The coming week is likely to deliver to a great many individuals the opportunity to look back over a certain period of personal history and assess learning and progress through a lens of honest appraisal -- combined, at times, with an increased awareness that not everyone does the same things in the same ways. There is room for nearly everyone's motives in the grand scheme of things and failure can -- and often is -- a process that allows for a great deal of learning and personal growth.
This is a good week for making new friends, for many will discover that they have much in common with the person to their left -- or their right -- and now is the time to nurture those similarities.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may have more time than expected to dedicate to an activity that will pit you against a major rival -- and you can use every moment to your advantage. (April 5-April 19) -- You can be the first to do something this week that really attracts the attention of those who are ready and able to hand out the prizes. You are truly deserving.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Where solo efforts fall short this week, you're likely to find that collaboration exceeds your expectations. You'll build a few new relationships as a result. (May 6-May 20) -- You must be willing to give a certain project all the time it requires this week. Trying to do things the easy way is only going to disappoint you in the long run.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Use your imagination and you can do almost anything this week -- and whatever you do will certainly attract the attention of admirers and critics. (June 7-June 20) -- A great deal depends upon your ability to read between the lines this week. You know what is expected, and you can surely deliver that and possibly more when the time comes.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may find your desires conflicting with those of a loved one as the week opens, but careful negotiation eases tensions. A solution is possible. (July 8-July 22) -- You may have to deal with a partner who is no longer interested in the work that lies ahead, but this needn't cause a rift. A simple redistribution of duties is called for.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may discover that more than the usual amount of effort is required this week in order to get the usual things done. This can lead to a personal discovery. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're facing a challenge that requires you to see things from a new perspective -- though that's going to be hard to do as long as you are acting on certain assumptions.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You're not alone this week, despite the feeling that you're at sea. Get in touch with someone who has helped you in the past and make a new plan. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Your vision this week is likely to inspire others to reach farther and do more than they have in the past -- but make sure they aren't outperforming you as a result!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are likely to be inspired by what someone does behind the scenes this week. Soon you can bring a controversial activity into the mainstream. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You've been working hard to increase your own knowledge of a certain topic, but this week you are better off putting down the books and getting busy doing what you've read about.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have to take an unpopular position early in the week, if only to get those around you to react and get moving in the right direction. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your motives are pure, but your methods may not serve them as directly as you had thought. A friend lets you in on a secret, and your resulting work solves the problem.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be surprised to discover just how much energy a rival is putting into a project that is intended to outdo you in some way. React in kind! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Though success is never a guarantee, you have come so far recently that the odds are surely in your favor -- especially where a certain troubled relationship is concerned.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You are eager to see what's available for you beyond the current limits of your experience. Exploration reveals a surprising option; you must follow up. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- It's a good week for trying things that you would usually avoid -- but know that you needn't go back for seconds if the first time isn't to your taste or satisfaction.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Getting started this week may prove the most difficult thing, as certain complications are likely to take you by surprise as you take the first steps. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to explore a realm that has been off limits for you for some time. This week, an odd confluence of events allows you to do what was formerly prohibited.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It may be necessary to apologize for something that wasn't your doing -- but saying what someone else won't will get the week started in a positive fashion. (March 6-March 20) -- The hard work you've put in over the past days -- or even weeks -- is likely to pay off now that things are settling down just a bit. You can be proud of what you've done.