.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Emotional confusion will set in if you believe everything you hear. Keep your thoughts and feelings secret, and focus on activities geared toward personal improvements, physical outlets and a healthier mindset.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Make physical changes at home that are conducive to getting things done. Clearing a workspace or getting rid of items you no longer need or use is a good place to start.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Look at all sides of an issue before you comment. If you act in haste, you will regret it. Refuse to let your emotions take charge and cause you to overreact.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Refuse to let emotions take charge. If you show someone that you are vulnerable, you can expect to be taken advantage of. Be strong and do your own thing.