The coming week is likely to require many individuals to approach their routine tasks, problems and assignments from what seems to be the wrong end first -- and this "reverse" approach is quite likely to yield unforeseen benefits and rewards as each person works toward a particular goal that is, in addition, part of a wider group effort. Where, in the past, a general approach in the beginning would give way to more specific, detail-oriented work later on, this week the details in many situations must be addressed immediately.
Assembling the right team, assigning the right tasks and overseeing things with just the right attitude and flexibility will all serve to make the week a success for those in charge.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may find yourself in charge of something that you feel cannot be completed as assigned. If it's up to you to get it done, you must do it your way! (April 5-April 19) -- You may not know it, but you're looking for a fight this week -- and you'll likely find one where you least expect it. In the end, both parties walk away unscathed.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're likely to hear from the "experts" on many occasions this week, but regardless of what they say, you are compelled to stay the course. (May 6-May 20) -- You're sure to hear of what others are doing this week, and you won't be able to resist comparing what you learn with your own attempts and accomplishments.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may be trying to reinvent yourself in some way this week, and indeed the changes you implement can surely do you good. (June 7-June 20) -- You're going to learn a lot this week, and the more you share your newfound knowledge with others, the more it will benefit you. Now is no time to keep information to yourself.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're ready to make a start, but you don't have all the information or instructions. They'll come before the week is out. (July 8-July 22) -- You may have to increase your involvement in someone else's affairs this week in order to help him or her avert a coming crisis. Time and money conspire against you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You are likely to make a very fast start this week, but you can't expect to keep up such a blistering pace indefinitely. A slowdown is to be expected. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Share information with others so they will be able to serve you well as you lead them toward a group success. You can't take credit for everything.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can expect to encounter those who disagree with your overall approach this week -- but still you will all be working toward the same common goal. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may be criticized for a decision made in the heat of the moment, but you have time this week to reverse yourself if you find you cannot tolerate the feedback.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be admired for the work you have done, but that alone will not win you the success you are after this week. You must apply yourself 100 percent! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The shifting sands of people's changing attitudes have you unstable for a time this week, but you should be able to recover your inner strength just in time for a big push.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're facing a good deal of opposition this week because you want to do something in an old-fashioned way. You have good reason and can prevail. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- An opportunity calls to you more than once this week, but you may not be feeling quite up to the effort that it will require. You don't have to succumb to your inner fears.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- A situation arises this week that requires you to think on your feet and make split-second decisions. Those closest to you can help you maneuver. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You are likely to experience both disappointment and delight this week as you work toward finalizing something that has been perhaps in the making for months. Stick with it!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your partners may not give you precisely what you want this week, but you can negotiate a workable compromise and make the best of a difficult situation. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be called upon to pick up the slack this week, and you can surely do so -- provided you are willing and able to put your own work on a back burner for a time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Someone is likely to make demands of you that put you, at first, on the defensive. Soon you'll realize that nothing is really out of line at all. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can face a personal situation head-on this week and minimize any damage that others fear has already been done. Travel is in the picture -- but not the "usual" kind.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Someone has asked the impossible of you, but instead of overreacting, you can apply yourself and come up with an alternative that is doable -- and acceptable. (March 6-March 20) -- It's a good time to consider redesigning your living space. It all begins with one simple change that will lead, inexorably, to more and more that will do you much good.