The coming week is likely to present at least two contrasting situations that require the use of different approaches and skill sets. The week, then, should prove a testing ground for those who pride themselves on their versatility, for the ability to do very different things one right after the other is the key to success. There are some who may fool themselves into thinking they are ready for just this kind of test -- or, worse, who deceive themselves and others into thinking that there is nothing out of the ordinary going on. Both of these approaches are almost guaranteed to lead nowhere and may present serious dangers that take weeks to subside.
At least one of these troubling situations is likely to arise in the personal arena and take individuals very much by surprise. Those who have been ignoring signs in the past will find it impossible to do so this week. Recognition of past errors is essential to any kind of progress or success right now!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- The sooner you recognize what must be done this week, the sooner you will be on the job. Others are depending on you to clear the way. (April 5-April 19) -- You may not realize, at first, just what others are expecting of you this week, but that shoe is likely to drop just in time. You can accomplish a lot.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You will have one or two things to answer for when the week comes to a close, surely, but until then you can do things your way. (May 6-May 20) -- You may be compelled to differ dramatically this week from your usual routine. Some affairs demand that you take things less personally -- and some perhaps more.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You have done much to hold up your end of a questionable bargain. This week, things happen in a way that may free you from further obligation. (June 7-June 20) -- The more you try to force something into place this week the more you are likely to render it useless in the end. Try adopting a gentler approach.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Someone may sense that you are trying to manipulate him or her this week -- and this is because you are not performing up to your usual level. (July 8-July 22) -- It's a good week to let someone else take the lead for a while. An important lesson can be learned if you step aside and closely watch what happens.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can put a plan into motion this week. Give another a chance to answer you in kind when the time comes. Not all expectations are fulfilled. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You can prove this week that not all change need be feared; indeed, your demonstrations are likely to get others excited about changes that lie ahead.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You and a friend are eager to work on something bigger than your usual, routine responsibilities -- and it's right around the corner! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Even while working closely with others, you can tend to your own personal needs this week. There's no rule preventing you from doing what you feel you must.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You're likely seeing things very differently from the way a partner sees them, and this can result in a temporary slowdown. Both views are valid! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may be forced to change your mind about something that has, for some time, been the foundation of your beliefs. The evidence is clear.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are eager to try something new, but is that in line with the goals you have recently set for yourself? All things must be in sync. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You'll be introduced to something that is irresistible to you this week. Does that mean it's something you'll want to pursue further? Quite possibly!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll receive instructions early in the week that you find you are unable to follow later on. Don't make changes in secret. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A conflict arises between you and someone who is proving more stubborn about a personal issue than expected. You're going to have to give way just a little.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may need to wait a while this week before you get approval for a plan that you are certain can turn out well for everyone around you. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Despite playing a supporting role, you can surely be recognized for your contribution. You are responsible for many positive developments this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The dangers that arise this week can be addressed directly by you and others with whom you share much. Some issues will demand discretion. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your safety this week depends in large part on your ability to trust that someone else knows what to do in case of "emergency." Can you let go?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- An unusual choice comes your way during the first part of the week; don't make the mistake of thinking the fallout will be only temporary! (March 6-March 20) -- There is more at stake this week than you had originally anticipated, though one issue at least is likely to fade into the background for the time being.