The coming week will require some, but not all, to engage in clandestine activities and behind-the-scenes work to ensure that their big plans are set in motion or, in a few cases, brought to fruition after a long haul. Others must avoid such sub-rosa endeavors, as these go counter to much they believe in and can actually work against them in the long run, despite any short-term lure of immediate financial gains, "quick fixes" and so forth. So the week, it seems, will favor some who engage in a kind of "cloak and dagger" business, and some who do not, and it will be of the utmost importance for each individual to figure out which camp he or she belongs in, in order to make choices accordingly. A mistake here can come back to haunt a person -- as well as his or her friends and family.
Personal matters will take on greater importance than usual as many find themselves up against the kinds of deadlines that can set them back quite a bit -- either emotionally or financially, or both. Anyone who has made a secret deal with someone else should track the progress of that deal to ensure that all is still on track to come out as planned.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You can contribute to another's endeavor and come out on top simply because you are in the right place at the right time. Don't gloat! (April 5-April 19) -- There may be only one person you can ask for the kind of help you are likely to need, and you can't afford to let too much time pass. Ask now!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may receive inspiration from someone quite surprising. He or she is willing to do everything possible to support your efforts. (May 6-May 20) -- You may be overlooking the simplest solution to a pressing problem. Take a look at what you haven't yet done; one of those tasks should do the trick.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Watching another can give you the confidence you need to try something similarly difficult all on your own. It will be a memorable week! (June 7-June 20) -- You must stay in touch with those who have been important contributors to your efforts in the past. They can help you raise the bar.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're not likely to go astray if you remain in contact with an older family member who has your best interests at heart. (July 8-July 22) -- Now is the time for you to sever ties with someone who has been holding you back. You know who it is, and you know what you have to say. Make no delay!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Your imagination may play games with you, making you think that you are much further from an important goal than you really are. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Fantasy and reality will be at odds, but you can be the one to make everything clear to those who are most affected. You surely know what's what!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You want to have a good time, but you may not be willing to do what is necessary to make that happen -- until a friend speaks up. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- The ordinary will become the extraordinary after you step in and do something that comes quite naturally to you -- but that others are unable to do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- The news you are expecting may not come, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to move forward on your own. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may receive word about a close friend from a third party you do not know well. Can you believe what you hear? You may have to ask some awkward questions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have to travel outside your comfort zone to deal with someone who isn't playing by the rules. Beware any secret deals. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can't help but act on what you see, as your instincts will compel you to do the right thing. Others are going to have to accept that.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be the only one others trust to get a certain job done, even though you truly do not enjoy doing it. Money may be an issue. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're eager to get started on something that you've been planning for a long time, but a loved one may doubt that you're ready. You can prove otherwise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can see what others cannot, waiting for you over the horizon. Your preparations must address the needs of family and friends. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may not be where you are supposed to be as the week opens, but your activities are likely to take you there soon. Hang on tight!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may not be sympathetic to another's plight, but you may find that you are willing and able to lend some assistance anyway. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll make an important discovery that strengthens things on the home front. Someone you know well may question your motives, but only for a time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You are pursuing a goal that others have long since abandoned, but you feel it is still worthwhile -- perhaps even necessary. (March 6-March 20) -- You differ in many ways from a close friend or working partner, but that doesn't mean that you can't assist each other to satisfy your few common needs.