The coming week is likely to require of many individuals a willingness to work harder to reap the gains that in weeks past would have been available to anyone putting in routine effort. There are changes in the wind, surely; in order to weather associated turbulence, no "ordinary" effort is likely to be enough to ensure safe passage when hidden dangers can spring up at every junction along the way. Those who have built up stores of energy and patience can surely rise to the occasion this week and get things done; those who have not will be surprised to learn that what worked in the past isn't likely to be enough.
Duties and responsibilities may separate loved ones for a time -- not willingly, of course, but as a matter of necessity, so that individual challenges can be met. This is not a week for severing ties but rather for strengthening them over long distances.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Quality is a major issue throughout the week; you will likely be responsible for ensuring that others turn in only top-notch work. (April 5-April 19) -- You're likely to receive news early in the week that sends you on a journey of discovery, but the focus, ultimately, is on a certain family member.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Surprises are in store, surely, and you know how best to deal with them when they arise. One, however, throws you for a loop. (May 6-May 20) -- Someone you've "left behind" is able to remain spiritually and emotionally close to you, but only if you make yourself available. Don't close yourself off!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- This is a good week to address certain habits. If they work for you, then there is no need to break them; if not, it's time to make changes! (June 7-June 20) -- A member of the opposite sex shows you how it's done at some point during the first part of the week. Then, it's up to you to keep up the good work!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can derive a great deal of pleasure from an endeavor that is nothing but hard work to most others. Your unusual tastes are useful this week. (July 8-July 22) -- There are certain things you have to do this week that are not for anyone else to observe. You can perform such "secret" duties better than most at this time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Take care this week that you do not distort the truth as you try to send messages to those who are indispensable to your primary efforts. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to be attracted to those who are doing things in unusual ways this week, and in the end you're likely to adopt one or two of their methods!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- A loved one is likely to forgive you this week for something you haven't yet done. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't try to avoid doing it! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You've been following the rules faithfully, no doubt, but this week you may be tempted to bend them just a little to maximize your own gains.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You must be willing to subject yourself to certain hardships this week if you want to assume leadership of a certain group project. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- How something begins is just as important to you as how it ends. This week, you'll want to get all your ducks in a row before taking a single step forward.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have to work more than usual this week to ensure that someone under your care is in the best possible position to enjoy an opportunity. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- What you do this week isn't likely to benefit you so much as it benefits a loved one, and he or she will surely return the favor when the time comes.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Completing your travels may require you to make a change in your itinerary and the willingness to perform a rather dangerous task. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can push yourself a little harder than usual this week. While others may not be impressed when you take such risks, the gains you make will be undeniable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are not as concerned with what things "mean" this week as some others -- but that doesn't mean you can give such things no thought at all. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- The sooner you accept certain restrictions, the sooner you can focus on what must be done. Don't be distracted by limitations imposed on you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have to rely on a family member to assist you this week, as he or she may be the only one to understand what you're going through. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You need to wake and get started a little earlier each day; getting ahead is really a matter of simply keeping up, and that is something you must do!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be required to travel for work this week or to fulfill a family responsibility, which, in the long run, is more important. (March 6-March 20) -- If you find yourself considering only immediate gains, you are ignoring a major concern. This week, you must focus on what you get down the line.