The coming week will see many trying something for the first time -- and some for the second, third or fourth time, or more. What all have in common is the need to perform as well as possible; everyone wants to get it exactly right, and some may actually be able to do just that. Others will have to be content with doing their best -- which, in the case of a few, may turn out to be frustrating, as they are certain that they are capable of doing a better job than what is on display by week's end. All are keenly interested in learning as much as possible from this endeavor, and a few may make one or two important personal discoveries.
While some may do their best work entirely on their own, most will benefit from working closely with at least one other person. The free exchange of ideas and the careful coordination of complementary skills can work wonders, increasing potential and maximizing both creativity and efficiency.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may not get a thrill out of what you do, but good, solid work is never without its benefits. You can make strides. (April 5-April 19) -- You may be trying to row against the current for much of the week, and you must be prepared to attract some criticism.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Something you were once unable to take seriously now seems a viable option. It's important to know what has changed. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll want to let others know what's going on with you, for only then can they offer valuable assistance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may have to work longer hours than expected, but when you look back and see a job well done, you'll be glad you took the extra time. (June 7-June 20) -- Your original plans may have to change as circumstances force you into a more defensive mode -- temporarily.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You know what is required of you, but you may not fully understand why. Is that really necessary to get the job done? (July 8-July 22) -- You have strong opinions about the work that has to be done, but you must do what you can to avoid conflict with someone in charge.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- What goes on behind the scenes will affect you in ways that you cannot fully appreciate -- but you'll receive a boost from someone in the wings. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Someone else is considering taking the same steps you are, and you must not let him or her beat you to the punch.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- A personal situation may be difficult to navigate during the first part of the week. Say no to anything that distracts you from it. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- The work you do as the week opens will be quite different from what you do later on -- as it should be! You'll learn quite a bit.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may discover that someone who has looked at you with mistrust at times can now be considered a valued ally. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Everywhere you go, you'll spot a new opportunity -- but not all are the kind you can take advantage of on the spur of the moment, alas.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll benefit from taking more than the allotted breaks as you gear up for a major push for which you are not quite ready. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're interested in exploring the possibilities afforded by working closely with a certain someone who brings out the best in you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're eager to see things come together quickly, but one or two self-made obstacles stand in your way temporarily. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You know how to get things done in a way that will be well-regarded. More opportunities may arise for you very soon.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll only have to take a quick look at what someone else is doing wrong to know how to fix it -- but will you get the chance? (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be afforded more than one opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in a forum that can provide some handsome rewards.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Take care not to fall into the same patterns of behavior that have held you back in the past. You are enjoying a new beginning. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Keep things simple and straightforward, and by all means avoid anything that may be seen as false or disingenuous.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be trying to imitate someone who is, in fact, virtually inimitable. It's best to try using your own voice. (March 6-March 20) -- You can learn a great deal by watching someone whom you respect -- but don't neglect your own considerable talents!