The coming week is likely to see nearly everyone, for some reason or another, picking up the pace and charging with greater resolve toward a goal of deeply personal import. One may be moving ahead entirely on his or her own, or working with a group, large or small, but in any event this week's activities can, in many ways, secure certain things that are essential to lasting success in the future. Some individuals may realize what they are about to do isn't always enjoyable -- but this week the fact that it is so essential makes any lack of pleasure irrelevant, and could in fact change how they feel about what they are doing. That which was a chore in the past can indeed become a delight this week -- or show signs that it may become so before long. Everyone has something to accomplish this week, so all will understand the age-old excuse of "Sorry, I have to work!"
The emotional landscape may be rocky this week. Much is likely to happen about which individuals are uncertain of their feelings -- and even those who are used to examining how they feel are likely to be confused by the changes. In any event, loved ones need not be torn asunder this week!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may be puzzled by what presents itself as the week opens, but that doesn't mean you have to change your plans. Just be a bit more careful. (April 5-April 19) -- Cooperation is sure to work for most others, but this week you may be compelled -- for good reason -- to work entirely on your own for a while.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You must treat yourself right if you expect to treat anyone else right as well; you must come first this week, though you needn't announce it. (May 6-May 20) -- You have a few problems to solve as the week opens, not least of which is how you can possibly be in two -- or three -- places at once. Call for assistance!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- There's no need for you to stop mid-stride at any time this week. Keep moving forward, stay fluent and fluid, and don't compromise -- yet! (June 7-June 20) -- Working with a friend from afar may become complicated this week. It's a good time to make travel plans, if you feel you will both benefit.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can count the ways that others are trying to get the better of you, but because you see them you needn't fall prey to them. (July 8-July 22) -- Now is the time for you to present yourself in the strongest and most confident manner to someone who has the power to boost your career.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Take a close look at yourself in the mirror as the week opens, and you'll recognize much about yourself that serves you well. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You'll find that things speed up almost continually throughout the week, and you'll have to work harder than anticipated to keep up with changes being made.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- A friend may get in touch with you at some point this week, giving you a very good reason to shift gears and focus on something besides work. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're going to have to decide just what route you're going to take to get from here to there -- and the decision must be made before you start out!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have a hard time finding "quiet time" for yourself this week, so be ready to take full advantage of it when it is afforded to you! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The more often you change your mind as the week opens, the more you will find the competition extending his or her lead. Be firm and decisive this week!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are eager to see what someone has been working on under cover of darkness. When you are given a glimpse, you may not believe what you see. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- It may be harder than usual to coordinate productive activity, especially since it must involve those who don't always get along. Don't back down!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Someone may accuse you of doing things for the wrong reasons, but your success will overrule anything this critic is likely to say. (Dec. 8-Dec. 22) -- This week you'll be able to look back and see just what got you to where you are right now. Remember that most successes are the result of a process or journey.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can pull off something this week that no one else would even think of attempting. Be ready, however, as you're likely to attract attention. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Others may be trying to adopt your personal style as their own, but this week you may change things to ensure that you retain your originality.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can work with what you've been given, or you can fight against a trend that doesn't work for you in the long run. Which will it be? (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may have to keep your opinions to yourself for a time this week, while others get more clearly on track. Then, you can tell them what you think.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Correspondence between you and a supposed rival is likely to be far more friendly than you had expected. The relationship takes a new turn. (March 6-March 20) -- You may not share a friend's opinions, but you can surely respect them. Now is not the time to manufacture a fight where there need be none!