If you take a practical approach to life, you will bypass emotional traps. Set standards that suit your budget and are conducive to helping you achieve what’s important. Nothing happens overnight, but with a slow, steady pace forward, you will live up to your expectations.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Make plans and get involved in events that interest you. A former acquaintance or certain memory will make you question your motives. Trust in yourself, not in what someone tells you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you need and what you want may not coincide. Look at every aspect of a situation and make decisions based on your physical, emotional and financial capabilities. Know your limits and boundaries.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Honesty is the best policy. A lifestyle change is in order. Deal openly with a loved one. Secrets will be revealed by someone you least expect. Build trust.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Get involved in something meaningful. Whether it’s forming a partnership, a new position or an act of assistance to someone you care about, doing something that makes a difference will leave you feeling good.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you want something done, do it yourself. The feeling of accomplishment will be extremely satisfying. The only one you truly have to please is yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A mental, physical or emotional journey will lead to a positive change. Pick up a new skill, socialize with people who share your concerns and do things your way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Handle the people close to you with care. The words you choose will affect the response you get. Positive change requires understanding and compromise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Follow through on your commitments to avoid backlash. The way you handle your responsibilities will affect the way people treat you. If you care about someone, make it known.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You’ll be given choices. Some will be enticing, but will probably have strings attached, and others will be challenging but worthwhile. Be smart, practical and honest with yourself and others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Embrace change. Be the one to make things happen. Do your homework and forge ahead with optimism and a sound plan. A joint venture looks promising. Romance is encouraged.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Think matters through before you take action. Emotionally charged impulsiveness will lead to mistakes and regret. Stay focused on what’s best for you. Keep the peace.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t ruin a good idea or plan by expanding too quickly. Sticking to a budget and growing a solid foundation are favored. A personal change looks inviting.