The coming week is likely to present many situations that require immediate use of knowledge gained last week and experience enjoyed over the past few weeks or months. Most important, of course, are the lessons learned most recently, as they're almost certain to come in handy as one addresses the situations, expected and unexpected, that arise now. Those who understand that there is a performance element to the successful navigation of the week will not hesitate to capture their audience with a loud and confident "look at what I can do!"
This week can prove much busier than most, and certainly busier than expected, especially for those who embrace a new challenge that is presented just as they gain momentum early on. Indeed, now is a very good time to make deals, seal agreements and finalize pacts that allow for broader personal expression.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- What happens to you this week isn't mere chance, but rather the result of careful cultivation on your part -- but that may be hard to prove to others. (April 5-April 19) -- Look around as the week opens and you'll see where you're most needed. Don't waste time wondering what's right or wrong. Just trust the process and get to work.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may not be able to resist temptation this week, but there will surely be time later on to reestablish a more responsible set of domestic behaviors. (May 6-May 20) -- Whether at work or at home, you'll want to have those around you who understand what you're about. If things change suddenly, they'll be able to help you adjust.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may be concerned about protecting your interests this week, but it will be more important to share than to covet your own opportunities. (June 7-June 20) -- Something you think should go your way may surprise you this week, but something you've given up on is just as likely to bring you unexpected gains. You have a story to tell.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may learn a few new tricks this week that you can put to use almost immediately, but you must avoid being overconfident about your overall abilities. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be slow to realize this week just what you are capable of and how valuable it is to the team. Practice may well make perfect, but you still doubt yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to assume greater responsibility this week in order to inch those working with you toward a goal that only you recognize for its true value. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- It's important for you to get out in front of someone's faulty reporting this week. By week's end, you can present a true version of what has really been going on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- More energetic than you were last week, you'll embrace a challenge that is set before you by someone who knows even better than you what you can really do. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Where you expect a battle of sorts, you may actually find cooperation -- but it is likely to take a surprising form. You'll have to share a victory this week.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have trouble reaching your full stride this week because of an emotional setback that you're only now coming to understand. Answers can be found! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Just when you thought you were once more on your own, you're likely to be joined by someone whose enthusiasm for an unusual endeavor rivals your own. Let the fun begin.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- What you accomplish may not be recognized as important this week, but it's sure to have shock value. Soon, however, others will want even more from you. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may be following rules that no longer apply, and this week that will cause you to fall behind -- unless you're able to make your adjustments swift and permanent.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Circumstances you have tried your best to arrange this week may not come into play as you had hoped, but you can push through and score a victory. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Your fears become reality this week -- but only temporarily. If you are willing and able to stand your ground, you will surely impress those who are calling the shots.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You must be sure to read the fine print before signing any contract with someone who promises you more than you expected. There's a catch somewhere, surely! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- What begins as a lark turns into something very serious this week. You may be able to parlay a good performance into something that profits you again and again.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may find yourself transitioning this week from a certainty to something much less concrete. You must take the time to explore all possibilities. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You are eager for some rest, but it's not likely possible this week until you get a certain job done -- and then take the time to train another to take over.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Something's coming that has you on edge this week -- or is that simply excitement you're feeling? Ready or not, it's sure to capture your imagination. (March 6-March 20) -- If it's down time you want then you must earn it -- and that means taking on more than usual this week in order to get one project off the ground and another completed.