The coming week is likely to see many individuals picking up the pace and, for the time being at least, outdoing their closest competitors in imagination, practicality and results -- even if skill levels are comparable and the timing of one's efforts are not all that advantageous. Speed is the primary issue at this time; those who are willing to go fast can surely score gains this week, and those who are unwilling to take the risks that a faster pace incurs will be locked into a routine that doesn't promise much -- at least right now.
Those who are carried along by swifter currents this week will have a lot to talk about when all is said and done -- especially when it comes to relationships both old and new. This week, attraction is likely to give way to connection.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You know better than anyone what you can and cannot do right now, and you'll have to speak with those whose expectations are unrealistic. Deceive no one. (April 5-April 19) -- You may have to wait on another person several times this week while certain business dealings are arranged properly. Don't make the mistake of "butting in" just now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You are likely to wield some authority this week, whether or not you know it. You know how to get others to listen to you -- when you have something to say. (May 6-May 20) -- Now is no time to assume that things will progress as usual. This week, there are certain factors that will continue to change things with each step you take.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You don't want to be locked into something that will give you only a fraction of what you feel you deserve. You must make changes swiftly this week. (June 7- June 20) -- You don't want to drop your guard this week, as there are those who will surely take advantage of you if you reveal any vulnerability at all. A defensive stance is surely best.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've been studying recent trends, and this week may be time for you to buck tradition and foray into unfamiliar territory. You're certainly prepared! (July 8-July 22) -- That which you are used to when it happens "now and then" is likely to come at you with much greater frequency this week, requiring a new reaction. Be on your toes!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're waiting to hear from a certain someone about your chances this week -- but what does he or she have to do with your success or failure? Don't be cowed! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- An uncertain response to someone's first move this week is sure to get things going in an unusual direction. You may have trouble anticipating what happens next.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Your desires are not as well hidden as you think they are -- but that can be a very good thing, as someone close to you can give you what you want. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Why keep hammering away at the same stubborn task when you can do something new and different this week in a style that suits your personality much better?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Just when you think you're going to have to ask for help, something comes through that gives you a distinct advantage. Money matters improve this week. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Someone may be eager to meet with you about the possibility of collaborating -- but is that what you really want? You'll have to draw the line after negotiations fall through.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your thoughts may take you back in time for a while this week, but instead of empty nostalgia you'll benefit from a discovery that can lead to real progress. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A personal issue threatens to come between you and a loved one who doesn't seem to understand that you're dealing with something that is nonnegotiable. Make it clear!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll realize this week the importance of putting things where they belong. That which was missing is found, and that teaches you all you need to know! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Physical ills must not be allowed to keep you from fulfilling a promise to a loved one. You may have to take more time and make adjustments, but it can surely be done.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- What is it you're waiting for? You are likely to receive all kinds of messages that tell you what's what, but you're not yet compelled to make a move. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- With the help of experts, you can make things right between yourself and someone who doesn't understand why you do the things you do. You'll have to reveal certain "secrets."
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Before you take any action in response to reports you receive this week, you'll want to double- or triple-check their veracity. Don't be misled! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can have much of what you want this week, but not all. When you realize that you've actually been asking for more than you deserve, you'll adjust your expectations, surely.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You're trying very hard to keep up with certain issues that aren't likely to wait until you're better prepared to deal with them. Make a bold move this week. (March 6-March 20) -- You may have to travel farther than expected this week, and before you depart, you must make all necessary adjustments to your plans -- and their overall timing.