The coming week will highlight the differences between two types of individuals: those who regularly boast, "Look what I did today," and those whose habit is to say, "Look what happened to me today." Clearly, there are positive and negative aspects at the cores of both of these creeds, and it would serve everyone to strive for some middle ground. Those who are active participants in their own affairs could, on occasion, acknowledge that at times the prevailing circumstances do, indeed, influence outcomes. Those who tend to be more observers or even "victims" could, of course, assume more responsibility -- and, in turn, enjoy greater personal rewards. There is no real reason for these two types to clash, but differing personalities do not always coexist peacefully!
Perfection is something that may not even be worth pursuing, as it may only distract from more rewarding endeavors -- including routine affairs that are hardly lofty, but certainly necessary. Those who wish to improve can do so in stages -- and this is, certainly, the best course for most.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may feel as though circumstances are conspiring against you and a friend, but that person is doing all he or she can to remain connected. (April 5-April 19) -- The influence of the opposite sex is likely to be felt in unusual ways, and you mustn't resist!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're trying to keep track of many things that fall within your sphere of influence, but certain things cannot be controlled. (May 6-May 20) -- You will have the chance to follow up with someone about a project that was going nowhere last time you checked.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may think that your recent efforts have gone unnoticed, but nothing could be further from the truth. You'll be rewarded. (June 7-June 20) -- You must be willing to put in your time, lest a competitor surge past you and put your eventual victory in jeopardy.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may not receive any guarantees, but you'll be feeling good about your chances. It's a good time to put in extra effort. (July 8-July 22) -- You may have to travel some distance before you have the perspective you need to see things as they are.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be pushing another so hard that he or she has no other choice but to sever relations. This is not what you want, so lighten up! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're willing and eager to hear what others have to say, but know that not every suggestion is one you can or should take.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Preparation positions you favorably. You are ready to tackle a coming challenge. Timing is also important, of course. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- What you offer is likely to be offered you in return, but not right away. Focus on another's progress for the time being.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You'll be the most influential person to become involved in a group effort. People will surely hear what you say. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may not want to be in charge, but progress will be slowed if you do not assume that mantle.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your observations will lead you to a conclusion that you have not anticipated. More answers than that surprise you! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You'll want to build up a rhythm that can be sustained. Don't overtax yourself mentally or physically.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Much is likely to happen, and you can choose to control some of it, depending on how much you'd like to be rewarded. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Keeping everything in view will prove tricky; perhaps it's time to alter your vantage point.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You must keep your ear to the ground and listen for rumblings that portend the arrival of something hugely important. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- What others routinely do can be done by you, as well, though you'll put your personal stamp on it, surely!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're in the midst of a personal journey that is taking you down some very unexpected paths. Self-discovery heats up. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be afforded a view that is both frightening and awe-inspiring. You'll be ready to swing into action as a result.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It's essential that you remain true to your original intentions, despite what any critics have to say about your work. (March 6-March 20) -- Take care that you do not try to tailor a project to suit another's desires so much that you ignore your own.