The coming week is likely to require many individuals to commit to a general acceleration of all efforts, and changing circumstances and shifting rhythms make new demands. Some will find themselves racing against the clock when, at the outset, they may have felt confident of having ample, if not extra, time on their hands. There will be time for some much-needed rest and relaxation this week, but only after a big push results in measurable progress and an estimation of potential rewards provides solid information about what can be gained this week.
Some will find that they must be unusually clever this week when it comes to money management. Juggling funds, putting a few dollars here and another few there and moving resources around to ensure that necessities, as well as the unexpected, are covered may not be ideal, but it may not be avoidable. Circumstances require that everyone face harsh realities highlighted by his or her financial situation this week.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll recognize certain situations as they arise this week, and you'll be able to act fast in order to gain the advantage over a competitor. (April 5-April 19) -- You're tired of fighting the same battles over and over, and this week you can do something about that -- provided, of course, you aren't making a mistake of which you are unaware.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- It's time to put all misconceptions to rest about a situation that has challenged you for quite some time. You'll be on top once again this week. (May 6-May 20) -- The more you do for others this week, the more you'll be doing for yourself. What you may call "karma" is going to be in full effect throughout this complicated week.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may be delighted to find that something you were going to have to pay for is free of charge -- but only for a short time. Things turn a corner this week! (June 7-June 20) -- You can do a great deal in support of someone close to you this week -- and your efforts will yield a surprising reward as the week comes to a close. Celebrate!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Your own individual efforts may have to take a back seat this week to those things you do with others. Teamwork wins you intangible results. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll want to repeat much of what happens this week -- not just because it was rewarding or enjoyable, but because you learned a few surprising lessons you will use in the future.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You know what's going on because you're at the center of it all this week -- but you'll still want to get another's take on what it all means, surely. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to be reminded this week of a few familiar lessons. Once they're firmly planted in your mind again, you can focus on those who need to learn the same things.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may fear that someone in charge will not appreciate your efforts this week -- or the fact that you're taking the initiative. This is not the case! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may begin the week fearing that you do not meet certain requirements, but you're good to go. This doesn't mean you needn't prepare -- mentally and emotionally.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be planning something that relies on shock value for its effectiveness, but this week, that kind of thing isn't really appropriate. Rethink this! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're trying to do something that's never been done -- at least not under your watch. Take care that you don't endanger others as you challenge yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your mind may be turning to personal pleasures at this time -- and there's certainly room for a little romance in your life right now. You can really shine. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may require a little boost early in the week, but once you've built up a good head of steam, you'll be virtually unstoppable. Many are relying on you right now!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- What you think will take the entire week, or even longer, is likely to be completed early. You know exactly what you must do with the extra time. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You have a decision to make this week, and while others may grapple with implications, you'll find the central issue uncomplicated. Once made, the decision propels you forward.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may not be able to make certain favored adjustments this week, but if you follow the rules, you'll certainly score a few impressive gains. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- As you wait for others to catch up to you this week, you'll be able to use the time for a personal journey. What you learn enables you to avoid a problem in the future.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have to go over old ground one more time this week to make sure that work issues are resolved -- but there's also a personal component to address. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The familiar may not provide the comfort or confidence you expected this week, as you're likely facing certain issues that put you under a new kind of pressure.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Give yourself a break as the week opens, and acknowledge that there's only so much you can do on your own. If you do that, you will have scored a victory. (March 6-March 20) -- You may find others working in a manner that suits neither your intentions nor your personal style. This is a good reason to go it alone this week -- if you can.