The coming week is likely to unfold in a manner that takes many people by surprise, and yet when time has passed and one has the chance to look back over what happens this week, it may seem as though everything should have been expected -- and this in itself will be instructive and provide information about what has been experienced. The mere notion of "surprise" is likely to take on unusual connotations this week, and how one might usually define the word -- and the experience -- may not apply at this time at all. This week, the ability to take things in stride counts for much.
Those who are most comfortable with things as they are may find themselves challenged in new ways this week -- especially where central relationships are concerned. Many may choose to make long-term commitments this week, and yet it is just as likely that others will choose to call it quits and avoid anything that seems solid and unchangeable. Love is still love this week, even if it lasts only a short time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- This entire week may feel like a do-over to you, but in some respects, this can be a good thing. Don't let repetition be cause for frustration or disappointment. (April 5-April 19) -- You may find yourself in a position that allows you to see things as they are for the first time in a while. You'll avoid being deceived or run aground, surely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Now is no time for you to make careless errors, as the cost for even the simplest of mistakes is likely to be more than you can afford. (May 6-May 20) -- A newcomer has you thinking about your place in the scheme of things, and it may be time for you to give yourself an honest assessment of where you are and where you ultimately want to be.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll have the chance to dig yourself out of a hole this week -- but you must work at a steady pace and not let yourself be swayed by what others are doing. (June 7-June 20) -- You may be faced with a challenge that threatens the status quo this week. Seek a way around it that allows you to avoid difficulty while saving face -- if you can.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You mustn't let a midweek discussion knock you off track. Yes, there will be adjustments to be made, but you can surely stick to your current path. (July 8-July 22) -- Now is not the time to pass the buck. If a situation can be controlled by you, then you must be the one to do what is necessary to control it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Your understanding of certain tricky dynamics, either at home or at the workplace, will serve you well this week. Several difficult questions are answered. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You'll find yourself involved in a situation that pits you against someone who knows you better, perhaps, than you know yourself -- at least right now. Listen and learn!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll be able to make up for lost ground with hardly any extra effort this week. One or two solutions appear to you as if from out of nowhere. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A seeming reversal is nothing of the sort, and you should be able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat this week. Many will wish they could do things the way you do them.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Negative developments must be kept to a minimum this week, but you may not know how to manage that special trick at first. New methods reveal themselves. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You can make more than one very important decision this week, and others will look to you for answers that only you seem to be able to uncover. You'll be trusted by many.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll be tempted to avoid any and all blame this week, but that's not the way to inspire confidence in those around you. You must accept responsibility. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- How you deal with a certain situation depends in large part this week upon your state of mind -- and how you see things as they line up before you. Try to remain positive!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Giving and getting may take unusual forms this week, and you must be willing to adjust to the opportunities that are presented to you as each day passes. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- The outlook is bright this week, but you mustn't let anyone's sour mood keep you from embracing all that comes your way. You can go it alone if you have to.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're not about to be left out for any reason this week. Get in there and make your presence known; you can enjoy all that others enjoy -- and more. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Though you may have to suffer through a slow start this week, very soon you'll be reminded of the purpose you have sworn to pursue. You should be able to accomplish a lot!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You'll be able to take on more responsibility than usual this week, but not for an indefinite amount of time. Soon you'll want to delegate, surely. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll be fascinated by the preponderance of "opposites" that make themselves known to you this week. You'll be able to identify much that is overlooked by others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- The good and the bad are likely to be combined in different ways this week. You may be left wondering which is which -- but does that really matter? (March 6-March 20) -- You'll see things through a different lens this week, but this is not something you will enjoy for long. Get what you can from it before things are back to normal.