The coming week is likely to see many individuals following paths that have been forged for them, rather than those that they have forged for themselves. To some, this may seem like a less-than-ideal situation, but for others it is precisely what the doctor ordered. Not everyone is ready or willing to do things that they must dream up themselves, preferring simply to follow orders. There are those, however, who cannot abide merely doing what they are instructed or required to do. As a result, these few individuals may have a difficult time of it this week, until the time is right once more to assert their autonomy and go their own ways.
Multiple cautions, warnings and other signs will be evident, and those who forge ahead regardless may encounter dangers they are not prepared to tackle just yet. There is no reason, conversely, to back away from intended endeavors, but cautions and warnings are to be taken seriously.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You are likely to find yourself going over facts and figures again and again in order to avoid what others think is inevitable. (April 5-April 19) -- You can avoid exhaustion even as you work longer hours than usual to accomplish necessary goals.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're likely to respond quickly to reports of unusual developments far from home that affect those around you in noticeable ways. (May 6-May 20) -- You're eager to give someone else what he or she asks for, but things must be done in the proper order.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Since you aren't able to see any way out of a less-than-desirable situation, you're going to have to learn how to turn it to your advantage. (June 7-June 20) -- You may find yourself off course for a time, but with the help of a colleague you can correct the situation.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're going to want to choose the option with the fewest variables, but you simply may not be able to do that at this time. (July 8-July 22) -- Arguing over the best course of action won't lead to a decision; work together with everyone involved.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're looking for the shortest path between two points, but that option may not be available to you; be ready for a rather long journey. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Unusual stress may take its toll; you will want to avoid making any lasting decisions just now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Someone else may be stealing your thunder, but you are working on a plan that can surely put you back on top. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You will want to keep the lines of communication open throughout the week as you explore territory that may be threatening.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You cannot avoid feeling somehow isolated, but regardless of how you feel, you can still be involved and exert a unique influence. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- What others call idle daydreaming is, to you, a necessary way to shape your thoughts and come up with a viable plan of action.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You know better than anyone what you really need, and also where it is and how to get it -- if there's time. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A former contingency plan becomes your primary plan of action before this week is over.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be thinking of a worst-case scenario throughout much of the week, but nothing is likely to be that bad. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- The hardest thing you may have to do is to get started. Once you do, you should experience smooth sailing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Others are waiting for you to complete one thing so that you can turn your attention to something else. Don't rush yourself. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may have to pick up the pace considerably to accomplish something that should have been merely routine.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may feel stuck by circumstances that are not conducive to feelings of confidence and stability. This should not last long. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be in need of a little more guidance than usual as you move into territory that is unfamiliar.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may not feel fully qualified for the kinds of responsibilities that will fall to you. Learning will be accelerated. (March 6-March 20) -- You have been spending a great deal of time teaching others to do what you should, by rights, be doing yourself.