The coming week is likely to seem prearranged in some ways, as if some unseen hand were orchestrating events to ensure that certain things work out in certain ways, and certain individuals end up in better positions to enjoy certain achievements, recognitions and rewards. It will seem so, of course, because it is so to a certain extent. It cannot be denied that there are forces at work that are impossible to resist! It is a lot like shooting the rapids; each individual must do his best to guide his own raft along a current that will stop for nothing and no one!
There is, of course, much to be learned from all this -- and there is no reason for anyone to simply close his or her eyes and hope for the best. On the contrary, personal choice is essential, and those who exert influence on the inevitable can minimize dangers and maximize rewards. It's all a question of playing along.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You can do much to improve your own work environment, but don't neglect your recreational needs! Playtime is essential. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll be facing a decision that proves more complicated the longer you avoid making it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Scheduling around certain inevitabilities will take some work and more cleverness than usual, but it can be done. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll want to present your ideas in the best possible light. Denial of any kind is not an option!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're likely to come up against a competitor who challenges your skills in a new way. It's time to up the ante! (June 7-June 20) -- A collaboration pays off. No one is likely to think twice about an unusual decision you make.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Seek, and ye shall find -- if not, you don't really need what you were looking for in the first place! (July 8-July 22) -- You're trying to define that which cannot be defined. When it comes to a key relationship, you must stay the course.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be suffering from physical ills that have no firm cause or diagnosis. As is so often the case, attitude plays a key role. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Someone gives you the cold shoulder early in the week, but you mustn't let it have an ongoing effect on your mood.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You and a partner may find yourselves at a crossroads -- not to mention cross-purposes. Certain tough decisions have to be made. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're not about to grant a request that requires you to give up your own autonomy!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Before making up your mind, you'll want to get the opinions of those you trust -- and who have been there before. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- It may seem as though the week is progressing slowly. In fact, the pace is building, and you will need to make decisions more quickly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're trying to find a way out of a sticky situation, but past behavior is working against you. You may have to grin and bear it. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can have more of an influence over events than you think, provided you speak to the right people.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're in the mood for something that gives you that old familiar feeling, but nothing is what it used to be. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A friend expresses an unusual desire. Like it or not, you're an essential part of what he or she is after.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may be trying to navigate around dangers that simply cannot be avoided -- but you can minimize them with a little planning. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- What happens this week can only be anticipated if you put yourself in another's shoes for a while.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may be tempted to go about your business entirely on your own -- and under the radar. At least one of these goals is possible. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll be able to put your versatility on display, but take care how you start out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A little goes a long way, so be sure to economize. There's no need to move out of your comfort zone. (March 6-March 20) -- You're eager to get out on the playing field and make things happen, but you mustn't force the issue.