The coming week is likely to see at least two contrasting forces converge -- and the result is sure to be a dramatic development that demands immediate attention, one that will likely have a profound effect on all involved for quite some time. Who will be affected, and in what way, are the questions many will be asking, but the answers cannot be calculated in a rational, linear fashion. Indeed, the greatest challenge to everyone may be to wait and see what happens -- for patience may be the only way to deal with the week's events. Anticipation, while usually a valuable and necessary tool, isn't likely to be all that effective.
As the poet said, "the readiness is all" -- and this week, those who are ready will stand the best chance of coming out on top. Even where obstacles are unusually formidable, or challenges unusually complex, being ready for anything can be the deciding factor.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A reunion of sorts results in personal enjoyment and professional gain. You'll have much to be thankful for by the weekend. (April 5-April 19) -- You aren't really in a position to claim victory just yet, but that end is surely in sight.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You'll want to be sure that everything adds up with mathematical precision. Don't forget to add in last-minute revelations. (May 6-May 20) -- What transpires may try your patience, but if you resist the temptation to overreact, you can surely come out on top.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- It may be time for you to chime in on a certain topic that you know perhaps better than anyone. Others are promoting faulty notions. (June 7-June 20) -- You can contribute something quite memorable. As far as you're concerned, it's nothing out of the ordinary.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've waited quite a while to climb to the rung on which you are now perched -- and the view is extraordinary, if you just take the time to look. (July 8-July 22) -- There's no point in holding a grudge of any kind; it will only get in your way and hurt your future chances.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Your ability to create something new and stunning out of whole cloth will prove invaluable. You can surprise your critics. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Travel may prove more complicated than expected as the behavior of others throws a wrench in the works.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may fear that irreparable damage has been done, but in fact, you're already well on your way to a full recovery. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Your attention span may be rather short, but as luck would have it, that suits what you have on the docket quite well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You'll want to thank someone who has come through in the nick of time. Don't wait until you've both moved on to other things. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You've been waiting quite a long time for something that is at last just around the corner. Final preparations can be made.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may not understand just how bad a certain situation appears to someone else, but you can take his or her word for it -- that's a start. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may wish that you could hide from a certain heavy responsibility, but the time has come at last for you to tend to it once and for all.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Be sure to take in your surroundings, wherever you go. Peripheral awareness can save you from embarrassment or danger. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may make more minor errors than usual, but they'll only cause you real trouble if you fail to acknowledge them.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your ability to anticipate another's behavior will save both of you from certain dangers. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- A friend or co-worker has a proposition for you. Although it may require a sacrifice, it's well worth considering.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may be facing a startling deadline as the week opens, but if you keep your head, you can surely satisfy all expectations. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to take on an assignment that gives you the chance to display your talents. Things may transpire differently.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You are sought after for your expertise in a certain area. What you have to offer is rare indeed, but you're not the only game in town. (March 6-March 20) -- Someone is willing to give you more of what you want than originally arranged, but are you going to have to give more yourself before all is said and done?