The coming week will see some of the pressure and stress of the past week or two lift slightly, allowing everyone to relax just a bit and breathe a little more deeply. This doesn't mean, however, that the time should be frittered away; on the contrary, there is much to be done -- in most cases, it will involve preparation for events, developments and activities of the near future. While enjoying a little less strain in his or her daily life, no individual should neglect what lies just around the corner; anyone who chooses to ignore tomorrow and live only for today is sure to find that past pressures were nothing compared to what loom ahead. The only way to keep things from getting worse is to be engaged and vigilant, even while enjoying a welcome respite from all that has been going on.
Those with a creative bent may discover that this is a very good week to start a new creative project, as energy and inspiration are on the rise. For some, this means working alone to produce something that raises the bar and sets one apart; for others, it means welcome collaboration.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Cooperate with anyone you find yourself working with, and the results can be quite remarkable. Don't judge hastily. (April 5-April 19) -- You can get a great deal out of a situation that doesn't initially strike you as having a great deal of potential.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may find yourself worrying about someone who can usually take care of him- or herself. News you receive ups the ante. (May 6-May 20) -- You are willing to sacrifice only so much for the cause. There will come a time when you must draw the line.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your eagerness to get started as the week opens may be transformed into apprehension as you encounter obstacles you did not expect. (June 7-June 20) -- You can overcome almost anything -- unless, of course, you fool yourself into believing you are untouchable.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- What is available to you may not be quite as useful as you had hoped -- in the conventional sense. Your creativity shines, however. (July 8-July 22) -- You are able to step in and do something that wins you praise -- and a certain amount of tangible reward as well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You are surrounded by information, but you may feel at a loss throughout much of the week. Only instinct can solve your problem. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Your memory of a certain past event may differ slightly from that of an expert, but that difference will be significant.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're eager to see what can come of a new plan or idea, but take care! You don't want to put the wheels in motion prematurely. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may not be able to read your boss as easily as you had hoped, but you can trust that you are in good hands.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You must be willing to work longer and harder to complete a project that cannot be left unfinished. Much is riding on this! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You are more than qualified to do the job that has fallen to you, but that doesn't mean you're going to like it very much.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You will want to hold your ground and see how far your rival is willing to go to best you. He or she is likely to retreat. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21 -- You may want to spend your downtime preparing for something you know is soon to be upon you. You must be ready for it!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7 -- A reunion of sorts revives your spirits and inspires you to a new level of accomplishment. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Those who know you best are likely to recognize something about your behavior that concerns them, but it's not something to talk about yet.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can get a great deal done by employing unorthodox methods and trusting in timing to give you a needed boost. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Others are likely to learn a great deal from you, especially when it comes to preparation and outfitting yourself well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're not likely to agree with certain official policies, but you're going to have to toe the line and do things correctly. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll be interested in someone not only for what he or she brings to the table, but because of a "certain something."
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You'll be affected by a change in routine initiated by someone who is closely associated with you. (March 6-March 20) -- You're going to have to do some things backward to accommodate someone else's lopsided agenda. It may be fun!