The coming week is likely to see many individuals looking back to another time -- or place -- in order to come to a greater understanding of something that is happening very much in the here and now that requires a more immediate and present involvement of a sort that is, in some cases, new and previously untried. Self-discovery is the name of the game this week, and most will find themselves going through a journey that reveals specifics about personal development that may be quite surprising.
Some may realize this week that they are trying to do too much when, in fact, doing measurably less can yield the same results with a minimum of cost -- personally or financially. This doesn't mean that no effort must be made at all; on the contrary, there will surely be a "minimum" that must be met if success is to be enjoyed -- but it's a lot less than one might think!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- There was a time when you perhaps considered emulating a certain someone because of an emotional attachment; this week's events tell you otherwise. (April 4-April 19) -- You may be forced into a situation that you would try to avoid under normal circumstances. The week may be difficult for this reason, but you can uncover opportunities.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may have trouble following instructions to the letter this week, due to a nagging feeling that something isn't quite right. Explore further and freely. (May 6-May 20) -- This week begins on a note of high expectancy, and you can ensure that everything pays off if you are where you're supposed to be on time and ready to participate fully.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You can help yourself by helping others this week. This may seem counterintuitive at first, but by following the trail of opportunity, you'll see it makes sense! (June 7-June 20) -- The more you check in with a distant ally this week, the more you'll feel on top of everything that goes on, expected or unexpected. You may enjoy something special.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may be tempted to put a stop to something that has been the source of only minimal gain and enjoyment recently -- but this isn't the week for such a change. (July 7-July 22) -- You will have more than one chance this week to assert yourself and celebrate your autonomy. Take care, however, that you aren't giving anyone the wrong impression.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to get away from where things are too busy for you more than once this week. Such escapes needn't be secretive; make them openly and be rewarded. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Overt aggression may not get you the results you will be hoping for this week; try a more sensitive, subtle approach. Suggestions are more effective than outright demands.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You must work to achieve more efficiency this week and drop anything that appears to be holding you back needlessly. Forward motion must be maintained. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You can address many responsibilities this week in a far more creative manner this week -- and one that yields far more productivity than usual. Set concrete goals.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- If practice has made perfect in the past, then that precedent should bolster your confidence as you focus on learning something new this week. Keep trying! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A change in the basic pattern of your week needn't be cause for frustration this week. You can navigate any such changes with ease by maintaining a positive mindset.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll want to give yourself ample opportunity this week to get used to something that has been thrust upon you as a result of changing expectations. (Nov. 8-Nov. 12) -- Changing circumstances allow you to experience things in new ways this week -- which, in turn, can increase your enthusiasm about something you soon must do.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Whether you are returning from some time away or heading off on a journey, you'll want to have all your ducks in a row -- which may take most of the week! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Sharing something from another's experience will have you realize that there's much you borrow throughout the week to ensure that you continue making personal progress.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your primary purpose this week may be derailed for a time -- but anyone working against you will soon learn you don't let things stay derailed for long. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Someone may ask something of you this week that you're not willing to give at first. Some soul-searching reveals the reason, and you may change your mind later on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You'll be reminded just how much more important the process is to you right now than is any possible result -- but that won't be the case indefinitely. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You may feel shackled by circumstances early in the week until you discover a way to free yourself from any such unfair restrictions now and in the future. Be patient!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be frustrated by another's unwillingness to follow instructions. This week, however, you are perhaps meant to do some things on your own. (March 6-March 20) -- You might have expected to be jealous of another's good fortune, but time spent together this week reveals a pleasant surprise: You are, in fact, happy and proud!