Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 16

Maggie Chueng, a Virgo. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

On Wednesday, Saturn stations direct in Capricorn, after being retrograde since April. During this transit, you might have found yourself questioning your place in the world: your duties and responsibilities, your victories and failures, your dreams and their limits. As Saturn resumes its direct motion, some of your questions might start to be answered, some of your hazy confusion might turn back into order, and some of your indecision might fall away. Now is the time to begin doing the work you need to do.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, some feelings will be unexplainable, and some problems will be unsolvable—but it won’t last forever. Some mysteries just aren’t willing to be unraveled yet, but your job is to keep trying anyway. Your job is to find new ways to keep launching yourself into the work, even when the results don’t come. Your job is to keep moving, to avoid getting lost in despair. All the good things you’re seeking will find you later on, so don’t give up hope right now.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

When you feel like you lack control of your own life, the easiest response can be to start blaming yourself. When you aren’t getting what you really need, it can feel like the most natural thing in the world to turn your anger inward, to construct a story in which every bad thing that’s ever happened was your own fault. But the world would still be wild today, no matter what you did in the past. Some loneliness would still manage to find you, no matter how carefully you tended to your heart. Don’t blame yourself, and don’t stop moving.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Don’t look the other way if some conflict arises in your life this week—even if it’s with people with power over you, and even if it’s with people you love. This is a week for treating people with enough respect to disagree with them, and treating your own opinions with enough respect to stand by them. Conflict can be a way to relate to the world. If you’re brave enough to move through it, you can find clarity or softness or love on the other side.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes it can just be so hard to let yourself be cared for, to open yourself up to another person’s kind attention. Sometimes it can just be so hard to let yourself ask for help, to believe that you don’t have to go it alone. This week, give yourself permission to need things you can’t do for yourself. Give yourself permission to need things you can’t even name. Don’t imagine that you must become totally self-sufficient. There are people in the world waiting to care for you, so let them.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You might be convinced that, if you could somehow become perfectly brave, then the world would hold less power over you. If you could become effortlessly strong, then you could protect the people you love from every bad thing. This week, try to take a break from wishing yourself ever braver, ever stronger, ever better. Stop imagining that you could save the whole world with your own two hands, and try to see yourself as you exist right now: imperfect but loved. You’re just one person, but you’re not alone.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

You’ve long known that nobody else—not a lover, not a friend, not anyone—can complete you fully or give you everything you need. Still, sometimes, it’s hard not to want exactly this—a person who can make your world make beautiful sense, who can make all the pieces of your brain slide exactly back into place. Try to remember, this week, that you’re already complete. You’re needed deeply, just the way you are.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It’s a tricky balance, to honor your past without getting stuck in it, and to move on it without pretending it never existed at all. If your memories and your history call out to you this week, try to listen to them. You don’t have to reject the selves you used to be, or deny the things that happened to you. You don’t have to pretend you’ve never done anything wrong, and nothing has ever hurt you. This is a week for telling the truth about what you know, and what you remember, and what you feel, too.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You work so tirelessly to maintain your solid footing in the world that, sometimes, any motion at all can feel like you’re moving backwards. From the firm position you’ve fought so hard for, any change can feel like loss. You already know that things can’t and shouldn’t stay the same forever, but this is a week for reminding yourself of that fact. This is a week for accepting the magic that comes with change, even change you didn’t choose.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

When the work that needs to be done feels overwhelming, sometimes worry can feel weirdly soothing—it can give you the sense that you’re responding, that you’re aware, that you’re protecting yourself. But this week, worry can end up distracting you from the real matter at hand. It can direct your gaze away from what you should truly be focused on. This week, notice when you start to worry, and let the feeling move through your body, and then let it direct you back into the work.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Maybe you’ve worked hard to believe in your own powers; maybe you’ve worked for years to believe that you’re worthy and good. And it can feel difficult, once you’ve reached this point, to risk change at all. This week, though, try to risk it. Your mind might change, your desires might change, your life might change, but none of that means you’ll lose the love you worked so hard to give yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, if the world offers you a chance to revise some of your assumptions, do you best to take it. Changing your mind can be painful—it can change the whole shape of your future, and it can radically alter the way you view your past. It can make you wonder whether all the time you spent before this was wasted. But it wasn’t, of course. Growing older, or weirder, or wiser doesn’t have to be a rebuke of the self you were before.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You might just feel a little delicate this week—as though your moods, your ideas and your body are just a little more susceptible to injury than they usually are. And maybe you just need a little sleep, or maybe you need a little friendship, or a little care. Maybe you just need a break. In any case, it’s worth reminding yourself that you don’t need to feel strong to be strong. Your power still exists in you. If you can’t feel it now, it will wait, like a secret, until you can.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of September 9 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of September 23 will be here.

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