(March 20 – April 19):
You need to make some changes if you want a relationship to work. You know you’re openhearted, but are you open-minded?
(April 20 – May 20):
You won’t like forking over hard won gains, but it’s a small price to pay to keep the peace.
(May 21 – June 20):
Praise colleagues and they’ll work even harder. Positive encouragement is a currency that never gets devalued.
(June 21 – July 21):
What was supposed to be a done deal gets infinitely more complicated. But don’t sweat it. Delays will only make the terms more favorable.
(July 22 – Aug. 22):
Take over the fact-checking mission. Not only will you enjoy doing research, but familiarity with the material makes you the undisputed authority.
(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):
How can you be conciliatory yet affirmative? It’s a tricky balance, but once established you’ll be free of a major power struggle.
(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):
You may resent a supervisor’s meddling, but this person’s aim is to bring you up to speed. Think of it as riding with training wheels until you’re ready to go it alone.
(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):
It’s been an uphill climb, but ask yourself if you’re better off now than at the beginning of the year? The answer may surprise you.
(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):
The challenge is to not burn any bridges while test-driving the “new” you. It’s doable as long as you make allowances for family and friends to adjust.
(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):
Usually you’re the one who’s afraid of disappointing, but now it’s a boss who’s worried about not doing right by you. Enjoy the role reversal.
(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):
Expect to live out of a suitcase for the next few weeks. It’s because you’re everyone’s favorite goodwill ambassador and you bring positive feeling wherever you go.
(Feb. 18 – March 19):
Part of you wants to forgive a debt and be done with it. Don’t. You need to be paid back and a certain someone needs to make good on it.