The coming week is likely to force many individuals into situations that require an unusual level of introspection and self-assessment -- but who, exactly, will these individuals be? While difficult to determine definitively, those who have been progressing according to plans that have remained unchanged or unchallenged for some time will, this week, find it necessary to "score" their plans and their progress according to a scale that is recognized by others.
Some may find this week that it's time to assess not only the self but the "other self" -- that is, that one person with whom one maintains the central relationship in one's life. There may be fear at the outset, as a termination of that which must not be terminated is expected.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Worries arise by the bushelful this week, but nothing is so problematic that it cannot be dealt with in stride. No long-term challenges should arise. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll want to be sure that everything is humming along as planned this week -- which means you may have to step aside and view things from a distance on one or two occasions.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Try as you might this week, you're not likely to make as strong a start each day as you had hoped. You require some assistance to get up to speed. (May 6-May 20) -- Early means early this week -- and you must be willing to get moving before anyone else has a chance to beat you to the punch. Anticipation and maneuverability count for much.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll receive help when you least expect it this week. What follows is sure to surprise you even more, as someone from your past steps into an important role. (June 7-June 20) -- Fantasy and reality are likely to converge in a most unexpected way today, and you'll be challenged by one who thinks you should toe the line. Rules can be bent -- a little.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- A neighbor figures more prominently than usual on at least two or three occasions this week. You'll want to explore what more can come of this. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be carrying anger from last week into this one, and the expected result is that you get in your own way because you are not able to think quickly or fluidly. Let it all go.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Someone exciting is waiting for you around the next corner, but you're not able to get there as quickly as possible, perhaps. Be patient; let it come to you. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You've been keeping a secret that may have to be revealed before this week comes to a close. You might endanger others if you fight to keep it under wraps any longer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll be exploring all kinds of superlatives this week -- the "greatest," the "longest," the "shortest," etc. Where do you fall in the scheme of things? (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- It's time to put aside one project in favor of another that promises a greater payoff in the end. This week, trying to double up can only bring about complications.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may not be able to cooperate with another as planned this week unless both of you are willing to compromise -- and you're going to have to make the first move. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may not have heard from the powers that be about what responsibilities will fall to you in the near future, but that shouldn't stop you from preparing this week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may not have the luxury of seeing things progress without getting in the trenches and getting your hands dirty. Direct involvement will be required. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Someone may have the upper hand as the week opens, but later on, you'll be able to level the playing field and challenge his or her seeming superiority.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may mislay something that you desperately need with you all week long -- but you mustn't take up too much time searching for it. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It's a good week for you to shine a light on someone else's issues. He or she will be grateful for any and all assistance -- and you'll learn a thing or two.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Objective thinking will allow you to assess your own performance better than usual -- and this, in turn, will enable you to up your game considerably. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Collaboration may be difficult to arrange this week, but once you have your team together, there should be little to prevent you from achieving both individual and collective goals.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You are going to have to be at your persuasive best this week if you're going to get a certain someone to jump on the bandwagon and follow your lead. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It's the right time to make certain demands of another, but take care that you don't cross the line and overdo it. Think things through before making your desires known.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have to work closely this week with someone you've seen as a rival or enemy in the past. Right now, however, an odd alliance is easily formed. (March 6-March 20) -- Frustration arises this week when someone doesn't want to play by your rules. Is that so surprising? If you're not willing to compromise, difficulties will follow.