The coming week is likely to present numerous situations that allow individuals to explore options that might not have been viable as recently as last week -- but right now those who strike while the iron is hot will surely enjoy accelerated progress -- both personal and professional -- and may well find themselves changing the status quo for the better. Moving forward at this time will be, to some degree, an act of faith.
"Right" and "wrong" may come into sharp focus this week, especially for those who find themselves balanced precariously on a ledge of their own making that is defined by moral parameters. It may not be easy for some, however, to make the correct decision, and those who are willing to question why prevailing attitudes are what they are will surely lead the way.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll want to remain calm and distant today as those around you work out shifting alliances. You don't want to find yourself on the wrong side! (April 5-April 19) -- You recognize a rare opportunity presented by a situation you've been trying to avoid. This creates a conflict, but forward motion enables you to resolve it swiftly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have the chance to reorganize your "team" this week, and all should be capable of working more efficiently and productively as a result. (May 6-May 20) -- You may find yourself at odds with someone whose outlook simply does not jibe with your own. There's no question of a compromise here; you must hold your ground!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You've been rather hard on yourself lately, for good reason, in fact, but this week you'll want to give yourself a break -- and another too, perhaps. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll be tempted to say yes to a certain offer this week, even though you are in the habit of saying no in such situations. Something is pushing you in a new direction.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Others are likely to join forces today to come to your aid -- though there will come a time when you must continue your current struggle entirely on your own. (July 8-July 22) -- A chain of circumstances has you reconsidering a recent decision. Are you really ready to have your life undergo such a big change -- again? Think it out.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- When others tell you something is very easy to do -- that's precisely when you must prepare yourself for difficulty. You know things they don't! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- It's important to keep your priorities in order this week. As soon as you let something slip out of place, you're likely to risk your own progress -- and someone else's.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Following the rules may prove more difficult this week than you might suppose -- but as the days pass, you'll make necessary adjustments and smooth the way. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Take care that you don't charge ahead with such abandon that you ignore the warning signs that are all around you. You must give yourself every possible advantage.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Overcomplicate things at your own peril this week. You may want to avoid any kind of role that has you calling the shots; let someone else take control. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- The unusual is calling to you -- all week long. This is certainly a good time for you to take a chance on something that others would usually warn you against.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You must be sure to hang on to all that you have this week so when you most need it later on it will be available to you. Don't squander your resources! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- If it's variety you're after, you can surely have it this week -- but take care you're not chasing something that you can never have. Keep your feet on the ground.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll want to steer clear of anything that you know may be distracting to you this week; success depends on remaining "in the game," and you must focus! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may not have been planning to go down a certain road this week, but circumstances have forced the issue. It's time to do what you could have done already.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Those in your "inner circle" will come to you with complaints, and you should be able to ease any resulting tensions by pointing out a single key fact. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You are in a position to grant a friend -- or foe -- something he or she has wanted for quite some time. Why would you reach out to an enemy in this way? Try it and find out!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You likely made a mistake last week that is causing you some trouble now. This week you'll have the chance to right a few personal wrongs. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Pay attention to the signs and signals that others are missing this week. You will benefit from being aware of things that only last week may have gone unnoticed.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Your expectations may go unfulfilled this week -- but what happens instead needn't be disappointing. Indeed, you can work it all to your advantage. (March 6-March 20) -- You may be required to do something you've long tried to avoid -- but once you get in the swing of things, you'll realize it's actually quite beneficial to you.