The coming week is likely to present several opportunities for individuals to explore their "shadow selves" by doing at long last something that they have only dared dream of doing for quite some time. What this means, of course, is that many will be facing their fears this week in order to make their dreams come true -- and will, in the process, discover much about themselves that they may have only suspected to be true once upon a time, but that is demonstrated clearly and undeniably now.
Like it or not, many will have to go back to doing things in a way that doesn't seem productive or profitable -- but such a judgment is merely an error of perception.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You can impress others this week with the way you navigate the obstacle course that you call your job. Your progress is aided this week by a former partner. (April 5-April 19) -- You mustn't be so eager to prove yourself this week that you neglect the routine affairs that must be tended to as a matter of course. Your time will come, surely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You'll do what you think fits this week, surely, but you must be ready to weather some harsh criticism if you insist on being only a solo act. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll have reason to remember another time and place in which you were challenged as you are being challenged now. Try to recall what you did then -- and what gains you enjoyed.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- It's nearly time for the curtain to rise on a new endeavor, and you'll spend much of the week making final preparations. Everything is almost in place. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll respond to a call for action by doing what you know is right -- and yet others may not respond in the way you have foreseen. A serious conflict waits to be resolved.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You are likely to experience something for the very first time this week -- but you may not want to tell anyone until you know it is the right thing to do. (July 8-July 22) -- You are yearning to be somewhere that, for the time being at least, you cannot reach via ordinary means. Use your imagination; think outside of the box.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You can do a thing all week long and still not be considered an expert. You must pick the right thing and dedicate yourself solely to its mastery. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- As the week opens, you may find yourself waiting for others to fall into line; later on, it's you who must make a change to ensure that you are doing things in accordance with the rules.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your awareness of others will be quite keen this week, and you'll be compelled to compare your performance with theirs. This can be dangerously misleading. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- What goes on beneath the surface will have a lasting impact on the things you are trying to do. Pay close attention to your instincts -- and those voices in your head!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You know what has to be done this week, but you mustn't think you are responsible for all of it every step of the way. It's time you learned to delegate! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Have you built up enough reserves to have confidence in your own staying power this week? If there's more to do, you may have to postpone the start of a new project.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may fear that you are giving up too much of yourself to please another, but you can engage in honest conversation that sets this issue to rest. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Personal vulnerability will be a ruling factor all week long. Others will look at you askance as you deal with a certain topic in an unorthodox manner.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You have a lot to do this week, and you must learn to differentiate between that which is urgent and that which is not. Respect your priorities! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- An excess of pride is the one thing you must strive to avoid this week, as a puffed-up version of yourself will be too much of a target for your competitors to resist.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are eager to see things calm down a bit around you this week, especially where home issues are concerned, but you cannot artificially control them. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You've been engaging in hero worship for far too long; it's time for you to see a certain someone in a clear light. Strive to be realistic in all things this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The lessons you learned last week can be passed on this week to those who are looking to you for guidance. Take the time to plan your instruction. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You mustn't allow others to control every aspect of your workday throughout the week; there are times when you can afford to be more aggressive as you define your personal space.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You'll want to remain somewhat aloof as the week opens so you can watch what is going on around you without being drawn into the fray for any reason. (March 6-March 20) -- An unfamiliar path leads you through some beautiful countryside this week -- but that's only part of the journey. You must avoid dangerous obstacles when they appear.