CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — There’s nothing wrong with assertiveness as long as you don’t cross the line to pushiness or aggressiveness. In which case, others are likely to put up strong barriers.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Just because you may handle professional issues well doesn’t mean it will spill into other areas, such as social involvements. In these cases, you could let your guard down too much.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Unless you’re careful, there is a strong chance you might display preferential treatment with regard to your friendships. In which case, you could hurt someone badly who has been good to you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Although you like followers to assist when needed, you would be better off working on your own. Others could unintentionally become unproductive baggage that will slow you down.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You’ll be your old sweet self as long as everything is running smoothly, but the minute things go awry, the devil in you could quickly emerge.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If you’re willing to accept limitations in yourself and your co-workers, your disposition will remain good. If either is pushed to the wall, however, that smile will turn into a snarl.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Any shortcomings of outsiders are likely to be treated with understanding and tolerance, yet you aren’t likely to have the same compassion when it comes to your family. Don’t ask more of them.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — It’s thoughtful to be good to the deserving, but don’t carry your kindness to the point of letting freeloaders take advantage of you. Say no to those who don’t have the right to make demands on you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Being optimistic is an admirable trait when applied properly. However, if you use it in hopes of gaining from a gamble where the odds are tilted strongly against you, you’re going to lose.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’re blessed with a wonderful, happy disposition, but every once in a while you get up on the wrong side of the bed. Unhappily, this could be one of those days.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Make sure that logic, not emotions, governs your judgment and behavior. When emotions are in control, you’re likely to make poor choices.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Going to well-intentioned friends for financial or career-related advice isn’t usually the smartest thing to do — unless, of course, one is a professional in those fields.