The coming week is likely to require everyone to think ahead with more efficiency, to plan with more concrete productivity and to get things done ahead of time with more willingness and alacrity. Indeed, there is a lot to be said this week for cheerfulness; one's mood is likely to affect things on many levels. A negative, cranky demeanor is almost certain to slow things down and make any work harder than it has to be; a positive, cheerful mood will promote productivity and cooperation, making it possible for goals to be reached and deadlines met all week long -- and making everything seem easier than anticipated.
Rolling deadlines of all kinds will likely give the week its shape and make priorities clear to nearly everyone. Leaving things to the last minute is certainly ill-advised; no one wants to feel as though responsibilities, duties and assignments are backing up on him or her! Everyone can use a little "wiggle room" at this time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Getting in touch with someone early in the week arms you properly for what lies ahead. He or she can provide much that you need. (April 5-April 19) -- You and a former partner will find yourselves in a familiar situation; you can both help each other.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You are not overly concerned about meeting your deadlines, but you are possibly underestimating the time things will take. (May 6-May 20) -- Give yourself a little more room to maneuver than usual; you don't want to feel restricted or hemmed in.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll begin the week feeling inspired and ready for action, and this positive energy can carry you through even the rough patches. (June 7-June 20) -- No one is telling you what you should and should not do, but you have the feeling that you are being watched by someone.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You will surely make things more difficult for yourself if you misinterpret another's motives. No one is working against you! (July 8-July 22) -- You're waiting to see what comes of past efforts, but you should be more concerned with what is going on right now!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Focus on the things that will affect you most directly. You can anticipate much, and adjust accordingly. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself traveling far from home, but for reasons that you may not fully understand or appreciate.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Others may not follow your instructions during the first part of the week. You may have to pick up some slack as a result later on. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're suspicious of those who behave as if nothing is on the line; you know what really matters, and why.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can help others help themselves, but don't make the mistake of doing things for them outright. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Being there when you are needed is the best thing you can do for a loved one, but don't get too close, or you'll quash his or her efforts.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov. 7) -- Independence is quite important, but how you assert it will make all the difference. You needn't be too aggressive. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may not be able to see what is going on at all times, but you'll feel the impact at every turn.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll require a good deal of quiet time in order to get some very real planning done; not everything comes together easily. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll be able to put your best foot forward in a way that has others wondering just how you do it!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are forging a new partnership with someone who has a great deal to bring to the table. First steps prove significant. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're trying a little too hard, perhaps, to do too much too quickly. Spread things out a bit more.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Being ready for what comes is more than half the battle. When the time is right, you'll be able to show others how it's done. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may require a little more encouragement than usual as you attempt something that has never been done before.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have to rely on someone else for something that you are usually able to provide yourself. This change has you shaken. (March 6-March 20) -- You may be feeling as though there is no obstacle you cannot overcome, but take care! Overconfidence can work against you.