The coming week is likely to present numerous situations that require a great deal of reflection and honesty. Many may find that they are only able to face what comes with a trusted ally or two at one's side when things get complicated -- and they are almost certain to become complicated! This is likely to be a difficult week for most, though not impossible, surely. Nothing that transpires will be wholly new and unfamiliar; indeed, past experience can surely make the difference between success and failure. This doesn't mean that new methods cannot be employed this week; on the contrary, the new and untried can prove essential at this time.
Empowerment will prove a central issue; those who feel that they have been empowered to achieve can and will reach their goals, but those who feel that they are being undervalued are just as surely to weather hardship. Confidence is a must!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- The more aid you provide to someone in need, the more you will be able to provide those closest to you with what they want. (April 5-April 19) -- You can score a major first, but is it really something for which you want to be remembered? You may want to move on without giving it much thought.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You'll encounter more than one unique challenge as the week goes on. How you respond in the moment will tell you much about your overall chances. (May 6-May 20) -- A big challenge is presented, and you know just what you must do in order to overcome it -- but not everything is likely to go your way right now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You must waste no time playing the blame game; rather, you must focus your energies on solving the problem presented to you. (June 7-June 20) -- You may not understand what someone else is trying to do, but that is only a distraction. Concentrate instead on what you know you must do -- and do it well.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may find yourself confronted by a new threat, and though it proves to be only minor at first, it can get out of hand if you don't act. (July 8-July 22) -- You're faced with something that requires you to consider some unusual options. A friend keeps you on track when all else seems unstable.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Grass roots efforts are most likely to pay off for you this week; you cannot ignore the people around you if you want progress to continue apace. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may have to call on another to step in and stabilize a situation that threatens to get out of control. You can do only so much on your own.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may fear that someone isn't being honest with you -- and indeed, evidence points to your being misled in some way. Is it intentional? (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may find yourself so far down a certain path that you are not able to consider changing course -- at least not right now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be at your best when working under circumstances that are certainly not ideal. You can overcome many obstacles very quickly. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may encounter resistance early in the week; take the time to persuade those around you of the strength of your convictions and validity of your views.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can start the week being open and honest about major issues, but later on you will learn the value of concealing certain key facts. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may decide to do something very different with your time and energy. The changes you make are likely to have a big and lasting effect.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're not likely to meet with a lot of resistance at the start of the week, though someone may be working in the shadows to "figure you out." (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- An adviser comes to you with a suggestion that takes you very much by surprise, but if you implement even a portion of what he or she offers, success can be yours.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Concentrate on issues that are most familiar to you; this is not a good time for experimenting with the new and unfamiliar. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can adopt a more aggressive stance, or one that invites acceptance and dialogue. You know which will have a more lasting impact!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may feel that success is only a matter of time, but something happens that sets you back a bit. Don't be ruled by frustration. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can organize a major effort that promises much to many. Take care that you aren't leaving yourself and your needs out of the equation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can help someone get what he or she wants, but only if you know specifically what it is. Now is no time for guessing. (March 6-March 20) -- You are eager to jump into a situation that seems to be an ideal one for you -- but there are things you do not yet know that will soon change your mind.