Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 22

Whitney Houston, a Leo. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Monday, the sun enters its natural home of regal Leo, marking the start of a season of confidence and creativity. When the sun is in Leo, the whole world can seem golden and bright again. When the sun is in Leo, you can remember the majestic brilliance of your own beating heart, and project that out in the world around you. On Saturday, Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and our values, enters Leo too. This is a season for loving yourself and other people with warmth, generosity, and extravagance, and watching the magic that arises from that love.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for reorienting yourself to your values, remembering where your center is. What are you working toward, and what do you care about? What does your best life look like, and how are you moving toward it? What kind of authority do you respect, and what authority means nothing to you? The point of it all, this week, is that when you know what you want and what matters to you, then you can know which of the rules you’ll follow, and which you can break.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, consider your habits—both the ones you’ve cultivated on purpose and the ones you’re hardly aware of. Think about your routines, and the ways they’ve shaped you and grounded you and kept you alive until now. No matter how well they’ve served you, they don’t need to stay the same forever. It can be valuable, sometimes, to let your routines give a little, to let them breathe. Change doesn’t have to be shocking, world-altering, or catastrophic to be real. Small adjustments can be crucial sometimes, too.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Your mind might spark in a hundred directions at once, living simultaneously in the past and the future, communicating in emotions and dreams. But while all this is happening, your body is alive in the physical world, and your body matters, too. This week, pay attention to your body’s range of motion; pay attention to the things you know only in your stomach or your skin or your beating heart. There are things you can’t know in your brain alone, things you can only know when your body is in motion.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might need a reminder that it’s possible to be large and loud and free without taking up other people’s space. It’s possible to shine without taking anything away from anyone else. This isn’t a week to dim your own light out of some sense of obligation to others. This isn’t a week to use other people as an excuse to keep yourself small and your powers contained. Right now, you can do both. You can nurture other people and you can let your own light shine bright, too.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, your desires can feel like more trouble than they’re worth. There are so many forces that stand in the way when you try to live well, when you try to live the way you really want. This week, though, you’ll be at the height of your powers, and it won’t feel so painful to want things that don’t exist quite yet. Desire doesn’t have to feel like such a cumbersome weight; right now, it can sparkle like gold inside you, it can light up the world around you. Your desires will make you powerful, if you can remember how to trust them.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s so easy to let your habits or actions slip out of alignment with your idea of a good life. This isn’t anything to feel bad about—there are so many forces that make it hard to live with intention, hard to do anything but just survive. This week, though, you’ll have the chance to bring your actions back in line with your beliefs. You’ll be able to snap everything back into place, to recalibrate your vision, to remember what it feels like to dream, to desire, to live a life that makes you feel powerful and brave.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

When you think about creativity this week, try to avoid thinking about productivity at all. Try to avoid measuring your worth by your output. You know in your heart that there’s so much more to you, and to your life, than the tangible products you’ve created. You know that somewhere inside you is something special, invisible, and unique. This week, don’t let anybody else’s demand for productivity make you forget about your real brilliance, which is alive and in beautiful, constant motion.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

If some strange feeling comes upon you this week—a feeling of sorrow or a feeling of guilt or a feeling of murky, confused desire—try to move toward it, not away. If you’re feeling sorrow, don’t remove yourself immediately to the world of the joyful. If you’re feeling guilt, don’t try to immediately exonerate yourself. Some feelings operate like maps—they can show you possibilities, they can guide you to a new road ahead, they can show you the route to the change you’re seeking.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

When you get out of practice, it’s easy to forget how sweet it feels to really assert yourself. When you get distracted by other things, it’s a sharp, bracing joy to remember what it feels like to take a really good risk, to put yourself on the line. This week, then, is a time to take risks. This is a week to seek out chances to put yourself on the line. You can stand up for yourself, and you can stand up for other people, and it can make you feel electric and alive.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week, think about the ways you’ve learned to express affection and embody care—maybe quietly, maybe tangibly, maybe steadily, over time. This week, though, don’t assume that the people around you know how to speak your emotional language. Don’t assume that everyone has learned how to receive the steady, solid care that you have to give. This week, you might have to speak your love a little louder than usual if you want to be heard. It can feel like a risk, but it’ll be one worth taking.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

A lot of the time, you tend to seek meaning outside yourself—in art, in the stars, in the wisdom of the ancient past. It can help you keep perspective and avoid getting lost in the tides of your intellect. And still, sometimes it’s not a terrible thing to focus on yourself. Your own emotions, memories, and quickly moving thoughts can offer wisdom that’s private and valuable, that can’t be found anywhere else. This week, don’t discount or ignore your own weird and brilliant self.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

When you look around you and see people who seem fearless, it’s easy to feel jealous. It’s easy to imagine that they were born with some trait that you lack, that they’re just wired differently than you are. But fearlessness isn’t inborn. It’s a trait you can develop, and this is a week to remember that. If you want courage, you can work for it and nurture it. You can learn to move through fear and come out, brave and wild, on the other side.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of July 15 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of July 29 will be here.

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