The coming week is likely to develop far more slowly and, for some, deliberately -- presenting one situation after another that requires at first nothing more than routine care and attention. Those who give only that this week will find that a certain level of success is surely possible -- and failure can almost always be kept at bay. But anyone who wants more from the week than that will have to put in more effort and possibly move out of his or her comfort zone in order to face those challenges that wait, perhaps disguised and obscured, for those who choose to acknowledge them.
Those who choose to reach further and try harder at this time will surely be rewarded -- but not in the ways they may have anticipated. Also, personal and professional issues may be closely linked in unusual ways this week, and what one does to strengthen one area will serve to strengthen the other as well. Conversely, professional discontent can lead directly to personal dissatisfaction at this time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- The truth will come out this week, no matter how much someone near you promotes a falsehood. You'll put a "hidden" ability to wait things out on clear display. (April 5-April 19) -- You're going to have to buckle down this week and get things done in an orderly, disciplined fashion. There may be little room for experimentation or inspiration.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The potential gains that can come with adding to your workload may not, ultimately, be worth it this week. Consider sticking to what has already been planned. (May 6-May 20) -- Balance is the key to a successful week -- especially if you find yourself immersed in situations that are relatively unfamiliar. Thought and feeling must work together!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You can see what's coming your way this week with far more accuracy than most others -- and you mustn't waste this ability by reacting irresponsibly! (June 7-June 20) -- You'll feel the pull from someone who is eager to have you in his or her orbit. This week, however, you may have to resist in order to maintain your emotional equilibrium.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may be chosen to be in charge of something that has little chance of success this week -- but that's no reason to say "no." You'll surely learn a great deal! (July 8-July 22) -- You may decide, finally, that your ambition is exceeding your capability at this time. You can still turn in an admirable performance doing things the ordinary way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're not in any mood to change your ways just yet, and this week you may find yourself in conflict with one who is eager for things to be different. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- An ever-changing situation is making it necessary for you to move forward and back with little warning. You're able to deliver the goods despite such fluctuations.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Look around you this week; you'll see all kinds of people doing all kinds of things to make themselves seem more important. That's not for you, is it? (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to learn much this week that helps you make a key decision just in time. There are those who may question your motives, but you can clarify them, surely.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Many are misinterpreting incoming information and making snap decisions erroneously. You don't have to fall into this trap this week; follow your instincts. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Internal rhythms may be in conflict at times this week, making it difficult to commit to your current work in the way you are used to. You can make some positive changes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Someone appears out of nowhere this week to challenge you and instruct you. You may be resistant at first, but you should come around very quickly. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may instinctively resist certain currents this week, but when it comes to making a final, firm decision, a friend shows you the way. It may not be what you expected.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may have to scramble some this week to get everything in place and ready to go on schedule. Don't fight against the inevitable, however! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may be tempted to hide from the things that threaten you this week, but that would be a mistake. You are perfectly equipped to prevail in most risky situations.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can see where things are going with greater clarity than most, and this week you're not eager to see them get there. You can make necessary changes. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may deem a certain action essential that others are warning you against as the week opens. There's no need to rush things; take the time to weigh all pros and cons.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're likely to fall prey to one of your own false notions this week -- and that'll teach you, certainly! It's not too late: You can alter your thinking. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- What you do in close proximity with a friend or loved one will prove memorable, surely -- and it is also likely to increase both your consciousness and confidence, too.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Those who let themselves be pulled into your orbit will surely have nothing to complain about this week, as you provide all that you have promised. (March 6-March 20) -- You'll likely be weighing the potential harms and benefits of a key decision throughout much of the week -- until the time comes to make it, once and for all.