The coming week is likely to give many cause to pick up the pace in professional endeavors, as the need to deliver the goods on time becomes paramount. Those who have slacked off in some way over recent days or weeks will find that they must redouble their efforts to meet deadlines; one cannot simply go on in a routine fashion and expect efficiency and effectiveness to just increase! Those who have been keeping up with their leaders will find that there is little to do this week but maintain energy and momentum. The difference between winners and losers this week may prove to be minute indeed, as seconds count more than minutes or hours. But in all cases readiness will matter most: He or she who is ready to excel can and, in most cases, will.
Personal issues must not be neglected this week, nor must they be allowed to eclipse those professional concerns that have come to the fore. Still, one who has something personal looming isn't likely to perform up to par, as concentration will be affected by a situation that he or she knows must be addressed. Domestic affairs will have to be handled in some way.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You are ready and willing to do almost anything that is required of you this week, provided you are working on a favorite project. (April 5-April 19) -- You may discover that you are far more capable of succeeding at a certain endeavor than you ever expected -- and this can be the start of something big for you!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You must be careful that you don't let your energy exceed your capacity for putting it to good use. Keep things well in control this week. (May 6-May 20) -- You can reach an important agreement with someone who can help you take the next step toward a major personal success. You know what must be done to excel.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may find yourself being dragged into a situation that you would otherwise try to avoid at all costs. Your involvement saves the day! (June 7-June 20) -- You can take control and make important changes this week -- but you may encounter at least one obstacle that requires some personal reflection.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're trying to do something "under the table" that will actually be much more effective if done out in the open. Don't try to hide it! (July 8-July 22) -- You have much to occupy your time and your mind this week. A family member has a problem that he or she thinks only you are able to solve.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to endure something as you wait your turn to do what you've long been wanting to do. Be patient! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- That which others find compelling leaves you cold, and vice versa. This actually gives you the advantage as you attempt something under the radar.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You cannot expect to make instant progress this week; you must build momentum slowly. Once you reach a steady rhythm, you'll make your mark. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- There are many choices for you to make this week, but you're not about to make any unless you clear your head of a nagging personal problem.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can connect almost everything you do this week with a former desire -- one that isn't likely to disappear, no matter what you do. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone may be calling you away from your comfort zone, and you're likely to find that you are unable to resist. He or she knows what you respond to most.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can expect changes made this week to last for some time -- though none must be permanent. You're ready to do what has to be done. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Once you finish with a pet project this week, you can devote more time to a domestic issue that seems to be affecting every member of your family.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may have many decisions to make this week that are not centered around your primary goal -- but they aren't likely to wait. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may realize that an error made long ago has been affecting you directly or indirectly all this time. This week you can erase it altogether -- at last!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Uniformity and predictability are important to your work this week; you don't want to be too surprising or too unconventional. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can be stronger and more decisive this week than you've been all year. You realize that you have more at stake than you might have thought.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- There are changes in the offing, but you may have trouble committing in a way that promotes swift decisions. What is holding you back? (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Arrangements you make this week must not be unchangeable, as you may find that minor alterations to your schedule are required each day.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You know what is going on, but you don't think you're ready to immerse yourself in it just yet. This may be a costly error of perception. (March 6-March 20) -- You'll be pulled in more than one direction this week by those eager to have you working for them exclusively -- but that may not be possible.