The coming week is likely to require of all individuals a greater level of self-help than usual, and those who are not able to fulfill this need for themselves are bound to encounter difficulties, inward and outward, that simply cannot be overcome easily if at all. Those who maintain a consistent level of care for themselves throughout the week will minimize such dangers, certainly, and when they arise, they will present only a modicum of real danger -- and even then, the overall effects should be minor, if they're felt at all.
Those with experience this week are likely to have more than one run-in with those who have little or none, and they must realize that while this can prove frustrating and even result in a setback or two, no permanent harm is likely to result -- and worries about "reputation" are surely unfounded. Indeed, some are sure to end the week stronger than before.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Someone is waiting for you to reach out, but you may not understand the urgency of the situation until a third party intervenes late in the week. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll have the feeling that things are looking up, and there are certain improvements that will make themselves known to you quite clearly throughout the week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You don't want to have to scramble to get things in order at the last minute; be sure to reserve a portion of each day this week for your preparations. (May 6-May 20) -- A meeting of the minds results in an agreement between parties that yields interesting dividends throughout the week. This may not be something you wish to sustain, however.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- The professional and the personal are intertwined this week in a way you had not foreseen, and though this isn't your doing, it's certainly your responsibility. (June 7-June 20) -- The more specific you are with others this week, the closer you will get to your primary destination -- literally or figuratively. Avoid generalities at all costs!
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may have to weather a few tense moments this week as you and a new partner get to know each other. Don't let things develop behind your back. (July 8-July 22) -- It's time for you to step up and be counted this week, as you've been in the shadows for far too long doing something invaluable to the overall progress enjoyed by others.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- There's no need for you to explain yourself to others just yet; indeed, throughout this busy week a sense of mystery will actually do you a great deal of good. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself involved in uneasy negotiations between those who are after two very different things. Late in the week you may be compelled to take sides.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may be shaken by unusual circumstances early in the week, but later on you'll regain your balance and composure and do what you have been waiting to do. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- While patience is, indeed, almost always a virtue, this week you may choose to be much more proactive as you make certain demands of others. You've been quiet too long!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can't expect every plan to unfold precisely as you had hoped this week, but you're in a very good position to make improvisation pay off handsomely. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You don't want to lose touch with anyone who is party to your plans. Those who know what you're up to will be instrumental in getting you off on the right foot this week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can make things pay off this week much more handsomely than you had anticipated -- but it may require you to do something you normally wouldn't do. Can you? (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- The week progresses according to a pattern of happenstance that has you shaking your head again and again in disbelief. You can do very well, surely, but what a time it is.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Your overall outlook is brighter and stronger than expected this week, and you'll soon be ready to put forward something that attracts positive attention. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Your enthusiasm for a certain project is likely to be renewed, slowly and in discernable stages, throughout the week. A partner is eager to welcome you back!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Though you've prepared yourself for some bad news this week, it's likely to be overshadowed by good news that comes through unusual channels. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You'll enjoy a new sense of purpose -- which isn't "new," exactly, but certainly renewed. You'll want to dive into something with abandon before the week comes to a close.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You'll have a very specific reason for keeping to yourself for some of the week, and you'll be in no mood to explain yourself. You'll reemerge soon. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- What you're waiting for is farther from you at this time than you may have calculated, so you will have to spend time this week keeping yourself busy, but productively so.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You needn't worry about feeling separated from those with whom you are most intimate, as they will keep in touch. You needn't have a guilty conscience! (March 6-March 20) -- You can wipe the slate clean this week, though it's not going to happen all at once. You must take time, each step of the way, to assess your immediate progress.