The coming week will require of most individuals a higher level of cooperation than has recently been the norm. This, in turn, will require greater understanding and empathy than many are used to. Only through such understanding can people really come together and work toward a specific common good. Indeed, those who are able to walk in another's shoes will benefit most and should be able to accomplish a great deal -- provided, of course, that they resist any temptation to do things completely on their own. Only teamwork will really pay off, despite any views to the contrary; there is strength in numbers, and a higher level of accomplishment is possible as a result.
An emotional undercurrent cannot be ignored; indeed, emotions both hot and cool will figure prominently in nearly everyone's affairs, even though they may not be clearly on display. No one should make the mistake of thinking that feelings cannot be hurt; they can and will be. It's what happens as a result that is most important.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- The simplest thing -- a look, a gesture, a word -- can send you in an unexpected direction. Keep track of all developments. (April 5-April 19) -- The way you react to the unexpected will speak volumes, and those near you will be able to help you adjust.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You and a partner can work on a problem from two separate angles and come to the same conclusion by week's end. Share all information. (May 6-May 20) -- You may not be able to drop what you are doing to tend to a recurring personal situation, but the time will come.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You don't have to let interruptions keep you from reaching your goals. Your ability to juggle your affairs serves you well. (June 7-June 20) -- You're likely to receive assistance from someone who knows what you're going through, even if you don't ask for it.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll want to make choices that open doors to more choices; don't limit yourself by favoring only the obvious. (July 8-July 22) -- You mustn't pretend to know what someone else is going through, but you can surely be there to help when help is asked for.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Others will notice that look in your eye; you have something going on that you don't want them to know about. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You can offer much in the way of advice and counsel, but hands-on, material assistance isn't your cup of tea.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You will benefit from taking a second look at a certain key issue. Family members are aware of your current difficulties. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Not everything should be taken at face value, but not everything has a hidden meaning, either. Trust your instincts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Others may pretend, but you have to play honestly and openly. Any attempt at deception is likely to backfire on you. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You already know what it's like to deal with a stubborn situation, and one of the most stubborn is soon to arise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Don't abandon existing strategies; instead, make a few subtle changes that increase efficiency and productivity. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself in a difficult position that promises no easy way out. Try adopting a more stoic attitude.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You won't be able to avoid attracting attention, but you can avoid falling prey to those who would try to derail you. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You will be introduced to a new situation that requires you to learn something very quickly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Questions that seem the most complex will be answered in the simplest possible ways. Do what you can to avoid the rumor mill. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Though the week may open on a negative note, you can turn things around quickly and make the best of all developments.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- See if you can talk someone else into accompanying you into the lion's den. The odds favor a cooperative effort. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're not likely to be as well off as you were at the end of last week, but this needn't dissuade you from planned endeavors.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A realistic approach is recommended. Don't let anyone tell you that things are not as they seem to be; your senses are keen! (March 6-March 20) -- Everyone around you knows what you bring to the table, and all are eager to have you take a more active role.