Look for some exciting times to be in the offing in the year ahead. However, don’t expect this to be the case if you try to mix business and friendship. Keep these two areas of your life separate, if you can.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If your credibility with others could be fragile at present, it wouldn’t be wise to tell any fish stories. You need to have the trophies to back up your tales.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You are the type of person who seldom counts his or her chickens before they’re hatched. However, for some reason, you might bank heavily on something more wishful than real.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Watch out for someone with ulterior motives who could try to manipulate you with flattery. If someone says that you’re one of the greatest people alive, enjoy, but be on guard.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Someone for whom you’ve gone out of your way several times might not be in a mood to reciprocate when needed. Chalk it up to experience.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If a social gathering that you’re invited to is likely to include several people you dislike, don’t punish yourself by not going and missing out on the fun; be prepared to turn the other cheek.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Instead of taking bows for something you’ve yet to accomplish, tell it like it is. It could cause you embarrassment down the line if the work in question should go unfinished.
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Usually, you like to play things spontaneously, and you do quite well, but unless you plan every step of the way today, you’re likely to trip over your own feet.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Before getting yourself involved in a joint endeavor, think carefully about the costs and responsibilities that you’d be taking on. If things are not equally distributed, it won’t work out.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t underestimate your adversaries, especially if you’re involved in negotiating a critical matter. That edge you think you have may only exist in your head.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The truth will out itself and put you in a very embarrassing position if you fudge the facts and pretend that you’ve done something that you promised to do but have yet to complete. Tell it like it is.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — If you are tempted to cater to your whims in order to achieve instant gratification, chances are you might engage yourself in something extremely extravagant and financially unwise.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be careful not to do anything that could jeopardize a relationship with some key allies. Your projects and prospects need the goodwill and support of these people.