The coming week is likely to progress in a halting, stuttering, uneven fashion for many, as they suffer under the influence of conflicting and contradictory forces in many arenas. It may seem as though it is impossible to build up a good head of steam this week, or to maintain any momentum at all. Most will have to be satisfied with standing their ground and not losing anything or suffering any considerable retrogression at this time. Even those who are usually not enamored with the status quo are likely to realize that it can be quite an accomplishment to maintain it. He who comes out even this week has really scored a victory.
There will be unexpected opportunities here and there, usually difficult to spot and even more difficult to take advantage of -- but they're out there. The trouble, of course, is that it may require a complete abandonment of current plans and endeavors in order to explore these opportunities fully.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll have the chance to breathe more easily after you tend to a situation you've been avoiding for far too long. (April 5-April 19) -- You may find yourself bouncing between two very different activities throughout the week. What do you really want to do?
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can keep a situation from becoming too volatile, or even dangerous, simply by speaking the truth when the truth is required. (May 6-May 20) -- It's a good week for you to focus on internal affairs, either at home or at work -- or, perhaps, both.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You have what it takes to put another's mind at ease about something significant this week -- and that in itself is just as significant. (June 7-June 20) -- You may not understand just what is going on around you, or why -- but you appreciate its impact, surely.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may find yourself supporting someone from the shadows, offering sound pieces of advice just when they are most needed. (July 8-July 22) -- It will be gratifying to see just how far someone is able to take your advice when applying it to him or herself this week.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You fear being overshadowed, but that's not likely to happen this week. Go about your business without getting in your own way! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Your confidence is slipping a bit, but it needn't cause you to lose ground -- if you simply hang on to what you have.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You are interested in another's affairs, but take care you do not become intrusive! Why not just observe from a distance? (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Lines of communication must remain open this week, especially when sensitive issues arise.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can pick up some slack for someone who has found him or herself completely overwhelmed. Such help will go a long way. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may be trying to get back in the swing of things this week -- but unseen forces work against you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You should be able to put down a rebellion of sorts that starts at home. Your ideas, ultimately, are the most viable. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- What begins slowly, and in the shadows, is likely to require a great deal of your attention later in the week.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll want to tell the truth this week, but you may have trouble finding anyone who really wants to hear it. Don't give up easily! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You are interested in working closely with others, but you must formulate a concrete plan.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll find yourself ruled by emotions that cannot be easily controlled. You may feel pushed in many directions. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- After a period of uncertainty, you seem to know just what is necessary -- but getting it done may prove problematic.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your own agenda may have to be shelved for a time as you rush to the aid of someone whose endeavors are more far-reaching. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- What begins as something quite casual gets much more serious as the week progresses. Hang on to your hat!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have to work hard to avoid being sidetracked; many things are vying for your attention, but only a few are worthy. (March 6-March 20) -- You may think you have a great deal of time this week, but you're racing against the clock.