The coming week is likely to warrant serious concern from those individuals who have relied on the status quo as a source of confidence for some time and who have been able to parlay routine into a way of life. Things are changing, however, in subtle and even invisible ways, and very few people are likely to remain untouched by what transpires now and in the near future.
Those who have been comfortable with the way things have been may be tempted to turn a blind eye to the signs that lie ahead -- but this would be a serious error! All must be willing to look directly at what looms on the horizon and do what is necessary to minimize dangers and maximize opportunities. This is a good week for everyone to remember that family and friends can be of great help when one is facing a difficult situation; even words of encouragement can work wonders this week.
It may be tempting for some to point fingers for the current state of affairs, but others will realize that no good can come of such a knee-jerk reaction, and a much more proactive process must begin in order to devise plans that have a high probability of success. Everyone can come out a winner -- but to do so may not be easy!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Week after week you may have been putting off something you know cannot be put off forever; now is the time to get it done -- and quickly, too! (April 5-April 19) -- A friend or loved one expresses concern over the situation you now find yourself in -- but he or she can only do so much. Listen to every word of advice!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have to travel far from home this week in order to take care of business that seems to have snuck up on you. This is just the beginning. (May 6-May 20) -- Someone you fear you have "left behind" isn't entirely out of the picture this week; he or she will play a role in your personal affairs, even from a distance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You can help a friend make some tricky arrangements this week and avoid a serious danger; he or she will surely have much to thank you for. (June 7-June 20) -- A promise made long ago is finally kept this week -- and you'll benefit in ways you had not anticipated. You don't want to repeat a certain mistake!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can jump in and help others who find themselves swamped by certain unexpected developments; your expertise can shine all week long. (July 8-July 22) -- You will want to avoid any kind of waste this week; make sure that you know how to make the best possible use of all available resources at this time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You mustn't shirk your responsibilities this week -- and yet you must be able to deal with an unexpected development. Is that even possible? (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may be in a rather dreary mood as the week opens, but that's only because you are dreading something that lies ahead. Creative thinking is the key!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You have more on your plate than usual this week, and you must be sure to prioritize if you're going to navigate what lies ahead with confidence. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- The time has come, perhaps, for you to take a very different tack. You must realize that the changes you must make now have been a long time coming!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may find yourself dealing with issues you have kept hidden from yourself and others for too long. This is a good week to do so! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You are never as ready as you hope to be, and yet you are, this week, more ready for a certain challenge than you think. Get to work!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have to confess to something that you've been hoping could be overlooked -- but this week it must be revealed if progress is to be made. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A friend is able to open one or two doors for you this week -- but that means nothing if you are not willing and able to walk through them. Get moving!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- The best way to understand what someone else is going through is to put yourself in his or her shoes -- but only temporarily! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It's a good week to assess yours and another's progress, but you must be sure not to let a personal bias skew your judgment. Objectivity is key!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll be needing help before the week is out, but not everyone will be available to give you what you need. Target your requests carefully. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Focus and concentration are essential all week long; the moment you let your mind wander you are lost -- and you can't afford to fall behind at this time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You are likely to find yourself in an unfamiliar position this week, but your usual creativity will see you out of any tight spots. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You must not be afraid to ask for what you need -- especially when others know you well and appreciate the situation in which you find yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You will want to put yourself where you can best see what's coming this week. You must make no attempt to hide from the inevitable. (March 6-March 20) -- You are tempted to do something you know carries with it certain risks, but they may well prove worth it if you proceed knowing what is truly at stake.