The coming week will present opportunities of all kinds for experimentation with new means of outreach and communication -- all for the key purpose of making contact with those who, while distant, may very soon play important roles in upcoming affairs. The means of contact will itself be significant; while any sort of personal connection can make a difference, it is your manner and attitude in reaching out to others that can make all the difference in the world. There may be a tendency for some to promote their own perceived superiority in some way, but to do so will merely muddy the waters. It's best, of course, to avoid engaging in any such propaganda, as it can foment conflict and work against the goals people are generally working toward.
This is not to say that competition is necessarily a bad thing. On the contrary, healthy rivalries can inspire many to achieve great things! It is likely that attempting to pull ahead of the pack by doing something new and effective can have far-reaching -- or even universal --benefits. There's no room for any purely self-serving efforts, however!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Preparation is the key to success, and you mustn't let anyone keep you from doing what you know is necessary. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll have more than one opportunity to stand up for yourself; those who oppose you will be surprised by your ability to navigate all kinds of unusual situations.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Avoid that which promises to be productive only while you are on the job. You would prefer to be involved in something that will feed itself. (May 6-May 20) -- Pace is important, but there are more important issues than speed. What you really want to concern yourself with is efficiency.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You can devote more time to a certain project than you had originally anticipated, provided a certain family member is on board. (June 7-June 20) -- A personal situation demands attention, but you must first address a particular business development. You may find yourself going back and forth.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Be sure to answer questions and respond to requests for your time with alacrity. You don't want to keep anyone waiting. (July 8-July 22) -- You're not likely to turn your back on anyone in need -- whether on the home front, at the workplace or on the road. Rest assured that your charity will be paid forward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Your attempts to balance personal needs with family matters may bring you face to face with an issue you have not yet seen or acknowledged. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Focus on that which can provide you with a clear picture of what lies ahead. You don't want to be guessing as you peer into a cloudy future.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can trust the usual tools, but take care that any shortcuts you try to take aren't putting progress at risk. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You must present yourself and your ideas in the best possible light. You may be required to restate your case again and again, in fact.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You'll feel compelled to come to another's aid even though you know that it may set you back -- in both time and money. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone far from home is eager for you to make a move regarding something that both of you have wanted for a long time. This could be the week for it!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Whose definition of "normal" are you subscribing to right now? Clearly, you need to educate yourself just a little more. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- It's time to set your own prejudices aside for good, in the interest of fairness -- and self-worth. How you see yourself matters a great deal right now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're involved in a creative process that demands much more of you than you had expected, but you can and will deliver the goods. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You have had your fill of "should," "can't," and "won't." You're far more interested in what is desirable, not just acceptable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Evidence may have you changing your mind about something you thought you were sure of. This isn't the only surprise in store! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You've been operating under an assumption that is likely to be proved false. The changes that are made as a result may not be easy, but they are certainly positive.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- It's time to let others see what you've been working on. There is little risk that anyone will try to steal your thunder. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may want to take credit for something that was entirely your doing, but you know that now is not the time. Soon, however, you'll have your chance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- The situations in which you find yourself will all have something in common. When you know what that is, you'll really hit your stride. (March 6-March 20) -- Competition is unavoidable, but if you approach it in the usual way, it may prove quite damaging to your spirit. Adopt a new attitude!