● General: You care about people, but right now, you are so driven by ambition you are in danger of seeing people as a means to an end. Don't get too caught up in thinking about the ways in which they can help you. Astute people can generally tell when they're being used, no matter how sugarcoated the maneuver. Unless you want to get a reputation as a user, back off and forget about exploiting others' contacts for your own purposes.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Life is a balancing act, but right now you need to focus like a laser on career concerns. Your domestic situation might be suffering as you throw yourself into your job. You can only try to plead your case and hope for the best.
● Finances: When it comes to achieving your financial goals, you don't let the day of the week get in your way. So when the rest of the group wants to take a break, let them. That simply means there's more much-appreciated work for you to jump at.
● Love: A stint of long, hard labor means that your social life falls by the wayside for a brief amount of time. It's worth it. After all, you can't live on love alone. Other projects and career prospects take precedence now.
● General: Comfort is particularly valued when away from home -- and that's huge considering you're gearing up for holiday travel. You'll be thrilled with your surroundings once you arrive at your destination and so delighted with your accommodations and the various other niceties offered, you'll become a walking billboard, proclaiming its merits just to about everyone you encounter. Just be sure to show some moderation with food and drink. You don't want overindulgence to make you too sluggish.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Suddenly today, you'll see things from a totally new perspective and will most likely take new insight away with you. So expect one of those earth-shattering a-ha moments -- probably while you're daydreaming.
● Finances: You may get a weird feeling that you just can't act on. When someone rubs you the wrong way, your first impulse is to back away, but in this case you're already financially committed. Find a way to work around the vibes.
● Love: A fresh project -- whether at work or in a creative area you've long enjoyed -- is just what you need to perk up your love life. The energy you get from this new endeavor will spark up your social life.
● General: Because you generally rule the roost with uncontested authority, the challenge to your iron control that comes today could leave you momentarily speechless. You recover quickly enough, but you may have a battle of wills on your hands. The objections you're hearing, however, could be the tip of a much larger iceberg. Keep asking questions until the entire story is revealed.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Agreements you thought were set in stone turn out to be not quite settled. Your suspicions about rivals will turn out to be correct, but you'll need to confirm them in public.
● Finances: It's not your circumstances that need to be changed, it's your attitude. Spend some time today thinking about the situation. Getting to the bottom of opinions is a good first step toward figuring out a solution.
● Love: That certain someone had you on tenterhooks, and they've finally come to a decision about the role you play in their life. The funny thing is, once you hear it, you realize you cared more about the suspense than the person.
● General: You likely are not feeling emotionally and physically up to it, but you will probably need to confront a personal situation today. Dodging the issue now will only stretch it out and make its effect linger, and you'd much rather put it behind you as quickly as possible. Be careful what you say and how you say it. Someone is primed for battle, so don't give them plenty of ammunition with any careless or cutting remarks.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: A certain problem has been on the stove and simmering for a little too long, and it's about to boil over. Try to let your actions speak for themselves. If you don't have to get involved in all aspects of this issue, leave it for others to deal with.
● Finances: Others may have different ideas about what to do with money today than you do -- especially if it's your money. Remember that you're the one who signs on the dotted line. Don't let anyone pressure you.
● Love: Don't let romantic feelings confuse your take on a practical or work-related situation. In this case, compartmentalization is helpful to the decision you have to make. Keep your eyes on the long-term prize.
● General: You're a natural leader, but be on guard -- don't allow any arrogance to gain the upper hand. Pushing your weight around may get you some cooperation in the short term, but won't do much to inspire long-term loyalty, much less admiration. When people sense they're being treated in a condescending way, they either get angry or withdraw. Work harder on being a cheerleader instead of a taskmaster, and you'll have much more success.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Listen carefully, then make a decision and get to work. You have obligations to yourself and others, but you can't do both now. Let your own issues and projects go for the time being -- the team or the greater good needs you.
● Finances: You can adapt to anything, but that doesn't mean it's healthy for you. Stop hanging onto something so fiercely simply because you're used to it. It's not really the best thing for you. Time to let go -- you'll land on your feet.
● Love: You're in love with your work, and that passion makes you ever so attractive to the right party. Just make sure that you're not so slammed on the job that you can't make time for a little flirtation right now.
● General: You will really begin to see some solid and gratifying results today if you've been working hard on a creative project -- perhaps related to home improvement or maybe an artistic work. Lots of effort goes into pulling such an undertaking together, though it doesn't look like much in the early and middle stages. Now, however, the concept is really taking shape. Instead of being hypercritical of what you've done so far, keep going. If necessary, you can make alterations when it's completed.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: It's a good time to seek promotions, raises or other new opportunities, even a little office romance if you're looking. Your ambition is showing -- and the right people are taking notice. Don't let your momentum stall out.
● Finances: If you want to make major changes in your life, start with the small things. You can tweak your regular routine into something that helps you produce more, save more or both. Spend time doing just that today.
● Love: That certain someone is still on your mind. Guess what? You're definitely on theirs too. Just remember that nice and easy does it. There's no need to rush or get all goofy. You've got plenty of time.
