The coming week will see great significance placed on assessment as we look back at events and performance and look forward at potential and opportunities. Such analysis should increase the odds for many and make it possible to reach important goals -- both personal and professional -- in less time than expected. There is a catch, however! This kind of evaluation depends largely upon the ability and willingness of an individual to be honest about his or her actions and the effectiveness of plans, strategies and tactics. Those who can employ this kind of honesty can make a great deal of headway, but those who persist in self-deception of any kind -- large or small -- are sure to encounter difficulties now and in the weeks to come.
Personal issues will compete directly with professional responsibilities, making it imperative for everyone to strive for more balance in all things, and to avoid any sort of neglect that could make matters worse in each area. Whatever demands attention must receive it!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You have only so much time to get someone else to join forces with you. You must be clever, thorough and somewhat clandestine. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll discover a new way to get what you want, but you mustn't expect your returns to reach their natural limit.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- A little more effort on your part will not be overlooked by those in charge. You'll be receiving a new commission very soon. (May 6-May 20) -- Your ability to make changes on the fly will serve you well and allow you to stay one step ahead of the competition.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You aren't likely to see things the way someone else does. Much of the week will be spent settling this difference of opinion. (June 7-June 20) -- What happens during the first day or two of the week will set a tone that lasts quite some time, but this proves quite rewarding almost immediately.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may misinterpret another's actions early in the week. Later on, you must spend some time turning back the clock if you can. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be able to make contact with someone who has been out of touch for some time. This could be the start of something big.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can get to the bottom of something mysterious, but take care that you don't make yourself vulnerable to a hidden threat. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- The time has come for you to make a trade of sorts, but how to best go about it may be difficult to determine.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can open up a world of possibilities for yourself and those in your inner circle, but be sure you don't ignore a warning. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- While you take on additional responsibilities, someone under your care is able to explore a new avenue of endeavor.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You're going to have to make a plan and stick to it. You'll have very little room for adjustment, and time is of the essence. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone close to you may have trouble broaching a difficult subject with you, but honest discussion gives meaning to the week's events.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Someone is growing in a manner that will remain a mystery to you until later on. You may want to go along for the ride. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You will want to stick to what you know best; journeys into unfamiliar territory should be avoided for now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Once you've gotten off the starting block, you'll be able to hold your own against even the stiffest competition. It's an exciting week! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- What someone else does will affect you in new ways, and it may take you some time to understand how to respond most effectively.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- It's a good week to set your sights higher than usual. You'll receive a boost from someone who has been on your side all along. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're ready to take your chances with someone who has pledged loyalty to you and your cause. No explanations should be necessary.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may feel that certain things are only in your head, but you're not making these issues up; you must deal with them. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- One opportunity leads to another, and you must be ready to take on more responsibility as a result.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may not fully understand why someone else responds to your activities the way he or she does. Investigate further! (March 6-March 20) -- Your skills may not be enough to see you through; you must also trust your instincts and hope that timing works in your favor.