The coming week is likely to see many individuals engaged in collaborative activities -- but not everyone will be eager to see their efforts reap collaborative returns. Indeed, some will no doubt be working not with but against the crowd. This is sure to result in some tension, as sides are chosen after some people's true motives are brought to light. In some cases, the rifts that form can possibly last quite a long time indeed. Once things heat up past their natural flashpoint, the conflagration can consume everyone involved! But there is a chance for a few generous and hard-working individuals to keep that from happening, and to deal with rogue elements in a positive and effective manner.
The closer one gets to the finish line, the faster he or she is going to want to run -- but is there anything left in the tank? The risk of running out of fuel -- physically and emotionally -- is very real; those who have not conserved their internal and external resources may well find success elusive at this time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You cannot avoid feeling, as usual, that someone is taking things far too personally -- but this week you can do something about it. (April 5-April 19) -- What you do this week is bound to affect your reputation in some way; how you react to the unexpected will determine whether that effect is positive or negative.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You'll see something come together very quickly this week, but you run the risk of losing sight of a primary goal as your excitement builds. (May 6-May 20) -- You are in a position to do something about the negative influences all around you -- but time is of the essence. When you see an opportunity, jump at it!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're entering a period of increased productivity, and it's a good week to set new goals for yourself and your team members. (June 7-June 20) -- You may hear news that stops you in your tracks early in the week. Try as you might, you may find it difficult to get started again right away. Make personal adjustments.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You don't have to do things all by yourself this week; indeed, that way lies both loneliness and reduced efficiency. Someone doesn't have to be a good friend to be an effective partner. (July 8-July 22) -- You're going to want to do everything you can to get ahead of the game this week. You are on the right track!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Slow and steady wins the race this week; take your time, and be sure to keep all rivals squarely in view, whether you are working or resting. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may have to take some time this week to deal with a personal issue that has yet to be resolved. You thought it had melted away -- but no such luck!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can do something very big in manageable stages this week; it doesn't have to be done all at once. Get some help with the "heavy lifting." (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Friends are eager to see you emerge from the emotional fog that seems to have enveloped you. They can do only so much, however; it's really up to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be unusually creative this week, especially as things are just getting off the ground. One idea in particular takes off. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- What happened last week surely affects what happens this week, but you needn't be locked into any negative patterns. You can change things if you want to!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may find yourself fighting temptation throughout much of the week, but you needn't succumb. You can stay above a certain fray. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- It's time to avoid anything that could pull you down and prevent you from progressing. Take the high road, and look upon others with generosity and favor.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- That which was unintended must still be dealt with this week, and that will require you to take time out of your busy schedule. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're not willing to follow someone along a certain path -- but you'll want to watch carefully to ensure that he or she remains safe.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Travel may be in the picture for you this week, but you will want to be sure that it is for all the right reasons -- and cost-effective. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may not understand entirely what someone is trying to tell you, but actions speak louder -- and more clearly -- than words. Heed his or her demonstration!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You know something big is about to happen, and you have a hunch it will favor you in the main -- but you must prepare for the opposite as well. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- As pleased as you may be with the progress you and your team are making, you have the feeling that you've left something undone. Examine more closely!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Collaboration this week can be both productive and counter-productive, depending on your motives, and how you communicate with allies. (March 6-March 20) -- The old ways aren't likely to be as effective this week as new methods with which you are experimenting. Don't take criticism too much to heart.