Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21) Be sure to embrace life and new friends as this new year begins. Why let the social momentum of the festive season slow down? Use enthusiasm and charm to bring forward important plans. Others are more likely to come along for the ride if you seem to be in complete control. Avoid playing fast and loose with either work or money, however.
Capricon (December 22 - January 20) Closer and happier relationships come along with the new year. There are delights this week that are as surprising as they are encouraging. Be resolved to show the face to the world that is real. Look how you feel and do as you need. Honesty can bring you deeper understanding of those who lie. Show them that there is no need to fear a life in the open.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) Has romance been a little thin on the ground? Now is the time to sow the seeds of more emotional closeness. Getting others to open up is not easy but the more that you share with them, the more they respond. At work you will need to be discreet about a bit of information. If you have ideas on how to improve something, speak to the right person.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20) This is a great time for new beginnings. That goes for most areas of your life. Asking questions shows that you are not only interested, but interesting. At work, a show of knowledge can impress someone in a senior position. Home life continues to be changeable but important. Bring any new knowledge to this area that can improve life for everyone.
Aries (March 21 - April 20) With the festive season having boosted your confidence, it is full steam ahead for 2013! Life is still buzzing, which is just how you like it. New challenges at work mean the chance to learn and reap the benefits. Being determined to get to grips with a better diet and more exercise, you can easily shake off any restlessness. Romance is on the cards at the beginning of the year, although you must get out and make opportunities.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21) An opportunity that was not previously available to you suddenly appears as the new year begins. This means a boost both to your confidence and your finances. Aim higher in your life and include your nearest and dearest in discussions on the future. Romance comes more from existing links rather than new ones and you are able to build on these. Aim to be more adventurous and imaginative in the new year.
Gemini (May 22 - June 21) A boost to your ambitions and opportunities starts off this new year. Allow yourself to be optimistic and confident. A change at work brings more knowledge and the chance to really get involved. If you are looking for like-minded companions, be sure that you are seeking them in the right place. When seeking the best in anything, be prepared to be fussy. Your choices are important.
Cancer (June 22 - July 23) Showing your enthusiasm for life inspires others and brings them to your side. Finding out about how others deal with their lives shows you the way forward yourself. Shared experiences are what make this time of the year so fulfilling. In looking for a lover, going for looks alone can prove disappointing. Seek out those who make more of an effort to be interesting and caring.
Leo (July 24 - August 23) After a dynamic and fun festive season, keep up your enthusiasm. Do this by continuing to seek out positive and supportive people. Why would you bother with negative comments? Go into new ventures with an open mind but only accept those that have a real interest for you. With so much going on, you need to stop now and again to be sure that you are on the right path. Do not accept second best.
Virgo (August 24 - September 23) Opportunities may be slow to show themselves. However, that does not mean you cannot make the most of what you already have. Make a promise to yourself to stick to a healthy life. Exercise and fresh food form the basis of this. Avoid shortcuts in any direction. Be prepared to go the best route to get to the best destination. Romance may be fleeting but there again, make the most of it!
Libra (September 24 - October 23) Are you already planning a getaway? You know where the best opportunities lie, so seek them out. Although you automatically put others first, is that what is left for you? Of course not. Start this week by being more adventurous and really looking after your own interests. That does not make you selfish, just practical. Listen and learn.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) Showing yourself and others that you are serious about those New Year’s resolutions is the key to success. You love cheering people along with a bit of cheeky banter, but there is a time and place for also being serious. Channel any strong emotions that cannot be expressed yet. Helping others see their way ahead brings you clear thinking and even a breakthrough