Horoscope

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS SUNDAY: It serves your interests to do all that you can in the year ahead to improve your ability to achieve what you desire in life. If you have an opportunity to better your skills or knowledge, don't say no for frivolous reasons.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Even though you might not have all the resources to get what you want, you have the capacity to earn what you need to get what you want. It is totally in your hands.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Be kind to yourself, but not to the extent that you think only about yourself and not others. There is a fine line between protecting one's interests and doing so at the cost of another.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Be available to those in need — yet still try to allocate some alone time to accomplish all those little things you need to get done uninterrupted by kibitzers.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It's important to realize that positive thinking is needed to make you a winner. Concentrate your hopes on reasons why something is good, not on how things can unravel.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Your mental faculties are razor sharp, and the odds favor you whenever a mental decision is at stake. That doesn't mean you shouldn't ask probing questions; on the contrary, you should.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — One of your biggest edges is the ability to see situations as a whole rather than in fragments and pieces. Use this wonderful gift to your advantage.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Adapt yourself to shifting conditions, and don't let stubbornness push you around. You're smart enough to know you can't change that which is uncontrollable, so go with the flow.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don't think you're not capable of substantial achievement without some input from others. You are, but things will be far easier if you gain support from some helpful allies.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Anything that requires single-mindedness on your behalf is your cup of tea at this time. Thus, if you really want something done right, don't pass the job onto someone else. Do it yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don't engage in any activity that reinforces a tendency toward lethargy. Make certain that you plan things that keep you busy and moving around, both physically and mentally.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You aren't apt to use your full potential unless you find constructive outlets for your restlessness. Indulging in irritability because you feel unsettled is foolish; do something worthwhile.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Just because you have a nimble mind and quick wit, you mustn't be intolerant of those who don't think as fast on their feet as you do. Be patient with those who are slow.

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS MONDAY: Involvements in clubs or organizations could prove to be enormously gratifying in the year ahead, especially for establishing new friendships and making some great business contacts. Be a joiner and mingle a lot.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Sometimes you lose all self-confidence, and this could be one of those days when your appraisal of your role in dealing with others is negative. You may see the light too late.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Sadly, you might be far better at spending money than you are at making it. Unless you budget prudently, the spending part could end up being way ahead of the making part.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — If you find it necessary to revise your plans in order to get something worthwhile accomplished, disengage yourself from useless alliances that waste time and energy.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Once again, you could engage in self-defeating issues that do nothing but cause problems. Keep in mind that nothing has changed, and you'll merely replay the issues all over again.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It'll be your own fault if you become drawn into an arrangement that you know is wrong. Be prepared to end up sharing the blame for another's stupid mistakes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — The only way you are likely to accomplish your aims is to make concessions in your dealings with persons whose help you are going to need. It's OK as long as everything is aboveboard.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Make sure that your ambitious aims are in lock step with the logical assessments of what you want to do, because if either is dominant, things will become unbalanced and lose all effectiveness.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you're smart, you'll subdue all inclinations to take any gambles. There's a good chance you won't be realistic about your weaknesses and play right into another's hands.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Even those with whom you usually have harmonious relationships can be irksome at times, and this could be one of those days. Be prepared to overlook their faults, as they would yours.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You're a kind and helpful person, which is fine, but don't attempt to do things beyond your capabilities. Your good intentions could hurt the recipient more than it helps.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Although you'll be lucky at most things in which you engage at this time, material activities where money is an issue won't be one of them. Take no chances that could jeopardize your resources.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Owing to the fact that you are apt to let others set the agenda for you, it isn't likely that you will end up having any free time for yourself. Don't plan anything important; it won't get done.