The coming week is likely to prove challenging, as individuals are presented with situations that reflect both their desires and fears in equal measure, and which demand a willingness to let go of preconceived notions in order to progress. If that sounds like a tall order, it is! There is a secret, however, to making a success of what sounds quite daunting: Throw caution to the wind. Yes, those who are able to move forward with little concern for success or failure are the likeliest to succeed. While the stakes are certainly high, the more one can laugh in the face of adversity, the more likely he or she will be to reach those goals that are recognized as hard to attain.
For those who are open to self-discovery, many questions are likely to be answered and mysteries solved. There are those who may label themselves "difficult" in some way, but this week can temper that, and leave such individuals with a new appreciation for who they really are.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may be unable to change things to suit your mood or satisfy your desires, but that's no reason to give up on them entirely. Be patient! (April 5-April 19) -- You are presented with more than one situation that allows you to see yourself very much as others see you -- and that isn't as surprising as it sounds.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Now is no time to leave a job undone. You must see things through to the end -- or risk damaging your reputation. Friends can help you. (May 6-May 20) -- You're more than willing to take up the slack for someone who cannot be in two places at once -- but don't expect any extraordinary reward for your service.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may find it frustrating to deal with those whom you consider more shallow than yourself. Perhaps you're just not seeing eye-to-eye. (June 7-June 20) -- You can afford to be more patient with others, surely -- but it's more important that you strive to be patient with yourself. Be realistic!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You have complaints, surely, but you can take the high road and focus on the positive. Good thoughts can propel you forward. (July 8-July 22) -- You're likely to face a challenge that you simply cannot decline. You know that the learning curve is steep -- but it's nothing you cannot conquer.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- As you propel someone else forward, pay attention to the path you are taking. It'll be yours to take in little time. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may be eager for protection, but in fact it's protection you can offer to someone else. Don't let anyone tell you that you are too vulnerable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- There are those who will tell you that there is nothing to learn from a certain situation, but you know that is far from the truth. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You recognize in another what you aspire to have, or to be. Keep watching, for you'll learn a few important lessons that you can put to good use immediately.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You're used to being behind the eight ball in a certain situation, and things may get worse before they get better. You can prevail. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You feel the pace quickening, and you're fearful that you may not be able to control things as you would like. You're overlooking one useful option.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your plan may have to change dramatically when you realize that one who trusts only you is in need of some immediate assistance. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're after something new, but in order to enjoy it you must bite the bullet and dispense with something old -- and it may be precious to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- It's time for you to accept what you cannot change, and work with the circumstances that recent events have shaped for you. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You want to see yourself in the position that another now holds, but what are you willing to do to win it? Trial and error is the name of the game.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may be opposed to that which is widely accepted by others, and you can take a stand and make a difference -- if you dare. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Home is where the heart is, and you're eager to be reunited with someone who gives your days meaning. Someone you know may be guilty of a betrayal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can lead by example and surprise even yourself by doing something that would not have been possible even just days ago. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be preoccupied with thoughts of your destiny, when in fact you should simply focus on what must be done to progress day after day.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You are likely to be quite disappointed with yourself if you are unable to do what you have set out to do. Attitude is the key. (March 6-March 20) -- You may suffer inexplicably from flop sweat -- until you start listening to a partner who tells you exactly what you need to hear.