The coming week is likely to unfold much more quietly than most expected, and the reason may remain something of a mystery all week long. Is it that there is less going on this week, or is it that what is going on is of an insidious, "hidden" variety, requiring more attention and vigilance than most things that pop up throughout a routine week? The answer may remain unclear for days, and only those with keen instincts are likely to chart the right path and do things in the right ways to make the most of what can best be described as an "unusual" week. Relationships at home and at the workplace are likely to be affected by greater stress than usual at this time; the resulting irony is that those with a penchant for mistrust must, if at all possible, trust others more this week!
Those who are natural strategists will have a certain advantage this week, but they must take care: Not everyone they encounter will want to be dealt with at this time -- and resistance may prove to be quite strong. While it may never be a good time for assumptions, this week even a seemingly insignificant one can be quite hazardous!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Not everyone will be up to the challenge that you present at some point during midweek, but those who are will join you eagerly. (April 5-April 19) -- Others may demand more of you this week than usual, and you will have to work hard to be sure that there is some time left over for you and your personal needs.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Others will be looking to you for explanations that are not, in fact, yours to give. You can, however, steer them in the right direction. (May 6-May 20) -- The work you have to do this week is likely to challenge you in a few new ways, but you're ready to take on different responsibilities as you address arising issues.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Others may be quite critical of the actions you take this week, but you have one or two very good reasons for breaking with tradition right now. (June 7-June 20) -- You may find that family members are your most difficult audience this week, as they know too much about you to let any kind of error slip by unnoticed.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You must be willing to take something right down to the wire this week if you expect to walk away victorious. Use the clock to your advantage. (July 8-July 22) -- You may shock a rival with an achievement that is far above anything he or she might have expected from you at this time. You are on the move!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to soften your resolve about a certain issue this week in order to accommodate those who need you most. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Arrangements made this week must not be considered final, as much is likely to happen to require changes in scheduling or an agenda. You can be flexible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may have to back away from a current threat before it gets to be too much for you this week. Other battles can be fought and won. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You can keep a bad situation from getting worse this week simply by doing what comes naturally. Your instincts are keen and will tell you what you must do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Keep yourself from paying too much attention to the things that would usually distract you; you must focus on your primary objective. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You will want to put all your energy into a certain endeavor that promises to put you ahead of the pack -- and, possibly, win you a big personal victory.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can learn something from someone who has, in the past, been learning from you. The roles are reversing, yes, but only temporarily. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Whether you lead or follow this week, you'll surely want to heed any warnings that come to you from within. Listen to those voices and avoid serious dangers.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Success can be yours this week, provided you know precisely what it is you are after. Now is no time for uncertainty or indecision. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Someone may be trying to get in your head, but you are able to withstand any such attempt -- though you must recognize that this rivalry is heating up!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You don't want to be following in anyone's footsteps, but you may benefit from studying one particular event from the past. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- A competition is brewing between you and someone who wants to be in your shoes. You may discover that there is room for both of you, provided he or she is flexible.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You've come a long way in a very short time, or so it seems. Take care, however, that you don't start to think that you are more than you are. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- A little self-criticism can go a long way this week and keep you from making a mistake that might very well haunt you for a long time to come.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Your readiness will be put to the test on more than one occasion this week; you must look into the future to see what may be demanded of you. (March 6-March 20) -- You can do things in a more graceful way than usual, and the difference is sure to be recognized by those who have been watching you for some time.