Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 21

Eileen Chang, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday, the sun enters intense and provocative Scorpio. You might find yourself growing less interested in tact and more interested in truth, less interested in sweetness and romance and more interested in powerful, sharp-edged desire. When true intimacy beckons, no half measures will be enough. When the world offers the possibility of real and transformative change, nothing else will do.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

The world has been doing its best to convince you that your passion is some hot and embarrassing thing, unwieldy in its potency, unseemly in its might. Sometimes, when the world reacts to you this way, you end up trying instinctively to make yourself seem a little less threatening, a little more brightly appealing. This week, forget all that. Your magic isn’t a bright wispy thing, and it never will be. It’s okay to have strong opinions, okay to be direct. Your power was never meant to be pleasingly decorative, so don’t expect it to be.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Getting yourself un-lost is often a painful process at first—it means being honest with yourself about the wrong turns you’ve taken, honest about how much you wish you were someplace other than this. This week, if you’ve been feeling stuck or strange or confused about the direction you’re headed, try to engage in this kind of honesty with yourself. You don’t have to make big plans or decisions yet; just be willing to to look around you, to keep your eyes open and tell the truth about what you see.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You’re good about remaining open to possibilities; sometimes, though, this can prevent you from doing deeper, more focused work. Keeping yourself open to all ideas can be like standing forever in the doorway, never entering and never leaving, caught in a permanent stasis although you’re surrounded by possibility. This week, try to take action, no matter how seemingly small. Give yourself permission to choose a direction and follow it for a while. Give yourself permission to stop hedging, stop waiting, and commit to your ideas.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This week, try taking off whatever mask has grown too cumbersome to wear. Try giving yourself permission to stop playing a role that no longer quite fits. This doesn’t mean you need to bare your entire soul to the world. A mask, after all, can be a tool for survival, and playing a role can bring shape and meaning to your life. The important thing, this week, is to make sure that any part you play is the right one, and that it is leading you toward the future you want.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might become aware of a bright spark of jealousy shooting through you. It’s not the most pleasant of feelings, and the temptation might be to ignore it, or bury it, or shove it somewhere far away from yourself. Don’t let this feeling control you, but try not to discount it, either. Jealousy can be an indicator of desire, so pay attention to what it reveals. Allow yourself to want the things you don’t already have, the things you can hardly even see a path to.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s strangely easy to define yourself solely in relation to other people. Whether you’re building your life in accordance with what they want from you or in defiance of it, they’re still setting the terms. This week, it’s possible to break out of this mindset altogether. Other people can’t establish the boundaries of your imagination, and they can’t set limits on your desires. This is a week for spending time in the quiet space of your inner life. This is a week to rely on your heart’s enduring, rebellious weirdness to show you the way.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, commit to not losing yourself to other people—not letting your own beliefs be subsumed by theirs, not letting your own song get drowned out when they start singing louder. No matter how much you love sweetness and preserving the peace, you possess a power of your own, so hold onto it; don’t overlook it. When you join together with other people, let it be on terms that don’t erase you. When you care for the world around you, let it be in a way that sustains you, that returns your sweetness to you at the end of the long day.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s possible to reconnect with yourself again—to recover the sharp clarity of purpose that’s felt blocked or missing lately. This week, you can find a way back to a path you thought you’d lost. You can reconnect to the physical truth of your body, and to the wild fluid strength of your emotions. Your life has more to offer you than pretty falsehoods. If your true power has seemed to be in hibernation, this week it can wake up again. There are better things waiting for you than days of empty comfort.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

There are plenty of good reasons to let some small problems go—it’s not always worth your time to correct every insignificant fact or defend yourself against every potential misunderstanding. Knowing when it’s wiser to just keep moving is a valuable skill, but make sure you’re not using this as a way to avoid important work. This week, it’s worth your time to address the things that matter. Every time you refuse to let someone get away with underestimating you, or with misrepresenting the truth, your power will shine brighter and brighter.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for taking seriously the power of narrative to shape the way you live. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to revise the stories that have stopped reflecting the world accurately; sometimes, it becomes necessary to re-evaluate the lessons you’ve distilled from the story of your own life. Above all, it’s a week for acknowledging that for all your discipline and practicality, you rely, as much as anyone else, on narrative and myth to make sense of the world. It’s not a bad thing or a weakness, but a simple truth: there’s more to the world than the things you can touch.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It’s an uneasy way to live, feeling like certain parts of your mind are valued while the rest are only tolerated; like all the best parts of your soul are the parts that are most difficult for other people to see clearly. There are good reasons why it’s sometimes useful to be conciliatory, more broadly appealing, less difficult and strange. This week, though, trying to hide your unruly spirit is unlikely to work. Don’t start thinking that just because other people want you to be charming, your charm is the only good thing about you. Rebellion is your birthright; strangeness is your gift.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to fully appreciate your curiosity and acknowledge all that you don’t know. It can feel strange and difficult to look at the gaps in your knowledge and see anything other than a deficiency to be fixed, but this week, hold onto the wisdom that comes from not knowing everything. Right now, mystery holds more potential and more life than certainty ever could. Imperfection offers the space you so desperately need to wonder and dream and move.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of October 14 here. The weekly horoscope for the week of October 28 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 21