The coming week is likely to see a great many taking the rare opportunity to slow down and enjoy what is going on all around them. This means, of course, that what one sees, hears, smells, touches and even tastes can have a dramatic personal impact! It's a big world out there, and those who take the opportunity to see it in all its glory will surely have an advantage when things heat up again. Nearly everyone, at some time this week, can enjoy a welcome respite from the rat race, and make lasting connections with other people.
One's idea of "prosperity" may change this week -- though not everyone is going to abandon his or her traditional view that equates money and professional advancement with success. This week, many will discover or reaffirm that they actually value inner contentment over any kind of tangible reward.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You are waiting for someone to pull some strings in your favor -- but this week it's not likely to happen until you pledge something in return. (April 5-April 19) -- You mustn't charge into a situation that you cannot imagine clearly, as its evolution may prove hazardous to one such as yourself. Use all due caution.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can score all the points possible this week, but take care that you don't make it impossible for others to enjoy the game as well. (May 6-May 20) -- Your ability to get to the heart of an issue, large or small, will serve you and others well all week long. You'll enjoy no small measure of notoriety.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll be grateful to an old friend for something he or she chooses not to do -- and then he or she will be grateful for something you do. (June 7-June 20) -- A game of tit-for-tat begins as a result of a minor irritation, but very soon it will become a fun game in its own right -- until the time comes for you to stop!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You don't need to see what others are doing to plot a course of action that works for you. You can be highly independent all week long. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be feeling guilty about something that was unavoidable -- but only for a short time, until you realize that what happened is actually for the best.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can and must keep your word this week, lest your reputation be irreparably damaged. An old friend may do you wrong -- but unintentionally. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- The last time you did a certain thing you were entirely on your own, but this time you're likely to have company. This can prove a banner week for all involved.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- There's no reason for you to put off indefinitely something that you know how to get done right now -- and in fine style too. Get to it! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You'll realize that the odds are in your favor this week, and as a result you'll be able to dispense with the insecurity that has been plaguing you of late.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You're entering a formative time, and you'll want to pay attention to all the little things that you usually overlook. A friend gets in touch. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may benefit from a quick look at something that is usually concealed from you. What happens toward the week's end will have you making new plans.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- There's no need to break any habits this week, but you'll want to revise when and how you indulge in certain behavior. Subtle changes count. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You'll find yourself off on an adventure before the week is out, but before you go you may have to "talk turkey" with someone who is not following the rules.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll be going, going, going all week long. On at least one occasion, however, you'll be able to stop and smell the roses. Do so! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- If you don't take advantage of a surprise opportunity this week, you may not be affected right away, but disappointment can set in soon and be permanent.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're eager to show others what you're made of this week. A chance encounter may change how you were planning to do just that. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Others are eager to work with you in a more intimate fashion, and this week you can begin something that requires a lot of assistance. It's perfect timing!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You must weigh the promises that are made this week with great care; not all are to be believed -- but one in particular means a lot. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to come up with a great many new ideas this week. You can't use them all yourself, but others are eager to make them theirs, if you are OK with that.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may find yourself thinking "I told you so" on more than one occasion this week, but it's not something you should say aloud! (March 6-March 20) -- You'll be turned off by those who blow their own horns, but later in the week you may have a very good reason for doing just that. No one is likely to mind.