The coming week is likely to see most individuals caught in the middle somehow, straining to resist negative influences and yearning to move in desired directions -- but unable, for reasons that are not altogether evident, to break free from restraints that are difficult to define and to destroy. It's likely to be a tough week, one that requires a great deal of planning and foresight on the one hand and a willingness to adjust and improvise on the other. It may seem that there is simply no way to balance everything and get it all done, but this is simply a reaction, albeit perfectly reasonable, to such hardships.
In at least two respects, the week can prove quite positive for those with healthy, balanced, forward-reaching perspectives. First, there is tremendous growth to be enjoyed as a result of figuring the week out. Second, certain friendships are likely to be stronger by week's end.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A great many people may be telling you what you want, but you'll have a chance to respond with a declaration of your own. (April 5-April 19) -- You can rise above the confusion and formulate a plan that puts you in the driver's seat.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Others may be wondering why you put yourself in the same vulnerable position again and again, but you get a certain rush as a result. (May 6-May 20) -- You can accomplish something quite rare, but whether you are to be rewarded for it remains uncertain for now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- An early start gives you the advantage for a while, but you must be able to maintain concentrated hard work all week long. (June 7-June 20) -- You may feel that you are not being appreciated either at home or at the workplace, but it's a self-made situation.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- The more you give to others, the more you will receive in return -- or at least that's the expectation. The reality may surprise you. (July 8-July 22) -- You're in need of a little assistance as you face a situation that challenges you in a new way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can embody a kind of youthful energy and exuberance that places you head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You know how to get the job done, but you may be resistant to the kinds of instructions you are receiving.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You are in a position that requires a great deal of instinct and flexibility at this time. Put the emphasis on personal endeavors. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may have been in a slump lately, but this week you should be able to demonstrate a new effectiveness.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may not have much patience with those who think they have the answers. Instinct tells you that things are more complicated. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may find yourself facing your most formidable opponent, but you can come out on top.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Some would argue that you are ill-prepared for what lies ahead, but it's not yet time to make that judgment once and for all. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your effectiveness will depend, in large part, upon your ability to maintain the momentum you establish.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're at a turning point of sorts, and you must consider all your options before heading off in a new direction. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may be harboring anger that begins to hold you back; you must release any and all such negative emotions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may wish you had never signed on to a certain project, but that kind of thinking won't help you. Focus on the job! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be in charge of something that must be finished this week, no matter how "behind" you may feel.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may encounter an agent of change who has you considering an option that only yesterday would have been unthinkable. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- A loved one is poised to do for you what you have done for another in the past. Enjoy the help!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may not be able to see obstacles clearly until you are upon them, so you must be ready to act at a moment's notice. (March 6-March 20) -- A personal relationship may begin to suffer as a result of overwork this week. You can avoid disaster.