The coming week is likely to offer up at least two distinct periods, short but significant, that will allow individuals to slow down -- or even stop short -- and assess where they are, where they’ve been and what should be done from here on out. In short, there will be time for planning this week which can, before the week is out, ensure a strong showing in the days and weeks to come, especially if plans include endeavors that are new and previously untried.
The opportunity to forge new alliances will come to some this week, and those who choose to follow where it leads will improve on both inner strength and outer resolve -- a combination that is absolutely necessary if one is truly eager to plot a course for success. There are those who can do everything alone this week -- but working with a partner or several teammates can increase one’s odds exponentially.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Once you’ve put things together in a manner that pleases the team, you must not be tempted to go back and make changes. What’s done is done; leave it that way! (April 5-April 19) -- The temptation to do things your own way this week, despite the instructions you’ve been given, will be great -- but you have a lot on the line and mustn’t go rogue.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The scenery is likely to change dramatically for you this week, but you must stay the course -- no matter what kinds of distractions are revealed day by day. (May 6-May 20) -- Cooperation is surely the key to making measurable progress this week, but it may be difficult to arrange as schedules seem at first to be hopelessly out of sync. Try!
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You must let people know what you’re up to and how you are progressing at regular intervals throughout the week. Don’t hide from what is already obvious. (June 7-June 20) -- You may have trouble proving to someone else that what you do is in the best interest of everyone involved. Focus on the job itself, not on anyone else.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You will be prone to some deep thinking this week, not only about yourself but about someone else who seems to be inhabiting your thoughts more and more. (July 8-July 22) -- The line between the acceptable and the unacceptable seem rather hazy, but if you cross it, you’ll know right away the seriousness of your actions. Be disciplined.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Showing up where you do not belong can be more than imprudent this week; it may also be rather dangerous. Don’t be tempted to stray from the path you’re on. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You can combine style and substance this week in such a way that you get a bigger reaction from those who have the good fortune of watching you do your thing.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may be expected to do more this week than you had agreed to, but once you’re on the job, you’ll enjoy making a difference. You may receive a new offer. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Keep close track of all spending this week, as you may be nearer your limit than you realize. Even the smallest expenditure can throw things out of balance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be cooking up something that can take others by storm if enacted at the right place and time. It’s likely no one has any idea what you’re really up to. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- An idea spawned early in the week can come to fruition very quickly -- even, perhaps, before the weekend rolls around. The pieces must be assembled in the right order.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You’re likely to be attracted by someone’s talent this week, and you may be tempted to change your plans to include joining in a new effort. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Trouble on the homefront must not go unaddressed this week, or you’re likely to find yourself dealing with certain issues that refuse to be resolved quickly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You mustn’t assume that others want you to step in and fix things at any time this week, but you can still be ready in case it happens. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- It’s time to address a certain problem directly -- perhaps for the first time. You’ll have plenty of time to devise an effective plan of attack. Get an expert’s advice.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You mustn’t put yourself in a position that allows your hard work to be dismantled by anyone, regardless of the reason. Stand guard over your domain! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- After a period of trial and error, you may find that things go much more smoothly this week because you are aware of all that can go wrong. That’s called learning.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- It’s a good week to put your money where your mouth is, as someone will surely want to see you in action after all the boasting you’ve been doing! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Try putting yourself in another’s shoes this week, at least for a day or two. What you discover will prove useful to you and others almost immediately. You must make a plan.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Take care that you don’t say things you don’t mean this week, as you’re likely to be taken at your word -- no matter how ridiculous the utterance. (March 6-March 20) -- The pull you feel from certain quarters this week must not be allowed to knock you out of kilter, but you should take the time to investigate what’s really going on.