The coming week is likely to require a heightened level of commitment and honesty, as situations arise that will prove quite difficult to navigate if one is not wholly on board and willing to assess his or her performance in a completely transparent fashion. Those who throw their lot in with another may have the advantage, as a dedicated companion can keep one from either overlooking what must be acknowledged or avoiding any harsh truths. It's essential that everyone is able to address the positive and the negative at this time, treating others with civility. Conflict must be avoided right now.
Those who foment any kind of ill-feeling toward others are, in the simplest terms, "the enemy," and those who work to facilitate the success of others are the heroes. Popularity is not the end-game this week, but rather genuine good will.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Trying to do everything at once ensures that nothing will get done this week. Try to break things down to their most basic components. (April 5-April 19) -- You don't want to conceal the information that everyone needs this week; rather, share it openly and you'll promote well-being along a broad front.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The plans you've made may actually make things more difficult for you this week -- but you don't see any other way to get certain things done. (May 6-May 20) -- You may find yourself dealing with those who are unusually shallow -- or they are simply trying to deceive you. Either way, you'll want to go elsewhere.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may not be able to trust the person who has been charged with leading you and others throughout the week. A difficult decision must be made. (June 7-June 20) -- You may feel threatened by someone who doesn't agree with you about the basics. There's no need to allow conflict to arise; a compromise can be struck.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- A difference of opinion can actually be a good thing this week, as parties work to make room for both points of view. Set an example! (July 8-July 22) -- You may not understand what a rival is up to, but you know well enough to stay out of his or her way this week -- unless you are eager for a fight you cannot win.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have trouble absorbing the information that comes to you throughout the week, but later you'll know what to use. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You find yourself on a path you never expected to travel. A friend offers a word of warning, but you may not appreciate his or her unique perspective -- yet.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Something you've believed for some time proves to be nothing but a sham, but tell the truth: Have you really been hurt? (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Good and bad combine in unusual ways throughout this complicated week. You end up in good standing, however, because of your ability to take the high road.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You've got to make plans ahead of time if you're going to take advantage of your strengths. Don't trust in chance! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You've been going back and forth between two extremes lately, but this week you'll discover how to settle down and come to rest somewhere in the middle.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You must commit to a certain endeavor all the way this week, and not make the mistake of doing a little bit here and a little bit there. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You cannot keep yourself from feeling what you will feel, but you can surely control your subsequent behavior. Don't forget: You are the boss!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Now is no time to shirk your responsibilities. Many are counting on you, and you don't want to see yourself in anything but the best light. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Issues of quality control are prevalent in all you do; you may be the only person you know who is committed to doing the best possible job at all times.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You stumble upon a new way of doing something this week, and it's likely to catch on quickly. Progress can be made across the board. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You cannot always keep your emotions in check, of course, but you can keep them from getting the better of you. Balance is the key.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your ability to work well with almost anyone is on full display -- until you recognize that someone is not likely to be cooperative. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your week is likely built around a single objective; make sure that you have given yourself enough time to do all that needs to be done!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Someone may misinterpret your words or actions this week, raising tensions at home or at the workplace. Take the time to explain yourself. (March 6-March 20) -- You needn't resent someone else for simply doing what comes naturally. Perhaps you are not doing all that should be done in this situation.