The coming week is likely to produce more in the way of useful situations than most individuals have experienced in many a moon, and yet there are just as likely to be slowdowns to endure even as measurable progress is made -- especially in areas where the activity is most familiar. What this means, of course, is that despite a positive prognosis and the likelihood of success this week, a healthy dose of patience will be required. This week, a deep breath, a brief walk and a kind word of reminder can work wonders.
Anyone who chooses to experiment with new and perhaps illicit methods will have much to answer for when the week is done, whether such a breach yields positive or negative results. Explanations will have to be made to someone, at some point, and only the best will pass muster. As always, the stars favor the truth.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- How you measure time this week will make all the difference; you don't want to find yourself using a method that doesn't take all things into account. (April 5-April 19) -- You can explain away all manner of incongruities and inconsistencies throughout the week but, in the end, you're going to have to come clean.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can't afford to overlook even the tiniest detail this week when it comes to that certain project you've been working on for quite some time. Concentrate! (May 6-May 20) -- Everywhere you turn this week, you will encounter those who are willing to help you, and that can put you "over the top" -- if you're willing to accept their help.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- If you're offered something free of charge this week, you will most certainly want to accept it -- and you'll also want to keep any critical comments to yourself. (June 7-June 20) -- Others may think you are merely shuffling along this week, when in fact it's actually a rather complicated tap dance. Only you know what you're really up to right now.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Things may happen this week that make you forget that you're afraid of certain things -- but that can be risky. You want to maintain a healthy respect! (July 8-July 22) -- Your behavior is likely to challenge those who subscribe to the kinds of gender roles that you've long eschewed. You can possibly teach them a thing or two.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Pay attention to the kinds of announcements that seem random or trivial, as they're likely to conceal bits of information that will be most useful to you. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- What you see as the week opens will be very different from what you are experiencing as it comes to a close. Both friends and rivals will come together to sing your praises.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're likely to discover a new way of doing things that eases friction between you and a rival. This doesn't mean, of course, that you needn't be competitive. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Your search for a bargain is likely to uncover something this week that proves far more valuable than anything you might have purchased at a sale price.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Quality control may be an issue throughout the week, but not because you're not being vigilant. Someone else is trying to get away with doing less than asked. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- How you address a group this week will matter much, especially when your personal relationships and career needs overlap. A sticky wicket can become a real advantage.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- What you should and shouldn't do are clear as the week begins, but later on you may become confused because of the results your actions truly yield. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You'll be reminded this week of something that you may have long forgotten -- but never again! Now you know just how important it was and is, and you'll cherish it from now on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Interactions with someone from your past will have you thinking that nothing ever changes, but, in fact, there is one thing that is significantly different. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You are closer to the finish line than you might think, and this week you can make a great deal of progress that gives your supporters a real boost. You can win this one!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Time is on your side this week, but that doesn't mean you can fritter it away. Indeed, it is more important to be careful with it now than in the recent past. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- What you see is what you get during the first part of the week, but during the latter part, you may discover that it's very easy to be fooled -- if you let yourself be!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have a hard time breaking that bad habit that's been in your sights for quite some time -- but you know that this is the week to do it. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Even the slightest self-indulgence may betray you to one who is keeping track of your transgressions. Despite what it may seem, this is someone who is looking out for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You remind yourself at this time of someone who affected you very strongly during your formative years. This is a good week to acknowledge the debt you owe. (March 6-March 20) -- Now is the time to insist on being taken seriously, for what you do this week is likely to have far-reaching ramifications for all those associated with you.