The coming week is likely to see personal issues rise to the fore that many had thought would no longer require attention, but attention is precisely what is required this week if progress is to be made. The most likely scenario at this time is that one will recognize that he or she is repeating patterns from the past that, at one time or another, had been confidently abandoned or corrected -- but apparently not permanently. Many will be surprised to learn that despite their best efforts, certain situations will arise that only serve to dampen enthusiasm and pit friend against friend. None of this has to be permanent, however! Some will discover that one or two simple steps that were skipped in the past can be taken this week -- and much good will come as a result.
Those who are feeling the heat of troubled interactions throughout the week may be tempted to sacrifice gains in favor of freeing themselves from difficulty -- but that would be a mistake!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're not likely to get something for nothing this week, despite any plan you have made to the contrary. The general rules apply to you as well! (April 5-April 19) -- You may cross paths with someone who has been working secretly to keep you from reaching your goals. This may not be clear to you at first -- but it will become so.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may be exposed to something that endangers you in some way this week -- but there is much you can do to render benign any genuine threats you encounter. (May 6-May 20) -- Now is no time to be spreading rumors. Stick to the truth, and insist that others do the same. You're likely to learn something that sets you apart from the crowd.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're going to have to risk making a mistake or two this week before you hit your stride and enjoy the fruits of your labors. You are offered a reward. (June 7-June 20) -- You've been planning something for some time, and this week you're likely to realize that it's now or never. Once you set things in motion, there's no stopping you.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Break the rules this week and you'll be dodging the authorities again and again. Play it straight, and you'll make considerable headway -- as planned. (July 8-July 22) -- It's a good week to team up with someone who shares your motives and methods. Together, you can do something that you only imagined in your more daring moments.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- What was uncertain to many only recently this week becomes something you can count on. Progress is made when you realize you hold the high card. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Fatigue may hold you back during the first part of the week, but understanding what is truly at stake will keep you going, even when you are tempted to call it quits.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- A matter of policy may hold you back for a time this week. You'll benefit when someone steps in to clear the way for you, at no small cost to himself or herself. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Pay attention to all the little things going on around you right now, as they can add up to something very big that you must deal with before the week is out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may encounter some rough patches this week, but you can really put the pedal to the metal when the road is straight and smooth. Don't let fear win out. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're likely to encounter opposition this week that comes in an unusual form. Once you get used to its appearance and pattern of behavior, you can gain the upper hand.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can speed things up and win a major personal victory this week. Not everyone will understand what you have at stake, but that's your business. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your curiosity will lead you down quite a few unfamiliar paths this week. What you learn can be put to good use almost immediately. Keep your doubts to yourself!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Others may not understand the seriousness of your position. You can make yourself clear and still win the support of those in a position to help. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Self-discovery proves quite important to you this week. What you learn about yourself and your motives is likely to open up a whole new world of opportunity for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll be attracted to the unusual this week, but you may have to explore certain options without having the benefit of experienced help. Use care! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- The unconventional reigns this week, and you find yourself in an advantageous position as a result. You are more able than most to work with the surprising and unexpected.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your week begins very quickly but slows when you realize you have many more issues to address than you had expected. Help is just a phone call away. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can enjoy time spent with friends and family this week, but you mustn't use it as an excuse to avoid doing a job that you have already been avoiding for some time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Your accomplishments will result from group efforts of which you are only a small part. You can learn much from watching those in charge do their thing. (March 6-March 20) -- A discovery made early in the week isn't likely to pay off as hoped until much later -- and until you make a certain sacrifice. Good things come to those who wait!