The coming week is likely to see a great many individuals jumping into something entirely new, some with the hopes of adventure, others hoping to learn something new or face a challenge head-on. Still, some won't have any aspirations whatsoever. It is this last group that may prove most gallant this week, as those who carry with them no preconceived notions are likely to rediscover themselves and finish the week stronger than they were before. They're ready to charge into the future with heads held high, swelling with confidence. All will be bringing past experience -- and the knowledge that it afforded -- to bear this week; anyone who tries to progress without leaning on what has gone before for strength, inspiration or merely guidance is likely to have a hard time of it this week. Those who find themselves adding to their resumes rather than building one from scratch will surely be successful.
There are some who may be stopped in their tracks this week by the realization that things are not going entirely as planned. In certain cases, though a plan may be progressing as anticipated, the effect it has on he or she who implemented it may be quite different from what was expected, and this can bring about confusion and even some heartache.
SAGITTRIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Progress can be measured in an entirely new way this week, so you needn't stick to old methods that are promoted by some who are out of touch. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A discovery is made that allows you to free yourself of a current restriction. It's time to make clear just what you'll do to maintain your autonomy.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may think that doing what you always have will win you the support you need, but in fact the evidence is clear: It's time to change. (April 5-April 19) -- You may find yourself far from home this week, but contact with loved ones keeps you positive and focused on the right things. Trust in what you know!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Someone may have devised a plot to stop you from doing what you've long been planning. A conflict arises, but you come out on top. (May 6-May 20) -- You're eager to see what someone else has in store, but you mustn't wait so long to put your own plans into action that you are prevented from doing so.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- One phase ends just as another is beginning; you must avoid guesswork this week, but instead do only what is carefully devised. (June 7-June 20) -- What you do this week will certainly be remembered if it is done in a way that allows your personality to shine through your efforts.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You are feeling the effects of a recent "accident," which set you off in a new direction. Despite uncertainty, you are feeling confident. (July 8-July 22) -- Focus on health issues this week; you cannot afford to let yourself risk anything simply because you didn't take proper care of yourself. Eat right!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You'll want to examine the policies proposed by someone else very carefully as the week progresses, to ensure your protection. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A conflict arises when you choose to do what someone else has told you not to do. It may not last the week, but it will surely be a challenge to both parties.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may encounter criticism as the week opens, but you mustn't let it slow you down. You'll have your share of support, no doubt. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- What you've been exploring may not promise much in the way of tangible rewards, but it can provide you with something that is truly invaluable before the week is out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Keep communication lines open throughout the week. Don't let anyone tell you that you've revealed too much; transparency is the key! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may have to learn something new this week in order to make an old plan come to fruition. You'll be excited by the potential that you uncover in the process.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have trouble working your way through a technological logjam as the week opens, but this slowdown needn't last long. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- What happens between you and a friend this week may mystify some, but you know very well why you're allowing it to happen, and what you hope to gain as a result.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may find yourself at fault on more than one occasion this week, but that is no reason for withdrawing from a current contest. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You are willing to do what you feel has to be done. While others wait to see just what the ramifications might be, you want to keep moving forward!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have to tackle your routine regimen more quickly than usual this week in order to free up a block of time for a new necessity. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You don't have to stand on ceremony this week, just work hard to get things done. Any method that gets results is one that will be appreciated by others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You have time to explore more freely a new territory that you are considering, perhaps, as a "second home." What does it really provide? (March 6-March 20) -- The answers you seek are right in front of you as the week opens, but if you don't spot them immediately you're likely to be thrown off track.