The coming week is likely to present each and every individual with a rather sobering choice, as neither option is really the kind of thing that one would pursue outright if given the opportunity, but each is quite viable under current circumstances. In short, this is a week in which learning to make the best of an imperfect situation can serve one quite well. He or she who is willing to say "that will have to do" and accept fate with a positive outlook will surely have the advantage this week. Anyone who tries to buck trends and force things to come out his or her way is going to have a hard time of it.
One area in which the good will outweigh the bad is personal relationships -- which can enjoy tremendous development and fast-paced enrichment at this time. It's not likely to happen automatically, however; friends and loved ones will want to make a concerted effort to keep things positive and forward-moving.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may experience a reversal of sorts that has you wondering if you've been on the right track lately. Consider an unusual option. (April 5-April 19) -- Progress will be made, slowly at first and then more quickly than expected during the latter half of the week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You and a friend may have to work harder than usual to overcome the distance that has resulted from a recent separation. (May 6-May 20) -- Now is no time for you to underestimate the power of your own will. What you imagine you can realize -- in time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your ability to rise above situations that are beneath you will surely serve you well -- as well as those working with you. (June 7-June 20) -- You may have quite a way to go before you reach your destination, but you can make the journey entirely worth it!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You will surely find a way to make the puzzle you are facing make sense to you at this time -- though explaining it to others will be tricky. (July 8-July 22) -- What happens to you early in the week is likely to affect you later on in ways you cannot always anticipate.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You are eager to do something good for yourself at this time -- which may include adopting a new exercise regimen or a healthier diet. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- This week, you may not be able to ignore what others say about you -- but take care you don't become overly defensive.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You are likely to receive an offer to reprise a favorite role of sorts this week -- but what attracts you most is your co-star. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22 -- You'll have a chance to walk in another's shoes and figure out how he or she got to the top.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You mustn't let too much of the week go by before tending to a situation that threatens to get out of hand before long. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You have what it takes to do what is asked of you -- and more -- but first you must tend to certain domestic needs.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Others may be taking a certain situation far too seriously, and you know that only a sense of humor can see you through. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Touch base with someone who has figured prominently in your creative past. He or she has an answer you are seeking.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may have trouble convincing someone else that you are not performing up to par, when in fact you are getting results. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Domestic affairs will take priority as you attempt to smooth out a situation that was forced on you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- It's time for you to do what you have long wanted to do, no matter what kind of opposition may stand in your way. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You will have to put your own needs and desires aside for a time as you tend to certain long-standing responsibilities.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- No one is talking about it, but you have the sneaking suspicion that what is going on is far more important than you had anticipated. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- After a long hiatus, it's time to jump back into something that really gets your passions flowing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It may have been a while since you have engaged in some serious self-evaluation, but this week is conducive to such reflection. (March 6-March 20) -- You may feel that your state of mind is no help to yourself or to others for much of the week -- but recovery is up to you.