The coming week is likely to present a number of unusual and unexpected opportunities. People who are in a position to change course and begin moving in a new direction, without any real warning or preparation, are sure to have something of an advantage at this time. There's not going to be a lot of fanfare associated with the doors that open this week; they'll simply open quietly, admitting those who have been paying attention -- those who are able to sever just enough ties to pursue a new set of goals with a certain amount of abandon. Indeed, commitment is everything this week. Those who can commit can win -- those who cannot, cannot. Period.
The more industrious one is, the more he or she will enjoy the fruits of his labors; now is no time for spinning your wheels or otherwise engaging in mere busywork. Those in charge know the difference between productivity and the mere show of it -- and only the former can really lead to anything at this time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may have your routine shaken somewhat today by someone else who is unable to work in a cooperative fashion with you. (April 5-April 19) -- You and a rival may find yourself racing for an open door this week -- and to your surprise, you can both make it through together!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Focus on what you are doing, not on what you look like doing it. Substance is far more important than appearances at this time. (May 6-May 20) -- You mustn't let someone else get the advantage over you this week merely because he or she is willing to say certain things.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You have the power to control much more than you think -- and this week you can wield that power in a way that benefits others as well as yourself. (June 7-June 20) -- You're waiting for someone else to deliver the goods -- but in the meantime, you can surely use what you have to your advantage.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll be watched this week, and those around you can surely learn a thing or two from the way you do what you know how to do so well. (July 8-July 22) -- You may come under some unexpected scrutiny this week, but only because there are those who don't understand your motives yet.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You must be ready to make adjustments on the spot this week, without any prior thought or preparation. Flexibility is the key. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You know what's around the corner, and a part of you is eager for it to come, while another part wants to avoid it altogether.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You will have the benefit of a deep comprehension of issues this week -- even though you may not participate directly in key affairs. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A friend or loved one comes to you with a complaint that only you know how to address appropriately.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Others aren't likely to appreciate the position you are in, or the responsibilities you must bear, this week. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may not like what you have to do this week, but do it you must -- and in as little time as possible. Don't delay!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may be quite sensitive to criticism this week, even that which is meant to be positive and productive. Keep your emotions in check. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may have to bow out of an endeavor that had you raring to go. The reasons are personal, and not to be widely shared.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You know how to do many things better than most, and this week your special skills will surely come in handy in a variety of scenarios. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll want to stay close to home throughout the week, making yourself available to those who have messages to deliver.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You must be willing to get to work each and every day as early as possible, for you have much to do -- many people are counting on you. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can use your personal style to your advantage this week. Those around you appreciate what you're able to get done.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You'll be able to further your own agenda this week even while working in support of another's. You have many irons in the fire. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll want to lie low for a while this week, assessing situations as they develop. By no means should you jump the gun!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can get far simply by progressing at a constant pace, and you will surely arrive at one that you can maintain for quite a while. (March 6-March 20) -- You mustn't come across as aggressive or combative in any way this week; assume a quiet, sensitive demeanor.