The coming week is likely to introduce several circumstances that seem to be contradictory -- but a careful study will reveal that they are actually separate components of an overriding situation that can be addressed at once. Those who see these developments as unrelated are sure to have a tough time of it, as progress is slowed and the outlook is obscured by clouds of doubt. Those who are clever enough to notice that there are connections every which way that bestow a unity can do much for themselves, and may ultimately mark this week as one worth remembering for its singular successes.
There are those who will want to solve problems this week, and those who will want to help others solve them. While both attitudes and intentions are valid, those who are willing and able to lend someone a hand should benefit more handsomely than anyone working solely on his or her own behalf.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- This is no time to expect something for nothing; this week, you're going to have to work for everything that you think you deserve. (April 5-April 19) -- A friend presents an unusual alternative and you're more than willing to go wherever he or she leads. Don't let yourself spend more than you can afford, however!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can open many doors for yourself and others this week, but you must take care that you don't walk into a situation that is not for you. (May 6-May 20) -- It's a good week for tying up loose ends -- and this includes making amends with someone with whom you've been feuding for some time. Take the high road!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll likely progress much more slowly this week than expected. Taking the "one step at a time" approach may be frustrating, but it's necessary. (June 7-June 20) -- You've been limiting yourself recently by considering only the short-term effects of very small actions. It's time to free yourself up and think big!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've been keeping a secret that has become, in recent days or weeks, something of a burden. Why not relieve yourself by revealing all? (July 8-July 22) -- You won't get what's coming to you if you don't speak up and demand it. Others may be ahead of you in line, so you mustn't expect any preferential treatment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A recent decision can be put into action this week. Now is the time for you to make clear what you've intended all along. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You'll feel a kind of "gravitational pull" from someone who has had his or her eyes on you. You may not want to resist for long when you know what's going on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may choose to shift from this to that and back again more than once or twice this week. You may discover where your interests really lie. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You are likely to attract more attention this week than usual, but you must remember to give yourself the privacy you need to work out a problem.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- What goes on all around you this week needn't affect you as much as you may fear; you can remain aloof and further your own private agenda. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The ramifications of steps taken in response to someone else are finally clear to you -- and this week you can do much to reduce the chances of a major loss.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Pay attention to what others are doing all around you this week. Guesswork is to be avoided; pay attention to available facts and figures. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Now is no time to play fast and loose with the facts. Certain things are unchangeable; you're going to have to deal with them directly -- and alone.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You don't have to stick with only one method this week; indeed, the more varied your approach, the more likely you will be to prevail. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Pay attention to what the majority wants, and you'll be lifted to a position of esteem. Take care, however! The higher you fly, the further you may fall.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You have only yourself to blame for a certain setback, but if you are aware of all influences you can minimize long-term losses. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Others may not support you in your current efforts, but you're willing to go it alone if necessary. The week offers unusual opportunities.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may be surprised to learn that what someone else has been selling you is really not all it's cracked up to be. A new idea comes forward. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- What you do this week may not be noticed right away, but it's sure to have a lasting impact -- especially where creative endeavors are concerned.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be in charge of more than you expected this week. Wield your authority with care and sensitivity; don't just give orders! (March 6-March 20) -- You are likely to do things in unusual ways this week, and it's not intentional in most cases. You are learning how to adapt to changing circumstances.