The coming week will require a good deal of careful review on the part of all those who wish to remain in good standing. The challenges that lie ahead are of the sort that punishes a lack of readiness and rewards thorough preparation. For most, this will mean going back over material that has already been committed to memory to be sure that it remains central in the mind, where it will be most useful throughout the week. The mind is a muscle, after all, and those who haven't been keeping it fit and toned will surely encounter trouble. Those who have been giving it a steady workout can meet all challenges in fine form and come out winners when all is said and done.
Some may find themselves locked in figurative combat with others who claim expertise in certain fields that are clearly beyond their talent and ability. Sadly, there will be little anyone can do to change their minds, their stance or their tactics. It's probably best simply to grin and bear it.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're likely to hear reports of events that may affect you, but can you take them at face value? Investigate! (April 5-April 19) -- It's a good week for you to examine your own motives and adjust anything that doesn't seem to be completely in sync.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- A difference of opinion causes the temperature to rise -- and more will notice than the participants. Try to keep calm. (May 6-May 20) -- Your study of something from the distant past gives you a new perspective on a future that is fast approaching.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Take care that you don't speak prematurely. If your judgment is suspect in one area, it will surely be so in others, as well. (June 7-June 20) -- You have much to say that others want to hear, but you may not have the opportunity to say it until late in the week.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have to choose between two alternatives that you would rather avoid altogether, but such is the situation you are currently facing. (July 8-July 22) -- Someone may be trying to set a trap for you, but you know how to avoid even one that is well-hidden.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Keen attention to detail will be required. You may fall under the spell of someone who knows what you're about. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Even those who share your ambitions are likely to disagree on how to do what needs to be done. Don't be hasty!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may see things beginning the week in a routine fashion, but very soon matters are likely to take an unusual turn. You'll be ready. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Confusion is likely to result from your unwillingness to broach a difficult subject.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You and a rival may reach a point of no return, leaving each of you with a difficult choice. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The situation that is rapidly evolving may require you to bring in an expert to address things in a new way. Others will follow your lead.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may feel as though you are merely drifting as the week begins, but after a few days, you'll be able to navigate more effectively. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're into something that you don't completely understand, yet you feel compelled to keep going until you get some answers.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may need to search for more than is usually available to you. Daring will combine with know-how quite effectively. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're likely to get what you require merely by asking for it -- which, of course, is a revelation to many others!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- It's essential that you stay in touch with those who have helped you get this far. You may have to do it the old-fashioned way. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- The view from where you stand yields some surprises, prompting you to move from one place to another.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have to try something a little unorthodox in order to dislodge a situation that has been static for too long. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're able to move more quickly, thanks to a recent upgrade of sorts. You see over the horizon more clearly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You must follow instructions to the letter. Any deviation from accepted norms is likely to make things more difficult. (March 6-March 20) -- You're waiting for just the right moment to strike, knowing full well that you'll have only one chance.