The coming week will see a rise in the level of nervous energy being expended by a great many people on a daily basis. An increase in potential stress in certain areas that are not routine will affect nearly everyone on a basic level, tapping into doubts and fears in a way that most endeavors never do. For some, it may be travel; for others, accepting a new job or assignment; for still others, relationship issues may be stirred up as they haven't been before. In all of these situations, individuals must apply a certain amount of courage to each event, and in doing so, most will find that they have it within them to overcome anything that might threaten to curb positive growth or forward motion.
The realization that there is only so much a person can do to ensure a certain outcome can be the saving grace for many. Indeed, a combination of willful action and the ability to go along for the ride can prove most effective. Anyone who recognizes what can and cannot be controlled will have a leg up.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Pay attention to the signals being sent in unconventional ways. The sender is trying to reach you on a new wavelength. (April 5-April 19) -- You may have to share a certain experience with someone even though you are in the mood to go it alone.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You needn't do what someone else does simply because others tell you it's the way to go. Trust yourself to know what's best for you. (May 6-May 20) -- Something you thought was a certainty proves to be more of a crapshoot than anyone expected. Are you feeling lucky?
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may feel as though your enthusiasm is not what it should be, but this is the result of peripheral circumstances that will soon change. (June 7-June 20) -- You may find yourself gravitating toward those who choose to do things in a different way. You're in the mood to go exploring.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You mustn't let a few bumps in the road keep you from reaching your destination. Focus on what you really stand to gain. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be shaken by the decisions you have to make, but you can certainly forge ahead with the help of another.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Progress may have to be measured in smaller increments than usual, but it is still progress. You'll soon be nearing your destination. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't let certain circumstances affect you more than usual. Watch what another does, and follow suit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your view of the future needn't be affected by your impressions of the past. It's the here and now that matters most. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You know that someone is waiting for you, but there's only so much you can do to dictate the pace.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be communicating with someone on a whole new plane, and he or she will respond in a way that excites you. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Certain obstacles are unavoidable, but you know how to get past them with a minimum of fuss. Delays should be brief.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- While you are trying to focus on your primary endeavors, someone close to you is readying you for something else. Be cooperative! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You should be able to proceed as if nothing is wrong, even when you are preoccupied with one or two unusual minor issues.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Your ability to get above the fray will help you immensely. What troubles others needn't trouble you at all. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You know what's coming and how you must prepare for it. Others may disagree and offer advice, but your way is best -- this time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll want to keep track of where you are and the progress you are making in order to keep from second-guessing yourself. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're eager to get where you are going, yet you want to enjoy the ride. The trick is to recognize a hidden opportunity along the way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can surely remain on schedule, despite the fact that much of what you will be doing would not normally be on the docket. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The fog should lift, leaving you with a clear view of your surroundings and a better idea of where you're going.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You'll want to shop around before deciding on something that cannot be traded in. Be certain! (March 6-March 20) -- You may not be able to make any lasting decisions without consulting someone you trust to clarify certain matters.