The coming week is likely to see the wisest and most attentive individuals taking advantage of unexpected opportunities and positioning themselves for the kind of recognition and advancement they have long sought for. However, getting that final stamp of approval may take a little more in the way of imagination, timing and tenacity than expected. This week, the more creative one can be, the more there will be to work on, both alone and in collaboration with others.
Some may enjoy the opportunity to make great strides earlier than planned or expected, and this can prove beneficial to all concerned -- and especially to those who are directing everyone's efforts. They are likely to be impressed by those who are up early to address each day's work -- and that can certainly be beneficial in ways not fully imagined.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Time spent away from home makes you wish you could return and focus on domestic needs and pleasures. This may inspire you this week to pick up the pace. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll get where you're going this week, but that doesn't mean you'll land where you intended. Your plans are likely to have pointed you in the wrong direction.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- How you score this week will be of primary concern to you, no matter what else takes your time or commands your attention. You're working toward a big victory. (May 6-May 20) -- Your creative energies are flowing at a rate far greater than you are used to, but if you follow where your instincts lead you, there may be gold at the end of the rainbow.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- It's not often you get a clear view of how things might have been, but that's what gives you motivation to go after something out of reach this week. (June 7-June 20) -- What you see ahead of you early in the week fills you with a kind of desire that is new in some ways and familiar in others. You may have to bend the rules just a bit.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- The more willing you are to take on responsibility, the more likely you will be to succeed at whatever you take on -- provided you have a helper by your side. (July 8-July 22) -- The same old dull routine isn't for you this week. You can spice things up by inviting a few newcomers into your circle; they have much to offer that is out of the box.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You cannot expect to solve every mystery that is presented to you this week, but there are two in particular that will shape some new accomplishments. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may choose to let someone else call the shots this week because you are eager to work in the shadows pursuing your agenda in your own way. Don't tip your hand.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Projects come and projects go, but that which presents itself this week is one that you will want to focus on, even if it means sacrificing something else. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Get started this week and you'll surely accomplish something worth remembering -- but it's not going to be easy. You first few moves may be blocked by a rival.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Your approach this week must be more subtle than a competitor's. In order to have things turn out your way, you must make a plan without revealing too much. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- One idea dies on the vine this week, while another -- one you never expected to come to much -- is likely to lead you directly to one or two invaluable opportunities.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may have to steady yourself this week as the shock waves from a distant upset threaten your own endeavors. Recovery, once started, should be very quick. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A matter of policy proves so stubborn that you're not likely to settle things with others, no matter how hard you work at it this week. You must make time later.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll encounter something unique this week that has you feeling quite lucky. You should be able to say and do precisely what you've planned. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You'll appreciate having a friend in your corner this week as you face a fierce opponent who knows perhaps too well how to push buttons and reveal vulnerabilities.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Now is no time to cower in the face of a challenge. You must be willing to face it directly, eyes front, resources at the ready. You can do it! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may return home from an extracurricular event to discover that things are not as you left them. Days of concentrated effort may be required to restore the status quo.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have to juggle both shoulds and shouldn'ts early in the week before it's your turn to put your real plans into motion. Get updated information! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It's a good week for you to consider seriously what is going on over the fence; indeed, on the other side, there is much you can learn from and emulate if you choose.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A walk on the wild side isn't likely to get you what you hoped this week -- but you're likely to end up in a better position, even if you're disappointed. (March 6-March 20) -- Someone who has looked on you with curiosity, if not criticism, is likely to recognize your true worth this week, and that can open up many doors for you.