The coming week will see rivals and enemies come together under a common banner and work toward a common end. In some cases, it is just as likely to see friends and compatriots sever ties and begin separate journeys toward far-flung shores that satisfy the varying desires of each. Alliances will be made and broken all week long, and all will be affected in ways that are variously subtle and bold. What really matters is that each individual does what he or she can to navigate these rough waters in order to arrive in port safe and sound -- with confidence, vision and ambition intact. There are still rules to follow, surely; they serve current situations quite well and are not to be ignored.
Romantic entanglements are not favored, yet that has never stopped the romantically inclined from falling headfirst into all manner of trysts. This week shall be no different, but more than the usual difficulties may arise -- especially among those who wish to stretch a short-term relationship into something more lasting.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may discover a new and potentially lasting attachment to a whole set of ideas that are only now coming to the fore. (April 5-April 19) -- Though you are facing a situation that does not favor your instinctive approach, you can surely alter your behavior to improve the odds.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may begin the week a bit off balance, but you can regain your accustomed stance and forge ahead with confidence in a day or two. (May 6-May 20) -- It would be foolish to deny something that is quite obvious to everyone around you. Instead, you can evolve with the times.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may find it necessary to do something that brings you no immediate pleasure, in order to secure pleasure later on. (June 7-June 20) -- You may come to the conclusion that you are merely adrift and in need of some direction. Aim for consistency, too.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're in no mood for any kind of affectation; you want to proceed in a way that is honest, open and down-to-earth. (July 8-July 22) -- You are more ready for what is about to happen than you could possibly imagine, and your demeanor proves it. When the time comes to act, act!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- It may fall to you to do something no one else wants to do, but you know that it is necessary, and you will proceed in a proper fashion. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're about to begin a journey that can bring you a great deal of satisfaction -- provided you're willing to learn about yourself!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can unite a great many under a common banner, but where you will end up may be a mystery until you find yourself there. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Others are likely to look to you for the kind of guidance that you, too, are seeking. You can do a lot of good for many of them, however.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Time spent with family and loved ones can ease your inner tensions considerably. Your conduct sends a certain message. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're not the first -- or the last -- to face impending events with a certain trepidation. Your mettle will be tested.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're not after prominence, but rather consistency -- whether alone or with others. Your compatriots pledge themselves anew. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may receive advice from an elder that defies your particular brand of logic. You must work toward a compromise.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You can surely succeed at anything you attempt, but it is important to put yourself in the right place at the right time. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Others may not appreciate your headstrong approach, but you recognize the need to forge ahead undaunted.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You must be willing to acknowledge what everyone else already has, and act accordingly. It's time to assemble a team. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may not be as impressed with the results of your efforts as others are. Perhaps you are expecting a bit too much?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Things may get off to a rather rocky start, but by trusting your instincts, you can surely acquit yourself well. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your ability to work your way through the crowds unscathed will surely get you to your destination.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A humorous, lighthearted approach can work wonders. Others, whether intentionally or not, will follow suit. (March 6-March 20) -- You can work with another quite well, easing him or her out of emotional doldrums. You can combine authority and dignity.