The coming week will see many individuals choosing to opt out of something that was, only recently, of extreme importance. The reasons, though myriad and diverse, are all likely to point to one thing: a lack of resolve. This, in itself, is not necessarily a bad thing; indeed, such a lack can be the by-product of sense and caution, or the sudden awareness that one is unsuited or unprepared for a given course of action. On the other hand, there are cases where a lack of resolve can result from disinterest, disengagement or -- worst of all -- fear. If fear is indeed the controlling emotion, one must take the time to plumb its depths to come to some understanding of its root causes. Fear left unexamined can surely wreak havoc in one's life -- both professionally and personally.
Love, in all its forms, comes to the fore. Those who find themselves in some kind of illicit arrangement must take the time to examine its effect on other aspects of daily life. If the toll is too great, changes must be made -- and there is time to make them before it is too late!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're following in another's footsteps even though you may not know it. You can learn much, and soon head off on your own. (April 5-April 19) -- Close your eyes and imagine yourself doing what you've always wanted to do; soon, you may be able to turn that image into reality.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You will have to coordinate carefully with a partner in order to get everything done on time and under budget. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll have little explaining to do if you've been transparent about your actions and motives. Avoid becoming defensive, by all means.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your closely guarded secret could well be revealed if you do not carefully plan your week, step by step. (June 7-June 20) -- You're likely to hear through the grapevine of developments that will affect you indirectly but profoundly. Prepare your reaction.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're waiting for someone to get in touch with you. Perhaps you can speed things up by reaching out yourself. (July 8-July 22) -- You may want to walk away from a certain situation, but circumstances favor your continued involvement -- directly or indirectly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to take the long way home, but once you get there, you can begin doing things to improve your situation dramatically. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may raise some eyebrows with your behavior. Soon you'll find it necessary to explain what is going on -- to family, at least.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll want to accompany someone on a journey, but don't go empty-handed! You can provide assistance only if you're well equipped. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Once you see where you are going, you can get there in record time. Obstacles should be few and far between.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are surrounded by reminders of a situation that seemed far more pleasant than any you are currently dealing with. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You can grow a great deal, but only if accompanied by someone who knows you better than you know yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll want to review certain plans to be sure that they are in sync with someone else's before setting them in motion. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're not afraid of repeating yourself, and you may have the chance to enjoy a past triumph all over again.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- In this time of need, surround yourself with those who can support you and contribute to lower stress levels across the board. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're eager to see yourself reunited with someone who gets you fired up about a great many things. Travel is in the picture.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll want to assess your progress every step of the way, but you needn't stop in your tracks to do it. Maintain forward motion. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You have every reason to reach out to someone who hasn't been in the picture for some time. Explanations should come easily.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You've been taking a narrow view of things, and you can surely afford to broaden your perspective a great deal. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may find yourself fearing something you could easily confront just a week ago. What has changed?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have to ask yourself a few difficult questions. The answers aren't likely to please you at first. (March 6-March 20) -- Your reaction to a certain chain of events will be misunderstood by some, but all will make sense as the week comes to a close.