The coming week will see quickly evolving situations that will require most individuals to fend for themselves. The great majority will fall into one of two camps: Those who choose to duck and cover to avoid the perceived dangers altogether, and those who choose to face what comes in a defiant stand against threats to independence and autonomy. A small minority may choose to engage in all manner of clandestine, back-channel or otherwise deceptive activities, performing maneuvers that can neither solve problems in the short run nor prevent them from recurring in the long run. Which approach one chooses will surely say a great deal, as each person will choose the approach that is most true to him- or herself. In fact, after making this choice, there will be very little to hide. This is surely a week that can and will reveal one's character!
The more emotional a situation becomes, the more dangerous it will be, both for those directly involved and for those on the periphery. In fact, those on the fringes of unfolding events will have to pay especially close attention, as they certainly don't want their complacency to invite unintended threats.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- This is a good week to address the causes of a recent rift between you and a former ally and partner. Key issues can be addressed. (April 5-April 19) -- You're going to want to stay in touch with someone whose activities are taking him or her farther from home than expected. External forces will play a role.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may sense that things are far tenser than they have been in the past, and you may be the only one who knows why. (May 6-May 20) -- Someone with a vested interest may try to tell you what to do, but you know that you must follow your instincts and let your desires lead the way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- It's time for you to make a clean break with the past and focus on what is coming. Sooner than expected, you'll be dealing with new influences. (June 7-June 20) -- Those who gravitate toward you are in for a surprise, as you're not likely to be in a giving mood very much of the time.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll want to start the workweek by completing a project that has been hanging over you. Only then can you move on to other things. (July 8-July 22) -- You're in the midst of formulating a rather complex plan, but others are dubious. Is it your motives or your methods that are turning them off?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have no other chance to come clean than right now. Once this week has passed, another's needs will likely take precedence. Speak up! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself waiting for someone to reach out to you, but he or she is doing the same. Someone has got to break the stalemate!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may face difficulties due to official policies that are not conducive to progress as you see it. You need more information. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You cannot make an accurate assessment of what is going on around you from the safety of your home or office; you've got to get out and about.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have reason to travel far from home. Whether it is personal or professional is a fact you must keep squarely in mind. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You've been firm in your assessment of a recent endeavor, but a discovery will have you changing your mind about a few small, significant details.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Take care that you're not merely fooling yourself with talk of success where there was none or progress where there was actually regression. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your team is ready to back you up, but you must be clear about your own expectations. Make no demands that are not supported by the numbers.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll reach a certain landmark sometime toward midweek. In that moment, you'll want to stop and consider your motives and methods. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Someone in charge has been watching you, and you may discover that he or she has made some big plans that you can be a part of if you so choose.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Business travel needn't be all work and no play. In fact, you can arrange for some personal time just when things seem to be heating up. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may have to bow out of something you've been looking forward to simply because your schedule has become far too busy, and it's the one item that must go.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- There are more ways than one to do what must be done. You must always ensure that you're not bound by tradition. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Collaborating with someone far from your base of operations is possible, but not ideal. Still, you can accomplish much if you get creative with your communication.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have trouble comprehending another's intentions. Be sure to get as much information as possible directly from the source. (March 6-March 20) -- You may find yourself waiting on word from someone acting in an official capacity before you can take action. Use the time to make further plans.