In the year ahead, there is nothing wrong with driving yourself a bit harder in order to get what you want. But don’t forget to take a little time to smell the roses along the way, especially when finding time for those you love.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It’s imperative that you and other family members all have input into the decisions affecting the day’s festivities. You could unwittingly overlook something important.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Try not to ask something of someone that you wouldn’t ask of yourself. See things from the other’s perspective, and understand why he or she can’t comply.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Subdue temptations to unnecessarily spend way beyond your means. There is never a good reason to go heavily into debt for something you can completely do without.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — In order for things to run smoothly, it will be important to let others know your specific agenda beforehand; otherwise, someone could unknowingly upset your plans.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — With conversations running rampant, it might be far too easy to speak before you think. Guard what you say and to whom you say it, or you could unwittingly start a firestorm.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Have a good time and enjoy yourself with family and friends, but try to so without putting more strain on your wallet. It’s time to start plugging up all the holes.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Count to 10 before responding angrily to anyone who does something or says something that ticks you off. Even though the person may be way out of line, don’t ruin your day over it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — The end results of the day’s festivities will be strongly influenced by your attitude and behavior. If you’re too much of a nitpicker or too negative over things, expect the day to be a downer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — No one can impose upon your good nature unless you let it happen. Don’t hesitate to say no when someone asks more of you than you feel comfortable to handle.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — In order to find a way where both you and your mate can reach an agreement concerning your plans for the day, each might have to compromise. Be cooperative and harmonious.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — This could be the wrong day to try something new and complicated that is totally untested by you or anyone you know. Frayed tempers are all you’re likely to produce.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t be openhanded with something you collectively own with another, believing it’s OK to loan it out. That person might have big plans for the loaned item, making things quite difficult for him or her.