The coming week will involve sacrifice of some kind -- at work or at home; among co-workers, family members or friends; or perhaps a combination of all of the above. Indeed, everyone should recognize that giving up something on one hand is perhaps the surest way to secure gains on the other, and this should prove true in a wide variety of situations all week long. Perhaps "compromise" is a better word than "sacrifice" to describe what must happen -- or perhaps it all depends on one's attitude and overall willingness to do what is required: Compromise is the product of a positive attitude, while sacrifice indicates one that is far more reactive and unwilling. One's state of mind can color virtually everything that transpires.
Many will discover that by going without in some respect, they can ultimately serve the greater good, and they may rest easy knowing they are doing all they can, even for those they do not directly know. In a larger sense, this kind of sacrifice can bring about much that is of immense value and importance.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Once you get started, you're not likely to stop until you've accomplished what you set out to do. It's part of a long-term goal. (April 5-April 19) -- You may be displaying a kind of inconsistency that is cause for concern among those who know you well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- It's time for you to collect what's coming to you. You must accept nothing short of what you have been promised. (May 6-May 20) -- You can make a deal that serves you well now and in the weeks to come. Someone else changes his or her mind and comes over to your side.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- What you think will take hardly any time at all is likely to become all-consuming -- not that you are complaining! (June 7-June 20) -- A friend sees what's coming when you don't, and you're likely to be saved by a last-minute intervention of sorts. Be grateful!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can help another or you can help yourself, but you're not likely to have it both ways. Your instincts tell you which direction to go. (July 8-July 22) -- As you're waiting for news that could conceivably change everything, you'll want to revisit certain past events.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be working hard while others enjoy some much-needed time off -- or vice versa. You can spend time together soon. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't make any decisions that cannot be reversed, should you discover that the facts don't support them. Remain flexible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may not have as much time to finish a certain project as you had thought, but you're likely to receive help from an unlikely source. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A good deed performed long ago is likely to bring healthy dividends, thanks to someone who has not forgotten your kindness.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Check in with someone early in the week, and you'll very likely have no shortage of updates as the days pass. Consider yourself lucky! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may have to send someone into unfamiliar territory all alone -- but only for a while. You'll be reunited soon.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may spend much of the week vacillating between what you want to do and what you must do. You know very well which takes priority! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself waiting for news from someone who has journeyed far from home. You wish you had gone along!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be of two minds about something that you know is unavoidable. A friend lightens your load a bit, just in time. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may discover that you are able to do something you have never done before -- and the reaction should be overwhelmingly positive.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may have to send others off on a journey of discovery while you stay back and keep the home fires burning. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can do much for someone without moving out of your comfort zone. A creative approach to scheduling works wonders.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Seek, and ye shall find. If not, perhaps what you are looking for wasn't really there to begin with. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may not receive the kind of praise or reward you were hoping for, but the work you are doing is sure to be acknowledged in some other way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It's time for you to think outside the box in order to do what you have promised. You can wait no longer. (March 6-March 20) -- Your ability to see through any sort of deception will come in very handy for you and others -- and enable you to avoid some very real dangers.