The coming week is likely to see a careful balance between success and failure for a great many individuals. Accomplishment will be vying with setback for priority at all key moments. That which goes as planned this week can propel one quickly into a new realm of personal and professional discovery; that which doesn't can provide a learning experience that must not be overlooked -- especially when disappointment mounts. Complications and confusion may arise from the fact that rewards will not only go to the winners this week, but the losers, too, will gain something valuable -- and can come charging back after only a short period of reflection and recuperation.
Many are likely to find themselves solving mysteries of widely varying significance this week. The best clues are to be found out in the open, however, despite what the fiction writers would have one believe! Those who are willing to play well with others will have a certain advantage as they put two and two together.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may have a few things to answer for when the week is over, but you'll also be recognized for a unique personal accomplishment. (April 5-April 19) -- You're likely to receive an invitation that tempts you out of your usual routine. Fun is had and a lesson is learned.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Personal goals may be going through change at this time. Professional beliefs can prove solid ground upon which to base many decisions. (May 6-May 20) -- You may want to gather others around you this week as you attempt to do something that has not been done before.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You must make all instructions clear and very much to the point this week -- there will be no time to go over them again. (June 7-June 20) -- You may find yourself engaged in a conflict with one whose ideals differ dramatically from your own.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may think that you have the best plan ready to go, but a rival is likely to come up with something even better -- and more up to date. (July 8-July 22) -- What happens as a result of your own decision-making this week can help build your personal confidence.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be playing a supporting role this week, but that doesn't mean your contribution won't be noticed. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You have something that someone else wants -- but you're not quite ready to hand it over just yet. See how things play out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll have the opportunity this week to move up in some respects -- though you may not be able to get all the way to your promised land. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You can work well with others, but all the while you'll be working on a bigger plan.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Someone may be trying to share something special with you, but you aren't likely to react the way he or she expects you to. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may have to make a sudden about-face this week in order to avoid a threat you did not anticipate.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can move from one thing to the next with relative ease this week -- but one aspect of your work will take you out of your comfort zone. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may discover a flaw in your plans at the last possible moment this week. Adjustments pay off.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Unplanned activities can prove hazardous, even though you have proven yourself quite adept at improvisations of all kinds. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may think that you're just practicing this week, but in fact you're actually giving a live performance.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- What gets put in motion this week will affect you in ways you cannot possibly imagine -- unless you have been there, done that. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You have more questions than usual this week, but the answers are likely to be right at your fingertips.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may suffer from a fundamental misunderstanding of what is called for this week -- but a friend or mentor gets you on track. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be tempted to criticize what you don't understand; instead, take advantage of the chance to learn more about it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may feel as though you have done everything to satisfy your end of an unusual bargain, but in fact there's more for you to do. (March 6-March 20) -- You can't force that which is proving a slow, stubborn process. Be patient, diligent and forgiving.