The coming week will see a great many individuals experimenting with new methods and tactics, eager to raise the bar and achieve more with each passing day. In some cases, even the intent will be new, an entire endeavor untested, or the goal perhaps uncertain. In any event, most will find that it is necessary to work in close connection with others. This means, of course, that careful scheduling and a high level of cooperation are required, even to get the littlest things done well. Now is no time for working alone or in a vacuum; even when a task is a solitary one, there are many others whose contributions are essential to its eventual success. Each individual must realize that there is more to be accomplished than his or her immediate workload, so the more one works with others, the better.
Those in charge do not have to oversee every activity or development, but it will be important to keep an ear to the ground to be sure that nothing is slipping through the cracks, and that everyone is pulling their weight. Being the boss doesn't mean micromanaging; sometimes it's best to lead from a distance.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may realize that yes, indeed, everything does happen for the best -- at least during the first part of the week. (April 5-April 19) -- You may be ready to move on, but a former loved one is trying to hold you back. You understand his or her reasons, but right now you must do what is best for you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may benefit from a change of venue -- or at least a rearrangement of familiar surroundings. You need some stimulation! (May 6-May 20) -- You know what is on the line, but you also know that you cannot force anything that is taking its sweet time. Let things develop organically.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're going to have to start somewhere, even if it means doing something you are not completely prepared for. You'll learn as you go. (June 7-June 20) -- You may be unable to give someone all the information he or she needs, but perhaps you can fill in the blanks by demonstrating what can be done.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may require an attitude adjustment at some point, as enthusiasm will take a hit when things don't go your way. (July 8-July 22) -- You're taking things seriously enough, surely -- but there are some who may still think that you're not really on the ball. You can and must prove otherwise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Assess current needs carefully before heading down a road you have not traveled before. The unknown can present many very real dangers. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Others may be ready to call it quits, but you have the feeling that success may actually be right around the corner. It's time to rally the troops!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You are eager to be elsewhere -- but where, exactly? An old friend is likely to point out some clear indicators. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- The choices you face may not be very exciting, but you can trust that they are all viable options. Each can lead you down a promising path.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have to compromise right out of the gate, and this may dampen your spirits somewhat until you see the gains it produces. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Quality time is essential! You don't want to let the hours simply tick by doing the same old routine things -- especially with a loved one.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You will not know precisely what to do as the week opens, but if you watch what others are doing, you'll be able to devise a game plan. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- All that you do will be affected by what someone else is doing -- and vice versa. Don't make the mistake of trying to hide things from each other when collaboration could be so beneficial!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Others are eager to see if you will simply do what you are told -- but that's not likely, is it? Assert your independence! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may have to keep an important piece of information from a loved one during the first part of the week, until he or she is really ready to take it in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- A situation develops on the homefront that requires you to take the lead in a way that doesn't come naturally. Children will listen! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be making a new friend right now. Although it is slow going and not everyone knows, what transpires can affect you for a very long time to come.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You don't want to seem rushed or agitated in any way, as this can turn others away from you at a pivotal time. Take it easy! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You will be in a position to call the shots at least some of the time, so you must be prepared with a clear vision and a solid plan.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may find that you are not in a very advantageous position as the week opens. You can work your way out of this jam with careful maneuvering. (March 6-March 20) -- You are waiting for someone else to take the lead, but he or she is waiting for you to do the same. You are in a better position, so it's up to you!