The coming week is likely to throw some individuals for the proverbial loop, as situations arise which defy expectation -- and in some cases, even logic or sense. Indeed, to some the entire week may seem off-kilter, and stability and balance will come at a premium -- but that doesn't have to be all bad. Some will be inspired by the unlikely or unthinkable to dig deep and come up with creative solutions to problems that haven't even yet arisen, and in other cases, simple improvisation can propel one quickly through the most difficult of situations and lead to a success that no one had any reason to expect.
This last point is particularly applicable to personal situations that develop at home -- or difficulties that are brought home from the workplace.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Just as you will often add to a recipe to suit your culinary taste, this week you must bend the rules a bit to ensure that the odds remain in your favor. (April 5-April 19) -- It's essential this week that you think -- and act -- in ways that stress health and longevity. You must do something soon that will require you to be in peak condition.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The usual is likely to affect you in unusual ways throughout much of the week. You're eager to find out what's your responsibility and what isn't. (May 6-May 20) -- You mustn't jump to any conclusions early in the week, but rather let things unfold as they will and react as if nothing whatsoever is out of the ordinary. Patience is rewarded.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your perspective changes this week, and when you realize that you are thinking more like a partner, you'll be ready to get a new project off the ground. (June 7-June 20) -- Your readiness is not in question, but someone else's is -- and you must be willing to take the reins if and when you find yourself suddenly working on your own.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may be surprised by what you must face this week when you look past the facade and into the heart of an unfamiliar reality. (July 8-July 22) -- Even a short trip down memory lane will serve you well this week as you attempt to combine what worked before with a new idea that is just reaching maturity.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- If it's ease you're after this week, you're almost certain to be unpleasantly surprised -- but once you are ready to accept a challenge, you'll come into your own. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Now is no time to turn down an offer -- even one that seems too good to be true. Whatever it is will give you just enough of what you want or need to fuel your progress.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- The more you are willing to accept the unexpected this week, the more you'll find yourself ahead of the pack, but that brings with it new responsibilities. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Someone may require you to commit to a certain project for a longer period than that for which you have prepared yourself. This disappointment can lead to a discovery.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- The job that is offered to someone else early in the week may soon be yours to accept or turn down because of a chance encounter that changes everything. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- What you are waiting for this week may not come to pass, but you should be able to use the time spent waiting to your distinct advantage. A new rule is in effect.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The difference between a gain and a loss may be difficult to define this week until you find yourself at the center of something you did not anticipate. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Something you've not heard of before begins to exert an unmistakable influence this week. A little investigation on your part yields a great deal of information.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may have to set yourself back a bit in order to improve your own perspective about where you've been and where you're going. Be creative. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Others aren't likely to give you permission to do something unusual, but if you wait until the time is right, you'll likely be forgiven for doing it anyway.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- A recent change makes its significance known this week as you jockey for position against someone who seems to be firmly in control. Take a chance. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- A problem is solved early in the week -- just as another arises. Fortunately, the knowledge you gain in dealing with the first enables you to swiftly solve the second.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- No amount of study is likely to prepare you completely for what you will face this week. You'll have to improvise and take a leaf from a mentor's book. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may not be met with the responses you expect this week, and this alone may propel you down an unusual path. What you then encounter gives you much of what you need.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- What begins in certainty may soon be something of a crapshoot as the week develops in a way that seems to go against the grain. Your instincts are sound. (March 6-March 20) -- That which is hidden from view this week is likely to have a profound effect on what you do -- and what you are able to do. Some changes give you cause for concern.