The coming week is likely to pit notions of "it seems" against perceptions of "it is," with conflict resulting that can come between all manner of individuals -- friends, enemies and even total strangers. This week, the dissimilarity between the real and the unreal will make all the difference in the world, especially to those who are trying to make their way through territory that offers up all manner of deceptions.
Of course, there are those whose life's work is very close to being illusory, but even they will benefit from dealing in what can be weighed, measured, touched and recognized for what it really is, and not for what it merely resembles. The real is real -- and anything else is only pretend at best, and its value very little at this time.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll find yourself in a position to both learn a lesson this week and to teach one -- but which situation is more important may remain a mystery. (April 4-April 19) -- Give yourself the room you need to explore what needs to be explored this week. If you follow the rules too closely, you'll limit opportunity -- and very likely reward, too.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Travel is in the picture, but you will be able to choose when the time comes whether to make the trip or stay home. Needs will be served either way. (May 6-May 20) -- From where you stand, the view is quite pleasant -- and should remain so all week long. How you feel as a result of what you see can send you into next week confident and capable.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll be inspired by what someone else is able to do under fire. You can take a leaf out of their book without putting yourself in a vulnerable position. (June 7-June 20) -- You don't have to do things a certain way just because others do. Consider your purpose and establish a code of behavior that serves your intentions and your character.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may choose to consider something a sure thing this week that is nothing of the kind -- but your reasons will supersede any other considerations. (July 8-July 22) -- You may be bombarded by the question "why" over and over again this week, and you suspect it is because of something you did without considering all possible outcomes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Focus on that which gives you pleasure this week, and you'll glide through your own affairs feeling very much on top of things. A friend wants to join you. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Now is no time to pass judgment on that which you don't really understand, as you're likely to put yourself in a very vulnerable position by doing so.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- The discoveries you make this week are all the more valuable if you share them with others. Ultimately, this can lead to a very productive partnership. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You cannot afford to risk that which is actually more greatly valued by someone else. You've been charged with protecting it this week, and protect it you must.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may come very close to jumping the gun in some way this week. After a few tries, you'll realize that you had better wait for a partner to be ready! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- That which comes to you as if by accident will certainly be worth some study. If you turn your back on it prematurely, you'll surely be missing out on something valuable.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll respond very well this week to all that which plays to your various senses. Color may prove unusually powerful to you as you explore possibilities. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You're ready to give someone else what they richly deserve, but you must take care that you don't end up going without as a result. This is something you can share!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may be tempted to postpone what you've long been waiting to begin because of someone else's involvement. You can learn much this week. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You are gearing up for a confrontation of sorts, but this will take much more than merely shouting someone down -- and you know it. Make your preparation really count!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You mustn't expect a celebration this week, though you may get one for reasons you've forgotten. Work provides what you don't get elsewhere. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You can use routine tasks as steppingstones to something much more impactful this week. When it comes to making things unfold just as you wish, you have no equal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You receive news early in the week that may have you, of necessity, doing certain things the wrong way around -- but no harm should come of this approach. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can both give and get this week, and you'll almost certainly find that the former is closely linked to the latter. You'll understand yourself much better very soon!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- If you expect others to react a certain way to what you do this week, you're likely to be disappointed. Take what comes and do what you can with it. (March 6-March 20) -- Everyone you encounter this week is likely to surprise you in some way -- but that says more about you right now than about them. Your perception is in flux.