The coming week is likely to require an unexpected acceleration of plans in order to accommodate swiftly changing circumstances that, in many cases, push events and endeavors in very different directions from what was expected by even the most capable of individuals. Many may feel that they are merely racing to keep up instead of staying ahead of the game, and this feeling is augmented by the fact that decisions are being made by people who are not directly involved in the affairs that they are affecting. In other words, many will find themselves at the mercy of factors they cannot control.
Many will also discover, in no uncertain terms, just who their friends are -- and it won't be a matter of asking! A friend is one who can anticipate the needs of another and, despite his or her own immediate concerns, can be there to provide for those needs in whole or in part.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Success is not necessarily a matter of talent or even experience, but rather good, old-fashioned hard work. (April 5-April 19) -- You may think that things are being done in a new way, but in fact more traditional methods may still reign supreme.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have to spend more time than usual on your own, puzzling over a problem that has only gotten more complex, not less. (May 6-May 20) -- An invitation you send out to many is likely to be answered by only a few -- or perhaps only one.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're likely to come up with a creative way to solve a problem, but the question you must ask is this: Is it acceptable, or even legal? (June 7-June 20) -- You don't want to run afoul of those who are keeping score, lest you be docked for bad behavior.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- A product of your imagination is likely to open many doors for you -- but only if you are willing to let others take a look. (July 8-July 22) -- Transportation issues will affect you directly all week long. You may want to alter your plans to make things easier.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may not be all that concerned about money matters, but take care you don't spend too much on items you don't need. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Guarding resources is a good idea; you may not need them now, but you'll surely need them in the weeks ahead.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- What happens will be quite meaningful to you -- perhaps not now, but soon, and for a long time to come. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You've reached a halfway point. Give someone else a chance to express him- or herself openly and honestly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can learn a great deal about yourself simply by paying attention to what others are doing and how that makes you feel. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Your emotions must not be ignored, nor must they be given more weight than they deserve. It's a balancing act.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You don't seem to know which way to go right now, but by week's end, if you trust your instincts, you'll be on the right path. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- It may appear to be the end of something when, in fact, it is only the beginning. Much may seem upside-down.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Remember to take regular breaks; otherwise, things may stack up and become too much for you to face on your own. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You have a knack for finishing projects very quickly once you have fully conceived them.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You have a memory that keeps coming back, prompting you to explore issues that you thought were behind you. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- When your efforts begin to yield fruit, others will cry, "Keep it coming!" Indeed, you can please a great many people.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're eager to compete with someone on the highest possible level, but preparation is the key. Don't go into this blindly! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- After what seems an eternity, things will start happening for you very quickly -- but only if you've asked for the right things.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You've been looking for something for quite some time that you know will help you achieve a current goal; this is the week! (March 6-March 20) -- You're looking at things with certainty when, in fact, nothing is quite certain. Probability is high, however.