You may get a few good opportunities to form a partnership in the year ahead, but not all will be to your advantage. Watch out for a potential partner who can't offer resources or knowledge — an alliance must have parity if it is to succeed.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You don't always manage your resources in the most practical manner, but you usually try not to go overboard. Today, though, all caution is apt to fly out the window, and you could end up broke.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Be realistic about the demands you suddenly want to place on others. They might not be able to drop everything and rush off to do your bidding. Stand on your own two feet.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sincere compliments are always an effective tool to make a person feel good. However, if you're merely attempting to flatter someone to take advantage of him or her, it won't work.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Continue to be optimistic about your financial affairs, but not to the point of being unrealistic. Be sure that you have the funds in the bank before you charge anything; don't spend what you don't have.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) If you hope to succeed, you must be exacting about what you anticipate. Unless your goals are properly defined, little or nothing of significance is apt to be accomplished.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) It's always important not to take anything for granted, but you may have to be especially careful at this time. You could easily get lulled into a false sense of security and suffer a loss.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Should someone offer you a deal too good to be true, question why and search for ulterior motives. People, in general, do not make offers that give something for nothing.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) If yours and your mate's aims are not in harmony, don't make matters worse by knowingly thwarting the other's efforts. Expend your energy by developing your own interests.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Don't offer help or instructions on something for which you're not an expert. You could make matters worse for the individual if you are not as knowledgeable as you think you are.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Be particularly careful about making any kind of investment transaction. Financial trends are not moving in your direction, so don't take any flyers.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Be careful to whom you go for advice. There is a better-than-average chance that you will pick the wrong person who is only too happy to share his or her ignorance with you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don't let minor disturbances disrupt your work, because what you set aside will be exceptionally difficult to make up. You may think someone will pick up the slack, but that's a pipedream.