The coming week is likely to require all individuals to up the ante somewhat, as the stakes around the table increase and any greater risk may be rewarded far more handsomely than expected -- if, indeed, it is truly rewarded at all. Those with an affinity for gambling of any kind will find their every endeavor favored this week -- but that doesn't mean every endeavor will be rewarded at this time.
A conflict is likely to arise at this time between those who trust that things will continue in the right way and those who are eager to see things change. What really matters more than anything right now is one's motives, and those that are consistent and true will surely be favored.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A conventional view of things keeps you under someone's control in a way that you may not fully understand. Let your imagination take flight this week. (April 5-April 19) -- Apologies may be required this week after you take action that does not yield the desired results. You may actually be overstepping your bounds without knowing it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Now is no time to keep things too tightly under wraps; this week you'll want to make room for those things that promote greater freedom for you and others. (May 6-May 20) -- If it's stability you want, it's stability you may have -- provided you make no move without warning those who will be directly and indirectly affected. Be open and honest.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You want to see where things will lead you this week, but you're not willing to let go of what you have. Without risk, you cannot enjoy any unusual rewards. (June 7-June 20) -- You may feel as though you have been put in your position for a reason the stars have preordained -- but still, your performance each step of the way keeps things real.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You must not be ruled by falsehoods and mistaken notions this week -- or ever. It is essential that you deal only in information you can verify. (July 8-July 22) -- You're likely to find yourself in a situation that proves more emotional than expected this week. For now, you'll have to deal with what comes in a "grown up" manner.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be asked more questions this week than you know how to answer, and you will be compelled to unearth information that others have not yet acknowledged. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Now is no time to rely on a double standard to see you through; you must follow the rules to the letter for the time being -- and promote fair treatment of others as well.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're likely to find potential this week in all you see, but you may be frustrated by what happens when you try to turn potential into accomplishment. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A difficult situation gets worse for a time this week when you make a decision that is not founded on accurate information. This can be corrected quickly later on.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- A surprise leads you down a new road this week, and the discoveries you make will give you a much-needed boost -- just in time. You can inspire others. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- What begins in a casual and fun-loving spirit becomes much more serious this week -- and you'll be required to negotiate with great care for that which you most want or need.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- A project that has taken up much of your time over the past weeks or months is nearing completion, but you may not yet be quite ready to move on. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your loyalty to another will be recognized by many this week, and praised as well. You can do much for those around you in ways that will surely prove unique and memorable.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may have a hard time of it this week as you work to convince others that you speak the truth. It's not what you say but how you say it that counts. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can prove to others that you have not lost any of your natural ability as you strike out in a new direction. This week, your exploratory nature is rewarded.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You will want to connect with someone in a way that means more now than it ever might have in the past. Some may doubt your motives -- but they are pure. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You will have your wits about you all week long, but on one or two occasions you'll want to trust your emotions more than your intellect as you face the unexpected.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're eager for something to happen at just the right time, and yet this week there is a very real risk of things being premature. You must be ready to act. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Focus on that which can be readily explained this week rather than on what has held you in thrall because of its mystery. The real and unreal are carefully balanced.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You must work hard to understand someone's point of view this week before you take action that would work against it. Ignorance is a very real danger! (March 6-March 20) -- A request is made of you today that you cannot yet honor. You must take the time to think carefully about all aspects of the issue at hand; make no rash decisions!