(March 20 – April 19):
Drawing a line in the sand doesn’t mean you refuse to negotiate. Nevertheless you’ll need to make some leading suggestions so that the other party gets the hint.
(April 20 – May 20):
The last thing you want to do is refuse to budge. Stay amenable and terms will improve over the next few days.
(May 21 – June 20):
You can second-guess all you like, but a boss or supervisor is being tight-lipped. You won’t know what’s what until the week of the 15th.
(June 21 – July 21):
You can see where things are going in a courtship, but slow down. This person isn’t as emotionally confident as you and needs time to catch up.
(July 22 – Aug. 22):
People rarely cop to mistakes when confronted. If you want a loved one to improve then come prepared with some constructive ideas.
(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):
If you’re not prepared then reschedule. A buyer or client has done his homework and you don’t want him correcting you on things you should know already.
(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):
You like your boss, but he has the bedside manner of a jackhammer. Give him a crash course in charm and persuasion. He needs it.
(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):
You’re afraid that yielding on one point opens the door to more concessions. Ironically the opposite is true. Flexibility on your part inspires others to be more generous.
(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):
Instead of struggling with an obstacle, see what happens when you work with it. Problems often carry the seeds to their own solutions.
(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):
An associate’s troubles take up a lot of time and energy. Yes, this person is high maintenance, but what you get in return is worth the handholding.
(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):
You’re more upset about letting someone down than the person in question. It’s not the end of the world. Ease up.
(Feb. 18 – March 19):
Overcoming an obstacle emboldens you to tackle another. Keep going because you’re on a winning streak!