IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS TODAY: In the year ahead, you will be luckier in ventures initiated by others than with your own projects. If asked, don't hesitate to partner up with another's enterprise.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — When you allow your feelings to control your thinking, your judgment can be impaired. There is a strong chance you will ignore those who warrant attention and cater to the undeserving.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — The only way you can achieve something important that has been out of reach is to become more assertive. It'll take strong motivation on your part to boldly go where you need to go.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — If you attempt to do something coy, regardless of how harmless you think it might be, it may be interpreted as deceitful. Keep all your dealings out in the open.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It's not like you to be unduly sensitive over a minor issue, yet if you expect more from a loved one than he or she can deliver, you might get bent out of shape. Don't overreact.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Be careful that you don't inadvertently take all the credit for something others had a hand in bringing about, even a small one. Leave lots of room on center stage for others to take some bows, too.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You could mistakenly delegate a critical assignment to someone who has questionable abilities just because the person says he or she can do it. This individual's standards will produce the result, not yours.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Trespassing down forbidden paths with regard to a romantic entanglement will cause not only a headache but a great deal of heartache for all parties involved.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — In order to placate another, you might agree to do something you know is wrong. It would be easier to say "no" in the first place than it will be to get out of the trouble you cause.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unless you are strongly motivated to accomplish something big, your industriousness could be at low ebb. Don't undertake anything unless your heart is in it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You can go either way when it comes to handling your finances. You could either get great mileage out of your dollars or spend them wildly. Watch out, because the latter may be true.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If your heart isn't in the job at hand, you might be lax about how you handle things, expecting others to fill in the gaps you leave behind. Sadly, they won't, and you'll have to do things all over again.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Every once in a while, you allow emotions to control your thinking, and this could be one of those times. If your feelings trump good judgment, you will make a very poor decision.

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