The coming week will open on a note of highest expectation, as nearly everyone will be in the position of waiting eagerly -- for important news, a key development, an imminent arrival, a golden opportunity or the chance to shine in a situation that may come around only once in a blue moon. Indeed, most are ready for something quite extraordinary to happen -- and happen it will, in most cases -- but patience will be required as most of these exciting events are not going to occur precisely on schedule or according to plan. What is one to do? Fill the time, of course -- by keeping busy, occupying the mind, preparing for what is to come and strengthening the bonds that will prove to be essential once things really start happening.
The personal and the professional are likely to combine in interesting ways, and not always intentionally. Indeed, some will find themselves dealing with difficult situations because these two central aspects of their lives are actually colliding in a manner that requires attention and, in some cases, decisions that are not easy to make.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may wish that things were somewhat different from the way they actually are, but a friend can show you how to work with current realities. (April 5-April 19) -- Your attachment to something from your past may be holding you back. Try to separate yourself from anything that isn't up to date.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may be skating on some very thin ice. Do what you can to improve your sense of security in and around the home. (May 6-May 20) -- A sense of urgency gives everything you do a certain unusual energy and drive. You'll have earned a rest when the time comes!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your prospects are solid, but you may not understand exactly what is compelling you to move in a certain direction. Trust your instincts. (June 7-June 20) -- You may have trouble discerning what is real and what is not -- and your fantasy life is likely to get a boost from a former friend or lover!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- It may take some expert maneuvering to get what you want, but it will remain in sight almost without interruption. Keep trying. (July 8-July 22) -- No matter how much you share with a certain friend or loved one, it won't be enough. You'll want to raise the level of commitment very soon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Progress may be interrupted for a time as you are forced to deal with an issue you've kept at bay for quite a while. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A family member may not say so, but he or she is in need of help -- the kind that only you can give. Be generous with your time and resources.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You mustn't let others dictate all the changes. You have an agenda that must be respected -- by you, especially! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You are not playing by the rules, and you haven't been for quite some time. You may have a run-in with a self-appointed authority figure.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Someone in charge is likely to give you a second chance when he or she realizes that you simply made an innocent mistake. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Keep your eyes on the prize. Don't let anyone convince you that your efforts aren't worth it -- or that something else is better for you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- While working in support of another's cause, you're likely to find one of your own, about which you can feel just as passionate. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Take care that you don't interpret another's behavior incorrectly, as this could lead to a breakdown in feeling or communication -- or both.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're eager to see where things are going between you and a certain someone. There are matters you must talk about very soon! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can find a great deal of enjoyment in an endeavor not of your design. Indeed, a friend seems to know what you want better than you do!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You know better than anyone else why you are content to remain stationary for now. This is not permanent, after all! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- A compromise yields far more than anything you could gain through a stubborn insistence that your way is the only way. Many are on your side.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may confuse a message from an ally for something that you have been hoping not to hear. An adjustment in attitude is called for. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Events will tell you a great deal about your current state of mind. Any changes you make will have far-reaching effects.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Someone may be operating under the assumption that things are the same now as they were years ago. It's time to make things clearer. (March 6-March 20) -- You can do a great deal to improve relations between two warring parties. Your ability to find common ground transcends conflict.