The coming week is likely to present numerous situations and scenarios that encourage -- nay, demand -- that individuals count their blessings and look back on what has happened with a sense of accomplishment that promotes confidence and the kind of world-building ambition and planning that can result in great and memorable deeds. This may sound rather daunting, and for those who consider such things too difficult or even "elitist," there are certainly other choices to be made, but those paths are surely not acceptable options for everyone.
There is a temptation among some to see a rift between people based upon the kinds of choices available to them and the kinds of decisions they make -- but this is a selfish or simply ignorant refutation of what this week so clearly proves again and again with each passing day.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You mustn't make anyone ask you yet again to do what should be a matter of routine. This week you have a chance to prove you can be responsible and thorough. (April 5-April 19) -- You may be struggling under a misconception that someone has promoted, but this week you're likely to prove what you've suspected all along -- and benefit handsomely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may not be able to stay out of something that someone you know has brought about, even though you may be threatening your reputation in some way. (May 6-May 20) -- A journey leads you down an unexpected path -- yet, you're likely to end up precisely where you wanted to be in the first place. Enjoy the view and what others can offer.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may be shooting yourself in the foot this week if you refuse something merely because of who has made the offer. You must be more inclusive than that. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll gravitate toward those who share your view of the current state of things, but that doesn't mean you cannot evolve. Indeed, this week you'll change in subtle ways.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- A routine cleanup is likely to uncover something that you never suspected you'd find -- at least not where you are. More than that strains credulity this week. (July 8-July 22) -- You're going to have to accept that coincidences happen, as events this week will prove it in a very clear and concise manner. Now what do you do?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A surprise early in the week has you looking over your shoulder wherever you go -- until you realize that that was, indeed, a one-and-done kind of event. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A mild annoyance with a loved one is likely to build throughout the week, and you must be willing to take a step back and orchestrate a compromise in order to avoid a serious rift.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You learn much from conflict this week, but that doesn't mean you should promote it. Indeed, your role as peacemaker will be clear as soon as you get involved. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- What you're after this week isn't likely to be allowed -- at least not by someone who thinks they're in charge. Fortunately, this obstacle isn't likely to last long.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- It's time to move on to something else now that you've put the finishing touches on a long-term project. You're after more than novelty; quality counts most. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- After someone bids you farewell early in the week, you may feel that there is little for you to do to shed the blues that descend upon you -- but the solution is at hand.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can use the week as a kind of showcase of your abilities and your unique way of thinking about the situations that are more prevalent at this time. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may be putting the blame on someone else erroneously at this time. Why not spend the week looking for evidence of your own culpability? It will surely turn up.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Someone is likely to give you the opportunity to do something this week that you've long wanted to do despite a feeling of inadequacy. Get it done! (Dec. 7-Dec. 21) -- You mustn't let yourself get used to the slower pace of things this week, as it's not likely to last. Take the time to ready yourself for what is about to begin.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- If you've been trying to explain certain inconvenient facts in a way that limits your responsibility, you must tell the truth this week. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can do wonders to promote yourself and your ideas without being explicit in the expression of your desire to get ahead. Ultimately, others can speak for you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Now is no time to expect someone to do what you should be doing yourself. You have the time, resources and skills you need to succeed. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be racing against the clock throughout much of the week, until someone assures you that you'll be recognized for your efforts, regardless of timing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may not be able to satisfy all requests this week, but there are a few special people you'll want to serve as you work to promote your agenda. (March 6-March 20) -- It's time for you to acknowledge that which you've hidden away for quite a while -- and you needn't expect anyone to hold your past behavior against you for any reason.