The coming week is likely to require of many individuals the ability to stop and turn on a dime in order to avoid coming hazards. Not everyone, of course, will have to face unexpected obstacles or miss that off-ramp that will take him or her to the proper destination. But it's not what happens that's most important, but the readiness for what might happen that really counts. Indeed, preparation in all its forms will count for much this week; a major component of preparation at this time will be listening to those who have been there before, to those who are only just a bit ahead in the journey, or to those with demonstrable expertise. When help is available, it is the fool who refuses to avail himself of it!
Those who have a habit of passing judgment quickly may have a hard time of it this week, as such hastily formed opinions can be quite misleading. All must be willing to see what lies ahead and to assess it honestly; no one should make the mistake of thinking he or she has it all figured out!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're likely to be far more relaxed than you had anticipated, as a certain required activity actually proves relatively easy. (April 5-April 19) -- What you do and say will have a strong impact on others. Be honest at all times, and supportive of those who need support.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can overcome many small obstacles, but one in particular may prove more than you can handle without some careful preparation. (May 6-May 20) -- You may be shaken somewhat by an unexpected announcement early in the week. This is likely to be the first sign that unavoidable changes are taking place.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You are ready for almost anything that might transpire. Take the time to help someone else better position him or herself. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll be pleased to find yourself working with someone who is a fine collaborator, and an enthusiastic supporter of your unusual plans and methods.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Don't feel that "quiet time" is wasted time; on the contrary, it's just what you need to come up with a foolproof plan. (July 8-July 22) -- A meeting of the minds results in a plan that everyone can agree on -- but you will want to act fast, before any one person calls the details into question.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to jump through a few hoops before you receive the permission you so desperately need. Success is all but assured. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may realize that you're in a situation much like one in which you scored a major personal victory some time ago. That triumph can be repeated.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your concern for someone in your care mustn't be allowed to overtake your desire to see him or her succeed alone. You must be hands-off at times. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You need some breathing room and a little more time than usual to figure out just which is the best course of action. You won't be rushed!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have to contact someone more than once to impart information that you've had to sit on for too long. Don't get frustrated! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may feel more restricted than usual, but as events transpire you'll feel the shackles come off one by one, granting you freedom.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can see your way through to doing something that didn't come naturally to you at all only last week or the week before. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may feel that you are getting short shrift at first, but you can surely reverse that trend and enjoy the rewards you deserve a little later on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Inspiration is a two-way street, as you provide it for another who, in turn, provides it for you. Why not try to work together? (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Your work may be scrutinized by someone who is eager to know just what your secret really is. You have nothing to fear; you can be transparent.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may run into something that slows you down considerably, but you can use a slower pace to your advantage, surely. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You mustn't make things more difficult for yourself than they already are. You can shine when a certain set of circumstances comes to the fore.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're going to want to ensure that you get things right, and that's going to require you to share your efforts with others. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Now is the time for you to pounce on a certain opportunity that has been sneaking up on you for some time. You cannot afford to wait any longer to act!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Any misinterpretation of another's motives will cause trouble for you that you cannot afford to have right now. Get things right! (March 6-March 20) -- Difficulties are offset by the potential that certain endeavors have. Your chances of success are higher than they've been in some time.