The coming week is likely to require of most individuals a higher level of scrutiny than usual -- especially when it comes to personal affairs and those things that are usually done in private. What, exactly, does this mean? It certainly doesn't mean that things must not be done, only that they must be done according to the rules or in such a way that does not adversely affect other aspects of daily life. More than anything else, each individual must act in a way that is up to his or her personal standards. In other words, everyone needs to try to do things right, in a way that meets self-approval, which is often so hard to get!
If it happens behind closed doors, greater care must be taken to be sure that those doors stay closed, and that what goes on doesn't cross the line into illicit territory. Privacy is one thing -- and worth preserving, surely. Breaking the rules -- or, worse, the law -- is something else again entirely!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Your week is likely to be shaped by others more than you know, yet you can retain control over the most important personal issues. (April 5-April 19) -- You don't want to be caught off guard. Keep your eyes and ears open, and pay attention to what's behind you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- A personal sacrifice may be unavoidable, but you are confident that it can result in a major personal gain. (May 6-May 20) -- You don't have to have the money in your pocket to pledge support to an individual or a cause, but it has to come from somewhere.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may be trying to banish from your mind certain thoughts that simply refuse to budge -- and it's better that they don't! (June 7-June 20) -- Your routine may be shaken by events far from home. A family member holds the key to a personal mystery.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Your frustration will be felt by many with whom you come in contact, and one will be able to help you relieve it just in time. (July 8-July 22) -- Only one family member is likely to be in tune with what you really need. He or she is willing to go the distance with you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have only two clear choices. One will seem attractive and one not, but you know which choice you must make, ultimately. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't make the mistake of thinking that your way is the only way. There are many viable options.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're able to lift things out of the realm of routine and the expected into one that is filled with much more wonder than usual. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Others are willing to join forces with you to ensure that your vision becomes reality. You'll garner much praise.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You must find a way to satisfy those who are pursuing their own agendas while still giving yourself what you most need. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're not likely to be closely rivaled, as you are entering a phase of increased accomplishment on many fronts.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may not be able to keep everything a secret, but why would you want to? Only certain things are best kept under wraps. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your ability to inspire others to exceed expectations will have a lasting effect. Don't let anyone tell you "no"!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll benefit from reading as much as possible on a given topic early in the week. Later, you'll have to perform with both hands free. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- The more you try to give another what he or she wants, the more likely you will be to disappoint. You must set and observe certain limits!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're going to need a little more guidance as you get started on a tricky project. You'll find your stride very soon. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself answering to a much higher authority than expected, but you can acquit yourself well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You seem to have a greater sense of what things are really about this week than you have recently. Those close to you can gain much. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your ability to see through any kind of deception or sham will serve you well throughout a complicated week.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Putting yourself in another's shoes can get you started, but it surely won't sustain you through to the bitter end. (March 6-March 20) -- The response you get to a personal inquiry may surprise you; avoid a knee-jerk reaction if at all possible!