The coming week is likely to require of most individuals a far greater diligence than usual when it comes to cleaning up, one after another. What this means is that one must be responsible not only for his or her messes but also for those left by others. There is likely to be far more to tend to this week than any one person can handle alone; the need for cooperation is paramount. Some may wonder why the urgency, and what value cleanliness really has in the grand scheme of things -- but one will surely have a clear answer when his or her plans cannot pan out because of what someone else may have left in the way.
It may seem quite easy for some to say they are not going to pitch in, but that's not likely to be a viable option as long as they are in the game at all. One must "pay to play" this week, and everyone is part of the team, whether literally or figuratively. It can feel good to do what must be done!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You can turn an otherwise rather tedious job into something fun and rewarding this week if you know how to tap into a group dynamic at home. (April 5-April 19) -- You may have to set certain things aside this week in order to assist an ally who has more to do than he or she was counting on. You can share the load!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- A friend is willing to shadow you this week to ensure that you don't leave anything in your wake that could slow others down. (May 6-May 20) -- A cancellation actually works to your advantage this week, despite the initial disappointment you are likely to feel. You're able to address many key issues.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may fear that you're asking too much of those who are loyal to you -- but that's not the case. They are more than willing to help! (June 7-June 20) -- You may not be able to tell what's bothering you until you have talked through all possible issues. Even then, something still doesn't feel quite right.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can be someone else's champion this week and fight the good fight when he or she has run out of steam. This is sure to benefit you as well. (July 8-July 22) -- Doing things the way you know how to do them is all that can be asked of you; those who ask anything more don't know you as well as they think they do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- It may be your turn to be the hero this week; you know what waits to be done -- and you know how to do it better perhaps than anyone else. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may be thinking too far ahead at this time and overlooking an immediate matter that must be confronted before anything else. Get a second opinion!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You must stick to the plan this week in order to keep from playing mind games with yourself. Don't imagine there's more to do than there is! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- It's a good week to focus on the more mundane requirements of each and every day. Tackling these issues adds up, and you will have accomplished much!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may not have as many choices as some others this week, but that can work in your favor. The path you must take is straight and narrow. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Your alliances may be shifting slightly at this time. Concentrate on key options with friends, but don't let others know ahead of time what choices you will make.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can do much to ease rising tensions at home. Start by focusing on the things that everyone around you can see and acknowledge. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may be wishing that you had never started something that's become far more difficult than expected -- but it's too late to go back now. Keep moving forward!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You can turn a long wait into a productive period. Use the time you've been given to make a plan and sort out a domestic problem. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You needn't follow anyone else's template as you do something new and challenging this week. You can find an effective way of getting it done.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You've been repeating patterns that are not healthy for you or anyone else around you, but this week you can change things for the better. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Thinking that you've been left alone to deal with a difficult situation isn't an accurate assessment; you're overlooking several options.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may not be thrilled with the way things progress this week, but if you buckle down, you can get past this brief period of discontent. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Now is not the time to think in terms of permanence; you must deal with things in a more immediate, short-term manner in order to keep moving forward.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A friend agrees to help you out, but this mustn't be taken as a sign that you can let down at all; indeed, you must increase your overall output! (March 6-March 20) -- Going from here to there and back again takes up more time and energy than you had anticipated; you must rely on others to do what you cannot.