The coming week is likely to see many individuals going to battle against the kinds of developments, trends and surprises that tend to knock one totally off balance -- with the expected result that time is wasted, efficiency and effectiveness are compromised, and goals and rewards rendered out of reach. There is no reason why anyone has to come out on the losing end of these fights, however, and as long as one is truly dedicated to a course of endeavor or a driving principle, one can certainly prove victorious when all is said and done.
This is a good week for the pacifist to prove that there are some things worth fighting for -- and autonomy and self-sufficiency are but two. Even those who at all times try to resist conflict are likely to discover that to engage the enemy head-on is perhaps the only way to achieve one's ends at this time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may find that you're responsible for more this week than you had bargained for -- but also that you're well-equipped to get everything taken care of. (April 5-April 19) -- You are being resistant to certain influences that can actually be quite good for you, so this week is a good week to explore possibilities that they can present.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You don't have to do things through official channels this week to have the impact you had hoped for -- though they can help in some key situations. (Maya 6-May 20) -- You're willing to be led down an unfamiliar path this week, but whom you choose as your leader will make all the difference. Those who want the job should have it!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- The harder you work this week, the harder it may seem to get what you want from your efforts -- but you are misinterpreting certain developments. It'll happen! (June 7-June 20) -- You'll discover more this week than you have in the recent past -- so much so, in fact, that you may not know what to do with it all. You have time to solicit good advice.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've been on the outs for a while, or so it may seem, and this week you're likely to receive an invitation that tells you it's time to rejoin the group. (July 8-July 22) -- Don't be afraid of anything that seems bigger than it should be -- especially where ideas are concerned. It's a good week to consider the biggest ideas.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Playful banter between you and a friend early in the week is likely to lead to something later on that is far more productive than you may have anticipated. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You can stay one step ahead of the competition this week, provided you have equipped yourself well and you keep the tank full and the engine well-oiled.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- There are more ways out than you can recognize this week -- but is that really what you want to do? Getting more deeply involved is the way to go right now. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Your plans may be threatened by those who are working directly against you this week. Don't waste time trying to figure out why -- just mount your counteroffensive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- There's no such thing as a "foolproof" plan, and this week should prove it to you beyond any doubt. How you react will make a difference next week too. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Your own affairs may come under scrutiny this week by those who have decided that what you are doing is not good for you -- but what do they know? You must keep going.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Take the time you need this week to suss out things and prepare a response to what is going on all around you. Don't be hurried into making a mistake. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're ready for something that others aren't able to handle this week, which puts you at the head of the pack for a while. Momentum is high all week long.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- What you share with a friend or loved one this week is worth remembering -- and repeating if you get the chance, but perhaps not just yet. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- If you find yourself traveling any considerable distance this week, you'll want to take work with you. Use the time to solidify something whose time has come.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may choose to wait until late in the week to tackle a challenge that you think is going to test you in a number of ways -- but you're overestimating it. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You'll be surprised by developments that seem related to your primary course of endeavor this week when, in fact, they have nothing to do with you at all -- yet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may have to break the rules this week in order to get yourself out of a trap that someone set for you. Once free, you'll have much to say! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll find this week that complaints do not further your cause one bit -- but is that really a surprise? It's important that you know when to replace words with action.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may not be as overwhelmed as others are by a certain development this week. As far as you're concerned, it may as well be more of the same -- in a way. (March 6-March 20) -- There's no use maintaining a superstitious outlook this week, as everything you'll be dealing with has a very real cause -- and effect. Keep your feet on the ground!