The coming week is likely to require a greater understanding and appreciation of certain specific, practical, everyday concerns that can affect one in either a positive or negative way, depending on the prevailing circumstances or one's expectations and willingness to do better. First and foremost this week, money matters are almost certain to come to the fore, not just for those who don't have enough, but also for those who have too much. Depending on one's immediate circumstances, either extreme can prove a powerful motivator -- or even the opposite.
Friends and loved ones can and will come to the rescue this week when necessary, but no one should expect to be bailed out more than once or twice. There will come a time when those who seem to be habitually in the red must learn to better their financial circumstances, and this may require some tough decisions on everyone's part.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Your understanding of a difficult and longstanding situation can finally do you and others some good this week as certain restrictions are lifted. (April 5-April 19) -- A promise made to you some time ago may not be kept this week -- but that doesn't mean you'll be forsaken altogether. You're surely in line for something good.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have to employ some kind of unusual treatment this week on someone who simply is not acknowledging a certain reality. You must help where you can. (May 6-May 20) -- You and only you know how to resolve a situation that is borne of a disagreement between friends. This week you'll find yourself employing all kinds of clever tactics.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- It doesn't matter at all if others don't see a certain situation as clearly as you do this week; you're the one in a position to do something about it. (June 7-June 20) -- You must stick to the schedule that you have shared with others this week if you really want to benefit from their cooperation. If you don't, you'll surely be on your own.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- The plan you are expecting to put into motion this week may have to undergo certain changes after receiving scrutiny from someone in a higher position. (July 8-July 22) -- Take the time to assess situations very carefully this week, especially where finances are concerned. You don't have to advertise your intention before you're ready.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- What you do on day one this week must be repeated each subsequent day if you're to make the most out of a certain situation. Expenses may exceed expectations. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Something new takes precedence today as you try to bring everything together in a carefully synchronized fashion. You must tend to everything in just the right order.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may have to wait for someone else's good advice this week -- but until you receive it, you must be willing to give each of your own ideas a trial run. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Little things will certainly add up this week, and you'll want to be sure that you don't wind up with more than you can handle -- or run out altogether!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have to hide your true feelings from someone this week as you both work together to navigate a minor problem that is having major ramifications. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A developing situation has you nodding your head as you recognize that much that you have foreseen is now coming to pass. Others will look to you for timely counsel.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The unexpected can prove quite influential this week, but you can counteract any negative developments with a certain expertise you very rarely display. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may have to investigate the sources of a new mystery this week. Take care you don't drag others into a situation that is over their heads or downright dangerous.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be warned against doing something this week that you've had in the works for quite some time. Even a "perfect" plan can go haywire quite suddenly. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- The simple and straightforward is always best, and this week it will allow you to gain the necessary understanding of a tricky financial issue. Much is on the line.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- The more you can commit to something this week, the more you'll enjoy it and profit from it. You mustn't assume that all things are at your disposal. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- That which is within reach can surely be yours by the weekend -- but you may be fooled by something placed in your path. This is a red herring, surely!
AQUARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may prove unusually industrious this week, especially in situations that demand quick thinking and an ability to dodge incoming threats. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You're in no mood for busywork this week, but you must tend to certain routine duties before you'll have the chance to reach further for what you truly desire right now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A quick look behind the scenes makes very clear what has been holding you back -- though this week there is only so much you can do to further your cause. (March 6-March 20) -- You are eager to avoid something that has long made you uncomfortable merely thinking about it, and this week the time has come to state your case to someone in charge.