The coming week is likely to present two very different versions of reality, each compelling, but also requiring very different responses from those affected by both -- and one can surely be affected by both even though he or she may recognize only one! And that's the tricky part this week: Navigating what comes, even when it is not the version of "reality" to which one might subscribe. But how is it possible, one might ask, to be affected by that which isn't real? Perspective is the key here, of course.
The closer one gets to the finish line this week, the harder one must work -- and as always, the devil will be in the details! All must remember, however, that it's not a race, and that a satisfactory finish is one that results in a sense of completion and accomplishment.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You needn't try to fix everything this week -- just some things. If you choose right, your initial efforts will have far-reaching benefits. (April 5-April 19) -- You are confident that you'll score a personal victory this week, but you must look over your shoulder now and then to ensure that the competition isn't gaining on you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Preparation is at an end at last, and this week you'll have the chance to put your plans into motion -- slowly at first, but the pace should soon quicken. (May 6-May 20) -- You've been resisting someone's influence long enough; this week you'll have very good reason to say "yes" at last -- and much long-awaited good will transpire as a result.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may start the week in a position of vulnerability, and with the feeling that you have few choices -- but things will change dramatically in a few days. (June 7-June 20) -- A minor error can work wonders for you this week, as it forces you to look at the very things you've been avoiding lately. Greater awareness yields a surprising reward.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- What you see coming this week may make you doubt your standing -- but your allies will make you realize that you're in a much better position than most. (July 8-July 22) -- You mustn't simply shrug off the concern that others express for you this week; take it seriously, and examine all possible causes for it. What do they know that you don't?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A new opportunity is revealed this week at a time when you may be least prepared. If you play your cards right, however, you'll be ready for it just in time. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You should be able to complete assigned tasks on time this week -- but much depends upon your willingness to turn away from that which is quite attractive but has little value.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept 7) -- You can't expect those around you to read your mind this week; you must be willing to say out loud what you've only been contemplating for a while. Speak up! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- What you thought would be a short commitment may actually turn into something that requires more time and effort than you may be able to give. Get some help!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may disagree with those who are currently in charge, but now is not the time to fight for control. Leave things alone for now, but monitor the situation. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may be misinterpreting another's actions this week and coming up with the wrong answers to questions about his or her motives. This must be corrected -- and soon.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The longer you have to travel this week, the more you can gain from the journey itself. Spending time on the road can be risky but quite rewarding. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Simply by doing what someone recommends early in the week, you can buy yourself much more time later on to do the things you want to do for yourself and a loved one.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll want to remain closely engaged this week with someone who has been challenging you in ways no one else has. You answer a few key questions. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You recognize in the final stages of a certain project just what it is that you were missing early on. Fortunately, you have all you need this week to be victorious.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may be required to increase your involvement in someone's affairs this week in order to make things come out favorably for you and a friend. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- The easiest answers yield the least valuable information this week; you'll want to dig deeper and grapple with issues that cannot be understood upon a quick first glance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- This is a good week to do what you've only imagined doing in the past. You have many options available to you -- but only one can give you real satisfaction. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're being watched, surely -- but that's nothing new. This week you can do things in a way that surprises those who are used to following your every move.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You can take advantage of that which appears to have no possible use to many. It's your creative approach that makes the difference, of course. (March 6-March 20) -- You'll find that it is impossible to keep track of all the numbers and letters that figure prominently this week. You may have to make a sacrifice in order to remain competitive.