The coming week is likely to see a number of individuals challenged by a significant increase in personal responsibility, some by choice, and some by virtue of simply being in a certain place at a certain time. In either event, this can be considered an opportunity to bolster one's reputation and even play the hero at some point, doing what no one else seems able to do when it is required. The upshot will almost surely be renewed recognition as one who plays for keeps, and whose involvement in virtually any endeavor is considered an asset.
Creativity should prove an important aspect of almost everyone's approach to jobs both large and small this week. Thinking outside the box will be rewarded, surely -- as long as it's not so far outside that intended goals are not acknowledged and met.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You can do more this week if you ally yourself with someone whose knowledge complements your own. This is no time to be jealous of another's contributions. (April 5-April 19) -- The shock value of something you do unexpectedly this week isn't likely to last a long time, so you must take advantage of it while you can. You must act quickly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You receive information early in the week that proves essential to your success later on. You must spend some time organizing your plans and available tools. (May 6-May 20) -- Frustration is likely to result this week if you fail to ask the right people for the information you need. They're not likely to come to you, so you must seek them out.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Your plans are solid, but you may have to make more than one adjustment as you encounter obstacles not originally taken into account. Your goals remain the same. (June 7-June 20) -- You can avoid almost all negative developments this week simply by focusing on what you've been assigned to do. Pay no attention to anyone else's methods.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You must steer clear of anything this week that you feel has been ill-conceived, or that seems to be specifically made to upset the apple cart. Stay on task. (July 8-July 22) -- It may not be up to you to fix what is broken this week, but you may at some point recognize that you're the only one who can, at least at this time and place.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have trouble making plans that accommodate all those around you this week, but it's not up to you to better the odds for anyone but yourself right now. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to discover that something you were quite fond of long ago is still available to you -- and that it still has the same effect on you, too.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may not be able to avoid unwanted complications this week, but you can surely help others deal with them in a creative way that is also quite effective. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Preparation this week may not be quite enough to ensure success; you must also be willing to work longer and harder than usual. You certainly have what it takes.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may find yourself at a critical junction this week. The decisions you make at first may not add up to much, but each one proves essential later. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You must do all you can to ensure that no one is able to find an error in your work. That doesn't mean they're not there, just that they are virtually invisible.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You can take a routine event and turn it into something quite special this week. Others will want to be near you, regardless of prevailing circumstances. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your ability to get along with almost anyone will serve you well this week, but you must make a conscious effort to be open, accepting, tolerant and enthusiastic.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Your way of thinking is likely to be far more effective than anyone else's this week, and this is a product of experience and native pragmatism. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- What you have to offer this week may be unsuspected by those in charge until you swing into action. Then, surely, the value of all you can do will be clear.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Others may be fixing things in ways that cannot last, but you're after long-term solutions -- and you can certainly find them if your methods are sound. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- If you're unable to get permission to do this, that or the other thing this week, you may choose to do it anyway -- and trust that you'll be forgiven. Take a chance.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- What you want this week isn't likely to align perfectly with anyone else's desires, including a loved one. How far you can commit yourself is unclear. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You have something going for you this week that others are unaware of -- and even if they were, they would be unable to comprehend it fully. Take the initiative if you can.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You mustn't take too seriously the things others say about you this week. Most of it, if not all, reflects their ignorance, and not your character. (March 6-March 20) -- There are signs that someone who has been critical of you in the past is getting used to your style -- and what you say and do is likely to have a very different effect.