The coming week is likely to see a great many people picking up where they left off last week, in many cases without so much as an intervening breath that allows one to catch up, regroup and adjust their behavior and activities to suit circumstances and situations that may be fluctuating frequently and dramatically. So what is required this week if one wishes to be successful? Patience, certainly -- even when the pace is fast, for patience will keep one from making a difficult situation even worse -- and the ability to seek solutions without finding blame.
There are some who may make something personal again and again this week when, in fact, there is no personal component whatsoever -- and that's an error that cannot only prove disastrous right now, but that can also prolong difficulties far into the future.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Do you really have your own best interests at heart this week, or are you trying to fulfill someone's expectations that are not true to you? (April 5-April 19) -- You may have to deal with more than one emergency this week, but, fortunately, they are not likely to be upon you at the same time. You should have time to regroup.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Patience this week can keep you from making the kind of mistake that you may never get over. Progress is made in easy stages; don't ask too much of yourself. (May 6-May 20) -- Issues of status are unavoidable this week. You can evade conflict by refusing to engage with anyone else in a contest of ego. You know what really matters, after all.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Choices come to you in unusual ways this week. When you begin to see just what is waiting for you around the next corner, decisions must be made more quickly. (June 7-June 20) -- You may be feeling too far removed from a certain situation to have any positive impact on what is done -- or why -- but this is not the case. Let your voice be heard!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can afford to do a little more for yourself this week than you have in the recent past -- but take care you don't come off as being overindulgent. (July 8-July 22) -- What others think of you and say about you will matter greatly to you this week, as you try to secure a meaningful place for yourself in a new work environment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You'll know who is following you this week and why. You can influence his or her decisions without endangering your own progress at all. Make a move. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may have to put aside work you enjoy so you can complete a job that you don't -- but this is nothing new. You know how to prioritize in this way and get work done.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may be approaching a crossroads this week, and as things come into sharper focus, you'll certainly want to have a good friend by your side. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- The view ahead promises much, but you're not going to get something for nothing. This week you'll want to begin preparing for a big push in a profitable direction.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are facing some change in either your personal life or your professional affairs, but nothing is likely to be concrete this week. Wait for signs. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You are almost certainly standing in your own way this week if you insist on looking at things through such a personal lens. A businesslike approach is most definitely advised.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The smaller the details, the more important they will prove to be; anything that you can see and differentiate must be given full attention this week. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're going to need more than moral support this week; money figures prominently, and what you don't have, you're going to have to acquire -- and quickly, too. Avoid hesitation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You cannot do all that is required of you this week if you continue to carry certain personal baggage with you wherever you go. Jettison it now! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Someone's instructions go over your head early in the week, making it imperative that you follow your instincts and do what you know in your heart to be correct.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your timetable may be more difficult to work this week than you had expected. On more than one occasion you'll have the opportunity to make adjustments. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You'll be moving from one task to the next, from one interaction to the next, with tremendous ease this week -- and others will surely want to know how you do it!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Avoid overspending, no matter what you do. Look closely at your finances, and make a plan you can live with without sacrificing too much of what you enjoy. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be juggling several emotional issues this week even while you tend to a major project that demands an objective, realistic and self-critical approach. Get it done!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Take care that you don't let yourself get carried away with the enthusiasm that comes from taking a few big steps forward. You're not there yet! (March 6-March 20) -- You can avoid interruptions this week simply by taking your work to a place where you are able to focus intently on the things that must be done. Discipline is key.