Horoscope

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW: In the year ahead, you might find yourself involved in a constructive development that brings you before your peers. It will provide new feelings of accomplishment and enhance your image in the eyes of those who mean the most to you.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — People could find you difficult to please or understand because of your reluctance to be as sociable and outgoing as you usually are. Having a personal pity party never solves anything.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — It's to your benefit to avoid getting too closely involved with someone who is always stirring up trouble. What transpires could end up identifying you with this individual for a long time to come.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don't let others pressure you into altering your goals, because that leaves far too much to chance. You need to identify what you truly want and make realistic plans about how to achieve it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Today's events may make you realize that if you fail to control your destiny, other factors beyond your control will do so for you. Take charge of your life.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Although you're the type of person who is always helpful to others, just because you don't feel like it at this time, you're apt to pretend to be unavailable to a friend who truly needs your help.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You're likely to get a second chance to handle some friction occurring between you and a friend in a better manner than you have in the past. The question is, will you do so?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your natural ability for practicality may be absent when you go shopping. Unless you take control, you could load up those credit cards more than you're going to like.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Any disagreement between you and your mate must be handled in private, away from relatives or kibitzers. The input of outsiders is likely to be more destructive than constructive.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Be exceptionally careful with regard to what you say about others, especially anything that could be construed as negative. It will be repeated in a way that will be destructive to your reputation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Actions on your part that are motivated out of spite or a desire to get even with someone will backfire. Sadly, the situation will end up making you the one who is totally to blame.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Upon occasion, your good judgment totally deserts you. Today could be one of those times, so be careful when dealing with others, such as siding with someone who is dragging you down.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There is a strong possibility that you could spend all your valuable time on a worthless goal that will bring you nothing. Make sure that you understand what's in it for you or anyone else.