The coming week is likely to require, on the part of most individuals, a far more strict interpretation of rules and regulations than usual. This is in part because the temptation to break those rules in order to maximize personal gains at the expense of another's progress may prove almost irresistible to many, and such a trend must be stopped before it begins. When it comes to hours worked, those in charge will want to err on the side of conservatism; trying to get more out of someone will only incite bitterness on both sides.
Those who are immersed in creative activities this week may be spared the kind of haggling over time and money that distracts others and keeps them from being truly productive. Indeed, the more artistic one's endeavors, the less likely he or she will be to find anything wrong with working conditions or compensation. Enjoying one's work goes a long way this week!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're likely to be quite moody as the week opens, and this may last for several days until you realize that a mystery can be solved very quickly. (April 5-April 19) -- You can recover from any setbacks swiftly this week. Not everyone can be as flexible and responsive as you are, and that gives you the advantage.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You will want to be more aware than usual of what is going on around you this week. Comparing yourself to another can work for and against you. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll come to understand your place in the scheme of things this week, far more than you have in the past. The difference lies in your ability to be honest with yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may not realize just how much others are affecting your work this week. Take a look at what you have to do and when, and you'll see what's going on. (June 7-June 20) -- You may not have any time to waste on competitive efforts this week; just getting your own job done as well as possible will take up all of your time and resources.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll want to keep your attitude in check this week, and your knee-jerk reactions to what others are doing to a minimum. (July 8-July 22) -- You are eager to know what someone is going to do this week, but he or she is keeping things very carefully under wraps. Focus more on your own assigned tasks.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may find that expectations are shifting slightly this week, but just enough to give you more wiggle room when you need it. Give someone a second chance. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A significant change is in the making this week, and you'll want to be sure that you're on the side of things that maintains a controlling influence over what goes on. Now is no time to let someone else call the shots.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may not be able to charge ahead as you had hoped this week. Don't worry, however, as a more considered, cautious approach can work out well for you. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- What is going on all around you this week may have you wondering just who is in charge -- and indeed, you may find that you have to step in and fill a gap in leadership.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You receive news from someone that may prove quite difficult to process for a while. The first thing you must do is confirm the truth of the story. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Others are sure to gravitate toward you throughout the week. This can prove beneficial, surely, but at times it may also be merely a necessary annoyance. Stay calm.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You are one of those lucky individuals to know just what is going to happen this week before it happens -- and that certainly gives you an edge. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- It's not what happens that matters to you most this week, but rather how you interpret what happens -- and what you do in response. Your influence is likely to be widely felt.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Urgent business may keep you from indulging in a private passion for a time this week. When you do find the time, you'll really be able to let loose. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You will likely spend a great deal of time this week tending to another's business, but not because you are being selfless. You're serving your own immediate needs.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You have much in common with someone who has, in the past, been your closest competitor. He or she may now be more interested in working together. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may suddenly find yourself in a situation that you can neither control nor understand. Your best bet, at least for a while, is to trust someone else to act as your guide.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have reason to reflect on an accomplishment this week. The people you knew then, and the things you did, are all a part of who you are now. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to see what someone else will make of a situation that has stumped you for some time. It may be that you're merely missing a small piece of the puzzle.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You're eager to do things a certain way this week, but unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from following all the rules to the letter. (March 6-March 20) -- You may have to rely on someone else to let you know what is possible and what is not -- and he or she will also tell you when you are breaking the rules in any way. Listen.