Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of May 13

Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin, a Taurus. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

Venus enters its natural home of Taurus early Wednesday morning, and you might feel an intensified longing for pleasure, for security, for love. How will you hold on to the sweetness in your life? Late Wednesday night, Mars, planet of action and drive, enters tender, intuitive Cancer. You might feel yourself grow intensely and courageously protective of the people you care about. You might feel yourself driven forward by love. Finally, on Saturday, a full moon in Scorpio will allow you to look clearly into the truth, and to be rightly, powerfully transformed by what you see.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Some kind of transformation is happening inside you right now — maybe not a dramatic one, maybe not one that anyone else could even see, but something bright and inescapable all the same. Don’t imagine you’re on a quest for some perfect, final form. Change isn’t a symptom of some existing imperfection. Your body just makes and remakes itself because that’s what a body does. And with each turn, something is taken away, but something else, something vital and shining, is added. With every change, you keep growing stronger, stranger, more true.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, you can feel your brightness somewhere deep in your skin, radiating outward with a golden heat, with a clear effusive warmth. You can feel how beautiful and good and right it is to have a body, and not just that, but your own body, this specific one. It might feel as though a joy this bright should be held as a secret, as though it’s not fit to be shared with other people. But if you’re feeling joy this week — even if that joy is quiet, and even if it’s as big as the moon — don’t be frightened to share it, to let other people see.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to feel that your words are light and easy things — to use, to play with, to toss around. It’s easy, in this way, to underestimate yourself. This is a week for remembering that your bright words can be useful and beautiful and filled with delight, and that they can be heavy, too. Pay attention to the solid, weighty force a question can carry. Pay attention to the way an idea or a story can move through the world like a physical body, taking up space, changing the balance, making ripples in the air that it passes through.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Getting specific — in your ambitions or demands or desires — can feel inappropriate, even aggressive, when you’re used to keeping every door open, when you’re used to the vagueness of infinite possibility. Being specific can feel as though you’re asking for too much, or like you’re inviting disappointment into your life. But you’re being much less aggressive than you fear. You aren’t asking for impossible things, or undeserved things, or unattainable things. You’re just letting your desires sharpen and clarify. You’re giving your dreams space to become real.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

After the bright, heady surprise of the springtime’s arrival, you might begin feeling impatient for more. Your seeds have only just germinated, but you’re ready for them to grow up and flower; the sun has returned, but not yet powerfully enough to keep you truly warm. People might tell you to be patient, but you don’t have to dampen your desire for joy, for life, for every good thing. The movement, the growth, the world’s anarchic springtime joy — all of it is happening right now, all around you. All of it is available already, right now, if you can just pay attention.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you can’t necessarily count on the people around you to pick up on the signals you’re sending out. Maybe you’re transmitting on a frequency they just can’t hear right now. Maybe their minds are focused elsewhere, somewhere deep in their own weird hearts. Sometimes that just happens, and it’s okay. You can speak more languages than you realize. If the anger you wear all over your body isn’t being recognized, can you put it into words? Or if the love you hold tight inside you isn’t being noticed, can you make it bright and visible?

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It can feel sometimes like your greatest task is to figure out what the world wants from you, and then to become that thing. But this week, your job isn’t to match yourself — your thoughts, your body, your movements — to the world outside you, not even out of generosity or love. This week, listen to the messages coming from inside yourself. What softness is your body straining toward? What wildness sets your heart thumping? You aren’t being called to become more perfect, but more human. You aren’t being asked to become stronger or better, just more like your true, enduring self.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, stirrings of possessiveness or defensiveness in your heart can indicate some kind of creeping unhappiness. Sometimes, though, they just mean that you’re full of a tenderness you haven’t quite figured out how to manage. This week, listen to those stirrings. Don’t write them off or wish them away. Pay attention to the moments where you feel vulnerable in your desire. If you can ride these weird waves out, there’s a looser, sweeter feeling waiting for you on the other side. All that vulnerability can turn so easily from defensiveness into joy, from possessiveness into wonder over all that you’ve been given.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Softness and power intersect in weird, surprising ways sometimes. It’s so much simpler to imagine them as opposites, or to imagine them running always parallel, never touching.
But this week, you might be reminded about the thrill of experiencing weakness, all the ways it can be complicated to experience strength. Nothing will feel exactly straightforward right now, and that isn’t a terrible thing. You know how to navigate uncertainty, and you know how to change your mind. Maybe you haven’t broken the rules in a while, but don’t be afraid. It’s easier than you even remember.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Your vision is clear and your instincts are true, but sometimes, you imagine yourself to be responsible for everything you’ve ever touched — as though it’s your job to maintain a perfect kind of control over your circumstances. This week, you’ve got to let yourself off the hook for some of that. You can’t control everything spinning around you; you can’t claim fault for every bad thing you’ve ever witnessed. Even your arms can stretch only so wide. Even your powers can only work so much magic.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

People tell you, sometimes, to “just keep moving,” as though it’s an easy solution to every problem and every sorrow a person might ever face. And it is a good a solution, but it’s never as easy to carry out as it sounds. Your eyes are set on something beautiful and glimmering and very far away, and this can make the daily labors everyone else keeps recommending seem hardly worth your time. This week, though, let yourself believe in both: the steady, necessary motion, but also the wild miracle waiting for you in the future.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This week, think about how you might manage to be bold, and then plan to be as bold as that. This week, think about the ways you might manage to be loving, and plan to love just that freely and that much. It can feel like you’re being pulled toward opposite poles, asked to do two impossible things at once. Really, your power and your kindness can feed each other, can strengthen each other. They can knit themselves together; they can grow up around each other like trees.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of May 6 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of May 20 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of May 13