Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 23

Michelle Obama, a Capricorn. Photo: Photo Illustration by Preeti Kinha/ Photos: Getty

Late Wednesday night brings a solar eclipse in disciplined Capricorn. This is a moment of possibility, a moment for believing in the future and in your own capacity for change. New ideas might guide your way forward; new belief in your own powers might give you the confidence you need to grow.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, you can be aware of all the ways you’ve grown up, while still recognizing the ways you remain young and curious and wild. You can be aware of all the ways you’ve become strong, while still seeing all the ways you’re continuing to build. This week, try to assess your powers honestly. Try to notice not just the skills you already have, but the ones still waiting to bloom. Don’t only focus on yourself as you exist today; try, too, to think about the person you might become with some work, with some effort, with some of the world’s good magic.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s possible to work hard and be productive without losing sight of beauty. It’s possible to live with purpose without forgetting about love and sweetness and the pink evening sky. Beauty isn’t the opposite of strength, and enjoying your life on earth isn’t a sign of laziness or lack of ambition. Sometimes your impulses can seem to be at odds with each other, but these desires don’t have to be in conflict at all. If you let your heart stay open, your desires can combine and amplify each other in surprising and powerful ways.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s okay to believe in futures that don’t yet exist, and may never. It’s okay to believe that you’re capable of so much more than whatever you’ve had the chance to show. It’s okay to believe in magic. This isn’t a week for foolish optimism, but for tapping into the real power inside you. Just because you haven’t had a chance to show it yet, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Just because the world is dark and strange doesn’t mean it will be this way forever.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself thinking about echoes, about repetitions, about all the different ways you’re linked to the past. Sometimes, this kind of thinking can feel a little defeatist — as though nothing has ever changed and nothing ever will. Sometimes, it fills you with the kind of nostalgia that makes it hard to see a future at all. This week, though, it can help you feel connected to something larger than yourself — a bigger story, a bigger world. Progress is possible, but it doesn’t happen in a straight line; energies return, again and again. Opportunities not taken aren’t lost forever.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

It’s not always easy to enter a period of change, not always pleasant to face a future that remains utterly, stubbornly mysterious. This week, you can let any fear you feel spur you onward. You can let it push you to open doors. This isn’t a week for avoiding the future in all its unknowable wildness, but for stepping into it. Now’s not the time to try and contain the world, but rather for letting it grow all around you. Your power remains bright and true, and you can do everything you’ve been called to.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, it can seem like the only way to endure the world is by limiting your desires to what is possible or practical or orderly. Sometimes, wanting too much can feel like a transgression that fills your heart with unimaginable chaos. This week, though, try to practice desiring bravely. Try to practice wanting more. Admitting how much you really want won’t destroy you; ambition won’t ruin your life. Allow yourself to believe that your hard work can create changes you haven’t even let yourself imagine. Allow yourself to believe in possibility after all.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s possible to believe that you’re strong beyond measure, that your ideas are valuable, that you belong here and your work is important. As you move into the future, you don’t have to make excuses for the people who have hurt you, and you don’t have to think charitably about the powers that have tried to hold you back. You don’t have to be intimidated by anybody at all. If you can’t really feel your power this week, it’s okay to fake it. Soon, you’ll be able to.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week might offer you the intensity you’ve been needing, but it might not be immediately recognizable to you. Power can take so many forms, so many different shades of passionate strength. Intensity can be quiet, not just noisy; it can be fun, too, not just steely. Sometimes, it can feel like darkness and caution are necessary protections, but this week, give yourself permission to be a little more open to the future, and to the possibilities waiting to be unlocked. Give yourself permission to believe in the world, even without any evidence that it deserves your faith.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to think about the kinds of connections you need, the kinds of relationships that can sustain you. It’s a week to think realistically about the resources — practical, emotional, intellectual — you’ll need in order to make the changes you’re ready to make. It’s vital to keep believing in your own powers, but it’s also vital not to think you can do everything on your own. Your mind is a powerful tool, but connections and relationships and conversations with other people will truly bring your ideas roaring to life.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Other people don’t always understand how much joy you take in building and growing your life. They don’t always see that work doesn’t have to be a slog, that it can be a pleasure all its own. This is a week to return to the work that connects you to your purpose and your power. It’s a week to return to the sense of joy that comes when you’re doing what you’re meant to do, when you’re traveling toward the future you’ve always wanted.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, it may seem at first untenable and unbearable to have any limitations at all, to be anything other than infinite. It may seem intolerable to be trapped in your own body when the universe is so expansive, intolerable to be trapped in your own mind when there’s so much out there to know. But try to be more generous with yourself. You can’t grow larger than the universe itself, but you can still grow. You can’t look into every possible future, but you’ll see at least one.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for seeing to the heart of things: a week for refusing to be distracted by surfaces, for refusing to be bothered by what is bright and inessential, for refusing to limit your thinking to what is immediately visible. This is a week not to get sidetracked by beautiful lies that sap your power. If you try to see through to the underlying structures, and if you try to understand what the world is really made of, you can see your own place in it more clearly. You can see how deeply you’re connected, how deeply you belong here.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of December 16 here. The weekly horoscopes for the week of December 30 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 23