The coming week is all but certain to see pressure let up on the home front, as certain difficulties wane -- and, where they do not, individuals get used to conditions and circumstances or, in some cases, actually learn to turn a negative into a clear positive for all concerned. It's not going to be easy, certainly, to score measurable gains this week -- especially because the moment things become a little easier, or revert to any semblance of "normal," most will want to do less.
Those with the simplest goals this week may not have the simplest time of it -- and those whose aspirations are complex may find themselves progressing at a more rapid rate than usual. This is likely to be due to one's readiness to take on the next challenge.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- What have you been doing for yourself lately? This week, concentrate on you, and let others fend for themselves for a while. (April 5-April 19) -- You can afford to do more than you have planned this week, but time is the real issue. You must be sure to schedule things with tremendous care and stick to that schedule faithfully.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You've been harboring doubts, surely, but this week you can put them aside and focus on those things you know you can do. Momentum builds dramatically. (May 6-May 20) -- You've been very careful not to overstep your bounds of late, but this week a temptation compels you to go further than usual. Personal dynamics change in a surprising way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're toying with a notion that could, if it pans out, increase your profits tremendously -- but is it something you'll be able to do on your own? (June 7-June 20) -- You are considering doing something in a more aggressive way than usual, but you must be sure that those around you are ready to take on more responsibility with you.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Things are likely to seem rather clear-cut to you as the week opens, and you may find that methods employed some time ago are once again effective. (July 8-July 22) -- You are eager to do some traveling -- but not just for the fun of it. There is something you have to do, and this week's planning can make it all the more possible very soon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You mustn't be premature in your assessment of a certain situation this week. Let things progress a bit further before tallying gains and losses. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You'll have the chance to change your focus this week from something that has brought you little or no profit to that which holds great potential for lasting gains. Get to it!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- News comes to you from all over this week, and not all of it is as bad as expected. Indeed, reports from afar suggest that you'll soon enjoy a victory. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Are you able to communicate clearly and effectively with all those with whom you come in contact this week? If not, you'll have to settle for a supporting role.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Questions of status will arise again and again, and you may be forced to compare yourself with someone you've thought incomparable. This is a good thing! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may not be able to do things all at once this week, as certain interruptions will more than once require you to shift your focus to issues on the home front.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You've been waging a battle in secret for quite some time, and this week things are likely to go public in a way that gives you a distinct advantage. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may have to work harder than others to achieve the same goals this week. Waste no time questioning the fairness of the situation; any letup threatens personal gains.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Others ask of you more than you've been able to give in the past, but this week you're feeling stronger and more capable than you have in a long time. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Repetition yields results this week, no matter how frustrating it may be to go over the same ground again and again. You can lead others to new territory as well.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are inspired this week by those who do not take "no" for an answer. Why do you not live by the same philosophy, at least for a while? Give it a try! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You could use a little boredom in your life -- of the right kind, anyway -- and this week you can have it if you schedule the completion of your most important duties early on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The choices you have this week may be strictly limited, but that never stopped you before. Others marvel at how much you can do with comparatively little. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- With each passing day this week, you'll come just a little closer to doing that which you had assumed was "above your pay grade." That's not all that's changed, surely!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Compare your motives to another's and you'll realize that they are virtually beyond reproach -- at least under current, unshakable conditions. (March 6-March 20) -- Someone has your number and is beginning to take advantage of you -- but you have a plan that can set things right in little time once you put it into motion this week.