The coming week is likely to present, to those who are most open and receptive, situations that are both complex and quite simple -- which, though it seems like a contradiction in terms, can make a great deal of sense to those who are immersed in them. The truth is that the complexities will almost surely lie within, while the simplicity is inherent in a situation itself -- and this means that each individual is, in large part, wholly responsible not for what happens necessarily, but certainly for how it pans out in the end.
All should be on the lookout for those who seem unable to help themselves this week, and whose actions -- or lack thereof -- tend to make things worse. These are the people who can really use a helping hand this week.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Your week opens on a note of expectation that requires a good deal of patience. What you're waiting for can make the difference between success and failure. (April 5-April 19) -- You're not feeling very much in the swing of things this week, but someone close to you will actually validate your feelings. You don't have to feel left out.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may find yourself playing with fire toward midweek after allowing yourself to be pulled into a rather hectic, hazardous situation. Keep your head. (May 6-May 20) -- You may require the assistance of someone who is not usually involved in your affairs. The situation you're in requires a new way of thinking, which can be provided.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You may have trouble believing that things are going as well as they are -- so be careful. At times like this, you tend to get in your own way. Don't do that. (June 7-June 20) -- Following another's guidance is one way to navigate a situation that seems more complex than it has to be. In this situation, your perception is tantamount to reality.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may begin the week with little hope of progress, but even the most minute movement in the right direction can inspire you to do more than expected. (July 8-July 22) -- You may think that things are reverting to how they were some time ago, which frightens you, but it's only the result of a slightly skewed perception that won't last.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're feeling capable and on the ball this week, but a rival threatens to derail you. This can be avoided if you remember what you're trying to accomplish. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Your sense of entitlement is likely to cause problems this week, for you're not about to get something for nothing. You know how to do what you're required to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Others may wonder at your slow and deliberate pace this week, but you know that you can avoid a certain self-made problem by progressing in this measured way. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're going to have a lot of questions this week, but you needn't be afraid of them -- or of the answers, either. It's information you need, and you'll get it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Pay attention to what the people around you are doing this week and you'll come to understand even better why you do things the way you do. Keep it up. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You're in the mood to be entertained, and you can find your share of very good amusement in a most unusual of venues. Very soon you may want to take part yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may think that you're not cut out for the kinds of things you are expected to do this week, but you're selling yourself short. You can do it all! (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You are ready and more than willing to do for another what has been done for you in the past. Throughout the week your teaching methods are likely to change somewhat.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're going to want to showcase certain skills this week, but you'll have to work hard to create a situation in which those skills are truly useful. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You must do all you can to avoid being chosen to lead others in an endeavor that you firmly believe is a no-win situation. There are people you can talk to, surely.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're eager to collaborate with someone who understands both your methods and your motives, and it's likely you know precisely who this person is already. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may not be quite as enthusiastic about a certain turn of events as some others, but almost by definition it means you'll be more realistic -- and that's beneficial.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may surprise yourself this week by venturing into something you would have avoided even a week or two ago. This reflects an important change in attitude. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may be dealing with someone else's erroneous assertion that others are assuming is true. You must be willing to speak truth to power to get folks back on track.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You have questions as the week opens that can be answered only by someone in exactly your predicament, but is there such a person? You may be on your own. (March 6-March 23) -- Your timely intervention this week can prove the unlikely deliverance of someone who has been going down the wrong path for a while. You know what's happening.