March 21 - April 19 Take advantage of a free ride when it is offered, but don’t waste valuable resources by taking impulsive chances with your cash. In the week ahead, you will be able to work on reaching your goals one step at a time.
April 20 - May 20 You may be feeling like a party animal let loose. Feel free to explore New Age ideas or to experiment with the latest social apps and gadgets, but don’t go out of your way to shock people.
May 21 - June 20 While others quibble over the proper direction to take, you can steer the situation. Your thoughts are in tune with the long-range consequences of your actions in the week ahead, so your judgment will be right on the mark.
June 21 - July 22 What works for you may not go over so well with your mate. Someone in close connection could be caught up in a complicated power struggle. Find a happy medium that you can both enjoy in the coming week.
July 23 - Aug. 22 Put your problems into perspective. Step back and take the long-range view. No matter what your problem is, ask yourself if it will seem as important a year from now. Create a viable financial plan early in the week.
Aug. 23 - Sept. 22 Don’t try to control the family agenda. You may incur resistance if you try to run your home like a business. You will have much better results this week if you discuss your ideas in advance and focus on teamwork.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Life can be a roller coaster. It might seem that the more you try to keep your word, the more people change their minds. To avoid unnecessary stress, wait until the second half of the week to hold a planning session. Oct. 23 - Nov. 21 In the week ahead let loved ones know how much you care. You may be quite content and happy with your current relationship, but a partner may feel bored. Keep the excitement alive by finding unusual entertainment.
Nov. 22 - Dec. 21 You and a partner will be on the same page when discussing loyalty and trust. This is an excellent time to obtain advice or professional consultations. Put investment ideas on the back burner in the week ahead.
Dec. 22 - Jan. 19 Little Jack Horner stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum. You, on the other hand, might get your thumb caught in a bamboo Chinese finger puzzle trap. Steer clear of complicated financial schemes in the coming week.
Jan. 20 - Feb. 18 Hope for the best and plan for the worst. You could be optimistic about your future income but should have a backup plan just in case. Use your extra energy constructively this week.
Feb. 19 - March 20 Opportunities can appear out of the blue this week. Put on your thinking cap and you may understand how a casual word of advice can lead to bigger and better things. Your tastes can change quickly, so wait to buy.
As the next six to eight weeks unfold embrace any opportunities that come your way. The people who grow closer are good for you and those who can’t seem to stay in touch do not have your best interests at heart. Apply a sound measure of business savvy to financial affairs and career prospects in the second half of November and early December for the best success. That is when your judgment is at its best. Once your ambitions are stirred in January you can maneuver through financial situations with ease. However, by February you are more interested in social activities and networking. In May your attractiveness hits a peak, making it a great time to find true love or a new job. — Tribune Media Services