The coming week will see the great majority of individuals -- if not everyone at some point -- desiring time away from it all. The reasons may be varied, but the result will be the same: Many will seek any way possible to enjoy quiet solitude as often as possible. Of course, it is not practical for everyone to avoid the company of others all week long; were that to happen, very little would be accomplished, and the world might indeed stop turning! Everyone must therefore be willing to compromise and accept the fact that, at times, it will be absolutely essential to work or play well with others, maintaining a routine level of work and accomplishment. What's the key, then? Balance! Alternating periods of work and rest can be just what the doctor ordered.
That which is cut and dried will be favored by most; few will want to wade through any sort of discovery process in order to get the answers they need. The simple reigns supreme, and the complex -- or, rather, the unnecessarily complex -- is best shunned whenever possible.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- An argument over labels and terminology is likely to spiral out of control if you're not careful to make things clear to opponents as well as allies. (April 5-April 19) -- You can embrace something new and smooth your way, or you can fight against what you do not know. The choice is yours.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Keep your eyes and ears open. Someone may be trying to ambush you in some way, but his or her reasons are unclear. (May 6-May 20) -- Any attempt at keeping a secret is likely to backfire; you'll want everything to be out in the open.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- What appears favorable as the week opens may actually turn against you if you do nothing to keep your friends close -- and informed. (June 7-June 20) -- You can avoid humiliation by being open, honest and courteous with all who seek your attention.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have to do something that goes against your beliefs in order to promote a long-term effort that is completely heartfelt. (July 8-July 22) -- You can make a deal with someone who is usually not willing to compromise. Your ability to spot the truth pays off.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be able to control things from behind the scenes, but someone is in on a secret that can weaken your position if revealed. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A genuine connection can be forged, but it will take time -- and some careful negotiation. The results may surprise you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can expand your commitment to a certain cause, but now is not the time to change how things are done. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Balance gives you what you need. A friend or loved one is willing to promote an idea that is just now ready to be shared.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- What you do on your own can provide you with a great deal of confidence and comfort, but be careful not to skip a step. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone close to you may not be willing to tell you everything you need to know. This means you'll have to investigate on your own.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- It will be essential for you to meet all requirements before you can begin to reap the benefits of your efforts. Don't skirt the rules! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may want more than one expert opinion before making any decision that cannot be unmade. Certainty is the key.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You can protect those around you better than usual simply by being present. It's time to put their needs ahead of your own. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll begin to get back a little of what you've given, but you may still wonder what it's all really about.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll be surprised by what is possible if you just get out of your own way. You won't have to force anything! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Routine can provide you with a certain level of comfort. You'll want to avoid anything that requires a dramatic adjustment on your part.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have become a target of sorts, so you must employ greater care than usual, especially if travel is in the picture. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Something that is little known to you as the week opens will be very familiar to you as it closes. Keep up with developments!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be called upon to explain your actions, but when you make clear both your motives and methods, all will be well. (March 6-March 20) -- You should be able to keep things moving at a steady pace without applying yourself any more than usual, but avoid complacency!