The coming week is likely to require that many individuals take steps in any one of several directions that do not seem, at first glance, to lead anywhere near their desired destinations -- and yet, by week's end, those steps may well prove the difference between an individual being hopelessly lost and being well on the way to arriving on schedule precisely where one wants, and in many cases needs, to be.
There are those who may find that they are far less interested in certain causes than they have been in the past, and that will surely prove frustrating to those who are not able to recognize the potential in unexpected developments. Indeed, all must be on the lookout this week for surprises that can push one over the finish line.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You will not be easy to convince this week, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't listen to reason. By all means, be receptive even to conflicting opinions. (April 5-April 19) -- You can make things matter more for you and for your family members this week simply by standing your ground. Make it clear to a rival: You won't be displaced for any reason!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may begin the week in a position of vulnerability, but you'll be stronger as you complete certain tasks. It's a good week to make a pitch. (May 6-May 20) -- Trying to combine business and pleasure under one umbrella of experience may be ill-advised this week, especially since issues at work put you under a great deal of pressure.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're likely to encounter an obstacle this week that pushes you to your physical and emotional limits. What you've recently learned serves you well. (June 7-June 20) -- Things may seem a little topsy-turvy toward midweek, but you'll be able to restore order in your usual way -- and score some measurable gains as well. Stay in view.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll make a discovery this week that allows you to avoid the kinds of frustrations that others are met with almost daily. You can lead the way. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be looked upon as a kind of expert throughout much of the week, because of the circumstances that surround you. Contact with friends means more this week than usual.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be tempted to hide a certain truth from a friend or family member, but that can only make the situation worse. You can guide others calmly all week long. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You have a choice this week: Ask for help and wait until it comes, or do what you can to help yourself sooner rather than later. You can give others valuable encouragement.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may find yourself engaged in a conflict of wills toward midweek. You'll want to rely on logic to solve a problem others cannot. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Now is no time to say goodbye -- for any reason. You have the time you need to do what needs to be done -- and you'll receive strength and encouragement from those around you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Ask yourself the big questions early in the week, and the answers are likely to provide more than just motivation. You can inspire others all week long. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You know where you have to go, and you know how to get there -- but you're not going to leave until you've persuaded those around you to accompany you. Critics abound.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You shouldn't have to do more than expected this week in order to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat; do what you know how to do quickly and efficiently. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your ability to spot a danger before it is upon you will surely serve you well this week -- and you'll be able to keep someone else out of harm's way as well.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be fighting against distractions throughout much of the week, but it will be easier to do once your efforts begin reaping clear benefits. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You have a surprise in store for someone who has been on your team for quite some time. Don't hesitate to give what you can when he or she asks for a little more assistance.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're eager to take a look back at certain "forgotten" events this week. You'll realize that you are far more in control than you had supposed. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You are drawn to certain studies at this time. Focus on those things that get a personal response from you. Don't let anyone tell you that you're wasting your time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're used to standing in line, but this week you will serve your cause much better by stepping forward and demanding your due out of turn. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may feel shackled in some way, but this may actually be an imagined restriction that you can be rid of simply by acknowledging your own true capabilities. Get moving!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can make several decisions that no one seems to be ready to make for himself or herself -- and it's likely to be much easier than expected to do so. (March 5-March 20) -- You are likely to be much more content by week's end than you have been at any time in recent days or weeks. This is largely because you have resigned yourself to a certain truth.