The coming week is likely to provide a great deal of personal satisfaction to those who have been diligent about their work the past several weeks and who have resisted the temptation to take things easy or make excuses for subpar efforts simply because the going has been tough of late. Indeed, those who have let things get to them, dash their spirits and quench their enthusiasm will find that they have lost out on much that can be of great personal benefit.
Those who have been putting in at least the minimum required effort the past few weeks will get a great deal out of this week's repeated tests of ability.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A simple change of venue can work wonders for you today as you seek a way to increase your commitment to a certain job while minimizing distractions. (April 5-April 19) -- Your ability to pull other people together under a common banner will be put to the test this week as certain members of your team threaten to go their own way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Loyalty is the key to a successful week -- and by putting your own on display, you will let others know just what you expect. (May 6-May 20) -- You may be called upon to do a job far from home this week, and though the scheduling may not be yours, the details must be filled in by you and you alone. You're the expert!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- What is it that separates you from the rest of the pack this week? The answer to this question will lead you to an important and timely personal discovery. (June 7-June 20) -- You are better off starting the week in a quiet, contemplative manner -- but once things get going in earnest, you can step on the gas and adopt a much more competitive stance.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have to look at others with a more critical eye than usual this week -- but, in the end, they will all benefit from your unique way of seeing things. (July 8-July 22) -- Now is the time for you to bring all of your knowledge to bear on a problem that has been developing for some time. You should be able to avoid any serious personal threat.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may receive word of an opportunity early in the week that has you rearranging your schedule in order to take full advantage of it right now. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Others will gravitate toward you throughout the week because you seem to know what you're doing -- and any and all interactions will give you a chance to prove it, too.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're going to have to work harder than usual this week to keep the quality up to par. No one else is better equipped to guide others toward excellence. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Keep your ear to the ground this week and you'll surely get word of something that has you anticipating a fun and profitable time to come. You can deliver the goods.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may receive news that would be frustrating to you if you weren't in a position to do something about the situation in which you now find yourself. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Others will be eager to learn what you already know this week, but they're going to have to do so on their own terms. You can only do so much for them at this time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll learn something this week that, when applied, will make all the difference between success and failure. You must be sure to take all views into account. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- This is a good week for you to review all you've done during the past few months and to determine precisely what it is you should work on to improve personal performance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll want to make contact with those who share your outlook, attitude and as many of your talents as possible. Communication lines must remain open. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're not likely to be taken in by someone who claims that he or she knows something that you don't. This week, you can demonstrate your expertise very clearly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You and a friend have something cooking that threatens to upend a longstanding effort if you're not careful to balance all current work. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You must find a time to get together with a friend or partner to work out a solution to a problem that has been bubbling just beneath the surface for quite some time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You are able to see things more clearly this week than most others, but that doesn't mean your work will be error-proof. You must not be careless! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You want more than is available to you today, but that doesn't mean that you cannot strive for all that you've set your sights on. In the effort you will find satisfaction.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You're going to have to use your imagination this week in order to "fill in the blanks" and find answers to certain key questions. Details are sketchy at best. (March 6-March 20) -- You know what is going to be asked of you very soon, and this week you can dedicate at least some of your time to the preparations you must make in advance. Don't delay.