The coming week is going to require a good deal of thought and planning, as images of the future begin to take shape and all are presented with options both expected and unexpected. No one should assume that progress can be made without some kind of sacrifice -- though that sacrifice needn't be made now. There is an investment to be pledged, of time, attention or resources, that will come due in the weeks ahead -- but the emotional impact of that bill will be felt immediately. There is no gain this week without even a little bit of pain. The question, of course, is, "Will it be worth it?" What anyone does to promote forward motion this week will count as an act of faith, for both the price and the reward are yet to be tallied.
It's a good week for refreshing one's environment -- whether that means a simple rearrangement or a major overhaul. A splash of paint and a bouquet of flowers can work wonders at this time, as all must tend carefully to one another's moods. It may prove all too easy to sink into a kind of malaise -- unless one is diligent in maintaining a positive attitude.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You've decided on a clear course of action, but now you must come up with a reason for following that course that others will understand. (April 5-April 19) -- Travel may be in the picture, and if you find yourself on the road before the week is out, you must be sure to equip yourself with everything you need.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can approach a difficult situation this week in a way that inspires confidence in those who are, and who will be, relying on you. (May 6-May 20) -- You can take part in something this week without being fearful that help will not come your way. Trust that things will work out as planned.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may perceive a threat where there is no real threat. After conducting an investigation, you will understand what's really going on. (June 7-June 20) -- You may find it difficult to put all the pieces of a certain puzzle snugly in place -- but a friend or mentor points out an error you have been making.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can show someone how a certain difficult task can be performed -- both efficiently and with style. He or she will repay you in kind. (July 8-July 22) -- You've recently made a decision that affects how you make your way this week. You may find yourself going against the current, especially at the workplace.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be asked to sign on to something that rubs you the wrong way. Now is no time to go against your instincts; you must be true to yourself. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You know where you can go to get the help you may require -- but take care that you don't ask for it before you really need it. Give it your best shot.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're not about to say "yes" today when you want to say "no" -- no matter how persuasive someone else may be. Stand your ground! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You will want to hear several opinions today before making up your mind -- a second, a third, even perhaps a fourth! Not everyone knows what you know.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- The simplest approach is best this week, as you will discover when you try to communicate your ideas to those who can help you. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Even the best-laid plans can go awry, especially when not everyone is on the same page, as is the case now. You can remedy this, but not everyone will join you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are not likely to discover anything this week that you didn't already suspect -- or know outright. Share information freely with others. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your outlook may be tarnished some today as you uncover the germ of a situation that you may not be able to control as you would like. Focus on the possible.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You must be ready for a little more exposure than usual this week. You won't appreciate the situation until it is in full swing. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Any kind of pretense or deception is almost certain to be found out this week. You must promote the truth in your affairs, and the affairs of others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're likely to be introduced to something new this week that can become a big part of your daily life in little time. Look ahead! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may realize that you have been complicit in something that now you want no part of -- and it's not too late to separate yourself from it effectively.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You must come to terms with something that others seem to have known for some time. A change in attitude is likely to begin this week. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- How you identify yourself will make all the difference this week. There's no reason for you to try to be anything but yourself -- now or in the future.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- An issue arises this week that highlights the difference between you and someone you've called a friend. That relationship may change. (March 6-March 20) -- You can benefit this week from a change of scenery. An argument with a family member results in an increased understanding of a common dream.