The coming week is likely to see a great many individuals making plans for the future -- which in itself is nothing new, but the fact that these plans will require each person to embrace a new belief, discovery or personal or professional dynamic and, subsequently, accept it as a permanent fixture, may prove quite startling.
Those whose close relationships are going through a difficult phase are likely to have two options this week: to stick it out or to give it up -- and neither may prove to be very pleasant at first. Some difficult steps must be made, and complicated terrain navigated, by those whose relationships are front and center this week. Such people must be ready to work.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A brief separation from someone who is central to your life will cause you some hardship, but it is necessary and will prove beneficial when all's said and done. (April 5-April 19) -- You may be nominally in charge, but this week you're involved in something that requires an equal partnership with all those who are working with you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You'll be expected to commit to something when the time comes, so you must spend the first part of the week preparing yourself for what lies ahead. (May 6-May 20) -- Not everyone is willing to follow you this week without asking questions, so you must be ready to answer those who choose to give you the third degree before starting out.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Take care of yourself this week, just as you are taking care of another. It may be much easier than usual to neglect yourself and expose yourself to harm. (June 7-June 20) -- A memory comes into sharp focus as the week opens, and you'll be tempted to take a journey into the past as a result. This is not advised! You have too much going on!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may realize, much to your surprise, that someone thinks that you've been telling lies. You'll spend the week proving that this is far from true. (July 8-July 22) -- Pay attention to rumblings that tell you something is happening beneath the surface this week that may prove to be a game changer when it comes to the fore sometime very soon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- The genuine is far preferable this week to anything artificial, and you may not be able to tell one from the other without looking very closely. Use care! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You'll receive news from afar, personally or electronically, that has you reacting in a way that surprises even you. You'll have time this week to take proper action.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your week may be more complicated than expected because of a missed opportunity -- and the fact that you continue to misinterpret a certain set of instructions. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You have good reason for turning away from a certain group of people this week, but still your gut tells you to stay close -- at least for now. Don't tip your hand.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- There are a few ladders for you to climb this week before you find yourself in the position you think you deserve. Give and accept help whenever possible. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- It's a good week to spend some time in and around the home, beautifying your immediate surroundings. Someone's unusual taste may start to rub off on you!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll have to wait longer than usual this week to take your turn -- though the time spent waiting can surely be used in a positive fashion. Be creative. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can combine work and relaxation this week in a way that makes you the envy of all those around you. Many want to know the secret to your healthy work/play balance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- A wolf in sheep's clothing can be avoided this week by doing precisely what you are supposed to do and keeping improvisation to a minimum. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can contribute much to someone's creative endeavors this week. Soon, you may receive an offer that is worth taking very seriously. Opportunities lie ahead.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may be drawn toward someone who does things in a very different, even unorthodox way. Some method you'll want to adopt, surely -- but not all. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Take time out whenever you can this week to get something extra done, and you'll be thankful for it by the weekend. You may have big plans taking shape very quickly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- It may be time to share your work with someone who can offer very productive criticism. Once you get past the first hurdle, you'll enjoy the interaction. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Keeping in mind that not all things before you are negotiable, you'll surely want to prioritize this week -- and you must insist that others respect you as you do them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may misinterpret messages early in the week, but even if you fall behind as a result, you'll surely be able to catch up when you realize your mistake. (March 6-March 20) -- You have much to offer this week from which others can benefit, but you mustn't make the mistake of giving away something for nothing. Be sure to ask a fair market price!