The coming week will require of all individuals a greater level of flexibility and understanding than most are used to. Indeed, in some cases (and perhaps unfortunately), this will go very much against the grain. There are always some who are less tolerant than most, who insist that others fall into line and do what is expected, acceptable, and "normal" -- and these individuals are likely to have a hard time of it this week. It's not that they will be significantly limited in what they can do; rather, there may be a kind of stigma attached to a rigid world view that doesn't account for the differences in people and in the way they live. Those who can accept other people for who they are -- and how they live -- are likely to rise to ascendancy, at least for a short time.
Those who are on the fence, who instinctively yearn for greater connection with others without knowing precisely how to make it happen, can be influenced one way or another, but those who let their hearts lead the way are almost sure to find themselves in a win-win situation all week long.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may have to suffer a certain embarrassment early in the week in order to stake your claim to something valuable later on. (April 5-April 19) -- It's time for you to grant someone three wishes -- and everyone knows what the first should be. The subsequent two can be more freely chosen.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You'll have the chance to stand up against someone who is trying to force you into a corner. He or she doesn't appreciate what is possible. (May 6-May 20) -- You recognize that certain things are immutable, but where there is room for change, it must be addressed as effectively as possible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You will want to take care of yourself throughout the week, ensuring that you steer clear of anything that may become a genuine threat. (June 7-June 20) -- You may not be able to remain silent when faced with certain affronts or challenges. You may actually inspire others with your words and actions.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've been patient for quite a while, but you cannot remain passive any longer. The time has come to fight back. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be able to get others to realize just what they've done -- and that's the first step to reversing certain negative trends that have been forming.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can expect the competition to be rather fierce, but you have the right allies in place to help you as you face a primary rival. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A close call will have you counting your blessings. A friend or loved one can help you solve a long-standing mystery or two.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may be tempted to join forces with someone who disagrees with almost every principle you espouse -- because he or she knows how to get results. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A secret will be revealed, and you will be able to swing into action after key players have had a chance to react in their own ways.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- An important issue will arise -- again -- and put you in a position that is both advantageous and perhaps a bit uncomfortable. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Progress can be made only a little at a time, but you'll still be making measurable gains that put a rival on the defensive.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- It's a good week for you to reach out to someone who has been working against you in the past. Much can happen if you start working together. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can teach those around you most effectively by example. Your actions, and the results you get, can really get them moving.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You should be able to prove to those around you that you're the best at what you do -- or at least one of the best. Don't hold back. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may realize that something you've been doing for quite some time is actually bad for you. Jump at the opportunity to break this pattern!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Something you want is in someone else's possession, and you may have to accept that it's simply not your turn yet. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You are receiving many hints about what lies ahead, but a clearer picture can only materialize if you come out of hiding.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Issues of power -- and how to use it -- will be in the forefront all week long. You may want to take a more soft-spoken approach for a bit. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You've been receiving up-to-date news, but you still feel as though you don't know everything you should know. Investigate further on your own.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Something that others have been warning you against may seem irresistible, and you may be able to turn it into a startling success. (March 6-March 20) -- You're ready, at last, to get a new project off the ground. As the wheels begin to turn, you'll want to monitor progress and efficiency very closely.