The coming week will require most individuals to govern themselves with a firmer hand than usual as they navigate rough, potentially hazardous waters in an attempt to land themselves on a distant shore that provides the calm and solace they are so eager to attain. Some may find themselves overwhelmed by their workloads as projects heat up and due dates converge. Others may encounter difficulty as a result of being asked to do things that are perhaps just one step beyond their level of expertise. Some will find that the trouble encountered is not of their own making at all, but instead the result of circumstances that could not possibly have been anticipated. In all cases, the governing of emotion and steering of intellect will be the keys to success.
Not everyone will have to go it alone, of course. Indeed, in many cases, help will be at hand all week long -- but there's help ... and then there's help! Some may find that it would have been better to work alone, as working with assistance may require a level of attention and instruction that takes up even more time and energy.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may need to arm yourself with all manner of evidence so that others will take you seriously and give you the road. (April 5-April 19) -- You're eager to enjoy a little time to yourself, but it's not likely to be yours until your work is done.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have to work with someone who doesn't understand how much time it takes to get things right. This can be frustrating! (May 6-May 20) -- You may need to interrupt yourself on several occasions to ensure that everything is progressing properly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- The more you worry over a task or problem, the more energy you will needlessly expend. Stay focused on doing the work! (June 7-June 20) -- You're still waiting for some information that is key to your decision-making. It may be time to force the issue.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may find that it is better for you to get an earlier start than usual each day -- and that may well be early, indeed! (July 8-July 22) -- Someone you've known for quite some time offers you a lifeline of sorts. Grab it, and you'll enjoy a rejuvenating opportunity.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're eager to see what waits for you around the next corner or over the next hill, but first you have to get there! Be patient. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- The kind of salvation you're looking for may not be available just yet. You must keep working away in the same old vein for a while.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You keep thinking you can put the finishing touches on a project, but technical problems keep holding you back. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may wonder if others are as willing as you are to do what is necessary. Proof will come to you in an unusual fashion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- If you find yourself at cross-purposes with someone, call a halt to all related activities until the problem is sorted out. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may not have the luxury of stepping back from a problem to think it through objectively, so take all necessary precautions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may feel as though you're being expected to do things the hard way. Indeed, the easy road seems to be closed to you! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can shed light on an issue that no one else seems to appreciate for its importance and timeliness. You may be vindicated.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Others are likely to see things your way only after you spend a good deal of time setting up a vivid demonstration. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A collaborative effort falls flat, but not because of anything you do. This doesn't mean it won't succeed at a later date.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You mustn't think that you can predict the future with any greater accuracy than usual. You're simply getting lucky! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Much may seem upside-down and backward to you. Take the time to sort out what you know from what you don't.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Getting things done may depend on your ability to persuade others to do the right things at just the right times. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You needn't worry that a trusted ally will tire of giving you the assistance you need. He or she is in it for the long haul.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It may not take as long to perform assigned tasks as you had expected, but those you choose for yourself are more complicated! (March 6-March 20) -- You're not willing to lower your standards simply because things have gotten difficult. You'll stay the course!