Ups and downs will keep you busy this year. The pendulum will swing, and you’ll need to stand on guard and be ready to take advantage or dismiss whatever comes your way. It will be an exciting and exhausting time to test your skills and see how well you operate while dealing with unpredictable circumstances.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t let anyone limit what you can do. An open mind and willingness to put your energy where it counts will lead to decisions, improvements and gains that will change your life.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Even the playing field by setting a high standard and weeding out those who cannot compete. Much can be accomplished if you are passionate and persistent.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you size up your situation and what you want to accomplish, you will avoid some of the pitfalls that others put in your way. Focus and stamina will lead to success.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Change may not be what you want, but it may be what you need. Consider what’s being offered as well as the potential gains involved. Make your final decision based on truth.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Lock in your position and put your plan in place. Once you establish what you want, it will be difficult for anyone to interfere. Make your own opportunities.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Embrace change and set your course. Having a destination in mind will help you avoid unnecessary surprises that could slow you down. Arguing will not help you achieve your goal.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Taking short trips, spending time with interesting people who motivate you to be your best, and making personal gains should be your focus. Romance will enhance your life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- People change, and so do you. Allowing others to grow will also encourage you to expand your interests and gain perspective on what you want to do moving forward.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Personal relationships, home and domestic projects, and self-improvement are highlighted. A challenge will enrich your mind, body and soul. Adjustments at home will promote romance or stronger family ties.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Leave nothing to chance. If you want things to unfold with ease, preparation and organization will be necessary. An emotional situation should not be put on display.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- A challenge will do you good. Be open to suggestions, but in the end, do what feels right. Attending social events will be informative and will encourage a closer bond with someone special.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Consider how to best help others without being used or taken for granted. Overspending, overdoing and overindulging will not solve problems or improve important relationships.