The coming week is likely to see the vast majority of individuals navigating situations that alternate with no seeming regularity at all but that require one to take charge here and be ordered about there, to lead others here and to be led there -- and all with such surprising frequency that it may be impossible to settle into any comfortable pattern of behavior at all, be it at the workplace or at home.
Personal affairs may become somewhat muddy this week as lines are crossed and boundaries overlooked on all sides. The personal and the professional may, at times, be simply indistinguishable one from the other, and this can lead to tensions among those who find themselves immersed in situations that are not what they seem.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may be ready to be finished with a long-term project, but there are likely still some loose ends to tie up before you can call it done. Don't slow down. (April 5-April 19) -- Just when you think you are free to go about your own business in your own way, you may be asked for one more go-round by someone to whom you owe a favor.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You don't have to disguise your wants and needs this week, just speak of them honestly and you're sure to be satisfied by someone who knows you well. (May 6-May 20) -- You'll be walking a fine line this week between order and chaos, and there's only so much you can do to determine which will dominate. Gather like-minded compatriots.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may discover this week that your recent efforts have not been enough, and that someone else has taken the prize. That's no reason to quit altogether! (June 7-June 20) -- Family members have your back this week as you challenge someone who has been long enough in the position you seek to occupy. This is sure to be a competitive time!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Your desires are likely to clash with those of a partner-turned-rival this week. Continued efforts to let bygones be bygones may only make things worse. (July 8-July 22) -- You can turn something frivolous into something quite serious this week -- but is that really the way to go? There is more than enough to satisfy your serious side.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to widen your search this week if you really expect to come up with what you need by the self-imposed deadline. Travel may be in the picture. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- When asked for certain information early in the week, you should give it, no questions asked, as this will facilitate an arrangement that can benefit you in many ways.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- An economical approach is advised this week -- though when it comes to satisfying a loved one at home, more is almost certainly better, at least for now. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You are going to have to make room in your schedule for someone to "have a go" -- and he or she is likely to take up more time than you had originally expected.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- What begins as pure fantasy may actually become reality before the week comes to a close -- but is this your doing or someone else's? Mount an investigation! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're eager to see your work combined with that of another in order to maximize potential gains for both of you -- but that may not be possible until very late in the week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You must treat yourself with as much consideration this week as you treat others; don't let your needs go unaddressed while you satisfy those around you. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may come to realize that what you want and what another wants are, for the most part, one and the same. This is an exciting discovery, but a complicated one.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Some pieces of information are best kept to yourself this week until you know precisely how others will react to them -- even if they are deemed "essential." (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Something becomes available to you this week that was off-limits only days ago. Jump at this opportunity, for it won't last long and carries with it much promise.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're going to have to defend yourself and your actions at some point this week, and though you have many on your side, they cannot speak in your stead. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- It may be time for you to ease the restrictions on those under your care. You've taught them well, and it's time to see if they can now navigate on their own.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A surprise development may be a shock to the system, but you must focus on making a quick recovery because your actions will determine the final outcome. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It's not enough to give others assignments and instructions this week; you must be willing to share the workload and to provide encouragement every step of the way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may have more questions than answers this week, but there's no reason to hang back even if you require information that allows you to progress. Keep going! (March 6-March 20) -- You may find yourself caught between two rather uncomfortable realities this week, but in the end, you'll be able to wiggle free and embrace another that serves you well.