ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A showdown of sorts cannot be avoided this week. You and a rival have been preparing for this for quite some time, and only one of you will come out on top. (April 5-April 19) -- Timing may not be everything this week, but it will surely prove an essential component of your success -- or failure. Watch the clock, and get out of your own way!
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're eager to raise the bar, but you may not know how. Get the advice of a friend who has been in your shoes; he or she can guide you quite effectively. (May 6-May 20) -- You're not willing to take full blame for something that was only partly your doing, but where are the others who were involved? Don't let yourself be abandoned.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You'll be on the road more than expected this week if your plans come to fruition. You may have overlooked key commitments that must be met. (June 7-June 20) -- It's a good week for combining efforts, especially when it comes to assembling a team. Try giving someone you've had your eye on more responsibility, and see where that goes.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You'll be back in the swing of things very quickly this week after a brief hiatus that may have been forced upon you. You don't always enjoy time off. (July 8-July 22) -- A matter of style over substance keeps you in the game this week and has you working with others to get better results across the board. Nothing must be discarded, however.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may be fearful when it comes to doing something new, but preliminary activities fill you with enthusiasm. You'll be inspired by a new team member. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Putting your focus squarely where it belongs will be no mystery; you'll know when you've done it -- and you'll begin to enjoy almost immediate rewards. Someone is watching you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You need others to pitch in and help you this week. Don't expect to be able to do it all on your own. Someone close may need a talking to. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You're more than willing to do your part, but you need someone to meet you halfway. Arranging things to your liking may require some careful negotiation -- or something more direct.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may think you're getting away with something, but the fact is everyone is aware of what you're trying to do. Deception will backfire this week. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You may be expected to do more than your fair share by those who are used to doing very little. It's time for that dynamic to change, and you know just how to get that done.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You don't like to be kept waiting, but this week you may find yourself waiting for something that won't get to you any faster, no matter what you do. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Someone has been forgetting the rules of late, and it'll be up to you this week to remind everyone what is expected -- and what is not to be tolerated. Hold the line.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You may find yourself running behind throughout much of the week, but perhaps this is not to be avoided. Things are changing in subtle ways. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may have forgotten why you are sticking with a certain plan, despite difficulties; this week, you'll be reminded in a way that sticks with you from now on.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- It's time to pick up the pace -- and to insist others do the same. You have much to accomplish this week, and only so much time available. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Now is not the time for a repeat performance. You'll want to try something new, and you're likely to discover you have recently set yourself up for success.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're almost certain to have choices this week, but you may not be ready to make them until you've done a little more homework. A friend gets involved. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You're willing to try something this week, but you may not want to repeat it. Still, what you learn about yourself -- and someone close to you -- proves valuable.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Your efforts of late have only scratched the surface, and it's time this week to dig deeper. Don't rest until you have all the answers you need. (March 6-March 20) -- A discussion early in the week has you thinking of new ways to do things, but not everything you try is going to be successful. You must be willing to learn from your failures.