The coming week is likely to see many individuals putting themselves and their talents to new tests, but in some cases the reasons for these new challenges -- and the potential rewards for overcoming them -- may remain something of a mystery. It is not necessary, however, to have all the answers in order to succeed -- or to advance in the future; all that is required is to do your best, to apply your skills in a creative and productive manner and to be ready for anything. Flexibility, the ability to turn on a dime, and an awareness of what is going on in the world around you will be the keys to success.
Personal issues should be protected, for anything private that is made public at this time can become a serious liability and, indeed, turn on you and threaten much that you are working toward. Issues that are kept private, on the other hand, can be managed with aplomb.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're likely to be taught a valuable lesson, but when and how are anyone's guess. You'll know when it's time to pay attention! (April 5-April 19) -- You may be able to indulge a personal desire in a way that, in the past, may have been forbidden.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- There's a certain something going on that has you reconsidering an offer received before any of this got started. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll be pleased to join forces once again with someone who continually brings out the best in you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may be more error-prone than usual. Do what you can to protect yourself and, more important, those working with you. (June 7-June 20) -- You can get more than one thing done at any one time, but you have to have all your tools at the ready.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- The time has come for you to make that announcement you fear will be controversial. The people you usually rely on will rally around you. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be waiting until your turn rolls around, but you can use the time to your advantage. An opportunity beckons.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You must be aware of what is going on around you in order to avoid hazards that develop along the way. Anticipation helps, surely. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may be called upon to save the day at some point, but the reason may not be clear to you at first.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- The show must go on, or so they say. But you may have a few key questions before you are able to jump on the bandwagon. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You have more going for you than you might think. Someone who has supported you in the past is there for you again.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- It's not possible for you to get much done if you insist on doing things the way someone else does them. Be true to yourself! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- What goes around comes around -- as expected. You can dodge a serious threat, however.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- What appears to you from out of the blue is worth a close look. Make no assumptions, and apply no outdated notions. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You are moving at a pace that may surprise those around you, but that is in line with so much else that is surprising.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Take care that you don't approach the unexpected in a manner that others see as aggressive. Be vigilant, but laid-back. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may be wondering what is expected of you as the week opens, but very soon all will be crystal clear.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're likely to find yourself performing before a much larger audience than expected, but they are also more appreciative. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Someone is likely to profess a keen interest in you and what you are up to, but is that really appropriate?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The ease with which someone comes through will impress you and inspire you to up your game in your own way. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Someone under your care may be risking much, but you can keep him or her safe from lasting harm.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have a difficult time of it if you insist on airing your dirty laundry. Some things are best kept under wraps. (March 6-March 20) -- When a certain someone calls, you'll want to drop everything and tend to his or her needs.