The coming week will require more solitude than most are used to, as both work and play offer up situations that can be truly beneficial only when experienced alone. This is not to say that there is no place for togetherness; on the contrary, there will be ample opportunities for friends and family members to enjoy each other's company, and for co-workers to maximize productivity through cooperation and teamwork. The greatest rewards, however, will come to those who are able to spend more time away from the society of others. Professional projects and personal endeavors will come along much better when there are no distractions -- especially the distractions that are inevitable and unavoidable when others are around!
Perfection is more than a vague concept; it is something that is worth pursuing -- for it is, indeed, attainable! But there's a catch, of course, and that is that not everyone will be able to recognize perfection when they come upon it -- and, worse, he or she who achieves it may not know it at the time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Someone close to you will make you feel special, and you can return the favor, but not right now. That time will come a little later. (April 5-April 19) -- You may find yourself traveling farther from home than you had planned, but you know how to use the extra time on the road to your advantage.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have expected to have better luck early in the week, but as the weekend approaches, things are sure to improve. (May 6-May 20) -- You won't receive any guarantees, but what you promise yourself, you can surely deliver. It's vitally important for you to know what you really want!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You know where you're supposed to be, but you may not be able to get there the usual way. Expect things to take an unusual turn. (June 7-June 20) -- The old-fashioned and the newfangled are likely to meet in an unexpected way, giving you the chance to maximize your rewards.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- The more ingredients you add to the mix, the more you'll enjoy the results, even though things come out looking a little alien to you. (July 8-July 22) -- You can turn things on their ear and provide something a little fancier in place of that which is simply routine. Others appreciate the extra effort.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Where there's smoke, there's fire. You're likely to encounter more than the usual heat wherever you go. You'll have to act fast! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You'll approach perfection, but you may not know it. Others, however, will be inspired by your ability to stay the course under harrowing circumstances.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- As many people as you encounter, that's how many versions of the truth you're likely to hear. Sort through them with care. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You can provide yourself with something no one else can, and it's very much needed, in fact. Others will want you to share this rare ability!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be the only one who knows just how far you are from the finish line. Take advantage of any opportunity to fire up your team. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're not going to want to share your ideas with anyone. You are confident that what you do alone will be of the greatest value to you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- While you are usually interested in connecting with others, you are likely to be more content with your own company than usual. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- There are rules to follow, as usual, but you can bend them just enough to give yourself a little more of an advantage than you had expected.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You aren't likely to assume the No. 1 position just yet, but your rise to the top will continue at a healthy pace. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Despite any signs to the contrary, you should be able to do more with your money than usual. You can turn one bargain into many and work a number of special deals.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're likely to be challenged in a way that requires you to dig deep and bring all of your talents to bear. It can be a memorable week. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You needn't indulge in anything fancy. The humble and down-to-earth can be just what the doctor ordered and serve you better than anything else.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can remind everyone that you know exactly what you're doing -- and why you're doing it -- while giving yourself the solitude you need. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You know what you're getting when you ask for "the usual" -- usually! This week, you may be surprised by what actually comes your way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be missing something that others see as quite obvious. When you finally recognize it, it will mean much more to you. (March 6-March 20) -- More of the same comes your way, and you'll have to batten down the hatches in order to prepare and protect yourself.