The coming week will provide more than one opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to do something that shakes things up in a way that may be a complete surprise to others. Even if it's not a surprise, but fully expected, that one action can have such a dramatic effect that no one is immune, no matter how much they have prepared themselves for it. Surprises are likely to occur every day -- and for some, every hour -- which can be a bit much when a person wants more than anything to enjoy a calm, stress-free week. Calm is not what is in store at this time, but there are ways to reduce the stress, even as the surprises keep coming.
Reversals of all kinds may be interspersed with the surprises this week. He who is up one minute may find himself falling down rather quickly, only to be soaring high once again very soon. There is no reason to expect permanence, but rather swiftly changing dynamics. Again, it can all be summed up in one word: "surprise!"
SCOPRIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Never mind what others are telling you to do; you must follow your instincts and pursue your own contentment, in your own fashion! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Giving others a little bit of what you have in abundance is no hardship, and it can bring you an unexpected reward.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may be tired of making excuses for yourself. You can face the music in a direct and honest fashion. (April 5-April 19) -- It's a good week to unload extras of whatever you may have too much of, and you'll have plenty of opportunities.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You must be ready for plenty of interruptions from someone you are always pleased to entertain. (May 6-May 20) -- The domestic situation may be causing you more stress than you know; it may be time to talk about it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- A difference in taste may be the cause of discussion that leads to some bigger issues -- and then you'll have to do additional personal reflection. (June 7-June 20) -- "Can't" must be banished from your vocabulary, though "won't" may have a place, as others make unusual demands.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're interested in seeing where something can go, but take care that you don't neglect any immediately pressing issues. (July 8-July 22) -- After much consideration, you're ready to commit to something that was, at first, not an interest of yours.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Communication is most important. Very little of import can happen without exchanging ideas in a free and honest manner. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may misinterpret another's actions, but any resulting conflict can be quickly resolved -- if you're willing to accept responsibility.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Now is no time to engage in behavior that you know can do you harm. You'll want to do only that which promotes health and well-being. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- What you've heard from the experts goes against what you are experiencing firsthand, and you may soon discover why.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are more careful than most when it comes to things that are often given little thought at all. Every small detail matters to you! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're ready to make a deal, but you must take care that what you get is really worth what you gave for it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- A friend or loved one is likely to ask questions that have you doubting a recent decision, but he or she just wants you to be sure. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A rift is prevented. Give thanks to those who have been willing to step in for you in unexpected ways.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your ability to do the unexpected and necessary will certainly come in handy again and again, all week long. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- The promise of something much brighter than what you have will keep you on your current course, but is it something you really want?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may find yourself looking to strangers for answers when, in fact, you should be looking among those you know best. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You are carrying too much baggage, and you know it. Still, you may not know quite how to lighten your load.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Someone close to you may be waiting patiently while you tend to business that concerns only you. Soon you can provide what is desired. (March 6-March 20) -- Quality time is something with which you may find yourself occupied: How can you have more of it, and with whom?