IF you think you may be spending Valentine's Day alone this year, fear not. By this time next year, you may well have discovered the romance of your life. One of Hongkong's leading astrologers, Mrs Rebecca Nolan, is convinced the year ahead bodes well for most star signs, and even if Mr or Ms Right does not appear, there will probably at least be passionate affairs and delightful flings for the unattached. So if you have vowed that this will be your last Valentine's evening out with the girls and you are weary of drowning your lonely-heart sorrows in one too many beers, hope springs eternal. Mrs Nolan said she arrived at her conclusions by considering the distribution of the planets in relation to people in Hongkong, and professes to be at least 90 per cent accurate in her readings. ''Western astrology is different from the Chinese version, which is based on animals. I look at the birth signs of individual people,'' she said. Now until March is going to be a ''hectic but not very productive'' time in aspects of career, finance and even relationships. ''This is not a time to go bursting in and breaking up relationships - for anyone. If things aren't working, just put them on hold until about May,'' she said. This is because Mars was creating a negative vibration. ''It has been creating havoc since October 1992, and everyone is affected differently by it. I tried to include that in my general sign-by-sign love readings, which would apply to both sexes, because in astrology there are no differences between the sexes. ''But Cupid may be shooting his arrow of love at many this year. This year started out with many uncertainties in love. ''Until May 1, you may have to put up with lovers' quarrels and disagreements. Weak relationships will begin to fall by the wayside. ''On the brighter side, many signs will start new romances and many signs can expect to find an engagement ring among the flowers and candy.'' More specifically, Mrs Nolan said the following was in store for all the star signs: Aries: Most will learn the meaning of the word relationship this year. This is your marriage year, so get serious and get rid of those communication blocks that are holding you back from saying yes. Mr or Ms Right may walk in the door before the year ends. Taurus: Play it cool. Cupid's arrows have been hitting you for a long time, so start responding; your partner is vibrating. Lots of gifts and gift-giving throughout the entire year. Gemini: Watch your pocket book. You may overspend on your loved one in February. Don't buy love, wait for it to come your way in April. You can expect a new mate before the end of the year. Cancer: Sex, sex, sex is on your mind for the next four months. But instant gratification may keep true love away. Try to keep some of the energy to start a relationship with substance. Leo: Don't play the victim's role in relationships this year. Keep your bank account in check, as you may find that romance is costly. Try and socialise, as true love is out there if you look for it. Virgo: Crazy patterns appear in your chart and you are in the mood for the unusual. This year has you doing strange things so be careful what you throw away. It could be your own security. Libra: This year brings lovers from different cultures. Marriage-minded Libras can snare their mate if they fish in the right social waters. Try to accept all invitations, even if it takes you to mysterious out of the way places. Scorpio: A person from the past may be the love of your life this year. But you will need to work harder than others in finding it. Meanwhile, stay alert as friendship turns to true love. Sagittarius: You really are the hunter this year, as no grass grows under your feet. Variety will be the spice of life but be careful not to leave a string of broken hearts. What you need to seek is quality, not quantity. Capricorn: The best time to build relationships is in May. Until then, this character-building time can wear you down to a frazzle. This is not the year to make a commitment as hormones may be stronger than common sense. You could pick the wrong partner this year. Be careful. Aquarius: Hold off until next year to make any commitments. You need time to develop both personally and financially. Time to balance your yin and yang . The planet Saturn makes you a pawn in the game of love, so check your mate before saying ''I do'' this year. Pisces: Your love house is on fire for most of the year. Take full advantage and enjoy your relationships to the hilt. Romance has many Pisces fish hooked on the bait. You of all signs will receive flowers, candy, even champagne from your loved one. Remember to choose wisely in love; once they catch you, it's for life. Mrs Nolan said the compatibility of two people could be ascertained by analysing their birth charts which can ''help avoid the pain and heartache of a bad relationship''. But leave that until after Valentine's Day.