The coming week will require, of everyone who wishes to evolve, a bit of honest soul-searching. This can lead, eventually, to the kinds of discoveries and epiphanies that may not initially seem pleasant or desirable. But those who are strong, patient and confident that the stars are working in their favor will know that good things are on the horizon. Progress demands the ability to work harder and to dig deeper than perhaps ever before -- but only a few will find that they are simply unable perform up to par in this way. If this sounds like you, never fear: While you may not be in line for a major revelation right away, what you want still waits for you over the next few hills.
Some will be measuring progress in smaller increments than others, surely, but progress is progress. No one should scoff at even the most modest gains. It's enough for one to know that he or she is moving forward; anyone who is not satisfied by slow and steady movement is only displaying an unbecoming greed.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may be charged with heading up a project that you feel you cannot -- and should not -- do alone. You know just who to call. (April 5-April 19) -- You can show another how it's done, again and again. He or she will come to appreciate what you're made of.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Your introduction to a new environment or group of people will inspire you. You'll want to reach higher and go farther. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll want to share more with those who already have the most in common with you. Information is abundant.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You've been waiting for an important call or email from someone who holds your future in his or her hands. Today, a key piece of info comes your way. (June 7-June 20) -- You mustn't let a temporary disappointment keep you from doing your best work when you are given the chance.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may fear that someone who knows all about you will take advantage in some way, but he or she will surely allay your fears. (July 8-July 22) -- You are determined to work out a problem that requires you to be in two places at once.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A change of scenery can do you a world of good. You and a loved one may actually argue over who gets to enjoy something new to you both. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- This week presents a certain challenge that you have been both expecting and fearing. Ultimately, your will can prevail.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may sense that others are talking about you more than usual. Indeed, much of what you are doing has attracted a great deal of attention. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Now is the time for you to scale that mountain you've been gazing up at for so long. Be bold: The odds are in your favor.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You must be willing to give yourself the quality time that you really deserve. A friend or loved one makes an unusual offer. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Your perception of time may not be quite as keen as usual; this causes you to slow down in an unintended way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You want what you want, no two ways about it. Getting it, however, may prove the tricky part. Don't be too aggressive. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself on the outside looking in, but this is only a temporary situation. You have much to offer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll want to approach your situation the way a good friend or loved one does, and this experiment can yield some new information. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll be traveling more than expected, but your reason for doing so may change in the middle of your journey.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll want to get the first phase of an important project completed in time to show off the results to someone who is dubious. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You have every reason to think that things will work out in your favor -- provided you can raise the money!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may be able to score a private victory by doing something that few, if any, expect you to do. The rewards may surprise you. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- This week, you'll be relying on the kindness of others to see you through a difficult situation. You can trust them!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have forgotten one or two important pieces of a puzzle, but you'll have a chance to go back and redo what was left undone. (March 6-March 20) -- A recent decision comes back to haunt you in a way that is not altogether unexpected. You can surely undo the damage.