(March 20 – April 19):
You don’t like anyone looking over your shoulder yet this person helps you help yourself. Bear with it. You’re the one who gains.
(April 20 – May 20):
It’s frustrating that you’re spoken for and can’t pursue an opportunity, but don’t worry. The fact you’re unavailable works for you.
(May 21 – June 20):
Colleagues want you to tell a boss off. Easy for them to say when seated on the sidelines. Proceed tactfully and a confrontation becomes a conversation.
(June 21 – July 21):
Harp on grievances and people tune you out. Identify what works, build on that, and you get people’s attention.
(July 22 – Aug. 22):
It’s natural to push when you meet resistance, but try pulling back instead. This uncharacteristic about-face takes people by surprise.
(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):
Limits are there for a reason, so don’t push or you’ll be sorry. You don’t see it now, but the very thing that hinders you also protects you.
(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):
You’re on slippery ground and anything you do will only make matters worse. It’s best not to struggle. Stay calm until help arrives.
(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):
You have to get a grip on anxieties. People understand you’re stressed out but it doesn’t give you license to act out.
(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):
This is no time to critique or correct. Tempers are inflamed and you’ll only add to the tension. People will thank you for your patience later.
(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):
The last thing you want to do when you’re on weak footing is advertise it. Stick to business as usual and people will remain none the wiser.
(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):
Getting to the bottom of a problem takes longer than expected. Since you’ll be repeating the same questions, think of different ways to ask them.
(Feb. 18 – March 19):
You can already see that someone’s idea won’t work, but let this person try anyway. Sometimes being supportive is more important than being right.