The coming week is likely to reacquaint many individuals with their roots, often in ways that are both surprising and instructive -- and perhaps not altogether desired, at least at first. What this is all about, really, is self-knowledge. Everyone will be encouraged, one way or another, to look closely in the mirror and assess what is seen: Is it an accurate reflection, or one that is somehow distorted by experience, attitude, or some unfavorable bias? Looking back into the past can provide precisely the view that is most beneficial in the present, but some may fear looking at that which has long been avoided. There is, indeed, always that risk!
Personal matters will come to the fore as well, but nothing should be quite as surprising as the journey one takes into the past. Indeed, many will feel wholly resigned to face the issues that arise at this time, knowing that it is not always pleasant to do what must be done.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A figure from the past is likely to loom large in your future. What can you learn from this inevitable encounter? (April 5-April 19) -- You'll derive a great deal of meaning from the little things that people do -- especially those closest to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You know how best to present your ideas to others, and you'll have ample opportunity to do just that. Don't back away! (May 6-May 20) -- The care of another will fall to you, and you'll know how to keep him or her from sinking into a funk.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may undertake a journey that, upon completion, affords you the strength and confidence to say, "I was wrong." (June 7-June 20) -- Self-assurance is an important factor, especially when you are following a path that is not clearly laid out.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may not be able to prove that your opinion is actually more a matter of fact, but you are confident that you are on the right track. (July 8-July 22) -- Your personal beliefs will come under fire from those who don't recognize their inherent value. You must remain tolerant.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're going to have to work hard to focus your energies and make sure that you are tending to business in the proper order. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A message you receive from afar may surprise you -- not in content, but in meaning.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may be facing a rather unlikely reality, and how you stand up to criticism will say a great deal about you. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You'll find yourself leading others in a cause that many may soon support. There are some big changes on the horizon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You're waiting for a confirmation of something that you have long suspected -- but even then, you won't have the whole story. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Are you willing to stick your neck out? This may be required in order to take advantage of a new opportunity.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll begin to recognize a pattern in someone's behavior that recently seemed completely random, but even so, not everything will make sense. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may be compelled to do what others have forbidden you to do. Are you ready to face the consequences?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be trying to choose from too many options. Take some time to narrow down your choices based on practical needs. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Be prepared for a surprise. It's likely to come from an unlikely source, effectively doubling the surprise!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll have reason to pay closer attention than usual to something or someone that you consider a long-term investment. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be wondering whether a certain issue is a matter of faith or science. The evidence is likely to point both ways.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The way you broach a certain subject may take some people by surprise, but it is an indication that you are to be taken seriously. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It's important for you to look at the big picture even as you tend to related details.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- One thing after another passes you by, tempting you in a way that makes you somewhat fearful. Simply hold your ground. (March 6-March 20) -- You may be intrigued by what someone has to offer, despite your awareness of certain risks and clear dangers.