The coming week is likely to require of most if not all individuals an unusually high level of personal discipline, combined with a clarity of vision that may simply not be possible for some. What is one to do if he or she is not one of those blessed with the kind of foresight or imaginative thinking that is essential this week? The reliance on others is unavoidable for such individuals, and the willingness to work closely as a member of a team -- and at times take orders from those who are better equipped to lead -- will be a major factor.
Friendships and alliances may shift in subtle but significant ways at this time, and some may find that they have entirely new friends and entirely new allies as the week comes to a close.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may find yourself in danger on one or two occasions this week if you are unwilling to accept what someone tells you as the truth. Listen to reason. (April 5-April 19) -- You cannot have it both ways this week: Either you are able to guide others to their preferred destination or you're not -- but your agenda must come first.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Information comes to you early in the week that may cause you to stop what you are doing and reconsider your motives and plans. Changes can be made. (May 6-May 20) -- Someone who was very helpful to you in the past may actually be standing in your way this week. Is this a natural part of an evolving relationship or a real problem?
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll benefit from doing something right very early in the week. Later on, a mistake threatens to undo those gains -- but you can prevail. (June 7-June 20) -- Just when someone is ready and willing to give you the benefit of the doubt and assign you an important job, you feel compelled to go elsewhere for your enjoyment and reward.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Investing in another's plans can serve you very well this week, as long as doing so is a part of a big picture that you are still in the process of painting. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll be proud of the work you do this week, but you must be willing to give credit to someone who was there by your side when you really needed his or her assistance.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You'll be waiting your turn throughout much of the week, but the time you have on your hands can be put to very good use. Someone touches you in a new way. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may have to rearrange your schedule this week in order to accommodate someone's unexpected success. You'll want to walk in his or her shoes eventually, yes?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You must be able to do what you say you will do this week, or you will find yourself risking a few important alliances. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't do anything to rub a superior the wrong way this week. You'll be depending on his or her good graces for your own progress -- and, perhaps, your eventual success.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You must be ready to deal with a few dramatic surprises as the week begins, but later on, things should calm down and your affairs can take on a routine quality. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- What someone tells you this week doesn't jibe with what you know to be the truth. Is this something that you must look into, or is it an accidental variation?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may resent the time you have to spend solving a certain problem, but once you have it out of the way, you should enjoy a clear path to your next destination. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- What you do this week will affect those around you in ways you cannot altogether anticipate, so you must tread lightly when you can. Don't assume everyone knows you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Others may be whining that they cannot do precisely what they want to do at all hours of the day and night -- but their inaction actually serves you well. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll be in complete agreement this week with someone who wants to take the "hard line" with those who are unwilling to follow through. Patience is at a low ebb.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can teach someone how to handle a few tricky situations entirely on his or her own. That means you're not needed anymore -- but that's a good thing! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may find that you're doing things for others far more than for yourself this week. It's time to reestablish a healthy balance in that regard. Step back a bit.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may not have submitted work on time, but if you get it done this week, you're not likely to be docked for lateness. It must be done, one way or the other! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The quality of your work is not likely to come into question this week, but some may wonder if you are doing it for the right reasons. Ask yourself that question.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You mustn't hide from yourself or from others this week. Step up and share your opinions, and you'll be rewarded for your unique and important insight. (March 6-March 20) -- You can work faster than most this week, but take care you don't leave those in your wake whom you should be carrying with you along the way. Loyalty is a key factor.