The coming week is likely to see many individuals working to pull it all together in order to face the coming transition to the new year in a state of calm and confidence. The social, the personal and the professional will all seem conjoined this week, as if the stars have collaborated to bring community and harmony to all those willing to accept that they are part of a larger, broader reality than they can see, hear and touch.
Despite this, every individual's strengths and weaknesses are bound to be highlighted this week, and for some it may be difficult not to be self-centered and overindulgent. Still, those strengths and weaknesses are only as important as their place in the group dynamic at this time, and the self must take a backseat to communal awareness in almost all things.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You are tempted to break with tradition this week and put travel on the agenda -- but you cannot simply improvise. You must have a concrete plan. (April 5-April 19) -- You're likely to walk into a situation as the week opens that requires you to solve one problem after another -- but you're well-equipped and prepared to do just that.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Someone gives you an idea early in the week that has you disguising your efforts and pretending you're up to nothing at all. The element of surprise is yours! (May 6-May 20) -- You may decide to give in to the pressure being exerted and join others in an endeavor you have tried to avoid in the past. You learn what you've been missing all this time!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're almost certain to choose the extraordinary over the ordinary this week, despite the additional effort it will require. This is not a game! (June 7-June 20) -- Discussion takes a wild turn this week but is likely to have exactly the overall effect you were hoping for. You've assembled a team that can make you look very good!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- As the week opens, you'll be ready to take on any job assigned to you, but later on you'll certainly have a preference. Don't remain quiet; speak up! (July 8-July 22) -- Now is no time to remain isolated from those who, if you let them, can add meaning and festivity to your week. It's a good week to put disagreements behind you for now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You'll be able to shed light on an issue this week that many others have had trouble with -- despite past efforts. What you offer can be a real game-changer. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Looks can be deceiving, and you'll want to get to the heart of an issue that has been concealed or disguised for quite some time. Trust in honest emotion all week long.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can expect to do more than one or two jobs this week, but none should prove taxing. You're able to pick up slack later in the week, and a friend approves. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A little fancy footwork gets you exactly what you need this week, and that in turn allows you to give someone else precisely what he or she wants. You're a hero!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- While you're willing to tolerate dissenting opinions this week, you'll want only those who are on the same page to be working with you toward a common goal. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll find yourself at the center of something that offers an important lesson to anyone willing to learn this week. You know you have quite a distance yet to go.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You must take on more than usual this week in order to complete a task that is somewhat overdue. Once it's done, the rest of the week is yours to enjoy. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Streamline, simplify and economize this week! You don't have to overindulge in order to enjoy all that the week has to offer. Family members are ready to make a pact with you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Though it's not all fun and games this week, you can certainly promote an atmosphere of celebration -- especially for those who are younger than you are. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A matter of "official" policy may have to be addressed early in the week in order to free you up to do what others really want you to do. You're ready to assert yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- The addition and subtraction of the wanted and the unwanted will go on all week long, and overall effectiveness will be revealed quite late in the game. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- The decision to move through difficulties this week and focus on those things that are coming together most nicely will surely serve you well. Welcome the communal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- How things look will take precedence over how they sound this week -- but both contribute to the overall effect. Your aesthetic continues to evolve. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- What you share this week is likely to come back to you tenfold. Communication and collaboration will pay off in ways expected and unexpected. A surprise gift is yours.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A long-standing conflict comes to an end this week as you determine there is no point in looking back when the future is clearly calling to you. (March 6-March 20) -- You may think that speaking your mind will derail a community effort, but quite the opposite is true. Everyone is likely to see things your way once you share your views.