Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 28

Bjork, a Scorpio. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

This week begins with a new moon in intense, perceptive Scorpio on Sunday night: Now is the time to set intentions for the days ahead. Be ready for this moon to offer you surprises and unexpected possibilities for transformation. On Thursday, Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio. While the planet of communication appears to move backwards through the sky, expect misunderstandings. Even your sharp and probing intellect might leap to false conclusions, might get the answers wrong. Finally, on Friday, sensual Venus moves into expansive and restless Sagittarius, and you might find yourself less interested in intimacy than in exploration, less focused on deep and primal connections, and more open to loving the whole bright world.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes you tend to resist some of the complex truths that call to you.It’s so much simpler to rely on the truths that are bright and immediate, easily found and simply explained. This week, though, you’ll be asked to move through more complicated spaces, and to hold on to messier ideas. To survive in this deeper realm, let yourself access deeper sources of wisdom: a belief in the past, a belief in magic, a belief in your wild invisible soul. You have the skills you need to travel through depths and mystery; don’t turn away.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It might seem impossible that your bad feelings have anything worthwhile to teach you, and it might feel natural to engage with these feelings like they’re enemies, like they need to be conquered, erased from your heart. This week, though, try to accept that all of your sweetness and love for the world will always exist alongside your loneliness and resentment and jealousy. Don’t punish yourself for feeling anger. It’s as natural as kindness, as natural as love, and it has just as much to teach you.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This is a week not to waste even one moment wishing that things had gone differently, that the present-day world were different than it is. Instead, this is a week for working to accept things as they are right now, in all their pain and uncertainty. In order to change anything, you need to see it clearly. In order to make the world as beautiful and sweet as you want it to be, you need to understand what it’s made of. You don’t have to stop dreaming altogether, of course— just direct your dreams toward the future.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for discerning your true desires. These are deeper than the desires everyone else attributes to you; they lurk far beneath the surface, deeper than the desires that are loosely, broadly shared by all the people you know. You have the power to do anything you really want to, but first you must figure out what it is that you want. This week is the time to do that; it’s time you treat your desire like the serious and vital force that it is.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Your job, this week, is to pay attention to what your body has to tell you: not only its aches and complaints, but the desires that course through it. Not only the signals that cause you pain, but the ones that promise relief. Listening to your body can sound like flat or phony advice—it’s not as though ignoring our physical selves is a real possibility—but there’s a real challenge for you here. This is about learning to allow yourself pleasure, even in a world intent on serving up pain.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s important to practice acceptance that everything can’t move at the pace that you want it to. This week, people will walk slower or talk faster than you’d like; your days will lag or race past; your progress toward your goals will seem to stubbornly disobey all your plans and predictions. This is the world trying to jolt you out of autopilot. Your careful attention is an unimaginably powerful thing; this week, the world is asking you to focus.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

There’s a difference, always, between who you are and what you do—between your external identity and your wild internal life. Sometimes the difference is negligible, hardly worth noting, but sometimes the space between your actions in the world and your secret inner self is vast. This week, try not to feel overlooked or unappreciated when other people can’t see what you don’t show them. It’s valuable to hold onto some secrets, to keep some of your magic private, away from public scrutiny and only for you.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, other people misunderstand what you’re all about: They imagine that you create mystery, when really it’s been there all along. They imagine you carry darkness with you, when really you’re just unafraid of the darkness you find all around. What other people see as a simple, innate personality trait is really an active state of bravery, a unique and daring willingness to confront evil. You have an ability, that’s grown steadily stronger over time, to work magic, even in dark times. Don’t devalue your own skills, and don’t let anyone else do it, either.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You have a curious mind that reaches ever outward, and a generous heart that’s willing to share all of its love. This week, though, it’s okay to reassess your boundaries, and it’s okay to hold some of yourself back. Spend some time thinking about who you can really trust with your time, with your labor, with all your love. It isn’t wrong to need to be cared for. It isn’t selfish to refuse to give every last piece of yourself. Loving the whole world is a gift, not an obligation.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, it might feel like being quiet is the same thing as being erased, like interiority is the same thing as invisibility. This is a week to resist that kind of thinking. It’s a week to re-anchor yourself in your own body, your own thoughts, your own needs. It’s a week to resist any imperative, imagined or real, to perform your selfhood in order to prove your worth, or in order to prove you exist at all. All you need is inside you, and you’ve always known that, but it’s worth reminding yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, your hunger for a better world can overwhelm you. Sometimes, your dreams can feel stronger than your body, stronger than your actions, stronger than your voice. This week, you might find it easier than usual to move through the world with intention—with an intensity that’s measured and controlled, not wild-eyed and panicked. There’s so much you want, but the wanting doesn’t have to control you. You can avoid being rushed or manipulated into decisions. You can move deliberately into the future.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You might find it possible, this week, to reclaim something that was taken from you. You might find it possible to get back your certainty, your strength, your will to keep going. You know, already, that you can’t control the future, but this week will remind you, with a sudden bracing clarity, that nobody else can, either. Nobody else knows all the answers, so nobody else gets to tell you how to feel. Down here on this wild spinning planet, all your power remains yours.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of October 21 here. The weekly horoscopes for the week of November 4 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 28