The coming week will see money matters come to the fore in a way they have not in quite some time -- or, for some individuals, in ways they never have. There is no reason to be fearful of what's coming; the fact that attention must be paid to every penny is neither a good thing nor a bad thing. It's the required decisions that will prove to be good or bad, depending on how and when they are made, and under what mental or emotional conditions. All must remain calm and cool when facing the issues that arise, for emotional responses or knee-jerk reactions can only lead to disaster in the long run, even if they seem to provide immediate solutions. A quick fix isn't in anyone's best interest; taking a rational, honest look at the long term is the only way to come out on top.
Certain situations, circumstances and realities, whether temporary or permanent, may necessitate the formation of partnerships that, in the past, would have been thought of as impossible or at least unlikely. This week, however, those who have never before gotten along can, indeed, construct a victory for themselves through clever, creative collaboration.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may be asked to explain yourself, so be sure that you know just what you have done, and why. (April 5-April 19) -- The more knowledgeable you are about certain key topics, the more you can impress someone who is in a position to support you when the need arises.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- It's a good time for you to charge ahead and attempt something you have been shying away from for quite some time. The odds are in your favor. (May 6-May 20) -- Follow the rules, and you are likely to find that your coffers are fuller than expected when all is said and done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You've been trying to force a square peg into a round hole lately, and that's not going to work out for you as you may hope. (June 7-June 20) -- Working with someone to achieve a collaborative victory can prove satisfying, provided you keep your emotions in check along the way.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've got more on your plate than you had anticipated, and some of it must be dealt with before any progress can be made. (July 8-July 22) -- Focusing on the way things have been done in the past only makes you a slave to outdated methods; it's time to be more innovative!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Give yourself a little more time than usual to accomplish something routine, and you'll have more time later on for surprises. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- It may be time for you to take a crack at something that others have not been able to do. You have a hunch that might just pay off.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You are capable of doing quality work, but you may not be feeling inspired. It's time to talk to a certain someone. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You want to get to the bottom of a situation that arose when someone else started telling you what you should or should not do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- The cost of something is likely to surprise you, prompting you to look closely at some unlikely alternatives. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The week begins on a note of high expectation. You can fulfill that expectation if you keep things on an even keel as a storm approaches.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your personal situation keeps you from seeing someone in the proper light -- but only temporarily. Soon you'll know what's going on. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself drifting slowly toward a horizon that promises both danger and a handsome payoff.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be required to keep up with someone who does things in a very different way -- and your methods may have to change as a result. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You have a great deal of confidence in your abilities, but circumstances may make things more difficult than usual.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can get certain things done in a rapid-fire manner early in the week, but later on those same things take much more time. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're on the verge of a discovery that could change everything for you. You may have to spend more to make more.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Keep your eye on those in the lead, and assess their progress even as you assess your own. Something doesn't seem quite right. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Comparing yourself to another may only cause frustration and doubt. You must have faith in your instincts and abilities.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can do something routine in half the time it usually takes, but you must do it at precisely the right moment. (March 6-March 20) -- Someone you look up to is likely to give you a vote of confidence. You can accomplish more than expected, albeit in unusual ways.