The coming week is likely to require more industrious individuals to dig deep into their pasts for information that can be used at this time to open doors that, in turn, allow a new plan to take shape. Whether distant or recent, those pasts hold the keys to much that must transpire this week, and in some cases, without one, the others may well prove useless. The trick, of course, is that those who choose this route this week will have to look at themselves more closely, perhaps, than ever before -- and do so honestly, without even a hint of self-deception.
Some people must be aware that the week's efforts are in support of only one idea, plan or endeavor, and that there is plenty more to work on this week that doesn't require such a deep dive into yesterday.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- An encounter with someone who is far more sentimental than you are -- a Cancer native, perhaps? -- may change your views this week about a key topic. (April 5-April 19) -- You're on the verge of uncovering an important fact that will settle a long-disputed question once and for all. Your efforts this week will be widely admired.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may be put off by something improper or tasteless, but you mustn't let this reaction keep you from saying "yes" when asked a certain question this week. (May 6-May 20) -- You've got more answers at your fingertips than you know what to do with, and yet you are at risk of making a simple error that could set you back days or even weeks. Use care.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- As the pace quickens this week, you may have to redouble your commitment to a certain cause in order to keep up. By week's end, you may have taken the lead. (June 7-June 20) -- Your expectations may be dashed at first, but because you're not willing to give up that easily, you should be able to save yourself and others from a major disappointment.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Don't make the mistake of letting others know how you are most vulnerable this week, as there are those close to you who will exploit such knowledge. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll have the chance to impress those in the higher echelons of your experience and still do things very much your way. A simple bending of the rules does the trick.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to travel farther this week than anticipated -- but you can trust that you will be back home by week's end. Your workload is sure to increase midweek. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- The unusual and controversial must not be eschewed this week, even in favor of something far more ordinary that is a sure thing. You know things won't be that easy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- A certain relationship deserves some careful attention this week, and you're also in a position to give someone close to you a lesson that is overdue. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to see things in a way that sets you apart this week, even from those who usually share your tastes and vision. You might consider applying for a new job.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Whatever your process this week, you must always remember that it is more important to you right now than the goal you are pursuing. Take time to reflect. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may think that a trip down memory lane will offer you the chance to reconnect with someone. However, it is likely to be a daunting but necessary challenge.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You will want to research certain realities this week in order to more fully understand them -- which can lead, in turn, to their proper exploitation. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- There is more in store for you this week than you have anticipated, though whether you are in for a harder time of it is still in question and may be up to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You can approach a certain situation with a little more abandon than usual this week. Some may find this irresistible and want to join you in your efforts. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Professional gain is the carrot that leads you forward, despite the difficulties you're personally experiencing. You can make considerable headway this week.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You must be more adaptable and flexible this week than usual in order to make use of what comes your way. Some surprises change your course slightly. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- A reunion of sorts gives you the energy and the inspiration to reach for the brass ring -- but what you are likely to come up with will be even more valuable than that.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Seek and ye shall find this week -- but that's only the beginning. The hard part is interpreting what surfaces and using it to some advantage. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- On the surface, your plans seem to make sense, but underneath, there is something you're ignoring that could very well make things far more difficult than anticipated.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Friction may be impossible to prevent this week, but it can surely be minimized by one who knows how to turn down the heat. Are you that person? (March 6-March 20) -- Are you willing to turn the other cheek when someone offers offense? Making a big deal out of something easily forgotten and forgiven is the wrong decision this week.