The coming week is likely to prove quite rewarding to those who are able to adapt to changing circumstances without letting their emotions get the better of them. As the first full week of 2019 gets started, there will be journeys to begin -- and to complete, in some cases -- and no matter what one finds him- or herself doing, the need for a lighthearted attitude and a clear vision of the future is absolute. Those who take things too seriously or who fail to see what is coming are destined to have a sorry time of it. Experimentation can pay off handsomely, but some may enjoy only hints of future rewards. This is not the week to give way to disappointment, however.
Some difficult choices may have to be made, especially by those for whom the week takes a sudden, unexpected turn on Wednesday or Thursday. The ability to bounce back from a regrettable incident -- whether self-made or caused by another -- will prove more than beneficial this week; it can make the difference between success and failure.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may not break any records this week, but you can certainly rack up a lot of miles as you pursue one of your pet goals. (April 5-April 19) -- Someone may not fully understand the connection he or she has with you, or your expectations. You can spend the week demonstrating what is both necessary and possible.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- A past episode is only worth something to you this week if you use it as an object lesson in what to do or not to do under certain conditions. (May 6-May 20) -- There's more to someone else's plans than meets the eye -- or the ear. You'll want to investigate on your own to uncover any possible ulterior motives.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll want to pay close attention to someone else's performance this week so that you can adjust as necessary to increase your own odds. (June 7-June 20) -- You're not likely to see things as clearly this week as you did last week -- but someone close to you is available to help you out when things get tough.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You mustn't be tempted to take what looks like the easy road this week, as it is not at all what it seems: There are many hidden dangers! (July 8-July 22) -- You are able to do more this week than you had expected. Focus on something that appears to you only when you least expect it: There are benefits to be enjoyed!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're not likely to get very far this week doing things the way you did when you were young; you must adopt methods more suitable to your age! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may be led in circles this week by someone who wants to confuse you and leave you at a disadvantage as a result. You don't have to oblige!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Time is of the essence this week, perhaps not as the week opens but certainly later on when you may be required to outmaneuver your rivals. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A good mood serves you very well this week, but you can't expect it to last indefinitely. You must be ready to be productive when the darkness descends.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have trouble keeping up with someone who has no notion of time passing -- but later on you'll be neck-and-neck, with your odds improving. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll be very glad this week that you have kept accurate records of a certain long-term process -- and if you haven't, it's not too late to start!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are expecting certain hardships this week, but one is the result of your generosity to another -- which you can surely endure. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You receive offers from a friend this week that appear to ignore certain prevailing circumstances. Perhaps he or she knows something that you don't.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Avoid anything that doesn't seem genuine this week -- and that includes people as well. You can't afford to be deceived at this time. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You are eager to start something that you think will be very big very soon. A friend or partner makes a pitch that includes a surprising offer.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- It's a good week for you to finish one major project before agreeing to take on another. Address these issues one at a time! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may sense that you're beginning to revert to old habits that weren't good for you back then -- so why would they be good for you now? You can avoid a major error.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You will have to learn much this week before you can take part in something you've looked forward to for a long time. Reserve your place. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Don't be too narrow in your thinking this week; be open to more options than you immediately recognize and you can enjoy unexpected pleasures!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 6) -- Things are likely to develop very much according to your own expectations this week, with one notable exception that brings you enjoyment. (March 7-March 20) -- Your willingness to break with tradition will serve you and others very well indeed this week. The old and the new can combine in exciting ways.