The coming week is likely to see many people taking sides in ways that they have avoided in the past. Those who are used to adversity and conflict are likely to join forces with those who were previously on the opposing side; those who are used to having things progress smoothly, harmoniously and with only the mildest disagreements are just as likely, if not more so, to engage in repeated and often heated conflicts this week. It may seem to some that the general trend is for individuals to behave in a manner that is contrary to the norm -- and this may well be true. The common denominator, however, is the presence or absence of conflict.
Those who are convinced of one thing may find themselves persuaded of something else entirely before the week is out -- in spite of their own concerted efforts to maintain the status quo. Faith in one's own view of the world may prove shaky ground at this time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may have to mark the time in an unusual way this week. Once you think things are being done in the right order, you can relax. (April 5-April 19) -- You can maximize your own rewards this week by doing a thing or two for a rival, but don't advertise the details!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Where a little results in a little, a little more will give you a little more -- but there are limits to how much of a good thing you can enjoy. (May 6-May 20) -- You're eager to prove that which has only been hinted at or assumed recently, and you know just what you must do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You have a great deal to gain this week, and only a very little to lose -- so do the math! It's a good week to take that leap. (June 7-June 20) -- You may be growing tired of those who insist that the same old thing can yield new and different results. Say so!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You don't have to have a lot of something to enjoy it fully this week; indeed, just a small sampling may be ample at this time. (July 8-July 22) -- What happens inside this week is likely to have a greater value for you when you take it outside. Commune with nature!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A choice you make early in the week may come under some scrutiny by those who are calling the shots. You may have to defend yourself. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- What you see and hear this week may have you doubting yourself for a time, but a friend gets you back on track.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Someone may be recommending easy stages this week, but that approach may be too cautious. You can afford to take more of a risk. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A minor failure this week can lead directly to the kind of success that may be long remembered.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be needed this week for some kind of emergency, but it's not what you think, and it won't develop in the way anyone expects. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- No matter how far-fetched you may think the last explanation to be, it's likely the truth, and you must face it this week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are likely to be asked one or two questions this week that inspire you to do something new and different with familiar tools. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A variety of situations may stir emotions that you're not used to, but through the week you can come to terms with them.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You know just how to push another's buttons, but this week the tables may be turned on you. Be ready to do something crazy. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- The most normal activities are likely to take on much greater significance this week, though the reason may elude you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may find it difficult this week to keep up with your friends, but that may only be because you haven't prepared as thoroughly as possible. (Jan. 7-Jan. 20) -- It's important for you to protect yourself and those under your care, but perhaps in a new way this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may find yourself disagreeing with those who are usually on your side; what comes of it depends on your willingness to compromise. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be reunited this week with someone who brings out the best -- and the worst -- in you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be put in a position in which you do not have any real choice one way or the other, so you will have to stay the course. (March 6-March 20) -- Now is no time to cheat; you must play by the rules if you're going to enjoy the benefits of a game well played.