The coming week is likely to require a great deal of cooperation and collaboration, especially from those who are not usually willing to share their time, energy or resources in such a manner. What this means, of course, is that relationships will come to the fore in unusual ways all week long -- for it's relationships that really count when people are brought together under a common banner of any kind, but especially when some are expected to behave out of character.
It is important, of course, that everyone care for themselves in ways that increase the likelihood of productive collaboration -- and this may be tricky for some, as the timing may not seem quite right.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may have to make good use of your antisocial instincts this week, but no matter what you do, you will certainly have to explain yourself to a loved one. (April 5-April 19) -- You may find yourself in a kind of existential "limbo" this week, caught between what you want and what you need, and unable to force yourself to make a decision.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- This is a good week to make connections with people with whom you know you can work and play well, and to reconnect with one you've worked with in the past. (May 6-May 20) -- Certain decisions come much more easily this week than you had anticipated, and yet you may not be entirely satisfied with what happens as a result. Rethink and reconsider.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- The more creative you are this week, the more progress you'll make in areas that, in the past, required nothing but a pragmatic approach. Things are changing. (June 7-June 20) -- You may wish to invite others into your "inner sanctum" for a time this week -- but this is actually so that you can learn something new about yourself, if you dare.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Avoid deception this week and you'll come out on top -- but it may be easier said than done! A certain someone seems to know where you are most vulnerable. (July 8-July 22) -- What you do early in the week you'll have to do again in order to make clear your intentions. Not everyone will be with the program when you first get things going.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- What you do with others this week will almost surely allow you to advance with more confidence than anything you might conceive of and do on your own. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You can enjoy the week's activities far more than expected this week if you simply make a point of putting up as little resistance as possible. Let things happen organically!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may have to let some time pass this week before deciding that something you did was good or bad. The circumstances are worth closer examination. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- The more objective you can be about your own endeavors this week, the more you'll evolve and progress. Much depends on your ability to see yourself the way others see you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You will benefit from some carefully managed downtime this week -- before things heat up and you are expected to lead many others into "battle." (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may have to work longer hours this week in order to finish a project that has had you making some difficult decisions in recent weeks. Once it's done, however, it's done!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Take a good look around you at regular intervals this week and you'll surely derive a great deal of inspiration from the very environment you inhabit. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may not enjoy the fast pace of things early in the week, but when you get your bearings, you may find that you're more than able to sprint to the front of the pack.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll make one or two decisions this week that affect others in ways you could not have anticipated -- but this is not at all a bad thing! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You must find a way to squeeze more time out of the hours available -- and that means being creative with your methods in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- An accident has you traveling in a new direction this week, but what you discover about yourself and others makes it all worth it, surely. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- If something seems too good to be true this week, it likely is just that -- but that doesn't mean it cannot be turned to your advantage if you commit yourself to what is required.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The truth is not as elusive this week as it sometimes is, and that can be both a blessing and a curse for you as you seek answers to certain questions. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Now is no time to hide from your own true feelings -- or to conceal them from someone who desperately wants to know what's going on with you. The week can be fortuitous.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Now is not the time to throw caution to the wind; you must deal in that which has worked for you before and trust the knowledge you've gained by experience. (March 6-March 20) -- You may be too easily persuaded to do something that goes very much against your nature -- but knowing this can protect you, if you're willing to say "no" to a friend.