The coming week will see the vast majority of individuals dealing with conflicting reports and misleading perceptions. The search for a solution to this potentially dangerous problem will surely characterize each and every day to some extent. Some may see the situation as one that requires escape; others, one that only close examination can resolve; and some will actually be at the center of the maelstrom, making things worse. It is this last group that is most influential, of course; while they are not necessarily in the way by design, intentions and results are simply not always in sync. However, those who are taking on this role of "bad guy" must be dealt with -- head on and fearlessly, but as diplomatically as possible.
Some may be surprised to learn that while they are trying to clarify things and come up with solutions, they are actually part of the problem. Nothing is permanent, of course, and it is quite possible to change behavior, alter course and work for the common good before it is too late.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- There is much good to be uncovered even as you deal with a seemingly cloudy outlook. Not everything is as it appears. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll want to clear your path before heading out in a new direction. This may take more time than expected.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Questions of security and financial solvency are likely to be ever-present. You will want to explore even unusual options. (May 6-May 20) -- That which is rare or yet undiscovered will be of great interest to you. You can enjoy experimentation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're working on a plan that may take more time than anticipated to put in motion -- you must account for unseen variables. (June 7-June 20) -- You're likely to receive assistance from an unfamiliar source. You'll want to decipher a rather cryptic message.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're spending too much time and energy trying to do something that will gain you little. It's time to devise a new strategy. (July 8-July 22) -- You and a rival are both preparing for a showdown of sorts, but you may have a surprise in store.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You mustn't confuse your message with details that are not directly pertinent. Make things simple and straightforward. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're unlikely to accept an offer extended by someone who claims to have your best interests at heart. Something else is going on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll see and hear things that change your outlook in a significant way even though much is not overt, but merely suggestion. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You must concentrate on the bottom line as an important personal phase begins to wind down.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Focus on what you have done before, and you'll discover what it is you must try to do in the coming days and weeks. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A solution you might never have considered before is likely to appear much more viable. Trust in trial and error.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You must approach your problems one at a time and work on them with no more than the tools actually required. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can mount an aggressive campaign and achieve your goals by going not around, but through, the current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be called upon to make a sacrifice. Even though it seems insignificant at first, it will mean much later. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It's important to keep your duty squarely in mind as you deal with several distractions. Stay on task.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your best bet is to join forces with someone you might have stood against in the past. New circumstances require a new strategy. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- A minor error has you scrambling to undo unexpected consequences, but you can't do this entirely on your own.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may feel that you are ready to move on to something else, but you won't be able to until a loose end is tied up. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can demonstrate a great deal of inner strength, and many will choose to follow you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- The only way to get things done is to lead the way for those who are charged with helping you. Don't second-guess yourself. (March 6-March 20) -- Your ability to do what others cannot will win you a great deal of attention and praise -- and perhaps some criticism, too.