The coming week will require from most individuals a healthy mix of forethought and hindsight, as many are putting together puzzles that demand a far clearer understanding than usual of all that affects the present. Indeed, that present will itself be, in ways much more significant than usual, a combination of what has gone before and what is yet to come. Regardless of the time frame, all must be willing and able to see themselves in the proper light -- and that light is one that is shone most brightly by those who have led the way in the past and who will most likely do so again.
Yes, the relationship between leaders and followers will be keenly important throughout this busy, complex week, and those who are bent on seeing equality reign are almost certain to be disappointed. Progress depends on each and every individual playing his or her proper role, and understanding how everyone fits into the scheme of things -- past, future and present. There is no room for self-deception!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're eager to be back on the scene after taking some time off. You'll know whether you're ready or not after only a few preliminary moves. (April 5-April 19) -- You can expect to have more luck than usual, especially when it comes to required activities that you are not willing to shirk.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're likely to have things just as you want them later in the week, but this all depends on how you use the first two or three days. (May 6-May 20) -- A chance encounter can put you in the spotlight earlier than expected. If this is what you want, you can surely make the most of it. If not -- then what?
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll want to collaborate with only the best -- but whom, exactly, does that include? You may have to broaden the scope of your search. (June 7-June 20) -- You can have much that you desire, but only if you are willing to give up the one thing that you value above almost all else. What will you do?
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can return to a place of great meaning and import to you. What you do there can make a big difference in the lives of others. (July 8-July 22) -- You're in the mood to explore new territory, but you don't yet want to make a commitment, even if you find something that really seems to suit you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- One thing leads to another, putting you in a position that you could have anticipated if you had paid attention to all the clues. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You will want to heed a warning offered to you by a friend who has "been there, done that." An unusual trait may come to the fore before the week is out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You mustn't shy away from an analysis that points to something more complicated than you first expected. Immerse yourself in the facts. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may not understand just how someone is trying to steer you in a different direction, but your resistance can help keep you from breaking stride.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You will have to gather more information in order to formulate answers to the questions you are sure to be asked. Be diligent! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You will want to put two and two together so that you are not fooled when you are faced with an otherwise implausible situation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The explanation you'll receive from an ally early in the week will leave you wondering if you ever really knew much about him or her. Investigate! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can share much with someone who is actually very different from you in several significant ways. Celebrate what you have in common!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You will have to get started on a new project as early as possible if you expect to match the progress made by a rival. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You don't really have all the facts, but you certainly can make an accurate guess about why certain things are happening the way they are -- and when.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your week may not start quickly, but once you take a step in a new direction, you'll be expected to pick up the pace. Others are keeping track. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Records kept in the past may not be enough. The interpretation of those facts and figures is likely to make all the difference.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A nostalgic reverie will make you realize that things are not quite as you had hoped they would be -- but you can make a key change. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll sense that there are double meanings all around. You must interpret them, and the speed with which you do so may matter a great deal.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Routine endeavors may fill you with much-needed comfort throughout the first part of the week, giving you what you need to excel later on. (March 6-March 20) -- Now is the time for you to gather your forces and prepare for a final push toward a major goal. Surround yourself with just the right supporters.