● General: If you're feeling down in the dumps today, you just need to get out of bed and make something happen, regardless of your feelings. Events in the past are over and can't be changed. Everyone has to live with the consequences of their actions, and that can be difficult. But don't give in to any tendency to endow your regrets with more significance than they deserve. Melancholy people are only appealing in works of fiction.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: When it comes to authority figures, make all the right gestures and say all the right things, then get back to work. Supervisors and management teams might be problematic right now as they flex their muscles, but you're way ahead of them.
● Finances: It's one of those days. You can't seem to understand the people around you, much less connect with them on a deep level. That's okay, because you're only dealing with business today, not romance. All you need to connect with are the numbers.
● Love: Are you confusing the idea of love with the concept of being rescued? If the answer's yes, no wonder your last few forays into dating have been slightly bizarre. It's time to get some clarity on what you want.
● General: Others will be eager to fall into step behind you today, so make sure you have some idea of where you're going. Fixing your sights on a destination shouldn't be a problem, though. Your confidence is high, your outlook is positive and you can explain anything to anyone. Put those communications skills to good use and keep the team fully informed. Their morale will soar.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Stay on task and in charge of your responsibilities. Any projects you start at this time will proceed smoothly and turn profitable quickly. You're the belle of the ball -- it's a great time to ask for favors from the boss or the board.
● Finances: You get that old, familiar urge to change appearances today. Do you really want to waste your time and money on things that are merely superficial? Looks do count, but you're simply rearranging the existing furniture, so to speak, when you should be renovating the building.
● Love: Thinking of love as an arena where you can win or lose doesn't help matters -- it's just self-defeating. Instead, think of dating as an endless series of opportunities to learn and grow -- oh yeah, and to have fun.
● General: You really want to explore your creative potential, and you feel that you need a professional's direction. So today's overriding concern is probably how to make that happen financially. Sure, such lessons could take a big bite out of your budget, but look at the big picture and establish some priorities. Are you willing to forego a few dinners out to move in this new direction?
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Whether it's in your job description or not, you have great ideas on how to save money, so start cutting back. Even if you don't control spending, pipe up with ideas on how to save bucks. Your supervisors will swoon over your concerns.
● Finances: People are open to you today, which makes it a good day to reach out to just about anyone you cross paths with. You can forge connections easily, and that's exactly what you need to do to get to your next goal.
● Love: You really like this person. Their down-to-earth energy complements your pie-in-the-sky optimism. Just remember to keep that combination of attitudes about this romance. It's still beginning, you know.
● General: Getting up in front of a crowd is easy for you today, especially since you are showered with so many good wishes before you begin. You could be making an important business presentation, speaking to a classroom of students or making a heartfelt toast at a fabulous holiday party. Words come easily, backed by your sincerity and positive feelings. Everyone who hears you is touched in some way.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: With all that hard work starting to pay off, you might just want to get started with a new round of projects. You can take a break if you're burned out, but don't feel obligated to break your stride if you're making good progress.
● Finances: You can tweak things a bit but don't go making any major changes to your usual modus operandi. The only sure way to reach the goals you have set in your visions of the future is to stick to your own beaten path.
● Love: A close friend points out an area or two with room for improvement when it comes to your dating style. Before you ruffle your feathers, listen to what they have to say. There might be a nugget of truth in there.
● General: Have you been having trouble sleeping? Exhaustion is your constant companion today. Staring wide-eyed at the clock in the middle of the night is no fun and does a real number on your attitude. If you're keyed up over personal issues that are robbing you of sleep, perhaps it's time to resolve them if you can. If you're worrying about situations beyond your control, you may want to try some light yoga or meditation before turning out the night light.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: For now, just lie low -- all will be made clear very soon. Too much is going on around you that you don't understand. Instead of trying to grasp at all those fleeting ideas and loose ends, wait until things settle down and the air clears.
● Finances: Your ambition inspires others today, so share it freely. Keeping your vision to yourself is a form of selfishness. You shouldn't have to worry about anyone stealing your good ideas, either, as long as you keep the keys hidden.
● Love: A potential romantic interest can throw you for a loop with even the tiniest gesture. Before you go into an emotional tailspin, remember that no one can make you feel this way without your consent.
● General: Prepare for an important upcoming meeting so you can make a meaningful contribution and help gather enough information to make an intelligent decision. You could be tasked to recommend a new hire at work, a replacement teacher at your child's school, a board member for a volunteer organization or the holder of some other key post. Gear your questions accordingly; you know the qualities necessary for the position.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Throw your weight behind the challenger -- your rivals are worthy of your attention. It's time for a change of leadership. If not officially, then at least you need to exert some kind of influence everyone can see and experience.
● Finances: Coming up with a plan should be easy for someone like you. Why waste time being lost in thought when you can use the exercise to come up with a good road map? Go ahead, imagine where you want to be and how to get there.
● Love: Feel like your romantic karma has been kicking you in the pants? It's time to examine what you don't like about your dealings with love and figure out how to draw in what you really and truly need.