The coming week will see all manner of individuals -- co-workers, business partners, family members, spouses, loved ones and friends -- coming down on different sides of certain key issues, with the expected result that tensions will rise and relationships may be threatened. To make it past this phase, everyone must be willing to see things reasonably and logically and avoid taking anything personally. It's important to realize that agreement is not an essential component of any relationship; that role falls to understanding and respect, without which no relationship, whether personal or professional, can stand a chance! All must take a step back and realize that disagreement can, in fact, enrich their interactions with others, and it can therefore be positive and enjoyable.
There may be some who, when all is said and done, are simply unable to overlook differences of opinion that they consider so basic and fundamental that they are "deal-breakers." There is a choice to be made in such cases: Walk away, or simply choose to ignore the issue or issues entirely.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- How others see you is a question of stature; it will surely invite comparison with someone you look up to. (April 5-April 19) -- You can be sure that those on your team will not let you fall behind. The support they offer will develop as the days pass.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have to make the case for something that is not all that popular. How will you change anyone's mind? Trust your instincts. (May 6-May 20) -- You mustn't let your desires or ambitions get out of control. Focus on the realistic; explore the possible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your interaction with a Cancer native may prove electric, for reasons both good and bad. You can focus on the positive. (June 7-June 20) -- A collaboration is in the making, but you mustn't push things forward too quickly. Let everyone get used to your ideas.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You will want to make plans with a friend or partner as soon as possible to give yourself time to work out kinks. (July 8-July 22) -- You're likely to feel a great deal of satisfaction as a result of the fence-mending you engage in.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You must have up-to-date information in order to progress. Anything outdated will only hold you back. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're going through a transition of sorts, and you may soon rise through the ranks and take on new responsibilities.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You will have to repeat yourself more than once in order to get a certain message across. After that, progress should be swift. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're not likely to iron out your differences with a friend or loved one until you accept the validity of his or her views.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may not be able to finish a certain project in one fell swoop; it's likely to take several dedicated sessions. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're eager to move things up in your schedule so that you can tend to personal issues once business affairs have been squared away.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The focus should be on that which promotes teamwork. Anything that keeps you from interacting in a positive way should be avoided. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may have trouble convincing someone that what you are attempting can prove beneficial to him or her as well as yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be tempted to scrap what you are working on in favor of something new and challenging. Are you ready for it? (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Others may think that you're changing your ways, but you're merely doing what is more appropriate to your recent circumstances.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Give another the benefit of the doubt as the week opens, and you can almost guarantee that things will go better for you all week long. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Your competitive nature keeps you from conceding a certain point. As a result, you must be ready for a current conflict to heat up.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You should be able to produce a great deal from the wellspring of your imagination. Now is no time to reuse old ideas! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Quality control is likely to become an issue if too many people are allowed to dabble in a certain project.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It's time to come up with a new strategy. What you've been doing has become less effective, so a change will do you good. (March 6-March 20) -- The approval you seek is likely to be yours before the week is out. You may soon have a secret weapon to unveil.