The coming week will be neatly divisible into two distinct parts, each demanding its own primary focus: preparation in the first, and execution in the second. It may seem to some that there is nothing new in this; and indeed, for them there may not be. For others, however, special care must be taken to ensure that preparation and execution are perfectly integrated, and that distractions are not allowed to corrupt attempts to do the best possible job at both. Most often, these two activities seem to occur almost automatically, as a matter of course; but this week, such is not the case. Each phase will demand the kind of attention that something newly significant usually commands. One may have to consciously think about that which usually just happens.
There may be a perceived danger that too much preparation can dampen the effects of execution when its time comes -- but in truth, this is not the case! The more ready one is, the more successful the outcome of any endeavor -- it's as simple as that!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- That which seems simplest may actually affect you more strongly than anything else -- for good or ill. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll discern a pattern that has you rethinking your overall approach. Perhaps things will be easier than you had supposed.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're waiting for word of another's activities before you swing into action yourself. What you hear will determine how fast you must move. (May 6-May 20) -- You can solve a problem simply by giving it enough time. You needn't try any groundbreaking new strategy -- yet.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Give someone a chance. The more generous you are with your time and energy, the more you will be rewarded in the end. (June 7-June 20) -- You may feel like throwing caution to the wind as the week opens, but look before you leap! Certain dangers are simply too much for you right now.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Part of your assignment will be to wait until the time is just right to set someone else's plans in motion. Be patient. (July 8-July 22) -- Your ability to channel someone's intentions will serve you well as you perform his or her duties when your turn comes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can count on an old friend to give you just the opportunity you've been looking for. You'll surely have a chance to shine. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're going to have to hit the ground running, as there will be precious little time to get the lay of the land.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- The news you've been waiting for arrives at last, and you'll be ready to swing into action at a moment's notice. Keep tools at the ready. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may not want what someone else is offering, but you know better than to turn it down, as it could lead to something else.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You'll have the opportunity to do something your way, without having to explain yourself at every turn. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone who has held the reins for some time may give you more control over your affairs. This can really make a difference.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your ability to think of many things simultaneously may not serve you as well as usual; you must separate your primary concerns. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can bring your very best to a project. Someone in charge may realize that you should be a permanent team member.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Don't let someone else's impatience make you take action before you are good and ready. Work at your own pace. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It's important that all aspects of a current job be perfectly integrated. You must apply your unique approach every step of the way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll be able to begin crossing things off your list almost immediately. Progress should be swift on all fronts. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're trying to accomplish too much, perhaps, but such an ambitious approach can actually pay off in an unusual way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Because of a simple misinterpretation, you may find yourself embroiled in a conflict that only you can resolve in the end. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Just when you thought you'd be moving forward at a faster pace, someone may pull the plug. You must not resist what you cannot control.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be resigned to certain realities, but you can still do much to change that which isn't permanent. (March 6-March 20) -- Someone is forcing you into a corner, but you're not ready to relinquish control without a fight.