The coming week is likely to see many individuals breaking from tradition, and from their habitual groups, to go it alone in a new direction -- or one, at least, that has not been sufficiently explored. There will be some bravery involved in this expression of independence and will, certainly, but the greatest single obstacle anyone is likely to find is that which lies within -- be it fear, uncertainty, self-doubt or self-delusion.
Those who charge ahead with clear heads and their eyes wide open can surely find much to cling to this week, and progress can yield handsome rewards even from the very outset. There are a few this week who, for reasons of their own, will decide that it's time to give way to others who are stronger.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- The more you imagine yourself making headway this week, the more headway you will likely make. It all begins in your head -- only then can you make it real. (April 5-April 19) -- You may have to go back to where you started from this week in order to give yourself the proper perspective about something mysterious that lies just ahead.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can come through for someone who is in a bind this week -- and the method you use can come in handy for you in personal ways that you have not anticipated. (May 6-May 20) -- You mustn't leave people hanging this week; get in touch and provide all the information that you've recently gathered. You'll surely be pleased by the thanks you receive.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You're not likely to provide other people with what they want in the ways that they expect you to do so -- but that's how you can maximize the fun this week! (June 7-June 20) -- You can minimize risks this week by doing what you know to be right. Now is not the time to challenge the status quo or do something that others may find questionable.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You're a little too concerned with profit margins this week; instead of worrying about your "take," consider the needs of others and let your generosity shine. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll likely receive news this week that allows you to shift gears and change direction with relative ease -- and almost on the spot. This surprises your supporters.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're usually not one to place great stock in prophesies and the like, but this week you'll want to listen to someone who seems to know what's going on! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may find yourself waiting anxiously this week for someone to complete a minor task before you're able to do your part to ensure that your team is truly successful.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll have the chance to turn in a repeat performance this week. Though this will not please your critics, surely, what you do can silence them for a while. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Now is no time for deception; you must be honest and straightforward, especially when the issue at hand is a sensitive one. Any attempt to hide the truth will backfire.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You want nothing more than to be included this week, and so you can be -- provided you have prepared yourself for any and all possible scenarios. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may have to backpedal a bit this week in order to get yourself out of a situation that was created when you went a little too far in the first place. A friend may save the day.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're able to keep a promise this week, and in so doing, you'll give your reputation a boost. There are those who will believe you no matter what you say. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can give yourself a boost this week simply by watching the clock and being as efficient as possible -- especially when it comes to tasks that require little thought.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll likely be on your own throughout much of the week, though you certainly won't be lonely. You'll reveal much by the way you react to surprises. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can do much to further your agenda this week, though much of it may actually be behind the scenes. You mustn't let one piece of bad news knock you off track.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may have to repeat yourself more than once this week in order to establish a rhythm that works for you, no matter where you are or what you're doing. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Practice may not make perfect this week, but it can surely increase your confidence and allow you to do things in a familiar way that has worked for you in the past.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A casual agreement that has been in place for some time may have to be revisited this week -- and certain things may have to be made more "official." (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Your ability to see around corners with surprising clarity will serve you well this week -- but there is something threatening you that may approach you from your blind side.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You're likely to get swept up in something this week that at first seems to have little if anything to do with you. That all changes by week's end! (March 6-March 20) -- Are you ready to do what you are told this week? That is the only way you're going to make significant progress -- but you likely won't be doing anything alone.