Horoscope

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS TODAY: Through some significant changes in your outlook and attitude, views and concepts that have held you back will finally be resolved in the year ahead. The new you will discover what you've been looking for in this fresh perspective.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — An associate of yours who always asks more of everyone than this person is ever willing to do for others will perform the old tricks again. Don't be afraid to reject any undesirable requests.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Although you might get some things accomplished, it won't be enough if one job in particular doesn't get done. Be grateful for whatever gains you make, even if they're small.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — There is a strong possibility that you will be privy to some information that could be harmful to another if it got out. Don't be either prosecutor or judge when deciding who should know what.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Harmful comments about another will damage you more than they will any individual you trash. You won't have much luck winning friends with nasty gossip.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Be careful not to overreact if a loyal friend provides support to your opposition. The person isn't being mean, merely honest. Ask yourself why he or she thinks so differently.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take ample time to study the directions or other pertinent information about anything new in your life, even if it's similar to something previously explored. It'll save you a big headache.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Without meaning to, there's a good chance you could put restraints on those you love. Remember, the tighter you try to bind them to you, the harder they're going to strain to break away.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don't force yourself to take on a project if you're only lukewarm about seeing it through to completion. Your small amount of enthusiasm won't hold up long enough to finish the job.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although one of your friends might do something that warrants criticism, no one is perfect — so keep your thoughts to yourself. Finger-pointing will only create hostility and the loss of a pal.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Loss of a prized possession is possible unless you are extra diligent about protecting that which you hold dear. Don't leave anything lying around where it can easily be stolen.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Heal old differences by letting bygones be bygones, even if they remind you of past indiscretions. Dredging this stuff up again will only widen the chasm.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If your thoughts are negative, keep your mouth shut. If you don't, the words that pop out will be regrettable ones, especially if they harm another who doesn't deserve it.