The coming week is likely to progress very much according to plan -- but this, of course, leads to the question: Whose plan? Many individuals will not recognize much of what goes down this week, for the simple reason that their expectations will very likely be dashed as things happen seemingly with little or no rhyme or reason -- but that's really all just an illusion! If it seems like the stars are playing games this week, so be it -- but almost all games have rules.
This has been, traditionally, a very good week for looking back at what has happened while, at the same time, looking forward to what may happen -- or will. What no one must do, however, is ignore what's going on right now.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You and those around you are eager to see things transition from where they were to where they're going -- but it's not likely to happen all at once! (April 5-April 19) -- You are likely to come across some snakes in the grass as you journey through unfamiliar territory. The usual precautions may not be enough to avoid such an encounter.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You don't necessarily have to say the things you don't want to say this week -- but that means you may have no choice but to do a few things you don't want to do! (May 6-May 20) -- Planning is the key to a strong and profitable week -- though those profits may not be in the bank right away. You must be patient and trust in the system to a degree.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- If you take the time to look back at the year to date, focus on the positive and try to shrug off the negative. A strong start to the new year is necessary. (June 7-June 20) -- You can reach a lasting agreement this week with someone who has embraced very different ideals for quite some time. Now it's time to progress hand in hand.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can exert more influence over others this week than you had anticipated -- but this doesn't mean that you should. Weigh options with great care. (July 8-July 22) -- You will find that there's no room for anything less than your best this week. What you do right now is likely to echo for quite some time -- and may well prove permanent.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Take a subtle approach this week and try to do things without attracting a great deal of attention. When the time comes, you'll be able to show off a little. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Following in another's footsteps is not usually your way -- but this week you can gain a great deal by doing just that. Remember, this doesn't have to be a long-term commitment.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You needn't be frustrated by a slow start this week. Indeed, that may be precisely what allows you to build a healthy head of steam and come out the winner. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Someone is changing the rules, and you don't like it very much. You have two choices -- and one is infinitely better for you than the other. Weigh your options with care.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may discover quite by accident that the information you've recently received is faulty. You should be able to undo any related damage. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll be quick to spot those who are not following the rules this week -- but what you should do as a result may not be easy to determine. Take the time to consider all options.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- There are more unknowns to deal with this week than there were last week -- or the week before. Things seem to be piling up in an unusual way -- temporarily. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Anything you do out in the open this week will surely attract the attention of both supporters and critics -- but it's the critics you'll have to deal with more often.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You have questions this week that must be answered before you are able to progress in any meaningful way. Much depends on how clearly you communicate. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're able to make your way with little fuss this week, as the obstacles you expected to encounter aren't likely to materialize. You find support in unlikely places.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- As things develop throughout the week, you're likely to realize that certain numbers, letters or other symbols are worth following to a logical conclusion. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Progress may seem to come easy to you this week, but take care that you're not simply assuming things will be the same as one year gives way to the next. Stay alert!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Only those plans to which you have dedicated yourself wholeheartedly this week will come to fruition. You may have to free yourself from other endeavors. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- What goes around this week comes around -- but not in the way you may expect, and not for some time. This gives you a little leeway as you lay some important groundwork.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You mustn't dismiss the opportunity you have this week to assess your recent progress. An honest look allows you to make a key adjustment. (March 6-March 20) -- You're afraid that someone will not appreciate all you've recently done -- but that is only due to your own insecurity. You can be proud of what you've achieved.