The coming week will see many individuals clinging to principles that are, in some way, under attack by others -- not necessarily in any overt, aggressive way, but in ways that are so subtle that the threat itself may actually go unnoticed. Vigilance and inner strength will count for much, and those who are most confident will hold a distinct advantage. It will become clear, at some point, that the antagonists believe just as strongly in their own ideals as those they threaten, which of course presents a dilemma that is as old as history itself: Is it possible for everyone to be right? Some may actually find a way to live in harmony with those who differ dramatically from themselves -- and if they do, there is much to be learned from them.
Friendship in all its forms will prove quite important, as usual, but the willingness to stand up for a friend in times of trouble, when doing so may incur unusual risk, will be a cherished rarity. While most will be self-involved at this time, he who goes out of his way to care for a friend will be a true hero, indeed.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Events of some importance may take priority, causing you to rearrange your schedule in order to accommodate what comes. (April 5-April 19) -- You may not understand everything that you are told, but the most important details will ring clearly in your ears.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Someone may be trying to hustle you, but you know just enough to derail any such attempts. Focus on doing the right thing. (May 6-May 20) -- You're going to have to earn whatever you want most, as nothing will be offered free of charge.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You can keep communication short, sweet and efficient. Others will understand when you avoid unnecessary courtesies. (June 7-June 20) -- You may feel as though someone is trying to change the rules, and you can make a successful stand in favor of the status quo.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Others are indeed looking out for you, but are you returning the favor in any meaningful way? You mustn't turn your back on anyone. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be tempted to explore the dark side of an offer, but take care not to sever ties with those closest to you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can try to take things slowly, but someone is bound to challenge you in a way that makes this more difficult than it sounds. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Your affairs can run smoothly, but only if you are willing to share vital information with those who are in a position to help out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You mustn't let anyone point an accusing finger at you. Stand up for yourself and let others know what is really going on. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may not know how to take that important first step, but later in the week you can find answers in a few unusual places.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You'll want to reach out to someone who has been on the outs for too long. You know how to make things better for all concerned. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A friend or loved one is likely to reveal something unusual, prompting you to take steps that can land you in new territory.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Don't let yourself be forced into doing or saying anything that is untrue. Stand by your principles, come what may. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may have difficulty ensuring that the quality of the work you oversee is all that it should be. Make your expectations crystal clear.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may find yourself gravitating toward someone who, in the past, offered you one bad choice after another. Things have changed! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You will have the chance to get used to another's manner, which will allow you to work more closely with him or her on a key project.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are more capable of doing what is expected of you than at any time in recent memory. You're sure to win many new admirers. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may not understand how others can see things from what is, to you, a warped perspective -- but that can change as the week progresses.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're considering things much more seriously than you have in the past, and others are waiting to see what you decide -- but don't be rushed! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You will want to pay close attention to what happens behind the scenes. Adjust your strategy and tactics accordingly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It's a good week to experiment with different endeavors that are reflections of your independence and autonomy. (March 6-March 20) -- You may find yourself in a familiar environment, but at an unusual time. Adjustments will have to be made.