The coming week will see internal and external forces working together to make changes that in some ways might seem obvious, and in others wholly invisible. Big things are in the offing this week, and anyone can participate -- and win -- provided he or she is ready to do whatever is necessary to sharpen focus, deepen commitment and optimize performance. Those who find themselves at some sort of junction or crossroads this week will discover that the most positive options are presented in such a fashion that making a final decision should prove much simpler than anyone had any reason to expect.
There are those for whom conflict will be just heating up as the week opens, and they will be required to bring all their resources to bear as they tackle challenges day after day with little or no respite.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll have to wait patiently for a few days for the sign you're looking for. Not everyone understands the importance to you of this particular week. (April 5-April 19) -- You must play by the rules this week if you expect to come out on top. No attempt to do things the "easy way" will come to good -- especially where love is concerned.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can't afford to sit and wait for things you want to come to you; this week you must take a much more proactive stance. Competition should be fierce. (May 6-May 20) -- You can impress those in charge this week with the way you deal with unexpected developments. Indeed, the more surprising something is, the more useful it can be to you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You won't have to try to attract attention this week, as you will almost certainly do so no matter what activities you are involved in. Mind your manners. (June 7-June 20) -- They say you can't really understand another person until you've walked a mile in their shoes -- and this week you'll have the chance to do just that, perhaps several times.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may doubt yourself on more than one occasion this week as you find yourself traveling down a strange road in unfamiliar territory. Trust your instincts! (July 8-July 7) -- You can afford to approach routine problems in a much more creative fashion than usual this week. Indeed, the more you challenge the status quo, the better for everyone.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may find yourself revealing certain secrets this week even before you were ready to do so. You must be ready to act quickly when action is required. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- While a friend or partner is finalizing his or her plans, you will want to be working on your own so that you have an option when things go awry -- which they are likely to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You receive news early in the week that really makes a difference only to you as the week comes to a close. What happens in between can be baffling. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Someone you admire figures prominently in your dreams this week -- and, perhaps, in your daily life as well. This indicates a possible shift in your alliances.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- That which is temporary is likely to be far more important right away than anything permanent that you've been dealing with for quite some time. Don't turn away! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll want to keep your eye on a rival this week, as he or she can teach you much about what not to do -- which should prove even more important to you than what to do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The unconscious forces that are working both with you and against you must be recognized this week. You can't afford to move forward or backward blindly. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may be faced with an obstacle that requires you to address one or two of your most basic fears this week. Your champion is ready to assist -- when you're ready to receive help.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- The same old routine must give way this week to something new and much more engaging and exciting. You must be ready to break a few old habits. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Exploration of something new this week provides you with more than enough reason to consider a major change. Both personal and professional issues demand attention.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- The subtle and the not-so-subtle will be competing all week long for your undivided attention. Others introduce some of these issues. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself battling strong currents this week, but you can surely reach the shore if you understand that you may have to get wet in the process.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The winds of change are blowing once again, but you shouldn't have to give up anything you've only recently adopted as your own. Dispense with an old habit. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The simple and straightforward are not to be underestimated this week. You needn't be tangled in a complicated web at any time; the road ahead should be clear.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You mustn't shy away from those who are challenging you to be your best. Indeed, when all is said and done you'll thank them for being on your side! (March 6-March 20) -- The good and the bad are likely to be liberally mixed throughout the week, and the resulting cocktail of experience can be a joy and a headache, and quite educational.