By EUGENIA LAST
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Spread a little love on the 1st and 2nd. Promise to do your best and be at your best. Set a standard for the rest of the year and stick to it. Do a quick check on the 3rd and 4th to make sure your finances are in order. It's important to have a strict budget in place and a financial game plan that will help improve your status and your future. Get involved in matters that concern you on the 5th, 6th and 7th. It's important to take a position and fight for your rights in this time of economic uncertainty. Lead the way in your community and among your peers and you will make your environment a better place for everyone. Most of all, strive to live, love and laugh.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Overdoing it will have its repercussions on the 1st and 2nd. Start the year off on the right foot, not in hiding. Make the right choices, and you actually will do quite well. Make a decision on the 3rd and 4th that will influence your direction for the rest of the year. Consider what you can learn and what you can apply to a moneymaking venture you wish to pursue. Look forward with optimism and strive for a better position. Don't let anyone take advantage of you on the 5th, 6th and 7th. You'll have to pay close attention to the pros and cons of every situation you face. Look for any opportunity that allows you to display your skills. Innovation leads to success.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your time and energy into something that challenges you on the 1st and 2nd. Arguing will be a waste of time that is better spent lending a helping hand and building stronger bonds with the people around you. Get your financial plan in order on the 3rd and 4th. It's better to start the year knowing where you stand and what your options are. You'll be wired on the 5th, 6th and 7th. High energy, coupled with excitement and wanting to show what you have to offer, can work if you are also thoughtful and respect and acknowledge what others have to offer as well. Working as a team player will get you much further ahead and help you build your confidence.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Protect what you have on the 1st and 2nd. Do whatever it takes to secure your position and to ensure that you will be able to maintain your lifestyle. You'll be questioned if you make a move for the wrong reason. Ask for help if you need it on the 3rd and 4th. It's better to form a partnership and to work alongside someone who is trying to achieve a similar goal. Voice your ideas and prepare to make a move. You'll discover important information on the 5th, 6th and 7th if you attend a lecture or conference, or if you talk to someone with experience. You may be faced with a change you don't want, but it is best to accept the inevitable and move on without making a fuss.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll have trouble keeping things in perspective on the 1st and 2nd. Don't react without thinking matters through. Whatever you say or do has the potential to backfire on you, causing a setback that can hurt you professionally and personally. Do your best to finish what you start and to take on whatever responsibilities come your way on the 3rd and 4th. It's vital that you show everyone around you what you can do. Talk less and do more. The way you go about your business on the 5th, 6th and 7th will determine the results and reaction you get from others. Do your part and you will gain the confidence and support of the people you are trying to impress.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out and enjoy the company of friends, family or someone special on the 1st and 2nd. Start the year by recognizing the people who are beneficial to your plans for the year and those who are not. Travel plans should be in the works on the 3rd and 4th. Whether it's to check out a job opportunity or a facility that interests you, traveling should play a role in your plans. Don't let emotions get in your way on the 5th, 6th and 7th. It will be too easy to fall into a trap that someone sets regarding your feelings and plans. It is best to keep your thoughts a secret until you are in a better position to expedite what you want to achieve.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Not everyone will see things your way on the 1st and 2nd. Don't give in to demands, but do think about how you can please everyone and still do what you want. Temptation will be your downfall on the 3rd and 4th. Don't overspend on something you don't need or someone you are trying to impress. Use your intelligence to get what you want. You cannot buy love. Be prepared to make a useful, innovative change to your looks, lifestyle or location on the 5th, 6th and 7th. The alterations you set in motion now will determine how far you can go in the future. Picking up new skills or knowledge will pay off. Set a standard for peers to reach for.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Talk is cheap. It can also be extremely useful when it helps someone in a quandary. Do your best on the 1st and 2nd to help someone you see struggling; you will alter any uncertainty someone has about your motives. The realization of what you can do to get ahead will set you on a new path on the 3rd and 4th. Don't look back or question what you are doing when it's evident that a change is long overdue. An opportunity to make a move or a financial change that will alter how you live in the future is apparent on the 5th, 6th and 7th. Don't waffle when it's vital to size up your situation and make a decision before an opportunity passes you by.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't get angry, get moving on the 1st and 2nd. It's important to follow through and to do what you say or promise. Not everyone will agree with you, but as long as you have a plan, you will get the go-ahead. Find out what everyone else is doing on the 3rd and 4th and see if you can work out a schedule that will allow you to take in all the activities that interest you. Avoid an argument by listening without being judgmental. Put more effort into your relationships with others on the 5th, 6th and 7th. Your support will be welcomed and will help you build a strong relationship with someone you think is special. Love and romance are highlighted.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't get underfoot or in someone's way on the 1st and 2nd. Allowing everyone around you to do as they please will get you the same in return. Don't let uncertainty or insecurity be your downfall. Put more emphasis on home, on family and on building a strong foundation on the 3rd and 4th. Don't lose sight of your financial goals, and stick to your budget, regardless of temptation. Schedule in some relaxation and fun on the 5th, 6th and 7th, and you will please someone who depends on you. Personal stability can be obtained if you set rules and stick to a budget. Being responsible will ensure that you maintain a good reputation and the chance to advance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put down your ideas on paper on the 1st and 2nd, and you will begin to see a pattern that can lead to a better future. Taking better care of your physical and mental health should be your top priority. Don't let anyone entice you to do something that you've been fighting to overcome on the 3rd and 4th. Begin this year with a game plan that is reasonable and attainable. Choices made now will make a difference down the road. Put a little effort into your surroundings on the 5th, 6th and 7th. It will make you feel much better about who you are, as well as make you realize what you want. Love is present, and setting up an atmosphere that promotes romance will make you irresistible.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may have some interesting ideas on the 1st and 2nd about how you want to proceed this year, but before you start the ball rolling, make sure you are being realistic. Taking baby steps will eliminate a gigantic financial mistake. An opportunity directly linked to someone or something you have worked with in the past will come to mind on the 3rd and 4th. Don't hesitate to revisit old ideas and make amends with people with whom you wish you never lost touch. Emotions will be high on the 5th, 6th and 7th. Equality will make the difference when dealing with others. Give-and-take and sharing the responsibilities along with the perks and the praise will lead to success.