The coming week is likely to demand a great deal of understanding on the part of anyone who wishes to finish the year strong, with measurable progress and without any lingering sense that something has been left undone. Even in cases where there is a definite ending, there may be much that carries over -- particularly in the personal arena. Those who know how to look at themselves and their affairs honestly, who can look in the mirror and see themselves as they truly are, will enjoy a tremendous advantage as this year gives way to next. Everyone will want to start the new year on a positive note, feeling strong, capable and confident. It's not enough for one to say he or she is self-aware; he or she must demonstrate it throughout the week.
Those who tend to shy away from any sort of year-end celebration may want to consider making an exception -- for celebration, this year, can mean more than overindulgence and misbehavior. It can truly be a time for solidifying relationships, clarifying goals and enjoying what you have in common with others.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Social events offer more than enjoyment; you can get things done if you are willing to speak openly about certain difficult issues. (April 5-April 19) -- Some are willing to let loose far more than you are -- and you can learn something from them, surely!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- What comes your way will send you reeling if you're not careful. You must be ready for that which you fear most. (May 6-May 20) -- Others are preparing for something you cannot even begin to imagine -- but there's good reason for you to follow suit.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may find yourself gravitating toward those who are more willing to show off their real selves than you are -- or are they? (June 7-June 20) -- You have a flair for the dramatic, and you'll be able to put it to good use as you answer a challenge.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- As the inevitable draws near, you'll want to be sure that you have said what needs to be said and have done what needs to be done. (July 8-July 22) -- Leave no stone unturned as you search for important clues that can lead you to what you most desire.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Others are pushing in a certain direction, but you may feel as though you are done with changes, and must put your foot down. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're interested in seeing just how far a new relationship can go without making some kind of firm commitment. This is the test.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- This week offers more in the way of secret opportunities than you may be used to, and you'll be able to explore them without being found out. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A friend or loved one is willing to give you all the help you need, no matter how far he or she may be from home.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Are you able to see things for what they truly are? This skill can propel you straight to the top, if only temporarily. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're eager to see what is going on beneath the surface, at least as far as a good friend is concerned.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- It's a good week to indulge in a few fantasies, and you're not going to want to do so alone. Invite others to join in. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're eager to see things come to fruition, but there may be a good reason why you're considering waiting a bit longer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Someone may be trying to get you to admit to something that is not at all your responsibility. You can shine light on the truth. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may have to work harder than usual each and every day to be sure that your intentions are not misunderstood.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Practicality may go out the window at some point, but take care that you don't spend too much time dreaming of the impossible. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Your attraction to one who is very much like yourself will have to be addressed! Does he or she feel the way you do?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A look back tells you just what you need to know about what lies ahead. You'll understand how everything is conjoined in some way. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It's a good week to make an announcement you've been keeping to yourself. This news shakes things up in a good way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- If it's entertainment you want, entertainment you can have -- but from an unexpected source. Don't be too critical! (March 6-March 20) -- You may receive an offer from someone who isn't willing to wait until the week is over; can you start work right now?