The coming week will see many individuals embroiled in one confusing situation after another -- for the simple reason that they are not willing to ask basic, simple questions that might yield marginally uncomfortable or awkward answers. Indeed, the culprit here is assumption -- anyone who makes decisions based on nothing but assumptions truly deserves what he or she gets! It is quite possible to progress, untangle knots and clear the air, but it will require everyone to face facts that may be uncomfortable, though only for a very short time. Those who feel that it is worth that risk to deal in hard facts and solid truths will surely have the advantage and can score victory after victory, day after day.
Those who have a weakness for conspiracy theories may find themselves flying high, but everyone must keep in mind that the higher one flies, the farther one eventually falls. Once the truth is revealed, that fall is all but guaranteed for those who have peddled bizarre fabrications of any kind.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may want to be silent for a while about issues that are currently coming to the fore. Wait to see what others say. (April 5-April 19) -- Your views of certain key issues may conflict with those of someone in charge. It may be time to challenge his or her authority.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Your views are in sync with the views of those who are in a position to support you. It's time to use that leverage directly. (May 6-May 20) -- You may be trying to keep certain things quiet, but that may actually work against you as others work to uncover the truth.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You must consider unlikely events as possibilities; being ready for even the longest odds is essential. (June 7-June 20) -- Some may accuse you of being out of touch, but the fact is that you're trying to change things on an ideological level.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have to mount a clandestine reconnaissance mission of sorts in order to prepare for a coming task. Keep your head down! (July 8-July 22) -- Regardless of the methods you employ, you must do what you can to engage the services of those with a diverse set of skills.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to face certain failures before you are able to push your successes to the fore. This is the responsible approach. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- The time has come to show others what you are made of; let actions speak louder than words whenever possible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're going to have to face certain significant risks if you're going to enjoy the benefits of certain personal endeavors. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- This is really just the beginning of a new chapter, but your experience will allow you to gauge your odds with remarkable accuracy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Unfavorable circumstances may abound. Instead of getting mad about them, do something; take charge! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may have to think long and hard to determine the significance of a surprise announcement. Be ready for change.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Targeted efforts can certainly be effective, but you must turn your back on those who favor a blanket approach. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may not have the technical skills you need to push forward an organized effort, but with the right help, you can acquire them.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're after a certain experience that can only be had by following one particular course. Are you ready for it? (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can follow your dreams directly to the threshold of accomplishment -- provided you are accompanied by someone who inspires you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- A group effort may bring you the results you seek, but the process itself will take a toll. You may want to avoid this method in the future. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Anyone who tells you that satisfaction is guaranteed is not to be trusted. You want someone to speak the truth to you!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Some may wonder about your methods and motives, but you will be able to get the support you need when you need it. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll want help from someone who has been in your position in the past; he or she can bolster your confidence.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- What you say may not jibe with what you do. Some will want to challenge you and ask for explanations. Be ready. (March 6-March 20) -- You will know just how important your ideas can be by noting who is and is not paying attention to them. Everyone is not equal!