The coming week will see those born under various groups of signs competing in ways that, while not entirely new, are not familiar either. What is most important is not what the game might be, or what the prize promises to be, but how each group relates to the others as the contest is waged. Earth, fire, water and air signs will all stake claims to certain spoils, but it's not merely a desire to win that will give any one group the advantage. Rather, it is self-knowledge and a deeper understanding of the competition that will prove most important. Even so, any assumption of comprehension can work against one. All must commit to keeping eyes and ears open, employing critical faculties and coming to new conclusions about teammates and rivals as the contest heats up.
There is certainly room for cleverness and novel ways of thinking, but traditional thinking and methods must not be undervalued. Indeed, those who can combine the old and the new are likely to prevail, while those who are baffled by appearances will surely be at a disadvantage. In other words, it's fine to think outside the box, but always remember that the box exists!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Give others the benefit of the doubt, and they'll do the same for you when the time comes. You're all in this together. (April 5-April 19) -- Repetition may drive you to distraction after a while, but you know that it's the only way to arrive at a high level of performance every step of the way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- What you've been waiting for is right around the corner, but things may have slowed down to the point that it won't arrive just yet. (May 6-May 20) -- You will have to formulate a plan that allows you to slip past others unseen and do what must be done without anyone knowing what you're up to.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may find yourself racing against the clock in a way that you are not used to, but you can adjust quickly and perform up to par very soon. (June 7-June 20) -- A friend will afford you a rare chance to remember something special that you both experienced a long time ago. Don't get lost in nostalgia, however!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll play on another's sympathies just enough to get what you want when you ask, but this isn't going to work every time. Don't overdo it! (July 8-July 22) -- Once you've seen how things are supposed to be, you'll want to have them that way every time -- but is that really possible? Some compromise is necessary.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A combination of forces will see you trespassing where you have never journeyed before, but you can turn this disadvantage into an advantage. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- While you continue to work on a project that is far from complete, a member of your team can address an emerging situation in your place.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're not likely to discover anything new about yourself during the first part of the week, but later on you have many revelations. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You know how things are done, and you know when to play an active role or stay out of the way, but such understanding may not come easily.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You and a partner may reach the breaking point, but you needn't fracture completely if you remember what you have in common. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll be interested in discovering just what drives someone who has been moving ahead of you. It may be nothing uncommon, just something you don't have.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You won't want to try anything new without giving it a dry run first. That way, you'll minimize the likelihood of errors. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may not understand what someone else is going for as the week opens, but if you watch and listen, you can come to the level of comprehension required.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- A transformation of sorts can be expected, but you won't want to undergo a complete change. Some things must be retained. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It'll take more effort than you are used to as you try to accomplish something that seemed to happen almost automatically in the recent past.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You mustn't let anyone else tell you that you are approaching something in the wrong way. You know what is required better than anyone. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're in a position to see things more clearly than most, but there are some who won't accept your opinions or judgments, no matter what.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You'll want to remain on good terms with virtually everyone you interact with. Remember, your success is shared success! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may have to perform a few quick fixes as you progress from one endeavor to another. You'll want everything to work exactly right.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Accuracy is of primary importance; if you don't feel that you are going to hit the bull's-eye, you must slow things down! (March 6-March 20) -- Consistency is what you need to strive for in every endeavor. You must work closely with others to ensure that they are in line with your needs and expectations.