The coming week is likely to see the expected and the unexpected conjoin in ways that promote creative endeavors of all sorts. Merely a passing knowledge of some activity or another is not enough this week; one must collect as much information as possible in order to assemble a plan and have the wherewithal to put it into action in a creative and even daring way. Those who are willing to challenge the status quo and do those things that more timid individuals are unwilling to do will have a distinct advantage this week -- but that advantage comes with increased responsibility. All who want to move forward must understand that to attract any kind of attention is to inspire copycats -- and such imitators must be looked over and taken care of.
It may be hard to determine just what the best course of action is, but the very concept of "best" is itself subject to individual interpretation. There is much to be said for those who trust their instincts and consider "street smarts" to be just as valuable as book learning -- for so it can be!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Something you thought had little value to you reveals its true worth before the week is out. A lesson is learned once and for all. (April 5-April 19) -- You must be willing to prepare fully for what lies ahead. Now is no time to leave your emotional well-being to chance or guesswork.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The difference between "best" and "worst" is likely to be very little indeed. How you view a coming opportunity makes all the difference. (May 6-May 20) -- A friend waits for you to make an appearance, and you don't want to let him or her down. You may have to adjust your schedule in order to please.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- The more logical you are, the more likely you will be to solve a problem you've been thinking about casually in the past days or weeks. (June 7-June 20) -- Your readiness for a certain coming task can be measured in an unusual way this week. Be sure to announce your arrival on the scene at just the right time.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Now is not the time to let anyone else call the shots, when you know that it is you and you alone who has the most to win or lose. (July 8-July 22) -- You may realize that you want to be in two places at once right now, and that conflict has you in quite an emotional state. A loved one offers a solution.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Are you ready to follow someone else's lead this week? You can benefit greatly from relinquishing control and letting someone else take charge. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- This week, it's important for you to know as much about your inner workings as possible -- physical, emotional, and psychological. Get new info.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Don't let any praise you may receive this week go to your head. Keep working in a way that puts process and learning over reward. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- How you access information this week makes a big difference to your bottom line. You'll want to be as thorough and efficient as you possibly can be.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Someone is halting the progress of a "long shot" that you believe in firmly. Money matters weigh on you. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A complex idea sticks with you through the week, and you'll be tempted to explore things in a different way as a result. You may not be making enough money.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Just when you thought you were brought on board to explain something to others, you'll be needing to have something explained to you. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- What you observe a rival do or say is likely to confirm your suspicions about what he or she is up to. You don't want to go that route.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Someone may be trying to put one over on you this week, but you know more than he or she thinks you do -- and you can surely prevail. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Avoiding any and all conflicts this week may prove impossible -- and in at least one situation, you'll actually choose to engage in a fight of sorts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll want to be in the best possible shape this week so that your recovery from an impending blow can be as quick as possible. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may doubt that someone else's "official" report is indeed accurate; if you are willing to dig deeper than ever before, you can uncover the truth.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- If you insist on doing what others have warned you not to do, you will find yourself on your own. Is that what you want? (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may discover that what you want and what someone else wants are, in fact, one and the same thing. It's time to consider forging a lasting bond, isn't it?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may not have to say much this week in order to communicate fully with someone who feels closer to you than usual. (March 6-March 20) -- Now is the time for you to explore a path that may well send you in two directions at once. Yes, it's possible, and you have much to gain if you'll take the chance.