The coming week is likely to present many opportunities for individuals to cross the line -- either for good or ill, depending on one's overall intentions. A close familiarity with the rules will figure prominently in the affairs of most. Everyone will have to negotiate with those in charge at some point, as he or she jockeys for position and attempts to reap the greatest possible gains from the prevailing circumstances. Ultimately, the decision to do good may not lie with those taking any given action; the decision is likely to have been made already -- or will be made sometime thereafter -- by the individuals most deeply involved. This week, no one wants to find him or herself merely reacting to what happens; everyone wants to be taking charge in some way -- and that requires a clear knowledge of what's going on.
Personal decisions of all kinds are made daily this week, but those that matter most are not likely to be made alone. Indeed, those who welcome input and assistance are almost sure to enjoy greater progress in the personal arena. However, all will want to make clear that one's autonomy is, ultimately, not for sale or trade.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You must guard against falling prey to someone whose motives are not as pure as your own. A complication may actually save you in the end. (April 5-April 19) -- You may suspect that the same person is responsible for more than one personal affront -- but is this something you really want to deal with this week?
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You don't want your own efforts to clash in any way with the efforts of someone who has more "public support." Steer clear of competition. (May 6-May 20) -- You risk running out of steam if you start too quickly and fail to take certain precautions beforehand. Trust your usual approach.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You and a team of equal minds can solve a tricky puzzle this week, and you're likely to benefit more than anyone else. A celebration is in order. (June 7-June 20) -- You're going to want to plan for the unexpected this week in order to avoid a setback. A friend is seeking more than help, and you can offer understanding.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may be challenged by someone who is confident that he or she can beat you at your game -- but you are even more confident than usual. (July 8-July 22) -- You don't want to make public something that has been working for you quite well in private. That may not be possible, however, beyond this complicated week.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to take it much slower than usual this week, thanks to a few environmental influences that are likely to be felt. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're eager to see things come to fruition, and yet you're not quite sure what the next steps to take really are. It's time to follow the leader.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Success this week is going to require more than simple good wishes; it's going to require some hard work and a good deal of cooperation, too. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- As you take over a few responsibilities from someone else, you can surely bring your style to the proceedings as you raise the bar.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You'll want to get your most difficult tasks completed as soon as possible each day this week; don't let anything hang over you. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're waiting for some changes to take place, but you're forgetting that you may have to be the one to determine what they are and how they happen.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may get to experience something quite new this week, but be prepared to be affected in ways that are wholly unfamiliar to you. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may have to endure some travel slowdowns as a result of a confluence of forces that cannot be avoided. You'll reach your destination eventually!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're ready to take a certain risk with a loved one who is eager to see if you can make a difficult proposition pay off this week. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may have grown tired of the usual hype, so why not simply go about your business without plugging into your usual sources of information?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may be tempted to look back at what you did this time last year -- but that would be a kind of cheating. Move steadily forward! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You'll have the chance to catch up with an old friend this week -- and this is something you should certainly do if you wish to get past unspoken tensions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Someone is likely to make a suggestion early in the week that seems to affect everything you do in ways that you may not be able to foresee. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can strike a bargain with someone, provided he or she understands just what your working relationship will be. Put things in black and white.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Something of which you only had a passing knowledge is likely to hit close to home this week. You'll want to make certain on-the-spot adjustments. (March 6-March 20) -- You may find yourself playing a game this week that becomes much more serious as the days pass. You may struggle to understand that which is unspoken.