Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 4

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

The moon will move through rebellious Aquarius, dreamy Pisces, and bold Aries this week, and Mercury is still retrograde in intense Scorpio. You’re likely to find your plans, your words, and even your thoughts resisting your efforts to keep them under control. It’s worthwhile to move carefully, but don’t expect yourself to be able to ward off every instance of strangeness, every possible surprise. The world’s chaos might be inconvenient, but it can be invigorating, too. It can remind you that you’re still small, and the world remains full of unforeseen light and possibility.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You might find yourself racing to keep up with some imaginary set of standards, or with somebody else’s success. You might find yourself frantically trying to keep pace with the plan you once made for yourself. If that happens this week, try to take a step back and resist being rushed. You aren’t behind schedule, and you aren’t missing out: You’re exactly where you need to be right now. Slow down and look around you. There’s magic waiting to be unlocked — not somewhere up ahead, but right here where you are.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, the sweet life you’ve built for yourself might feel more precarious than usual. You might find yourself feeling especially protective of everything you’ve built. But while it can be useful to stay alert to all the ways the world is violent and unfair, don’t let it make your heart brittle. It’s still worth it to take the kind of risks that might leave you vulnerable to pain, but might also change everything for the better.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, let yourself feel the full power of refusal: refusing to believe in a charming lie, or to take actions that are easy but wrong, or to exist for other people’s convenience. You’re so skilled at making everything appear sweet and fine, but that doesn’t mean you always have to. This week, you can let difficult situations remain difficult; you can let your anger remain spiky and hot. You don’t have to rely on your own charm, or fall for anybody else’s. You have other powers, too.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Your task, this week, is not to be bullied or intimidated by other people’s air of authority, because it can sometimes be deceptive. It can be shallow, unearned, just a persuasive façade.
Don’t assume that others know better than you, just because they say so. Don’t assume that their arguments are more valuable than yours, just because they speak with more force. This week, don’t let other people’s loud voices, or their seemingly unshakeable certainty, shake your confidence in yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might benefit from adjusting the unbearably high expectations you set for other people, and more importantly for yourself. It’s simply impossible to always do the right thing, to never have a moment of weakness or fear. Your standards and expectations are valuable guidelines, and they can keep you strong and focused. Just don’t use them as tools for beating yourself up. You can act with grace and courage and care, and you can make mistakes once in a while, too.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, communication might feel nearly impossible — as though your words keep coming out wrong, or as though nobody is listening clearly enough. Connection might feel more challenging than usual, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Everyone’s words are just a little scrambled right now. And just because someone doesn’t understand what you mean right away, that doesn’t mean they’ll never be able to. If you’re misunderstood, you’ll get another chance to explain yourself eventually. If a message is interrupted, you can send it again, and again.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Power might, on the surface, be of no real interest to you. Your interests might lean instead toward beauty, toward friendship, toward romance and pleasure. Even so, this week, you’ll be asked to think seriously about power — the power that crashes around you in the world, but also the power that lights you up from inside. This week, the world will ask you to understand that you really do possess a shining power all your own, and ask you to really consider how you might use it.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

So many powerful people have made it their business to extract every last drop of magic from the world — to make everything dull and mundane, to make miracles seem impossible, to make daily life a long, gray slog. But they haven’t succeeded. The world still holds pockets of strangeness. Your job, this week, is to believe in magic, though what that magic might look like is anybody’s guess. Your job is to hold open the door to a future filled with wildness and joy.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

It’s an inescapable fact that the world sometimes feels unbearably lonely. Real understanding and real intimacy can be so hard to find. It is not, however, impossible to do. This is a week to remind yourself of that fact, and to resist sinking into defeatism. You are not doomed to loneliness. Pay attention to the people in your life, and the real, if imperfect, ways that they show up for you. Pay attention to the expansive rooms in your own heart, filled with enough care and love to get you through this.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You might find yourself thinking about the world as though everything is transactional: as though you’re incurring debts every time someone treats you with kindness, as though every act of generosity is something you’ll have to pay back. This kind of thinking can make even friendship seem like a burden; it can lend a hint of sourness even to love that’s freely given. This week, remind yourself not to keep score. When the world brings you gifts — intimacy or friendship or beauty — try to accept them as freely as they were given.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, pay attention to the echoes and reflections in your life — the events that seem to keep repeating themselves, the visions that keep coming back to you. Pay attention to anything that serves to disrupt the idea that time is linear, that your life is a single story progressing ever forward. This week, it’s okay to stop focusing so intently on the future. Repetition is as valuable as change. Things may not be moving forward as fast as you like, but that doesn’t mean there’s no magic happening here.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This week, try to remember that comfort isn’t always the same thing as goodness, honesty, or love. Sometimes these things overlap, of course, but sometimes intimacy is stranger than that. The presence of difficulty doesn’t always indicate the absence of love, and the presence of conflict doesn’t always indicate the absence of care. This week, try to be brave enough to talk about your feelings, even when they’re spiky and bracing. Try to be brave enough to trust that your love remains worthy and true, in all its strange and varied shapes.

Read the weekly horoscope for the week of October 28 here. The weekly horoscopes for the week of November 11 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 4