The coming week will require of some a willingness to relinquish control over personal issues and projects so that they may be steered with greater certainty by those who have more experience, knowhow and natural ability. This isn't going to be a permanent change, not for those who watch, listen and learn from the ones who take charge. Indeed, the learning process will be featured at all times, and is likely to yield unexpected results -- at home, in the workplace and elsewhere. There are some who will be assuming power rather than giving it up, of course, and for them there is only one rule: Follow your instincts and wield that power with sensitivity and grace! An aggressive, overbearing stance can only wreak havoc.
Anyone who finds him- or herself in a new position must not think of it as secondary. In fact, those who are furthest from the epicenter of activity will have important contributions to make -- some of which may well mean the difference between success and failure. Never sell yourself short, no matter what!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A head-on competition is looming, and you'll have time to prepare yourself as fully as possible -- though it may not start just yet. (April 5-April 19) -- You haven't forgotten a time when things went exactly your way, and you're eager for that to happen again. Such a trend is likely to begin soon.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have left something for the last minute, and that minute has passed you by. You must not make such a mistake again! (May 6-May 20) -- You have plenty to occupy your mind, but while you are thinking about key issues, you must also tend to routine responsibilities and not drop the ball.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may receive news from a friend far from home that heightens your level of concern. Perhaps you will want to schedule a trip very soon. (June 7-June 20) -- What happens on Monday shouldn't happen again on Tuesday -- but Wednesday and Thursday may see repeats. How can you break this uncomfortable cycle?
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Others may be jumping on a certain bandwagon in droves, but you may hang back. If pressed, you can argue your case effectively. (July 8-July 22) -- The week opens on a note of highest expectation, and it's up to you to keep things going in the right direction. Don't let anyone derail you!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- The team you have put together may not yet be in sync. You'll soon discover whether you can do something about that. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Excitement will be on the rise as the week opens, but you must be careful not to let your emotions get the better of you. A calm, steady approach is advised.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may have waved goodbye to behavior that was not very good for you, but you may slip back into old patterns. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Someone has been warning you about the long-term effects of current developments, but you have a hunch that the right reactions will allow you to avoid lasting harm.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You mustn't overlook domestic issues just because they may be less volatile and dramatic than what arises at work. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may not get exactly what you bargained for, but can you live with what comes your way anyway? All it will take is a minor adjustment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The mistake you are most likely to make is to think that you are more prepared for what's coming your way than you really are. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Gather your resources one at a time. Be sure that what you have is what you need -- and that it is all in fine working order.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You can learn a great deal by watching someone in action -- even if it's someone whose work you don't usually appreciate. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Some time ago, you set aside a project that meant a great deal to you. You'll soon find the time to resurrect it and set your sights on eventual success!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are more interested in the affairs of another than in your own -- and for good reason! He or she has what you dearly want. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Be sure to get the rest you need; don't burn the candle at both ends. Focus on jobs that have a definite ending point for which to aim.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A relationship that ended some time ago may be rekindled, but for a reason that will take you by surprise. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You won't have to follow anyone's instructions for long, but at the outset it's a good idea to listen to any advice you may receive.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You'll want to lean on a friend throughout much of the week, as the issues that will arise may challenge you on a basic, emotional level. (March 6-March 20) -- Are you truly afraid of what you might do if the course of events does not change soon? You can protect yourself and others by talking openly and honestly.