Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 9

Shabana Azmi, a Virgo. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

Very early on Saturday morning, a full moon in tender, dreamy Pisces will suffuse the sky with emotion. Under this moon, think about the feelings that’ve been quietly simmering for so long, the intuition that has been getting louder and louder in the back of your head, the wisdom you keep quietly accumulating. Now that you have it, what will you do with all this knowledge? How will you let all this feeling change you?

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to be clear-headed and intentional; you really don’t have to care about the things you don’t care about. It seems intuitive, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to find yourself drawn into the fights you have no stake in, or to spend hours trying to answer questions you don’t care about at all. You don’t have to rush in, sparking with hot energy, to confront every fleeting frustration. This week, remind yourself that you get to choose where you’re willing to direct your wild power and heat.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to stop blaming yourself for being tired, to stop thinking that you should, somehow, be able to effortlessly bear the whole world’s weight. There’s no way not to be drained by everything being asked of you right now, and no way to make it through these days without rest, without help, so don’t feel so ashamed for needing it. You’re doing the work you need to do, and sometimes that work leads to exhaustion, and sometimes it leads to need. If you treat yourself gently, like a human, that need can lead to connection and joy.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Even you can’t remain endlessly hopeful, endlessly charming, endlessly bright in the face of all the world’s sorrow — though it can feel, sometimes, as though this is exactly what the people in your life expect from you. And it’s hard to feel like you aren’t giving them the fun or the light that they need. This week, though, you might be surprised by what happens when you tell the truth. You won’t drive love away by saying how you really feel. You can show up for your friends and they’ll show up for you too.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This is not exactly a week for chaos, but it is a good time to disobey some of the world’s rules. You don’t have to value what the world tells you to value, and you don’t have to work how the world tells you to work, and you don’t have to act according to anyone else’s vision of how things should be. Instead of all that, try to obey the rules you’ve created for yourself, the ones you’ve agreed, privately, to abide by. Try to honor your commitment to yourself and your life, your bone-deep desire to do right.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to think about growing up. Not generally speaking, but on a personal level. What does it feel like and what does it mean for you, personally, to get older? What kind of adult are you, and what kind do you want to be? Other people sometimes talk as though growing up means losing your sparkle, losing your edge, losing everything that ever made you feel alive. It isn’t true, of course. The world still has bright surprises waiting for you. You aren’t in charge of everything, but you can decide, at least, what your own life is going to mean.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, remember that it’s possible to lean into silliness and joy, and that it’s possible to embrace love and enchantment without betraying your commitments or compromising your seriousness. Other people misunderstand this about you so often, thinking your seriousness is the same thing as a grim and unsmiling solemnity. You know better; your seriousness isn’t about temperament or style. It’s deeper than that. It’s a way of loving the world, of practicing of accountability, of respecting the high stakes of living. And there’s room for fun here, there’s room for joy, there’s room for everything you need.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

There are things in the world and in your life that simply are not fair right now. Everywhere you look, you can see kindness and beauty and safety distributed unequally, nonsensically, and you can’t seem to change things, no matter how charming or persuasive you are. Your task, this week, is to resist despair. You can work to connect and work together with other people. You can accept that some things take a long time. You can live each moment with courage and care, feeling the scale shift and balance, just a little bit, each time you move.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

No matter how much control you hold over your life, no matter how carefully you observe the world or how closely you regulate your actions, your feelings will occasionally exceed the bounds of the area you try to confine them to. This isn’t a warning and it isn’t a curse, just the natural truth of the world. Vulnerability isn’t avoidable, no matter how hard you try. It doesn’t mean that you’re weak, just that you’re still alive. Emotions won’t destroy you, not even your most unruly ones.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

When you move in so many directions at once—when you keep opening new doors and nurturing new possibilities into being—it can be hard to see the places where you stand in your own way. It can be easy to fall so in love with motion itself that you stop paying attention to the direction you’re going. This week, try to hold still for long enough to really notice where you are and where you’re headed. You don’t need everything, every future, every life. Keep moving, just try to choose the movement that matters to you.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

It’s so difficult, sometimes, to relate in a healthy way to work—not to make a whole religion of it. This week, think about what it would mean to live not according to your goals, but your values: not in service of future success, but of the world around you. Maybe nothing would be different at all, but maybe something would shift inside you. Maybe something would soften, maybe something would snap into place. How would you choose to live if there was no such thing as success, only the complicated joy of the world that exists right now?

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Even without the recognition you need, even without the support you deserve, you know the value of your mind, of your labor, of all the shimmering ideas you put out into the world. When the people around you don’t see all that, you’re not one to waste your time trying to convince them. Normally this is a good strategy — it saves you needless effort and protects you from getting your heart broken too hard. This week though, it’s not the worst thing in the world to keep trying to show the world what it missed. To invite the world, again, to see you truly.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You can’t ever be totally certain that you’re doing the right thing, which is one of the most grindingly unfair things about everyday life. It’s so easy to see all the possibilities branching out from where you are, and so easy to see the darkened places where the things you don’t yet know wait for you. Don’t hold yourself responsible for all that you can’t know. All you can do is make a choice and see what happens, and then make another one.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of September 2 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of September 16 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 9