The coming week will see an unusually large proportion of individuals feeling as though they are on top of the world. Many will enjoy increased confidence, a greater sense of capability and belonging, and the benefits of being more highly sought-after than ever before. Of course, not everyone will be riding high in this way; some will be fighting against currents that seem to be beating them back toward obstacles that are indeed formidable and threatening. Where the week becomes truly fascinating, however, is when these two camps come together. There will be many opportunities for just such a communion, both at the workplace and in recreational situations -- and in many cases, each can help the other. Even the down-and-out have something to offer.
Many lessons will be learned, and some will find that they have talents they never suspected they had; they can fill an unusual niche and reap both profit and pleasure as a result. In some cases, in fact, individuals may find that a long-avoided situation can actually prove quite beneficial in many ways.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll find yourself moving closer and closer to someone who challenges your usual ways of thinking. How you feel is changing, too. (April 5-April 19) -- There's no need to view things in such a literal fashion. You can allow yourself to be affected by meaning and symbolism.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Pace is of less concern than actual productivity, which will be affected by more than mere resourcefulness. Attitude is key. (May 6-May 20) -- Now is the time for you to tell someone precisely how you feel, and why. Don't assume that he or she is able to read your mind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Attempting to do something in the face of overwhelming odds may seem like folly to some, but to you it is clearly a learning situation. (June 7-June 20) -- You are capable of doing more than you have been assigned, and you can prove just how valuable your contributions really are.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Something rather out of the ordinary is likely to catch your attention early in the week, bringing you face to face with a challenge. (July 8-July 22) -- See if you can surprise yourself by completing a project ahead of schedule. You'll have more time for yourself!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can get a great deal done while waiting for a partner to complete his or her part of a collaborative project. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may have an opportunity to exert a controlling influence over more than your own personal affairs. Be sensitive and tolerant, by all means.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your focus should be more outward, but instead you're likely to concentrate almost exclusively on a private concern. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may be able to enjoy a little more personal freedom than usual, but take care that you don't neglect your primary duties.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Take the time to envision a goal more fully, and you should be able to turn it into reality with simple routine effort. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Others are likely to be impressed by your ability to move swiftly and confidently in many circles.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You've been telling yourself for some time that something has to change. What are you going to do about it? (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You'll benefit from an influx of new and up-to-date information. Someone close to you may provide you with the last piece of a puzzle.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You know precisely what has to be done, but despite your best-laid plans, you'll still have to improvise in some situations. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Your admiration for another will inspire you to do something that he or she can admire in turn -- and perhaps imitate.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- How you look may be directly related to how you feel -- and vice versa. You'll be affected by subtle rhythms. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- How you view another will be altered. You both will know that something has changed, perhaps permanently.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A contest of sorts has you battening down the hatches in anticipation of certain dangers that you won't be able to control. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll be gravitating toward something that promises more than anticipated. Your critical thinking can save the day more than once.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- In order to avoid grasping at straws, you'll want to base all activities on established fact and stay within your comfort zone. (March 6-March 20) -- The assistance you provide can also prove quite instructive to you -- making you both student and teacher, simultaneously.