The coming week is likely to see two factions facing off in a contest of wills -- a contest born of the conflict between two basic ideologies: a desire for change, and a desire to see the status quo maintained. There is nothing new in this; indeed, this very battle has been waged endlessly through the ages! But this week, the weapons wielded may be different, and each faction must face the fact that in the future it may be self-destructive to continue the war at all. This is a good week, then, to focus on compromise as a possibility, to see if leaders can meet in the middle to determine a path beneficial to all -- or most. Those whose worldviews are habitually self-centered are likely to find that their time is coming to an end, and that efforts to put the needs of the many ahead of the needs of the few are likely to have the advantage.
Those who are likely to be most satisfied are those who have seen this coming, and who have eschewed any attempts to combat opposing views in favor of tolerance and acceptance. Indeed, those who see similarities between people rather than differences can begin to enjoy the remarkable success that has been so long in coming.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll want to finish what you are doing as quickly as possible so that you can focus on something that you've long waited to try. (April 5-April 19) -- You're eager to see what you can get going with a new friend or partner. He or she has many ideas to share -- and you'll be eager to explore most if not all of them.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- It's time for you to get moving. What happens early in the week is likely to propel you forward faster than you might have expected. (May 6-May 20) -- You don't have to worry about your team being at odds with your leadership. Everyone is on board and eager to see where you can take them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may not know exactly where you are going as the week opens, but after studying what goes on elsewhere, you can formulate a plan. (June 7-June 20) -- You may find yourself struggling with something that used to be quite easy for you. It's important that you determine just what has changed in recent weeks.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can learn a thing or two from someone who has gone a different route to get to the same place you are headed. What advantages does he have? (July 8-July 22) -- A difficult situation will arise, necessitating quick decisions of the kind you've tried to avoid in the past. Others are willing to follow you anywhere.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Focus on productivity. Can you increase efficiency without spending too much money? An investor is out there! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You needn't explain yourself to everyone, though you must be ready to clarify your overall perspective to one who is considering making a change.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You don't want to skip the preliminaries, trivial though they may seem. It is just that kind of discipline that can win the day again and again. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Your best-laid plans are likely to go awry as you realize you didn't take certain circumstances into account.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Changes in the lives of others needn't affect you directly -- unless you want them to. In that case, much is likely to happen. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You know things are not at all as they should be, yet you are uncertain as to how to make necessary changes. Follow another's lead for a while.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll be learning more than one lesson at a time, and each will inform the other. Take a look at what someone else is doing. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You mustn't think that what you are dealing with is permanent or unchanging. Indeed, you can alter much to suit your current needs and desires. Give it a try!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll welcome almost any developments as long as they have you moving in a new direction. Even slow progress will do! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're eager to see what someone else has to offer before you accept any proposal that comes your way. Don't overlook what might be best for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll receive news that will leave you reeling, but you can recover quickly if you keep in mind just what it is you're trying to accomplish. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You'll be dealing in both reality and fantasy -- perhaps even at the same time! A friend or partner will provide the necessary perspective.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Even though you do not have much faith in someone else's ability to lead, you can do much that benefits the team. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your decisions will affect others in a way that they are not at all accustomed to. You must be willing to help them navigate some unfamiliar territory.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You don't want to wait until the last minute to unveil something you've been working on for quite some time. Avoid any real delays. (March 6-March 20) -- You may have to come up with a solution to a pressing problem that puts you in a vulnerable position. Is there any alternative?