The coming week is likely to require an inordinate amount of patience from most individuals, but especially those who are going through a major life transition. Indeed, those who are stable would be well advised to offer guidance and even hands-on assistance to those who are in flux, for everyone knows that such times are never easy. Those who are hoping to make the leap from one thing to another this week must do more than hope; they must plan carefully and execute those plans with precision. Mistakes are bound to be made -- which is, of course, where the issue of patience comes in!
It shouldn't be necessary to search far and wide for assistance; there are plenty of individuals ready and willing to lend a hand, whether they be strangers or loved ones. In fact, it may be for some that help from a stranger is the most valuable and useful of all this week, as it comes with no attitude, judgment or agenda.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A shock to the system needn't have any long-term aftereffects this week; all you have to do is focus on what can and should be done. (April 5-April 19) -- You may have trouble making a plan you can stick to this week, because you know there's something else you'd rather be doing instead.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Someone may surprise you this week by assuming some responsibility that usually falls to you. This allows you to address other key issues. (May 6-May 20) -- The work you do this week will surely benefit from the input of others who have been in your shoes before. Why not collaborate openly?
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may not be able to consider any day this week a "day off," as you have much to do; much of it, however, is what you want to do. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll feel very good about yourself this week if you get an early start and check off a few difficult tasks quickly. As confidence rises, so does productivity.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're going to have to follow the same rules as everyone else this week, and in the end, you'll realize you've learned an important lesson. (July 8-July 22) -- It's a good time to give your creativity free rein. Once you get a project off the ground, there's little if anything that can stop you from succeeding.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- What you observe not far from home will tell you something about how you are currently living your life. There are changes you want to make. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Collaborate with someone with whom you do not always agree, and you'll surely learn a thing or two you can put to good use when working on a future project.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll feel a kind of gravitational pull throughout the week, and resistance is likely to be futile. Giving in to it is not "giving in." (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Winning and losing may not mean the same things to you as usual, and indeed the line between one and the other may be quite blurry right now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Look at an opportunity as a canvas this week, and you'll surely spawn a great many ideas that can be put to use furthering your agenda. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Take the time this week to tend to some private business. If you let it wait much longer, you may cause a problem for yourself that is difficult to solve.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are eager to see if the help you offered a loved one has been useful. This week, what you learn exceeds almost all of your expectations. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- There's no need to shout and stamp your feet this week, as that's only likely to waste precious energy. Adopt a modest, but persistent, manner.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're ready and willing to take a backseat to someone who is clearly more experienced than you -- but he or she may learn from you as well. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A give-and-take becomes something more by the time the week is out. What is taking shape surprises both parties -- and requires a mental shift.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll enjoy a lush and vibrant view of the near future at some point this week -- but there may be an element of danger to it as well. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to protect yourself as best you can, but you must also recognize that certain hazards cannot be avoided altogether. Prepare for a challenge.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A matter of official policy takes up much of your time this week. You may want to break with tradition and try something quite unorthodox. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your answer to one who is challenging you at this time must take the form of action, not words. Only that way will you silence him or her once and for all.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be able to steer someone in the right direction after a long period of doubtful or dangerous behavior. Things are looking up! (March 6-March 20) -- Watching someone else do something quite well won't be enough for you this week; you'll want to take part, offering both talent and brainpower.