Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 8

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

Though you’ve likely been feeling its shadow already, Mercury officially stationed retrograde on Sunday evening, and it will remain in retrograde motion until the end of July. These are days when you can count on a certain amount of chaos; factor some unexpected wildness into your plans. These are days to remember that the world will always evade all totalizing forces of order and calm, and that that isn’t such a terrible thing.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscopes

It can be so thrilling when your thoughts start to spin and expand — there’s the possibility for grandeur, here, for belief in a beautiful future. But there’s an unglamorous task right in front of you, too. Your task, this week, is to keep balancing between the glamorous and the ordinary, between the glittering metaphorical tomorrow and the actual, real-life day after today. Single-mindedness can be one of your greatest tools, but this is a week for doing more than one thing at once, and for holding more than one desire at once, too.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscopes

This week, when you revisit old ideas and old memories, you can see them in a different light, or from a different angle. You might find yourself finally angry over things that hardly bothered you at all at the time, or you might find yourself looking with generosity at things that used to hurt you so much you thought you’d never recover. You can forgive, if you want to, but you can get angrier, too. Sometimes it just takes some time to know how you’re going to feel about something.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscopes

Sometimes it can feel weirdly good trying to be everything to everyone; it can feel satisfying to imagine that you could offer every person you meet the exact kind of love they really need. Care can take so many different forms — some of them soft and some of them spiky, some of them simple and some many-sided — and there’s such a sweet reward when you can determine how somebody needs to be cared for. This week, though, take a moment to think about what form of care you really need, and how you might ask for it.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscopes

Just for now, pretend that it’s possible to banish all feelings of inadequacy, all feelings of lack. Just for now, imagine that you’ve been learning exactly what you needed to learn, making exactly the moves you needed to make. Imagine that you’re positioned exactly where you need to be to take your next steps. What work can you do with these tools you already have, with these skills you’ve been sharpening, with these languages you’ve been mastering? What will you do with your abundant love, with your sharp and ready heart?

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscopes

It might feel like you’re moving a little slowly this week, and that’s okay! When your legs or your words or your logical brain aren’t as quick as you want them to be, it doesn’t mean that they’re all disobeying you, or that they’re trying to make your life difficult. They might just be trying to tell you something; they might be responding to cues that your conscious mind hasn’t yet picked up. For now, trust the tempo things are moving at. Trust that sometimes it’s worthwhile to proceed carefully, to take your time.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscopes

This week, it’s important to remember — about other people, but also about yourself — that there’s nothing shameful in needing a little attention sometimes. There’s nothing strange or weak about needing to be noticed, to be looked at, to be seen; nothing selfish about wanting for your brilliance, your hard work, your care not to feel so invisible. Attention is a need as natural as sunlight, as water, as the ground under your feet. It’s only human to need what you need; it isn’t selfish at all.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscopes

You spend so much of your time seeking the truth, in all its endless complications, in all its layered richness. It’s a valuable gift be able to see all sides of a thing, but at some point, ever-increasing complexity and ever-deepening nuance might stop serving you the way they once did. So much in the world remains endlessly complicated, but some things might reveal themselves, in the end, to be simple. Sometimes cruelty is just cruelty; sometimes kindness is just kindness, too. Give yourself permission to believe the simple explanation, if that’s the one that feels right.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscopes

Sometimes, your perceptiveness and your sharp intuition can lull you into a belief that you already know all you need to know, that all the world’s patterns and all its possibilities are already clear to you. This can make you think the world is smaller, more contained, more limited than it really is. It can hold you back. This week, open yourself up to the possibility that even your sharp intuition isn’t perfect, the possibility that you haven’t considered every potential future, the possibility that you can still be surprised by sweetness.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscopes

The world will ask you to slow down a little bit this week. It’ll ask you to stop trying to do everything, to stop trying to know everything, to stop trying to finish all your projects immediately. Just don’t take this as encouragement to stop moving altogether. It’s so much harder to slow down than to stop, but this is your task right now — learning, again, how to move at a sustainable pace, to work in a sustainable way, to keep loving the world in a way that can last.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscopes

You might have to fight off the urge to tell other people how to live — not because you’re bossy or controlling, but because when the world is as chaotic as this, it can feel tempting to do your best to bring some order back into it. This week is going to ask you to accept that other people have found different strategies for survival than yours. And if you can bear to let it be, if you can keep your eyes open, the world’s wildness can bring gifts into your own life, too.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscopes

The world’s going to do its best to surprise you this week. It’s going to do its best to bring you different gifts than the ones you thought you needed. You might imagine this to be a marker of some kind of conflict, some kind of fundamental mismatch between the inside of your head and the world you’re living in, but that isn’t exactly it. You’re powerful enough right now to lean into every surprise. You’re powerful enough to take what you’re offered, even the weird stuff, and use it.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscopes

This is a week to resist feelings of defensiveness. You don’t have to waste your time, your thoughts, or your voice on endless explanations to people who possess no real desire to understand you anyway. You don’t have to justify every move you wish to make; you don’t have to plead your case to every person you encounter. If you resist these impulses, you can get back to the business of living, of doing what you know to be right, of moving forward from here.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of July 1 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of July 15 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 8