ARIES (March 21-April 19): Making excuses won't cut it as this week rolls by. Some people will remain immune to your charm. Make sure you get to work on time and get checks in the mail to pay the bills before they are due.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Sit on your hands to prevent yourself from acting when you shouldn't in the week to come. Just because the internet gurus tell everyone it's time to take steps or make changes doesn't mean that it will end well for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Fantasies might be frivolous but can fuel some ideas. You may enjoy activities that allow you to escape reality or get away from the usual grind. Take notes when you find something worth remembering in the week ahead.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your carefree attitude or social forays could aggravate those who take issues more seriously. Beginning something of importance this week could be the equivalent of pushing a boulder uphill in the middle of a snowstorm.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The part of you that says "I want to control everything" is on steroids. Take a few deep breaths before you take charge of something that isn't part of your job description. Attend to your own responsibilities in the week ahead.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Attention to detail is desirable in the week ahead. Although it's unlikely that starting a new business or creative project will be successful now, you can polish, edit and refine existing works.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): No amount of pixie dust can hide the hard facts. You could pretend there isn't an elephant in the room that everyone else notices. Avoid making crucial decisions in the upcoming week that could impact your family.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Use criticism as a fulcrum to maneuver past obstacles. Someone could point out small errors or problems that need your attention as the week unfolds. Once problems are dealt with there will be less resistance to your ideas.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Reflect on ways to achieve material stability as this week goes by. If you work hard, you can achieve your objectives in a slow and relentless spiral. Your wallet might feel thinner than usual, so remain thrifty.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may feel driven to act on strong urges and passionate desires, but examine these feelings carefully. You think you know what's right or what you want, but when this week is over, you may think differently.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You might be appalled when people say or do unacceptable things and then display a lack of remorse. Remain quiet and avoid stirring up controversy in the coming week. Put your skills to work in a positive way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You might be happiest if you can escape from the dog-eat-dog business world and find a quiet, peaceful retreat. This isn't a good week to make major purchases or decisions, but it can be a good time to gather ideas.