The coming week is likely to present all kinds of distractions. Most everyone is encouraged to use a variety of methods to keep him- or herself focused on whatever primary goal must be reached! It's important that one not fall prey to "shiny object syndrome" -- that irresistible habit of turning one's attention to that which is attractive but unimportant. As the weekend looms, a great many people will be tempted to knock off early, giving into any urge that keeps one from getting his or her work done -- but this will be the very time that demands greater effort to complete tasks.
In some cases, work itself will provide all the distraction one can cope with, as partners squabble about the "right" way of doing things -- when, in fact, there is no right or wrong way at all. But style and taste are likely to become contentious topics this week -- and everyone will want to put his or her two cents in!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You will want to carve out some time for yourself this week to deal with certain issues that have been on the back burner for too long. (April 5-April 19) -- Your ability to see things clearly will benefit you in unforeseen ways -- and others to, no doubt. An accelerated approach can pay off this week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have trouble making something work out just so this week, until the arrival of a certain someone makes it all possible. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll be cleaning up messes that you did not make, but you'll also earn the respect of those who did not know you had it in you. An opportunity beckons.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You've made some big plans without talking to anyone in the process -- and that's likely to lead to a disappointment later in the week. (June 7-June 20) -- A social situation benefits your work this week -- which surprises you, since you've not been giving your work the attention it deserves of late.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Certain desires are coming to the surface at this time, making it difficult for you to stay on task. Give yourself certain personal deadlines. (July 8-July 22) -- You're likely to hear from someone who has some news to impart -- but your reaction, and not the news itself, will get the biggest rise out of someone near you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Time requires careful management this week; you can't just go about your business as if you have all the time in the world. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You've committed to a certain project, but you don't yet know what specific role you will play. Assignments have yet to be handed out; be patient.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're going to want to insist on a little more privacy than usual this week, as you work on something that must remain under wraps. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A collaboration falls apart before it really gets going -- and yet you have a way of salvaging even projects that die on the vine. Productivity is high.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- After weeks of frustration, you're likely to learn that a carefully orchestrated campaign has actually paid off, and you are now in favor. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll be expected to deliver the goods before the week is out, so you must be sure to position yourself for success before you even get started.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Everyone is waiting for you to make an announcement that is thought to be crucial to what is coming -- but you're not ready to make it just yet. (Nov. 8-Nov 21) -- The time has come for you to separate yourself from that which no longer gives you any hope for profit or enjoyment. It's time to move in a new direction.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You cannot help but feel that someone is looking out for you at this time -- but he or she may have an ulterior motive. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may not recognize all warnings in time this week, which means you may fall prey to situational dangers.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may have no one to blame but yourself for what happens to you this week -- and no one but yourself to rely on for fixing it. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can show someone else the way to do something better than ever before, and in the process you may learn that you were not doing it correctly yourself!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have a few suggestions for those in charge about how to make things more efficient and productive for all concerned. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You mustn't let your personal feelings get in the way of doing your job this week. There is too much at stake right now to allow anyone to gain the advantage.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can do much to improve your personal space this week -- but that may actually involve a move that you had not anticipated before now. (March 6-March 20) -- It may be time for you to separate yourself from a particular frustration. This week, a dramatic change in direction is favored.