The coming week will involve a lot of work to square away bits of business that have yet to be completely resolved. Much of what goes on will take place behind closed doors, in hushed tones and in conversation that is not to be made public in any way. There may be some who think that this week's events and developments are therefore somehow illicit or ill-advised, but this is far from the truth. The fact is that what happens will require a kind of careful negotiation and last-minute deal-making for which not everyone has the stomach or the aptitude -- and those who do will surely find their place as they cross the last t's and dot the last i's.
There is a certain formula that will work wonders in these matters, but not everyone will be able to latch onto it and reap it for all the benefits it provides. Those who are able to follow this specific prescribed path will find that doing things in this way can pay off for quite a while. This week, for them, is only the beginning!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may uncover the answer to a question that many have been asking of late, but where you find it defies comprehension. Accept it! (April 5-April 19) -- You have the sense that something is not going according to plan as the week opens. Later on, you'll be able to do much to keep things on track.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have to process a great many personal requests before you can tend to private business. By all means, pace yourself. (May 6-May 20) -- Pay close attention to what your body is telling you. Day by day, your sensations and symptoms may change in subtle ways.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may have to engage in a more pedestrian endeavor than you had planned on, but it can inspire you to achieve more later on. (June 7-June 20) -- Take care that you don't let a minor disagreement evolve into something you cannot control. Your temper is your worst enemy!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may not be as clear-headed as usual, and you'll require the intervention of a friend to see you through. (July 8-July 22) -- You will benefit from an important discovery, whether yours or someone else's. It's time to acknowledge the importance of teamwork.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- The simplest explanation is likely to be the most satisfying as well. There's no reason to overcomplicate things. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Stand and deliver -- or simply retire and let others get the work done. You know which choice you must make, so make it and get on with your life!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your penchant for apologizing is likely to mask both insecurity and anger. There are a few questions you must answer! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to deal with what comes in the most direct and no-nonsense manner you can. Now is not the time to add unnecessary flourishes.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are actually very close to your destination, though you may not feel as though you have come very far at all. Be patient. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You can combine your intentions with the intentions of another and come up with a plan that impresses on a wide scale, indeed.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your pace will fluctuate throughout the week, and you're not likely to be as much in control as you had hoped. You've got to give in just a bit. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're not likely to agree with the decisions handed down by the powers that be, but there is little you can do about it right now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may have the chance to spend more time with a loved one, doing what you most want to do, but don't lose sight of a professional goal. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You mustn't be too quick to pass judgment on another. Remember that you actually have a great deal in common.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Money matters are likely to take up much of your time during the first part of the week. An adviser offers an unconventional option. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may discover that what you thought you most wanted is actually no longer on the list at all -- it has been replaced by a surprise desire.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have to be stricter with yourself than you are with others. Lead by example, and you'll get the desired results. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You are in the midst of a rather adventurous period, but take care that you don't endanger anyone who prefers not to follow in your footsteps.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You are tempted to head off in a new direction, but circumstances may tie you down and require you to keep close to home. (March 6-March 20) -- Hard work gives you a sharper view of what you really want now and in the time to come. Those around you may demand answers.