The coming week is likely to see rules and regulations of all sorts come to the fore, establishing or re-establishing a dominance that they may have had in the recent past. This week, those who choose to skirt the rules or bend them will surely encounter difficulties they had not anticipated or imagined. Those who choose to break the rules outright may be setting themselves up for the kind of fall that can prove dangerous indeed, and from which it can be quite difficult to recover. Some may feel as though the authorities are looking over their shoulders, and this may not be a bad thing at all, as it will remind everyone that this is a week to toe the line.
None of this, of course, means that there is no room for creativity and inspiration. On the contrary! Those who are most creative and inspired are sure to find that following the rules actually makes success more likely, not less, as they provide a foundation upon which to build something quite exciting.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may not be able to explain the rules clearly at this time, so be sure to show others what to do -- and how -- as explicitly as possible. (April 5-April 19) -- Teaching by example is perhaps the best way to get done what needs to get done.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Not everything is likely to be as exciting as you had hoped, but in subtle ways, everything can prove quite important to you. (May 6-May 20) -- You may have trouble navigating new territory that demands both emotional and intellectual investment.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You aren't likely to be the center of attention, but that doesn't mean that others won't notice what you're doing. Use caution! (June 7-June 20) -- You contribute more to a group endeavor than any one person may be aware of, and you can continue to do so into the future.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may be able to come up with a plan that works for everyone, though someone may complain that you're not being realistic. (July 8-July 22) -- Adversity is likely to heat up as you make one or two decisions that are not popular among a certain faction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Take care that you don't behave in a way that will attract the wrong kind of attention. You want to avoid any kind of criticism if you can. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You can perform well, provided you do not let yourself get too much into your own head. Avoid thinking too much!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're in a good position to see what lies before you with greater clarity. What you do as a result will surely matter to others, as well. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're eager to work with someone who shares your outlook, methods and inspiration. Make it happen!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are expecting things to be easy, but in fact you may encounter unforeseen difficulties -- especially in professional endeavors. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You are quite likely to earn positive reactions from those who are in a position to judge you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can recover from a physical or emotional injury quickly, provided you take the time to care for yourself properly. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may not start the week on your game, but later on, circumstances will favor a resurgence of confidence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- It may be more difficult than expected to get others to do what you need them to do -- until, perhaps, the last minute. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You must prepare for a coming endeavor in a conscientious manner. Don't let the rules leave your head for a moment!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Someone with whom you are engaged in ongoing communication may suddenly drop off the radar for a time, prompting temporary concern. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may receive something early in the week in return for past consideration. It's a necessary component of a current endeavor.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can come up with a way to combine your efforts with another's so that you both benefit in ways that you otherwise could not. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Take care of those things you know are on the docket as early as you can, to leave room for surprises.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- As soon as someone in charge notices that you have hidden talents, you'll be asked to put them to use in a collaborative effort. (March 6-March 20) -- Information you receive may require confirmation, but once you know it's accurate, it can prove quite useful.