The coming week is likely to repeat certain key themes again and again, but under different guises through different events, activities and developments. This means, of course, that one must be willing and able to glean meaning from behavior and interaction and to accept the fact that the interpretation of the week's interactions is likely to be far more important, especially in the long run, than those interactions themselves.
Many individuals will be required to turn their attention inward very intentionally, and it's likely to take some effort to do so. Those who are not used to looking in the mirror and examining what they see will have the hardest time of it -- but also, they may benefit the most from doing so if they are able! Indeed, the harder the week, the greater the rewards right now.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Before you're able to make any measurable gains this week, you must be willing to strip away anything extraneous and get back to the simple, basic "you." (April 5-April 19) -- Now is no time for making excuses -- for yourself or another. You must face the music and do whatever is required to heal any rifts past behavior may have caused.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Keeping things manageable this week will require you to anticipate future developments -- and especially those that are least likely to come to pass! (May 6-May 20) -- You may not be surrounded by the comforts of home this week, but by keeping in touch, you can avoid any serious emotional hardship. Those at home: Take nothing for granted!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're going to want to try to get through the week without cheating in any way, and that's going to require some superhuman patience and a willingness to learn. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll find yourself thinking about a recent reunion of sorts and how it made you feel about certain key issues. The trick is to look forward and still feel the same!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You have more on the line this week than almost anyone within your circle, and yet you are feeling relaxed and positive. Others want to know your secret! (July 8-July 22) -- You can do only so much for someone who is in a rut -- but just "being there" is perhaps the most effective medicine you can offer. Don't be too reactive.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may find that your relationship with someone under your care is changing somewhat, but take care that you don't misinterpret the most subtle signs and signals. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Your team-building skills will surely come in handy this week as you prepare to address an issue that can ultimately make the difference between success and failure.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may have a lot of thinking to do about an issue that has tarnished a central relationship somewhat. A difficult question can be answered this week. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Though you may have little to show for your efforts this week that others will recognize, you will surely feel as though you have made some very real personal progress.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You'll want to fortify yourself with some learning this week -- but the most valuable is the kind you cannot get from books. Interactions teach you much. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may fear for your own emotional well-being as the week opens, but if you maintain contact with a close friend or loved one, you can surely get through this rough patch.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You will want to arm yourself with all the information you can lay your hands on this week before you set out on a required journey of discovery. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You are more than willing to work with another this week, but you're not sure what you will gain by doing so. You're likely to be quite surprised by the end result!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- The balance between style and substance will give you a lot to think about this week, and you must be willing to experiment. Answers are slow in coming. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You are more interested in quality than quantity this week, but you must resist the temptation to instruct others. Focus on yourself and what you can do better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Just when you think you're in for "more of the same," the week offers up an opportunity for change that you simply cannot turn down. Friends pull you along. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself distracted by issues that matter very little in the scheme of things. Avoid making commitments when you find yourself enthralled by trivialities!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your domestic situation requires some overhaul, and this is the week to get it done. You may choose to start with the most difficult of issues. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Once you deal with something that has been hanging over you for quite a long time, you'll be able to excel this week -- but you must relieve yourself of this burden first.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It's a good week to make a plan that you can stick to when the going gets tough. You don't have to look ahead beyond a few weeks just yet; keep it manageable! (March 6-March 20) -- If travel is in the picture, you'll surely want to take all necessary precautions -- but beyond that, you must be willing to say what you have to say and not clam up!