The coming week is likely to see many individuals taking advantage of opportunities that once were lost, but have now been found -- or, in some cases, manufactured again. Indeed, those with the greatest chances of success this week are likely to be those who have assumed that a past failure cannot be overcome. They will mark the time ahead in indelible ways, but will discover, as this week opens, that those expectations are to be shattered by a second, even in some cases a third, chance. No one should assume that it's over, whatever "it" is; all will discover, either directly or indirectly, that the stars are aligned in such a way that to try something again that didn't work out the first time is to invite success and banish the idea that it can't be done forever. Some will be surprised to learn just how easy it can be to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat this week.
Those who think they deserve something better can begin to enjoy an uptick in activity and reward -- but it's not going to happen automatically or by accident. It will take real effort to bring about desired improvements to one's daily life, but it is certainly possible this week. Only the naysayers are likely to fall short.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Instructions come at you very quickly this week, requiring you to be flexible and make adjustments as you go. You may get very few breaks. (April 5-April 19) -- You will want to consider carefully which steps to take this week as you think about where you are and where you want to be. A partner shares his views.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- There are those who would have you go against your instincts this week, but you know that it's best to do what comes naturally. (May 6-May 20) -- The time has come for you to demand what's yours by right. Someone has been holding out on you, and you must be willing to stand up for yourself in no uncertain terms.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- What you do this week is likely to attract attention, but you will have to work carefully to be sure it's the right kind. (June 7-June 20) -- You make a surprise discovery about yourself or your family this week that gives you much greater optimism about something you've been planning for some time.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may not find it easy to share this week, but by letting others in on what you are thinking, you can start getting a new idea off the ground. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll have more than one chance to shine this week, and it's likely that you can parlay one simple opportunity into many more.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- What you ask for as the week opens may not be available to you right away, so you must be prepared to accept an alternative if it can be arranged. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may not think a great deal of what you hear as the week opens, but events later on make you realize that you were a party to something very significant.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're eager to make changes to your environment that promote a healthier and more efficient way of working. You can't do this alone. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- The more you try to hide from others this week, the more you are likely to reveal. It's best to avoid any kind of deception, intended or not.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Something you don't yet know is likely to be revealed to you, bit by bit, over time this week. Work with those who are pushing you right now. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll want a little time as the week opens to formulate a plan, but certain circumstances aren't going to let you remain inactive for too long.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You begin the week with an overwhelming desire to step in and help someone -- and you can do it, provided your motive remains pure. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may realize that something you've worked for over time isn't right for you, but appropriate changes can be made before this week comes to a close.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may object to limits and restrictions being imposed on you and another by a third party. You must fight this within the rules. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- The real and the imagined may clash this week, as you struggle to navigate a situation that isn't what it seems to be, no matter how you look at it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may have to look twice at the rules and regulations before you are comfortable doing what you are asked to do this week. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You should be able to get ahead of the game this week simply by keeping the pace up and not letting distractions get the better of you. Focus!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You'll want to avoid throwing good money after bad this week, when you realize that an initial investment was less than sound. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- A search yields surprising results this week. What you uncover lets you move forward with greater confidence. A loved one expresses himself in a new way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can have an important and lasting influence on members of your team this week, but you can't approach them in the same old way. (March 6-March 20) -- You may receive an invitation that complicates your week. Can you make time to accept? Look for any opening that you can fill with something productive.