Novelty is everything as the week begins. On Monday and Tuesday, seek out new people and new ideas. You need to socialize right now to find your footing — and you can expect extremes in energy, in yourself and others. On Wednesday, Thursday and the first part of Friday, you need to display some of your trademark carefulness and caution. The prudent plan right now (especially at work or in business) is to be firm and fair but to watch for the worst. On the rest of Friday and on into the weekend, your research and preparation will pay off (just as planned!). Expect to get a lot done.