Horoscope

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW: There are strong indications that some important decisions concerning your work or career might need to be made in the year ahead. Give matters serious thought because your decision will affect your future.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Regardless of how strongly you feel about something, avoid getting into a confrontation with someone who is diametrically opposed to your stance. Let time settle the matter.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Brace yourself because a promise you made in the past may be requested at this time, just when you have your own issues to deal with. It will be difficult not to comply.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Although you'll be in a gregarious mood and eager to socialize with co-workers or friends, they may be of the mindset to do more important things. Honor their wishes.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Unless you're careful, especially when it comes to gambling, you could become involved in something where the odds clearly favor your opponent and you'll lose far more than you can afford.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It'll be clear to both you and your partner that a joint venture in which you're engaged is quite promising. However, if each sees things from a different perspective, nothing will come of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Because circumstances might turn out to be far more difficult than you expected, you need to be prepared to use your smarts in order to make things turn out well. If you don't, it'll be another story.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — When negotiating a matter of importance, don't underestimate either your opponent's strength or your own. Predicting the outcome may be too close to call.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A failure to acknowledge and praise co-workers for both their input and cooperative spirit could result in a work stoppage. Don't be so involved that you fail to recognize what they've actually done.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Once you agree to partake in a social sport, be careful not to make winning all-important to you or to involve yourself with those who do. In either case, all the fun will be sucked out of the action.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You had better have some good reasons for ignoring the dictums of those in power. If you fail to comply, you could find yourself in more trouble than you bargained for.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — In your communicative dealings, take care not to get too immersed in side issues, because, as a result, whatever you needed to discuss will never be addressed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Unless you take some positive measures to resolve an outstanding obligation, you can expect big trouble in the making. Once things are set in motion, it'll be difficult to rewind.