The coming week will offer up many choices, some of which may in fact be quite surprising, while others are expected and routine. The fact is that all decisions will be of greater importance than perhaps at any other time, so none of them should be considered only lightly. Time must be taken to assess the pros and cons of even the most trivial matter, as the course taken may lead one on a journey that offers not only self-discovery but maybe even some risk to the pocketbook or danger to the body and mind. Every choice will be, as the saying goes, a double-edged sword in some respect; the trick, of course, will be in determining which options offer more in the way of gain than detriment. Nearly everything is likely to end in compromise -- but anyone who chooses well can have quite a time of it, indeed.
Few will be able to look ahead and select the best possible course of action without involving at least one or two family members or friends in the decision-making process. All must listen to those they trust; an alternate perspective, while always of some value, can prove utterly essential in these uncertain times!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A promise is kept, though another may be broken. What's most important is that you keep things positive between you and a friend. (April 5-April 19) -- Decisions you make may affect you for quite some time. Don't start looking back prematurely, however!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're going to have to work harder than usual to find time for that extra bit of work that can really make the difference. (May 6-May 20) -- You may want to dispense with the preliminaries and get right to the heart of an issue that you know is paramount.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your ability to sort through all manner of distractions will serve you well. You must stay on task, no matter what else is going on. (June 7-June 20) -- You're eager for some consistency, but a co-worker isn't likely to give you that. You must continue to be flexible.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have more to say than you had originally thought, but you may be limited by certain rules that you cannot change. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll find yourself surrounded by those who are eager to hear what you have to say, but their reasons may not always be pure.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Use caution when setting out on a journey alone. Certain dangers cannot be avoided altogether, so you must be ready for them. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may be too concerned with what others will think of the decisions you are making. Why worry, so long as they are good for you?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may realize that it's time to shake things up a little at the workplace. Once made, the decision to do so will pay off handsomely. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You'll have to keep one eye on the clock all week long. You know what's possible in the amount of time available.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are likely to disappoint a loved one, but doing so may be unavoidable. You can surely make it up to him or her. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You are going the long way around, but once you realize your mistake, it's likely to be too late to change course.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can stock up on all the renewable resources you need and still come out ahead where finances are concerned. Bargains abound! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You must know exactly what you are looking for if you don't want to come up empty-handed when all is said and done.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're not able to assume the position of authority that you had hoped you would. Disappointment need not lead to failure. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may find yourself traveling far from home, and though the decision to do so may have been hard, the reason is more than valid.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may be haunted by the feeling that someone on your team is looking at you in an unfavorable light. Why so insecure? (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Another's inadequacy mustn't be allowed to hold you back. It may be time for you to go it alone, at least for a while.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may race through the week with the wind in your hair, but be aware that this can increase personal risk considerably. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Do you know what you're expected to do? There is little room for guesswork; if you aren't certain, you must ask!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be in need of some clarification as the week opens, but once you get it, you should be able to accomplish everything -- and then some. (March 6-March 20) -- You may have to interrupt your workweek to deal with a certain problem at home. Admit it -- you saw this coming!