The coming week will present many situations that pull individuals of all types in at least two very different directions at once. It may seem to some as if a war of sorts is being waged within -- desires will conflict with needs, and the heart and head will wage battle for dominance in situations that are volatile, emotional and of great importance in both the personal and professional spheres. Tough decisions will wait to be made as the week comes to a close, and how one thinks through all of his or her options will make the difference between a satisfactory outcome or one that wreaks emotional havoc -- though no option is likely to be completely painless. Indeed, many will be choosing the lesser of two very clear evils, so it may help to remember that support is available.
Where love is concerned, those who are willing to be firm and uncompromising stand the best chance of seeing things work out to their liking. Indeed, whoever unpacks his or her heart with the right words at the right time -- and to the right person -- can quite possibly have his or her heart's desire as the week comes to a close.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Your attempts to rekindle a long-distance relationship will teach you something about what's possible -- and what you really want. (April 5-April 19) -- You're relying on the care of someone who is ultimately ill-equipped to care for anyone. It's time to look elsewhere for guidance.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- A friend will get in touch and make a request that may catch you by surprise. Even so, it's not something you're unwilling to do. (May 6-May 20) -- You and a friend are onto something, but now may not be the time to reveal your plans. Be patient, and wait for a clear sign.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You and a partner have some details to sort out before you can set a new plan in motion. Something yet unsaid matters a great deal. (June 7-June 20) -- You are missing someone who, in the past, seemed to make things difficult for you. Now, he or she seems essential to your well-being.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Your search for that "perfect something" is drawing to a close, and you're nearer to your heart's desire than you've ever been. (July 8-July 22) -- The time has come for you to commit to an idea you've been toying with for some time. A loved one gives you his or her full backing.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You are more than qualified for a certain job or responsibility, but the powers that be are likely to look elsewhere. You must find out why! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You've been receiving a great deal of attention of late, but none of it for the reason you think. You'll get some unexpected news.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- A long period of uncertainty is drawing to a close. A loved one gives you permission to close out the week in a way that suits you to a T! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Now is the time to state your case to someone who has been willing to listen for quite some time. He or she can give you what you want.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- It's not unusual to find yourself navigating unfamiliar terrain, but this week that unfamiliarity may do something unusual to you. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The questions you ask will lead to discoveries that you've long anticipated, but certain details leave much to be desired.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have to settle for an arrangement that is neither to your liking nor completely undesirable. You'll have to adjust. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You and a friend may finally come to an agreement about something that has long been a bone of contention between you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Now that all is said and done, you'll be able to look back and determine just what you could have done better -- and when. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can do a great deal to avoid an unpleasant outcome, but take care not to rewrite the past in some intangible way!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You needn't overthink a key issue. The moment you decide on your course of action, get moving -- and don't be made to wait. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can demonstrate unusual creativity when it comes to routine endeavors, especially in and around the home.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Someone who figured prominently in key affairs early last year is likely to resurface and demand that you take action. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Someone is knocking at the door -- figuratively, at least. You'll want to see who's there, and what he or she wants, before opening it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- What you admit to a loved one early in the week may be discovered by another party who desires to do you harm with the knowledge. Use caution! (March 6-March 20) -- You'll be sought out for your expertise in a certain area, but events toward week's end may still baffle you and others.