The coming week is likely to ask that many spend time in solitude working out personal puzzles of all sorts -- including those that may prove to be emotionally hazardous as issues are faced that have perhaps been avoided for too long. This week, something that should have seemed obvious long ago is likely to come to the fore and demand attention, and this can be quite difficult for those who have not seen what has been, for so long, readily apparent to others. On the other hand, the week offers numerous opportunities for progress for those who have had their eyes open and who know what they are facing.
Those who do experience emotional hardship this week must look within themselves for the strength to overcome it, as there is likely no one who can make them feel better if they're not yet ready to do so.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You have a task to begin today, but you must first be sure that you've studied the lay of the land and know just how you will proceed, step by step. (April 5-April 19) -- You may be surrounded by those telling you what you should and shouldn't do this week -- but you know very well that to follow your own instincts and desires is the best bet.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You are eager to jump into something new this week, but first you must dispense with something old that holds you back. You may get emotional. (May 6-May 20) -- You may find yourself bouncing back and forth between two clear realities this week. This is not an "either-or" situation, however; you can have your cake and eat it, too!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may begin the week by getting more than you bargained for, but you cannot count on that luck to last. Ultimately, you're going to have to pay the piper. (June 7-June 20) -- You're derailed toward midweek when you realize you've based your planning on an assumption that proves false. A minor adjustment should have you back on track.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may be introduced to something in your own character this week that takes you very much by surprise. A difficulty vanishes, perhaps, as a result. (July 8-July 22) -- You are on the lookout for your next big opportunity, but this week offers up a few attractive distractions. You're not in a big hurry; indulge yourself!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You must be willing to say what needs to be said -- and if you do so early enough in the week, you'll find that several daunting obstacles virtually disappear. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- If it's someone else's opinion you're afraid of this week, your best course of action will be to engage in frank talk as soon as possible. You have much in common.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll find yourself picking and choosing this week from a wide assortment of -- what? The specifics are up to you; be sure to make the right decision! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- An answer comes to you from an unusual source, but you'll likely have many more questions to ask as a result. Still, you can make measurable progress this week.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You know perfectly well what you will be up against this week, and all you have to do is face it with resolve. You mustn't be cowed by any single misfortune. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're ready to do something that others cannot -- but it's important that you begin in a way that attracts support rather than criticism. Your pace is a key element this week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can choose to do things on your own this week, or you can assemble a team and tackle things en masse. Each has benefits, but the latter is more attractive. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can learn much from someone to whom you have taught many lessons. This week, you are best to keep talk to a minimum while you open your eyes and ears.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You begin the week in a disorganized state of confusion perhaps, but as you address issues one by one, you'll find yourself in control once more. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It's important this week that you express your wants and needs very clearly, especially when you are asked to do so. A reward waits for you if you play your cards right.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may discover this week that you're more in sync with someone you consider a rival than with someone you consider a friend. This changes much, doesn't it? (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- In your search for affirmation this week, you're likely to stumble upon that which sends you on an entirely different journey. Be aware of changing currents.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- It's a good week for you to dive into something you've been putting off -- and for dragging someone with you who has claimed he or she has no interest. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're able to give your reputation a boost entirely on your own this week -- but in the aftermath, you'll want to work closely with others to maximize your rewards.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Personal or professional unease needn't hold you back this week. Your attitude will surely benefit from contact with someone who knows what you're about. (March 6-March 20) -- Now is the time for you to step forward and be counted. An effort made in weeks past is likely to pay off this week -- or begin to. The value of a good friend is clear.