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.
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.
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.
Expect interference if you share your feelings and personal plans with others. Someone from your past will disrupt your life if you fall for his or her persuasive tactics. Don’t let boredom lead to mistakes. Avoid joint ventures, tempting offers and indulgent or improper behavior.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Protect your reputation, possessions and position. Make a positive change that will stabilize your life. When in doubt, go directly to the source.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Share your thoughts and feelings with a special someone. Building a solid relationship requires honesty. If someone breaches your trust, question his or her loyalty. An open dialogue will be necessary.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Compromise will get you where you want to go. What you have to offer and how you get what you want in return will be determined by the standards you set.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Participate in events that offer help to people in need. Don’t be a follower when you can be a leader who makes a difference. Romance is highlighted.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Walk away from discord or anyone who is being difficult, indulgent or over-the-top. If you cannot make a difference, move on and try something that will get positive results.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Pay attention to what’s going on at home and anything regarding joint money matters. A meeting will help you sort out any differences you have with someone close to you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Take a break and make personal changes that will leave you feeling good. A different approach to your lifestyle will encourage you to save money. Avoid joint ventures.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Partnerships will be highlighted. Consider what you have to offer and what you will get in return. Negotiate and map out how to move forward. Romance is in the stars.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Make a clean break from anything or anyone who isn’t heading in the same direction as you. Surrounding yourself with supportive individuals will lead to positive change and success.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Observe, but don’t follow. If someone pressures you to do something that isn’t right for you, turn your attention to personal growth, self-improvement and spending time with a loved one.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t get angry when you can get moving. Channel your energy into something that moves you. Helping others will raise your profile and lead to unexpected rewards. Take the initiative and make a difference.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Get out and explore new possibilities. If something appears to be confusing or inconsistent, walk away and do your own thing. A lifestyle change will be enlightening.