The coming week is likely to require many individuals to make up for lost time when circumstances are presented that make it impossible to do what has been planned in the way it has been laid out and scheduled. Indeed, scheduling itself may prove quite the puzzle this week, and finding the right time to get all the cogs and wheels to mesh correctly and turn in perfect synchronization will be something of a magic act in which the unimagined serves to make the impossible possible.
Those who find it difficult to work under the conditions they encounter this week can surely adjust their perspectives when they think about those who are even worse off. Progress is progress, even when it is slow and labored.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You should be able to take what the boss tells you this week straight to the bank -- but take care that someone else's version of events doesn't trick you. (April 5-April 19) -- Once will not be enough this week, nor will two -- but three or more will surely satisfy you. Rest assured you're the only one who knows what this dictum means.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You are not likely to be in the mood to do what is expected of you this week, but you realize that your own satisfaction isn't what really matters right now. (May 6-May 20) -- You can make a great deal of progress this week, even without any of your usual allies by your side -- but if help materializes, you'll surely want to make use of it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may suffer a shock of sorts early in the week, but later, you'll shake whatever it is that has ailed you and position yourself once more for success. (June 7-June 20) -- You'll be concerned with issues that may seem only theoretical to some, but you know just how important they are -- even long before they affect anyone directly.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may not be hugely busy this week, but you must always be ready to say "yes" to anyone who comes to you with an offer of a new kind of involvement. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be caught in an uncomfortable place this week between home and somewhere you should never have gone to begin with. You're going to have to fess up and face the music.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may find yourself engaged in a one-on-one contest this week that challenges not only your abilities, but your most basic beliefs as well. Are you ready? (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- A message comes to you at the last possible moment and sets you on a trajectory this week that you had no way of anticipating. More than an adventure will unfold.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- The more attention you shower upon a loved one this week, the more you're likely to benefit, but in ways that you probably did not foresee. Give it a try! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You can guarantee quality work this week, but you may have a hard time working within the timeframe that you've been given. Your instincts will come into play, surely.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Your natural pragmatism may come up against someone's idealism this week, resulting at first in conflict, but then an uneasy kind of collaboration later on. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may be misled by the clock this week as what you are focused on isn't likely to be affected by the passage of time. There's no hard deadline to meet -- yet.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may find it necessary this week to delve into something you've long tried to avoid. What keeps you from real danger is your ability to compartmentalize. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You cannot try to do everything all at once this week; you have several perfectly good days in which to accomplish things, and you can use all the time available.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You can have a great deal of fun this week, thanks to an ally who has put you in a position to demonstrate your considerable talent. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Others must not be allowed to see what is really going on underneath your carefully groomed surface this week. Soon you'll have the chance to reveal what's really been going on.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may soon discover that the best thing that could possibly happen to you this week is the one thing you have most feared. Benefits will surprise you. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Where your carefully kept secrets are concerned, you must tread very carefully this week. You may choose to distract yourself with a project.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may be unable to move forward this week without hearing from another who brings to the table an essential component that you cannot do without. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- What goes on all around you will be worth some study this week, as you'll be affected by all manner of rhythmic shifts and may have to brace yourself for a coming challenge.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may not be able to get together with all those who are part of your planning at this time, but you have enough information to make a healthy start. (March 6-March 20) -- Slow and steady may not win the race this week, but it will surely keep you from endangering yourself or others at a time when sudden dangers are likely to be very real.