The coming week is likely to offer numerous opportunities for individuals to grow, develop, learn and evolve -- and all this progress should prove relatively painless, especially for those who are always open to what comes and who do not resist, in any way, the kinds of changes that are always necessary when one is shedding old skin and venturing forward anew. Indeed, the metaphor is an apt one, for many will find that they can look back and see what is left of their "old selves" discarded and unneeded, just as the excitement of what lies ahead grows and inspires noteworthy action. For those who prefer the middle ground, there will be opportunities to shine. Those who simply want to steer clear of the fray, however, may be disappointed this week.
There may be some who prefer to lean on the traditional rather than experiment with the new, and that can prove quite beneficial in the right situations and under the right circumstances.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A turn of events is only truly unfortunate if you do nothing with it to learn, grow or expand yourself in the world. You can do all of these, surely! (April 5-April 19) -- A voice from the past sets you off on a course of discovery this week; what you gain is not likely to be measurable in the usual ways. Someone reveals a secret, perhaps.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can complicate things to the extent that no one is able to follow you, but is that what you want? Now is not the time to go it alone, is it? (May 6-May 20) -- You may be tempted by someone on the periphery today, but you must take care that you're not about to throw away something for which you have worked hard for a very long time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may be put in charge of something you know very little about. You have time this week to read up some, but you'll surely have to learn by doing. (June 7-June 20) -- You've been assigned a project that only you can do, but that's little consolation while you struggle to get your bearings and to juggle far too many preliminary steps.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Something has begun to go awry, but you're not entirely sure what it is -- or how it will affect you. Be sure to get all the up-to-date info you need. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be required to do the same thing more than once today as a result of certain rules and regulations with which you have not yet acquainted yourself. Get updated.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have been charged with watching over something that requires constant and careful attention. You can do it, but your own affairs need tending. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You have a friend who is in much the same situation as you, but his or her peril is greater. You can step in just in time this week and fix what is broken.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may not find anyone willing to face a certain enemy with you, so you're going to have to do it alone, but not before you've exhausted other ideas. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may be wondering what someone else has up his or her sleeve that is likely to be revealed at just the right moment. Perhaps this will be of benefit to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are tempted to throw caution to the wind this week and head off to a place you've never been in order to try something new. Is this really what you want? (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Personal issues are bound to arise this week, but you can get ahead of them and stay there if you are honest with yourself and others. Avoid deception!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll be expected to do more this week than usual, but you can better your odds by starting with something that feeds your soul as well as your wallet. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Focus on the week as it develops, and don't let what has happened in the past take up too much of your time or attention. You must be willing to let bygones be bygones.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You've been doing things with a little more swagger than usual, perhaps, and this week your attitude will be noticed by those in charge. Use care. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll be sending a lot of messages this week through normal channels as well as some that are quite unusual. The risk of misinterpretation must be minimized.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are ready to take part in something that is bigger than you are in every sense. You can't expect to be put in charge just yet. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- It's a good week to follow in the footsteps of someone whom you admire and who has your best interest at heart. Don't make the mistake of thinking you're ready to go it alone.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your confidence is on the rise, and as the week opens you'll recognize just how far confidence alone may take you. Your daring impresses others. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Now is no time for making bets you cannot pay; be sure to keep things on the up-and-up, and don't let anyone talk you into doing something that could deplete your resources.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You're likely to encounter one or two people this week whose favorite word is "no." You can prove that only "yes" has any real value to you right now. (March 6-March 20) -- What you do this week is for the good of all, not just you, whether or not you know it. The stakes are higher than you had expected, too, so be ready to work hard.