There are advantages to be gained this week by looking back and assessing one's own progress over the past 12 months. No one must make any New Year's resolutions at this time without knowing precisely where he or she stands and how far he or she has come. Self-reflection can pay off handsomely!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Keep your complaints to a minimum and do what you can to lighten someone else's load. Generosity should be highly rewarded this week. (April 5-April 19) -- You may not be able to resist all temptation this week, so you'll want to be sure that you choose that which presents the fewest real dangers.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The favors you do for another today will say much to others about who you are -- on the inside. You can reveal much that has been hidden. (May 6-May 20) -- Things take a dramatic turn this week, and you must be ready to make some quick decisions. Others are counting on you to do the right things at the right times.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may start the week in a state of some confusion, thanks to someone who has been throwing too much at you too quickly. You can break free! (June 7-June 20) -- You can do much to keep others from fighting over issues that really don't matter. When you can, point out what is most important.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have to choose this week between two very attractive endeavors -- one solo and one a group effort. Determine what is required of you. (July 8-July 22) -- You may not be able to rely on the tactics that have worked for you in the past, as this week certain changes require you to consider new methods.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You'll be receiving important messages all week long; some will require immediate action, and you don't want to find yourself lagging behind. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself dealing with a problem that simply refuses to be solved -- but that's only because you're looking at it from the wrong point of view.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Family matters are likely to require your direct and continual involvement this week; your plans to go elsewhere may have to wait. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may not be able to do things the way you are used to doing them this week. Fortunately, a friend or family member has your back and can pick up any slack.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- A surprise is in the offing, but you don't want to manage your entire week based on the expectation of it being revealed. Don't be impatient! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- That which you are most used to isn't likely to take shape the way you expect this week; you'll recognize it only after you acknowledge certain changes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may receive a belated gift from someone who has been eager to please you for quite some time. This is the beginning of something big. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may find yourself behind the 8-ball at some point this week, but with a keen eye and a cool head you can maneuver successfully and score a victory.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may not feel "ready" this week, but that which transpires isn't likely to wait for you; you must be willing to jump right in! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll be debating certain "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts" with yourself all week long, and the result is a feeling of increased freedom -- and greater creativity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can enjoy a little downtime this week, but take care that you don't let a key issue slip by unnoticed. Stay on top of personal affairs. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can tackle an important issue this week without putting yourself through the wringer. Stress can be kept at a minimum if you know where it comes from.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You are eager to join a friend on a "trip of a lifetime," but preparations may not go as planned. Consider some alternatives. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may find yourself in a position of some authority this week, but you don't want to make the mistake of thinking that you are infallible. Be realistic, always!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Something isn't progressing the way you had hoped, and this week you can examine your own efforts with care and honesty. You know what's wrong. (March 6-March 20) -- You aren't in the mood to do what you are told this week, especially since you have come up with your own plan that promises to take you very far very soon.