The coming week is likely to present a dramatic series of ups and downs that will require of every individual a great deal of dedication and fortitude. The possibility of "rising above" may never actually be an option; the question of mere survival will be paramount to all who take what comes as seriously as they should. There will of course be some who pooh-pooh the notion that what is going on this week is anything but a minor inconvenience. In some cases, a few of these individuals may be proved right, but for the most part those who disregard the gravity of the week's developments are in for an unpleasant surprise.
Of course, not everything is gloom and doom! Many can find new meaning in relationships as a result of battling opposing forces in a unified way, and still others will be able to adapt to the negative circumstances in ways that serve them well years into the future. It is, needless to say, a complex week.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- The care you give to others is not likely to be returned as expected, but when it is, you'll be surprised at how effective it is. (April 5-April 19) -- You've been holding up very well under stress, but this week may see you breaking down in a uniquely personal way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can take comfort in the thought that nothing that happens to you is likely to be permanent -- except in one key situation. (May 6-May 20) -- This week's events can bring the family together in a way that has not been enjoyed in quite some time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your own individual determination and tenacity will surely help others as they face a situation similar to your own. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll be waiting for news throughout much of the week, and when it comes you'll be ready to roll.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've reached the halfway point and can easily complete the journey in less time than expected -- if you keep moving. (July 8-July 22) -- You may have trouble connecting the dots during the first part of the week, but later on everything will be interconnected quite well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A family member expresses an unusual desire, and you'll find yourself off on an unusual journey of discovery as a result. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You must avoid any kind of overreaction. Information comes to you in bits and pieces; be patient.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- No one is holding anything against you, and you'll feel free to do some things that otherwise might be frowned upon. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- It's important that you understand your own motives, and that you remain true to them as you explore options.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- The progress you enjoy is likely to be the combined result of your own efforts and the timely assistance of a friend. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone who has helped you in the past may not be available to you this week; some difficulties may result.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may be tempted to take a few shortcuts, but in at least one situation, you'll have to take the long way. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You'll enjoy the fact that you are enabling others to enjoy themselves more. This week, giving is receiving.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may not understand why certain things are as they are, but you can be grateful that you are prepared for them. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- What happens this week is likely to require a great deal of emotional strength on your part. Be ready.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're thinking too much about fame and fortune, perhaps, and not enough about the simple realities that you must face right now. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- A team of experts may not be able to answer your questions; your own explorations will yield better results.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Accidents can and will happen, and this week they may do so with more frequency than usual. You can turn some to your advantage. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The time has come for you to clean up your act in some significant way. This week's developments actually favor your efforts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have some work to do to catch up with the times. Many of your notions are outdated, but some still serve you well. (March 6-March 20) -- You're in a position of some authority, and those under you will come to you with a stubborn problem.