The coming week is likely to present not one, not two, but three or more tests of strategies and tactics that will require of all engaged and motivated individuals the willingness to give themselves fully to endeavors and projects likely begun by others. This doesn't mean, of course, that those "others" are going to be in charge; on the contrary, each individual this week will have unique responsibilities and the power to enable progress and effect change -- but he or she must be satisfied with taking over what has been inherited in some way by someone else.
The proper use of information will prove essential this week. Mistakes can be avoided if everyone is dealing with the truth in a straightforward manner, without embellishment. Those who promote such a truth will be the heroes this week.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Once you are ready this week, you'll want to see things through. You must make it clear to others that you have no time for distractions of any kind. (April 5-April 19) -- You may find it difficult to maneuver during the first part of the week, but later on when you have more room, you'll be able to position yourself more favorably.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The plans you've recently made may have to wait this week as you address a situation you did not anticipate. You can turn this into a major advantage. (May 6-May 20) -- You're not likely to progress this week without a detailed plan of action -- but this doesn't mean that you can't adjust as needed when faced with changing circumstances.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may have to lay everything on the table this week in order to get someone to understand what it is you're really after. Now there's no going back. (June 7-June 20) -- You can relive a past success this week, if only vicariously through the activities of someone who has recently learned from you. You may be asked to take part.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Communication may be tricky this week as you try to adhere to the rules while taking the initiative as well. What message do you really want to send? (July 8-July 22) -- You will have to make requests of others in a manner that prevents any confusion this week -- and that, of course, will require a good deal of care and forethought.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You'll want to give a certain someone a wide berth this week in order to avoid a conflict of interest that could otherwise turn into a lasting rift. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may receive a message early in the week that seems threatening at first, but which is revealed to be entirely supportive when all is said and done. Give a friend a break.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- A group effort is favored this week, but that doesn't mean that your own unique individual contribution won't be recognized and remembered. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to encounter precisely what you expect this week if you continue along your current course. You must be willing to learn by doing -- and adjust tactics as you go.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- While working within certain constraints this week, you may be able to hit upon a new strategy that allows you more freedom -- in time. Evolution is constant. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're not going to want to reveal too much this week as you settle into a new phase of a project with your teammates. You maintain a certain advantage through secrecy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have to take part in something this week that you had never imagined -- but you should fit in very quickly. Experience is valuable. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your tactics are likely to confuse a rival -- but isn't that precisely what you want? He or she will get wise to what you are doing very soon, so first efforts must be effective.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Timing is everything this week, in both personal and professional affairs. What you do behind closed doors can surely have lasting effects. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A solution to a problem reveals itself in small parcels this week, one by one. You can put the information together and devise a strategy that works well for everyone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may find yourself immersed in a situation that may get out of hand if you're not quick to assess it correctly and take control. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- How fast you are able to react to changing circumstances will depend in large part on the information you receive from others. Be available at all times -- day or night.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- It's a good week to examine all the various influences that have been at play recently. You may discover something that gives you great peace of mind. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Early in the week your focus will almost certainly be on the doings of those under you -- but later on, you will want to take things into your hands and have an effect on things more directly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- The tone of the week will likely be set by a difference of opinion -- but does this really have to affect everyone in a negative way? You'll make a difference. (March 6-March 20) -- Your alliances have been shifting somewhat recently, and this week you'll be compelled to clarify your stance on certain key issues. An important ally has your back.