Practical applications will pay off this year, but shortcuts will not. Consider what you want and work diligently toward your goal. A positive change is within reach if you go through the proper channels and put in the necessary time.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Stop worrying about what others do or say, and start trying to perfect who you are and find out what you want to achieve. Don’t let others control your destiny.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Size up a situation, set your objective and make it happen. Don't let anyone else interfere. Stick to what’s realistic and within budget.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Consider the possibilities and head in a promising direction. How you get along with the people you encounter will determine your success. Offer help, truth and kindness.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your objective should be positive change. Offer suggestions and solutions, and be open to what others have to contribute. If you force change on others, you’ll end up in a stalemate.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- An offer may sound good, but before you follow in someone else’s footsteps, get the lowdown on what’s expected of you. If it’s a good fit, take charge and enjoy the ride.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Put your energy to where it will do the most good. Opposition will surface regarding sensitive issues, but if you focus on learning and self-improvement, much can be accomplished.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Taking care of your responsibilities will ease stress. Spending time with someone who shares your likes and dislikes will bring you closer together. Romance is highlighted.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- A change will help build momentum and bring you closer to something or someone that inspires you. Be practical when it comes to money matters and joint ventures.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Fix up your space, pay attention to important relationships and take time to make subtle improvements to your appearance. A proper health routine will show favorable results.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Make improvements at home that will lower your overhead and add to your comfort while lowering your stress. Do things for the right reasons.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It’s up to you to bring about positive changes at home and in your social life. Reconnecting with someone from your past will confirm that you are headed in the right direction.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- A steady pace will be in your best interest. Refuse to let emotional matters spin out of control and eat up valuable time that should be spent doing something positive.