The coming week is likely to provide ample opportunities to look back at the previous year and reflect on what has been attempted, what goals have been established, what work has been done, what relationships have been strengthened -- or not -- and what, if anything, can be done to increase the chances of success now and in the weeks and months to come. What many may not realize is that these signs and omens will mean more, and have a more lasting impact, than almost any received in the past. He or she who turns a blind eye to them is, in effect, turning a blind eye to his or her own future. This week, whatever is decided will receive a valuable boost from other people, and from the stars.
There may be an element of pretense in what some attempt, and this could put them on dangerous ground. If anyone sees through the veneer to the truth beneath, there is little chance for progress. There is no point in anyone making things more difficult, surely!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A little moment between you and a loved one may set the week off in the wrong direction -- but only temporarily. (April 5-April 19) -- You can demonstrate your concern for another without seeming to impose or intrude in any way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're likely to discover that yours is the minority opinion, but more will join you soon. (May 6-May 20) -- You may get a more aggressive response from someone who has taken a contradictory stance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- In your attempt to make things better, you're likely to make them worse. The truth, of course, is your best bet. (June 7-June 20) -- Whether you are telling the truth or not, others are going to believe what you say -- and you'll have to face the consequences.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- An impromptu meeting early in the week will enable you to make more progress than expected. A new plan may begin to take shape. (July 8-July 22) -- You can overcome a minor inconvenience and make things work out to your advantage.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- What you want and what you need may be two very different things, but there's no reason you cannot reach for both in the time available. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're looking forward to a time when things are just a little easier. You'll get a glimpse of what it will be like.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're eager to get started on a new project with a new team of collaborators, but one of them may give you pause, if only for a moment. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You want another to take charge of something on his or her own, at least for a while. It can happen!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Routine affairs in and around the home take up much of your time and can be quite enjoyable, provided you have settled a score. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You needn't pay attention to the naysayers; you know what you must do, and why, and you're confident you can do it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Someone is likely watching over you, but not entirely for the reason you suppose. A surprise unfolds as the days pass. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may be overjoyed to discover that, despite difficulties, you're actually proceeding quickly along the path you have chosen. Well done!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're interested in much that is going on around you -- so much so, in fact, that you may abandon a personal project. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You are growing tired of telling a certain someone the same things again and again. You needn't be quite so helpful.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You and a friend can put your heads together to come up with something quite extraordinary -- and win unprecedented praise. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be trying to solve a problem in a very different way from someone who has lived with it for quite some time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A friend stops by and gives you food for thought. There may be storm clouds on the horizon, but you've little to fear just yet. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Now is the time for you to lend your support to a cause that might have made you uncomfortable only days or weeks ago.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be making promises that you don't even know you cannot keep. Such a course of behavior can prove quite damaging. (March 6-March 20) -- The cooperation you seek from someone who is learning the ropes may not quite come to you in time.