The coming week will require of many individuals a greater level of resilience than they have had to employ in quite a while. This ability and willingness to bounce back can make the difference between success and failure in a number of coming endeavors, from the professional to the deeply personal. Not all significant events will be one's own doing; indeed, everyone must prepare themselves for the fact that delight or displeasure may well be at the hands of another, and that little or nothing can be done about it. It is in the reaction, however, that anyone can prove to be a hero, taking what comes and never allowing it to put an end to the overall momentum.
Whether the news this week is good or bad, whoever receives it can determine, in large part, how significant it will be in the long run. Those with a strong support system in place will clearly fare better than those who have to brace themselves against the winds of fate on their own. Friends must stick together!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're likely to find yourself on a journey of discovery. What you uncover compels you to make a life-changing decision. (April 5-April 19) -- While nothing is yet certain, you can move with greater confidence than ever before toward a goal you've had for some time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Saving time and money will prove beneficial to you throughout the week, but you will still want to stock up on the supplies you need most. (May 6-May 20) -- A close friend seems to know what you are really up to better than you do. It's time to work together -- or abandon the project.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- The rules must be followed, but there will be times when you can bend them just enough to gain a distinct advantage. (June 7-June 20) -- Someone else's decision frees you of any constraints you may have been working under of late. You now have nothing to lose!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You have more work to do than you had originally anticipated, but with the help of a loved one, certain jobs will be completed quickly. (July 8-July 22) -- You've made a promise to a friend, and you have to keep it -- even though this may seem to be the worst week for it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You want to spend more time with someone who excites your passions in an entirely new way. He or she has the magic touch. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Take all necessary precautions as you plan a journey that takes you into unknown territory. Don't assume you know the layout.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You are eager to know what is around the next corner, but the pace must slow so that you don't encounter any unforeseen dangers. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You must be willing to let someone in your care do things on his or her own. You'll see just how much you've done to help out!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You must proceed with caution. Certain dangers are unavoidable, but others can be eliminated altogether if you're ready. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Have you received all the information you need to prepare you for what lies ahead? You may want to engage in a trial run with a friend.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are eager to prove yourself, but dangers are likely to arise if you insist on doing too much entirely on your own. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You are ready to take one last crack at something that has proven difficult but enjoyable. Perhaps this time you can go the distance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll have a second chance of some sort, but not a third. You must be sure to bring all your skills to bear. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may have to wait longer than usual before you can join in the fun. Certain duties take precedence.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can employ logic to your advantage, but a certain key puzzle may be solved only by applying instinct to the problem. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You have a great deal of experience that you can use when facing the current challenge -- but don't get complacent!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may find yourself off on an adventure before the week is out -- and trusting someone that you may not have known well before. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your eagerness to get into the thick of things must not be allowed to prevent you from preparing fully. Don't take any shortcuts!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may still be suffering from the ill effects of an upset endured last week. It's time, however, to put it behind you as best you can. (March 6-March 20) -- A friend will surprise you by chiming in when silence would be the better choice. Is the relationship in danger?