The coming week will present numerous situations from which individuals can learn a great deal about themselves, their surroundings and the world at large -- and many of those lessons are likely to come at what seem like inopportune times. The question, however, is not one of timing, but of readiness. Even if something unexpected does occur, the fact is that many may actually be prepared for it in ways that are unseen or unsuspected -- and those are the ones who will benefit most from such events. Indeed, those who are able to look back at the week and say, "I was ready for that," will do so proudly, knowing that in spite of all the uncertainty in life, careful planning is seldom futile! Above all else, indicators tell a story wherein strength of character will lead to victory.
In some cases, nature will seem to have conspired against many hapless individuals who have put themselves at some kind of disadvantage, as all manner of otherwise routine phenomena threaten to throw everything out of whack. It is most important that personal loss be avoided: That which is highly valued must be protected at all costs!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You will come to a new understanding of your own nature after someone close to you shows you a younger version of yourself. (April 5-April 19) -- You may not know how something is going to pan out, but if you keep moving forward, you'll make steady progress in any event.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- There's no time like the present! Get started as soon as you can on a project that may well bring you precisely what you most want. (May 6-May 20) -- The time has come for you to consider an option that would have been impossible not too long ago. It may be your only way out.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You must take care that a difference in personal style doesn't come between you and a friend. It's not worth a lasting conflict! (June 7-June 20) -- You feel as though you are ready for anything, but what actually comes is likely to challenge you in a wholly unexpected way.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Your attempt to understand what someone else is going through is likely to introduce you to a new reality that sticks with you for a while. (July 8-July 22) -- "Never" is something you must never say! Even the unlikely is likely to occur, if only to challenge your sense of the possible.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be going through something that no one else can fully understand, but that doesn't mean you have to go through it alone. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may be drawn to someone whose experiences are vastly different from your own. Your eyes are sure to be opened.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll find yourself waiting for a new development while tending to a pressing family issue. Good thing you're a multitasker! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You'll have your hands full with a chore that was not on your list of things to do -- thanks to an unexpected development.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- What you're waiting for isn't likely to happen until you stop giving it undue attention. Let things develop organically. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You have every reason to reach out to someone who, some time ago, was a central figure in your life. Something is still sizzling between you, perhaps.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- It's a good week to commune with friends who claim to understand what you've been going through recently. A new idea has you excited. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may react unfavorably to the fact that you seem to have no choice in a certain matter, but a loved one keeps you on an even keel.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're in no mood for trivialities. You know there are important issues to address, and that's where your head is. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may be feeling precisely what a friend or loved one is feeling. Together, you can deal with almost anything that comes along.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll be reintroduced to a major issue from your past, but it seems to be much more manageable than it was before. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Someone close to you may doubt that you're really prepared for what's coming, but you've been working hard to set things up in just the right way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You'll want to keep a record of what transpires, if only because you won't want to forget what you were able to accomplish. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- A close friend is willing to go back in time with you to address an issue that has returned to haunt you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be wondering what more is required of you after taking the few steps that were unavoidable. What's coming up? (March 6-March 20) -- Keep your eyes and ears open, and you'll be able to anticipate events that may take others by surprise. This gives you an advantage.