The coming week is likely to offer the opportunity to all brave souls to explore a new environment or experiment with a new activity -- both of which will almost certainly require those involved to dig deep for the courage to go through with what they present. This is a good week for such activities, for it is a perfect time to identify, define and conquer all manner of fears, large and small. While the natural daredevil will certainly have an advantage this week, those who are more sheepish -- or, to put it simply, more sensible and realistic -- will have the chance to display to others their willingness to grow, change and conquer the very kinds of things that have held them back in the past.
Some this week will find themselves actually looking for the kinds of activities that will allow them to challenge themselves.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're in a position to give another permission to do what has to be done or stand in the way of progress. Which you do depends in large part on the rules. (April 5-April 19) -- A seemingly shocking turn of events early in the week has you doing something you would normally not do, but later on, you can easily get back to what you do best.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have to watch the clock very closely as the week begins and for several days after, just to make sure your timing works with what is going on around you. (May 6-May 20) -- What you do by rote this week will yield predictable results, but what you do in a moment of inspiration may alter your course permanently -- and this is a good thing!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You receive news of an old friend that has you going down memory lane -- but take care as the week progresses that you don't get lost in your own nostalgia. (June 7-June 20) -- Arrangements for the week will have to be made swiftly when the opportunity arises -- or you must be ready to improvise your way out of a situation you could have avoided.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll have a decision to make that pits your taste against financial realities. Whichever you choose is sure to affect you throughout the week. (July 8-July 22) -- If what you want is available to you as the week opens, go for it -- but if it's still out of arm's reach, you'll want to pursue an alternative for a few days at least.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Gather a team to face the biggest challenge this week -- or choose not to face it at all. This particular situation leaves you no other viable options. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're establishing a pattern of behavior that you recognize as being harmful in some respects. It's not too late to change course and opt for what is beneficial this week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- What a mentor teaches you this week is sure to boost your morale, but what is more important is that you will have what you need to further your own agenda. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You'll feel drawn to someone this week who seems very unlike the kinds of people to whom you are normally attracted, but there is nothing normal about this situation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Your ability to get along with almost anyone will certainly serve you well this week, but then you'll be in need of some downtime -- which you must take. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You'll have to deal with certain desires in a direct and uncomplicated way this week -- or learn to deal with the disadvantages that come from indulging in them.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You must be very clear about what you expect from others this week and about what they expect from you in return. You cannot just wing it. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A little bragging as the week opens can actually do you good, but you must know when to knock it off if those benefits are going to last. Don't rub others the wrong way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- What used to be very easy for you may, this week, surprise you with a certain challenge that seems to be out of proportion to your needs right now. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It's a good week to work on the basics, whether that involves communication, travel or money management. If things get complicated, they can prove dangerous.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may not have planned to address anything new or unusual this week, but you have the opportunity to make an unfamiliar activity pay off handsomely. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Think ahead and consider what you have to do to be ready for something you anticipate happening some weeks from now. This week's activities can make all the difference.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Now is no time to share your negative feelings with others. Go about your business this week, as much as possible, without any hint of discontent. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll have at least two others under your care this week, officially or unofficially, and one will surely make good use of your instruction, while the other may not.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It's a long way down -- but there's nothing you can do about that this week. You can, however, trick yourself into dealing with it productively. (March 6-March 20) -- If you can make a game out of that which others call hard work, you will have the advantage this week. Enjoyment can be had doing almost anything at this time.