The coming week is likely to see many individuals choosing options that might have been avoided as recently as last week. But a sense that this might actually be the "last chance" to make a certain thing come to pass will prove highly motivational, inspiring some to charge forward with confidence if not recklessness. The best decisions will be those that require actions that might not be squarely in one's comfort zone. Still, while some roads may be rocky and the climb rather steep in places, the path this week can lead to great personal satisfaction -- and the likelihood that one's personal accomplishments will be memorable.
Winning and losing is beside the point this week; the process, not the result, is most important. For some, the words "I did it" will be enough; for others, only "I did it well" or even "I did it best" will suffice. But the mere fact that something out of the ordinary was attempted will make all the difference.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- News comes to you quickly this week -- both good and bad. The information you receive can be used to accentuate the positive, surely. (April 5-April 19) -- The journey you must go on this week will be far more enjoyable with a certain someone by your side. He or she offers more than simple companionship!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You'll want to devote any available time this week to someone who has been eager for you to be more intimately involved in his or her affairs. (May 6-May 20) -- Whether you say "yes" or "no" to a certain offer, you'll have much to think about as you weigh just how you will be affected by the decision.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You will have to be productive under less-than-ideal circumstances this week -- but that's nothing unfamiliar to you. Set firm goals. (June 7-June 20) -- Are you in it for the experience or for the rewards? You know the answer, and you can surely rise above the crowd as you satisfy your own core needs.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Things are likely to happen in a much more organic fashion than anticipated this week. You must be willing and able to go with the flow. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll be called upon to improvise much of the time this week, but this doesn't mean that you must discard the plans you worked so hard to devise. Keep them handy!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You should be able to solve a certain tricky problem for yourself this week, even as you attempt to solve another for someone else. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Your learning curve may be rather steep this week, but you can prevail -- provided you recognize certain dangers before they appear to you. Observe the periphery.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may have much to unload as the week comes to a close, but you mustn't give that undue thought as you work your way through a personal maze. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A difficult choice may yet have to be made this week after you've dealt with certain tricky issues that arise between you and an old friend.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- The more responsibility you take on this week, the better you will feel about yourself and your place in the current work structure. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone in charge has you in his or her sights, but not necessarily for the reason you think. Both of you will likely be surprised by what you have to say to each other.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- There's nothing wrong with showing off this week, especially if you do it while addressing a key issue or completing a necessary task. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're ready to take advantage of an opportunity when it arises. Don't force the issue, however; let others call the shots now and then.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You've reached a good starting point this week; take care that you don't become too careful as you consider all possible scenarios. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- What counts for you counts for many this week, so you can be confident that you will have a good deal of support as you move forward and tackle challenges.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- An offer comes to you at some point this week that gives you pause. You must determine what you're really after. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You don't want to confuse those around you by doing one thing and saying another. You must be sure that your words and actions are squarely in sync.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your ability to inspire others will surely serve you well throughout this busy week. Keep tabs on those at the periphery. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- There are at least two options available to you this week that will require you to make a firm decision about a key issue. Each is compelling; measure what's at stake.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You'll be propelled down an unusual path this week by unfamiliar forces. Before long, you'll be able to call the shots. (March 6-March 20) -- Sharing a point of view with others may be nice, but it can actually hold you back this week. Take care, however, that you do not become combative.