The coming week is likely to creep along like a snail -- and an aimless one at that! The truth is, however, that while there may not seem to be any rushing current carrying one along at this time, circumstances are such that any individual can make a big difference at any time by taking the bull by the horns and making something happen. There's no reason to just mope along and let things stretch out endlessly and without purpose; with a few quick and deliberate actions, things can change for the better -- at least as far as most are concerned. Motivation and intention will count for much throughout the week and can make all the difference to those who want to pick up the pace and give the week meaning and import. Now is no time for one to stand by and act like one doesn't care!
Those who have been parted this week are sure to look forward, eagerly, to the next reunion -- whether it be in a matter of days or weeks. This is a good opportunity for those in lasting relationships to rediscover their true value and to pledge never again to take them -- or anyone, for that matter -- for granted.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- After a slow start, your week is bound to take a turn for the better once you realize that you are not bound by any old fears. (April 5-April 19) -- You know what is standing in your path, and the best way to get past it is to light the afterburners and move forward at a faster pace than usual. Get going!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You are eager to share an adventure with a loved one, but he or she is likely to express doubts. Take the week to prepare together fully. (May 6-May 20) -- Now is no time to let someone else dictate what you must or mustn't do. Your autonomy matters more right now than it has in the recent past. Be strong!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You can get yourself up to speed this week by showing someone else the ropes. Eventually, you may find yourselves working together. (June 7-June 20) -- You cannot pay too much attention to what people say about you this week; they are going to talk, and you mustn't waste energy urging them to stop.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Pay attention to what is going on around you, for it is going to influence what decisions you can and cannot make, even indirectly. (July 8-July 22) -- You are likely to feel much more energetic and motivated this week, thanks to a new project that has only recently fallen in your lap. This can be something big!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Your week is likely to be divided into two neat halves; the first gives you what you want, and the second tests you as it tries to take it away. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You cannot have your cake and eat it too -- this week, or any week. Still, it's good to be aware of all your desires, so you can temper them productively.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Someone far from home is influencing you in a way that perhaps takes you by surprise. He or she is more important than expected! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Creative energy is on the rise, but you must resist the temptation to spend it before you have a concrete plan laid out. Do your homework and get ready!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can find much to do this week where people regularly congregate. Your influence is likely to send some in an entirely new direction. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You are not eager to spend more time doing the same things as you have for the past week or so. The opportunity for change is staring you in the face!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can learn a great deal about the here-and-now by studying a certain time in the past when things were similarly up in the air. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You don't want to settle for second-best this week, and you don't have to -- but to win the gold, you're going to have to do something you usually don't want to do.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Look at yourself and your current situation in an unbiased way, and you'll realize that you have much to be grateful for. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You've been playing nice for quite a while, to no avail. This week, you'll discover you can change your tune and still avoid being too outspoken or aggressive.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll want to take on more responsibility this week if you find that what you've been doing isn't enough for you. Being busy is good! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Follow in another's footsteps this week and you'll find yourself in a position that offers you more of what you want, and less of what you're trying to shake.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can work wonders this week simply by keeping the big picture in focus and doing what you can to make people laugh at themselves. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The time has come for you to "talk turkey" to someone who hasn't been willing, recently, to face the truth. He or she will thank you eventually.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Something promising is certainly worth pursuing this week, but make sure you don't rub someone else the wrong way when you go for it! (March 6-March 20) -- Your memories of a past creative episode help you face a situation this week that seems to have you trapped. Don't be indecisive!