Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 29

Kate Bush, a Leo. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

On Wednesday night, a new moon in confident Leo opens the door to feelings of generosity, and of unreserved love. As you move into new spaces and begin new projects and welcome new feelings into your heart, carry this energy with you. Also on Wednesday night, Mercury finally stations direct again. You might feel your thoughts snap back into focus, or your words suddenly become clear again. Think about everything you’ve learned in this strange past month, and let it guide you as you begin to move forward again.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, what looks at first like conflict might turn out to be something altogether different. What looks at first like a struggle might turn out to be something more like a gift—an offer of clarity or insight. This week, you can have encounters surprising enough to crack your certainty wide open, and you don’t need to be afraid. It can be useful to finally find a challenge that’s worthy of you. It can be exhilarating to called away from the world’s dreariness, to be called on to use your best powers.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It’s been difficult enough to learn how to assert your weird and remarkable self, to defend yourself against anyone who would try to tell you that there’s something wrong with you. This week, you can love and defend yourself against all cruelty, but you can do more than that, too. You can assert your right to keep changing, to keep moving, to keep growing for no reason other than that you want to. You can claim your present, but also your future, too.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for figuring out how to live with all your most difficult knowledge. You’ve learned so much, and it isn’t all pleasant or sweet or easy to carry. This week, don’t try to escape knowing what you know; don’t try to talk yourself back into naivete, back into ignorance, back into unknowing. You’re strong enough to handle all this, even if you’d prefer not to just now, and all this new wisdom will reward you, even if you can’t yet see how.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It can feel so easy to know how you feel, but difficult to know how you should act on those feelings. It can be challenging to untangle the lines between your gut and your brain, to make sense of the coded messages your dreams are constantly sending you, but it’s the kind of hard work that you’re comfortable with, that you’re well-equipped to do. This week, try to be willing to do the work you’re less comfortable with. Be willing to do the work not just of figuring out who you are, but how you’re going to live.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

No matter how much you dream of being strong, or of being vast, or of having the power to shape the world you live in—no matter how often you envision your own perfect life—it can be surprising and uncomfortable to find yourself actually moving closer to what you want. There’s an in-between phase, sometimes, that comes after you’ve shed the skin that no longer fits, and before you’ve fully grown into the newer, bigger version of yourself, that can feel too vulnerable.
Don’t lose your nerve! You’re doing it right; you’re doing what you need to.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

If you’re felt yourself separate from the world, distanced from all the lives and events you keep hearing about, this week might offer the chance to feel connected again. You’re not an outside observer; your life isn’t a secret that you’re keeping from the world. You aren’t some lonely outpost, deep in space, receiving the world’s messages. You’re woven into the fabric of the world as much as the trees are, as much as the soil is, as much as the people you pass by on the street. You’re alive, and you’re human, and this week your loneliness might recede.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, imagine you have nothing to prove and no one to impress, nothing to lose and no one to appease. If you’re going to care for other people, or search for harmony, or make your life beautiful, you can do it simply because you want to—not because somebody else is watching you, not because they expect it, not because they’re judging your performance. And if you want to refuse to do what other people want from you, you can do that this week, too, with no guilt at all.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, the best way to stay true to yourself, to your life, to your values, is to be smarter than everyone else around you. Nobody can catch you if you’re always one step ahead of them. But when people approach you with generosity this week—and they will—it’s going to be so much better if you can figure out how to accept it. This isn’t to say that you have to suddenly start trusting the whole entire world; just accept that sometimes sweetness is real, and sometimes it can be yours.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, you can forgive yourself for the times you’ve been sloppy, for the times you’ve been wrong, for the times you’ve done too much. You don’t need to atone by carrying guilt with you forever. Mistakes are necessary for living, and restlessness can create the space you need to breathe. How could you ever find the edges of your world, the edges of yourself, without crashing up against them sometimes?

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to catch yourself when you start wanting the whole entire world to appreciate your work. It’s a week to pull back a little, when you start hungering for the admiration of every person you can imagine. It’s not that this is a time to retreat from the world — in fact it isn’t, at all. Rather, this is a week for remembering whose approval really matters, and whose respect really lights your heart up. You don’t have to excel on every dimension, in every direction. You can direct your energies to the places that matter.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It’s so easy to feel y misunderstood, to convince yourself that you’re toiling in obscurity, your brilliance unrecognized, unseen. Sometimes this doesn’t feel so bad at all, but other times it sits heavy inside you, a constant sorrow. Either way, you aren’t actually alone, and this is a week to remind yourself of that. This is a week to live with the understanding you aren’t unimportant and you aren’t invisible after all, that someone believes in your wild bright mind and your wild pure heart, that someone is working hard to understand you and see you truly.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’re wise enough to see, most of the time, when the things you want most—a perfect understanding of the world or perfect love for yourself—are things nobody else can give you. Try not to blame other people for only being people, for only being able to offer gifts that are strange and asymmetrical. This week, let yourself keep wanting all the beautiful things you want, as unattainable as they might feel. It’s worth it to move toward the impossible, even if you might never get close enough to touch it.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of July 22 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of August 5 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 29