Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 15

Frida Kahlo, a Cancer. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Tuesday, a lunar eclipse in Capricorn answers the solar eclipse in Cancer from two weeks ago. Your feelings might intensify; you might finally notice, finally process, the emotional truths you’ve been holding at a distance. This eclipse might mark an ending, and with that ending it might create a new beginning, too. Then, early on Friday morning, Mercury moves back into Cancer. Your thoughts might feel deeper again, intense and intuitive, but Mercury is still retrograde, so keep being gentle with yourself, keep taking it slow.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Other people might try to convince you to live according to their own patterns this week, according to their own strategies. They’ll try to convince you that all you really need is hard work, or all you really need is community, or all you really need is a blazing moral certainty. All these different kinds of advice can layer on top of one another, getting heavier and heavier, making it hard to return to your own confident core. This is a week to remind yourself that you still don’t have to follow anybody else’s rules. You can still do whatever you want.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, it feels like your love just isn’t received the way you intend it to be — the words you mean gently come out sounding harsh; the way you try to express all the love in the world comes out wobbly and strange and misunderstood. Or maybe, instead, it’s your anger that’s misinterpreted and underestimated. Whatever it is, this week, you don’t have to drive yourself into the ground trying to make yourself understood to someone who can’t see you clearly. You can return to your own true purpose, your own inner clarity, and trust that eventually the rest will follow.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, keeping things open and vague feels expansive, full of endless possibility, but it might not be the best way to live right now. This is a week to get specific with your desires and specific with your demands. This is a week to sit with your feelings until you can figure out exactly what they’re telling you; it’s a week to tell the truth to the people in your life, without evasiveness or equivocation or trying to please. This week, directness and clarity might bring you greater surprises and more possibility than vagueness ever could.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to let yourself stop straining quite so hard to see into the future, and a week to let yourself stop yearning so hard for the past. It might sound too simple, it might even sound silly, but this is a week to let yourself live in exactly the place you are right now. It’s a week to look at the people moving all around you, and the plants growing quiet and green at the edge of the street. There’s so much worth doing from right here; you don’t have to imagine yourself somewhere else.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You might find yourself seeking structure this week, and if you don’t find it, you might get the idea you have to build it all by yourself. This week, though, resist the idea that it’s your job to build everything from scratch, from the ground up. There are forms already in place that can guide you; they just won’t all be built out of concrete and steel. There are curves in the road you can follow, and there are instincts you can heed. You can ask other people how they’ve made it this far, and listen carefully to the secrets they share with you.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

If you’ve been feeling down, this is a week for remembering that you aren’t alone. You aren’t the only one struggling to move through a world filled with scarcity; you aren’t the only one wishing with all your heart and all your body that things could be better than this. When you imagine that you’re alone in all this — when you imagine you’re the only one hurting, the only one thinking, the only one really seeing what is happening — do what you can to bring yourself back into community with other people.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to identify and name the things you aren’t willing to put up with anymore, the treatment you’re no longer willing to be convinced might be normal or understandable or right. You’re able to see so clearly the ways that the world is complicated, but that doesn’t mean that every cruelty is excusable in the end. You can say no to the big unkindnesses, and the small ones too. You can turn your back on the people unwilling to listen, unwilling to see you, unwilling to care.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you get the sense that the whole world’s volume is slowly being turned up, up, up. Everything gets louder; the air around you fills with so much noise that it’s hard to remember what your own thoughts sound like. Sometimes, it’s worth it to assert yourself, to raise your voice louder than all the noisemakers; this week, though, it might be better just to step away, to find a spot where it’s still possible to hear yourself clearly, possible to know who you really are, possible to think.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

It can be so disorienting to be confronted with evidence of the full wild depths of other people’s feelings — all these secret intensities, all these private modes of experience that you’ll never get to witness at all. It’s difficult to accept that there are some places you’ll never be able to go, some feelings you’ll never be able to feel, some people whose hearts will remain mysterious to you. This is okay, of course. Other people can be confusing. Love itself can be confusing, but that doesn’t have to stop you from feeling it.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might notice some small cracks in your armor, in your hardest, sharpest defenses. Vulnerability is going to sneak up on you whether you want it or not, whether you’re ready or not. There’s no way to live without finding yourself, sometimes, at the mercy of the world and other people. There’s no way to evade vulnerability, no way to stave it off. This might sound like a curse, but it isn’t at all. Being vulnerable opens up possibilities for love you could never have imagined. It opens up space to be more human than you thought you were allowed to be.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

You might feel a weird and diffuse kind of jealousy simmer in your heart this week. It can hurt to imagine other people living in a better world than the one you occupy, a world that really values life, that offers people the freedom that’s been denied to you in countless ways, over and over again. Anger isn’t a bad thing, and jealousy has its purpose, too, but the challenge this week is not to let resentment swallow you up. Your powers are strange and bright right now, so don’t get too distracted to use them — to shine, to fight, to speak the truth out loud.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Imagine that refusal is coming back into style this week; let it flow back into your heart and light up your sense of the possible. This week, think of everything you could refuse — the wrong kind of work, the wrong kind of commitment, the wrong kind of feeling. You can refuse to feel the kind of fear which exists only to make you selfish. You can refuse to feel the kind of greed which exists only to make you forget your love for other people. You can refuse to be told what to do, by anyone at all.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of July 8 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of July 21 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 15