Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 2

Ava DuVernay, a Virgo. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the sun will all stay in wise and steady Virgo all week. It’s a powerful, concentrated energy, and you can use it to bear witness to the world’s chaos without losing your head. You can use it to hold those you love close even as the sky changes around you. You can use it to see through every deception, and to envision the world you really want.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for loving the world, and the people in it, and yourself too, with everything you’ve got. It might sound a little trite, but it isn’t easy to keep seeing the good in the world in the face of real darkness. This week, you don’t have to let yourself be drawn into shouting matches; you don’t have to persuade every hostile stranger to change their ways. The heat your bright energy gives off could burn down a whole building if you wanted it to, but it could do something better, too. It power the whole city if you let it.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Maybe there’s a piece of you that still feels drawn to the idea of a life where everything is simple, where everything’s been decided for you already. Maybe there’s a piece of you that’s just tired of change. This week, though, is for accepting that the future is broad and uncertain, and that uncertainty means there’s still space left to move in. Water cycles from sky to earth and back, and your body rebuilds itself over and over again. The end hasn’t arrived yet, which means that there’s still reason to keep trying.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, expansive generosity can feel so natural and right to you that it’s hard to see when you’re giving too much. It’s hard not to feel like it’s up to you to make all the people in your life happy, to give them all the sweetness or understanding or fun they need. This week, give yourself permission to take a small step backward. Give yourself permission to consider your own needs, and to choose your next steps with care.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Everything has a use and a purpose, and that goes for your own feelings, too. Sometimes you imagine that your more difficult feelings—like loneliness, like jealousy, like fear—are markers of weakness or lack, but that’s not really true at all. Sometimes, when you feel things like this, it’s just your body telling you that you deserve more. You deserve a life of connection and community and love, a life of abundance and freedom. Sometimes, of course, a bad feeling is simply a feeling, but sometimes it’s a message that you don’t have to settle for scraps.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

When you consider all the lives you’ve lived, all the people you’ve loved, all the versions of yourself you’ve tried to be, it can start to feel oppressive—so much history weighing you down, so many memories fogging up your vision. Even if you’ve mostly moved on, there might be feelings or hopes you’re not quite willing to let go of. But even though you can’t get rid of your past, this is a week where you can stop trying to carry it all with you so actively. You can let some things end; you can feel your body here, right now, where the ground is solid and the air is clear.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s so important, this week, not to assume you already know what the future is going to look like, or what it will sound like, or how it will feel inside of your head. It’s so important not to assume that the end is foretold, not to start agonizing over things you haven’t even done yet. Assume, instead, that time is pliant and mysterious. Assume you have powers you haven’t yet discovered. Give yourself permission to live as though there’s unimagined potential in every sweet, pink morning.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Somewhere deep inside yourself, you already know so many of the answers you’ve been seeking.You know the change you need to make, or which choice is the right one. You already know the shape of your feelings, and you know what they’re calling you to do. The challenge right now isn’t finding answers, but learning how to accept the answers you have. This isn’t easy to do; it can feel much better to keep waiting in the hopes that a simpler solution will appear. Be a little patient with yourself this week as you process what your body already knows.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to take seriously your connection to the world around you. Don’t imagine you can hold yourself separate from the wild, green world, or that you can see it clearly from outside. You don’t have to think about mending everything around you—you don’t even have to think about personal success or failure. Instead, think about how you want to live in relation to other people, and how the small and big actions you take can connect or disconnect you.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to finish the projects that need finishing, to wrap them up and let them go. You don’t have to keep fiddling forever. You don’t need to attain perfection before you can complete the work, before you can learn anything from it, before you can put away your tools and rest. Completing something only means that you’ve completed it, and right now, that’s the best thing to focus on.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week, pay attention to ways you might be useful to the world without appearing, necessarily, to be productive. Not everything leads to appreciation or money, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. There’s nothing wrong with desiring appreciation or with money, of course, just notice the way it can limit your thinking. This week, as you strive to be of use and to earn your keep on this planet, try to broaden your ideas of what it could mean to live a valuable life.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Seeing the world as clearly as you do can lead to frustration and grief. It’s so hard to live with a mind so sharp and alive, but a body trapped here on the ground. It’s so hard to imagine all these different ways the world could be good and sweet, while seeing all the ways it just keeps getting harsher. This week, though, don’t let your frustration turn you bitter and cold. Even in the weirdest circumstances, you know how to keep loving the world, how to keep believing in something better than this.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You can sense the importance of making wise choices right now, but the wise choices aren’t necessarily the safe choices. Taking risks doesn’t always have to be foolhardy; in certain circumstances, it’s the only move that makes any sense at all. It can be a way to express real care for yourself, for the people you love, for the future. It can be a way to signal, to whoever is watching, that you’re still willing to try, still willing to fight, still willing to believe in the possibility of a beautiful life.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of August 26 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of September 9 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 2