The coming week will challenge many by presenting numerous situations that require a rare combination of mental agility and emotional fortitude. Indeed, some will actually find that a physical component is required, as well. Clearly, those with unusual discipline who can channel their skill and energy with precision will have an advantage, and those with the strength and stamina to go the distance can be the victors in almost all things -- especially where any kind of journey is involved. Family matters and romantic potential may come to the fore, and where they intersect, there will be fireworks before all is said and done. It is here, at this dangerous junction, where a cool head is most desirable. Anyone who can remain calm may also save a relationship or two!
Where love is new and the lovers still engaged in a process of exploration and discovery, there will be numerous opportunities for self-expression, but generosity is likely to be the most valuable trait. Those who are able to listen rather than talk can score many points, coming out ahead in a variety of intimate avenues.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You mustn't focus so squarely on one responsibility that you let another slip through the cracks. Peripheral awareness is key. (April 5-April 19) -- You can work closely with another to achieve something that is of importance to both parties. It is an unusual collaboration, to be sure!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can't risk having an unnecessary effort sap your strength. Focus on the things that must be done, and let the rest go. (May 6-May 20) -- Knowledge old and new will combine effectively, and you should be able to do something novel and exciting.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're willing to take a risk in order to give someone a necessary boost. In the end, you may both benefit greatly. (June 7-June 20) -- Anyone who claims to know you best may be surprised when you unveil a whole new aspect of your personality. But is it actually new to you?
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll be called upon to answer questions that don't seem to be related, but in fact, each is leading to an inevitable discovery. (July 8-July 22) -- You can enjoy many things in a new way, especially if you find yourself in the company of someone who has recently inspired you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Something will begin, and you may want to keep it going long after it ceases to be useful. What is it really providing? (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may feel that a certain protection you enjoy is actually working against you in some way, but this is surely a fallacy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your insecurity must not be allowed to hold up anyone else. Make sure you are in a positive place, and try to be helpful to all. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may prove to be much more skilled than someone you look up to, but that's no reason to put an end to the relationship. It has changed; that's all.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can play a central role in the affairs of someone who is much more important to you than you had originally surmised. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The more indirectly you can affect a situation, the more lasting your influence. Working in the shadows can be quite satisfying to you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may not have a choice: Repeating yourself may be your only course of action, even while preparing for something new. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A journey may take you to a faraway place that you never anticipated visiting. You will enjoy a number of professional opportunities.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may have to do more than expected, and some of that will have to be simultaneous. Multitasking will be a valuable skill! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Anything on the docket that requires you to drift outside your comfort zone may be unusually difficult until you get the lay of the land.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You must try to be as helpful as you can to one who comes to you for a special piece of advice. You were in his or her shoes once. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Your loyalty may be tested, but you're sure to come out on top. You may be challenged in a way that has your head spinning.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You must resist the temptation to drink from the same familiar font. Get out, explore other options and see what suits you. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The results you get may surprise those who don't realize what you've been up to all along.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You mustn't take advantage of another's misfortune in order to further your own agenda. Play fair at all times. (March 6-March 20) -- Your ability to see what's coming will serve you and others very well. Indeed, you may win a very special prize!