The coming week is likely to find many individuals trying to balance conflicting emotional scenarios and working hard to reap even the smallest benefits out of situations that are not outright detrimental. There is likely to be a prevailing sense that things are not the way they should be -- nor the way they will be, either; all may feel somehow "suspended," caught in a kind of spiritual limbo between that which is desired and that which is not.
Those who know how to go about their business and do their jobs without drawing the unfortunate and unfounded conclusion that this is the best it will get will surely have the advantage this week.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- It is not possible to prepare for every eventuality this week, but you can surely ready yourself for that which you can accurately foresee. (April 5-April 19) -- You don't need things to be laid out for you explicitly; you can interpret suggestions very well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You want to maintain as much control over your immediate environment as possible; some trends you will simply have to accept. (May 6-May 20) -- You can overcome many obstacles this week -- but the most effective strategy is to avoid them altogether.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Problems may stem directly from a lack of leadership -- or the wrong kind. You can solve this problem, with a little help. (June 7-June 20) -- You may be asked to make a difficult decision without having adequate time to examine the issues.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Progress is not likely to be steady; you can expect stops and starts, and at least one major diversion from your chosen path. (July 8-July 22) -- You have what it takes to deal justly with one who is not giving you what you need -- or what was promised.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You must be sure to do those things that make you feel as though you are in control of the situation. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- The shortest distance between two points is a straight line -- so why are you taking such a meandering route?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Routine may be upset early in the week as a result of someone else's unexpected decision. You can get back on track soon. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may be torn between two distinct possibilities this week; each has merit, but one is unusually attractive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Early action on your part can prevent you from being at the mercy of someone who really isn't connected at this time. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Your own instincts will see you through what, for some, is a difficult and emotional time. Try to remain objective.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have an uneasy sense that someone has been working against you in some way; you can reclaim your advantage. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- That which appears better than usual this week isn't likely to be -- but it may well be good enough.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll find yourself thanking those around you who have come through for you in times of need. You can return the favor. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may be drawn to certain unusual endeavors this week that you would normally avoid.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may find yourself waiting longer than expected this week to get something started with a partner or loved one. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You are fully prepared for someone to bail on you -- but it's not likely to fall out that way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can pursue new interests, but take care you do not abandon a project that is halfway to completion. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll be able to swing into action immediately this week, getting points on the board before anyone else.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Things may get difficult, but you know how to keep everything in perspective and to focus on necessary outcomes. (March 6-March 20) -- Those around you will surely influence you to some degree this week; keep your goals squarely in mind.