Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 9

Maria Callas, a Sagittarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

Early Monday morning, communication planet Mercury enters generous, optimistic Sagittarius, and your thoughts and words might grow more optimistic to match. The world is full of wisdom just waiting for you to find it; your wandering thoughts are carrying you closer and closer toward real purpose and truth. Late Wednesday night, a full moon in Gemini might activate your curiosity, might illuminate your desire to know and experience all the sweetness the world holds.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You might normally be best at approaching questions directly, at facing your problems with a straight-forward, unafraid confidence. But, still, some riddles have refused to give up their answers. Don’t take this as evidence that directness is inappropriate, or that you’ve failed somewhere along the line, or that the world is asking you to turn sly and sneaky. It’s worth being stubborn about your values, and how you want to live in the world. Your openness and directness have been sources of magic before, and they will be again.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you maintain your routine because it really is the way you want to live. This week, though, check in with yourself, just in case. If you’re steadfast and solid, make sure it’s because you want to be, and not just because you can’t imagine changing. If your days tend to follow the same pattern, you can make sure it’s a pattern you’ve chosen, and not one that’s been chosen for you. Your imagination can grow wild and strong this week, and you have the power to choose change, if you want it.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

There are days that you find yourself fearing that you’ve run out of ideas, that all your inspiration has finally run out. There are days that you worry your chaotic energy has abandoned you. This week, though, you’ll be reminded that quiet days are simply quiet days, not bad omens or markers of loss. Your energy will always return, your thoughts will always fill back up with sound and light, your sweet wild you-ness will never desert you.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

There’s so much intimacy and so much love available to you this week, but it might not show up in the forms you think it will. This is a week to open yourself up to unexpected messages, to pay attention to emotion that comes in surprising forms. You can’t always determine what love is going to look like, not even in your own heart. Don’t let this discourage you — it’s valuable not to control everything. This way, there’s still space for discovery.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might feel your energy taking off in unpredictable directions. It’s a week for leaning into the wildness of possibility, for leaning into the sweetness of knowing that the world isn’t yours to control. You don’t have to be suspicious of surprises, or of unintended results. The result of all your hard work may look different than you expected it to, but that doesn’t make it any less of an achievement. It’s possible to surpass the limits of your own imagination, to exceed even your own expectations.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Have you been waiting to act until you receive permission from some kind of authority? Or maybe you’ve been waiting for an omen, a change in the weather, a sign from the universe. Waiting can be useful, but you don’t have to limit yourself to what other people will allow. If your body wants to move this week, then you can move. If your mind is desperate for change, then you can make a change. You don’t have to wait for every star to align. It can be worthwhile to go ahead and act.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to remind yourself that you’re allowed to have thoughts even when you aren’t sure they’re correct, and you’re allowed to have feelings even when you aren’t sure they’re kind. You’re allowed to be imperfect, and you’re allowed to be hasty, and you’re allowed to be wrong. This isn’t to say that you should seek out wrongness – just that you don’t have to spend your life frantically avoiding it. It’s okay to explore, to test out your options. It’s okay to trust yourself, knowing that if you make a mistake, you’ll be wise enough to fix it.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Don’t underestimate yourself this week, and don’t let other people do it, either. Sometimes it’s valuable to hold back, keeping cards hidden up your sleeve, but this week, it’s better to tell the truth. Now is the time to call upon your full power and use it. There’s no value in hiding yourself or your intentions. There’s nothing to be gained from pretending that your desires are tiny and manageable, that they aren’t as vast and alive as the sea.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes it’s immediately clear when you’ve crossed a threshold, when you’ve entered a new phase of life, but other times, the line is hazier and harder to see. This week, don’t assume that a lack of external markers means that no change has happened, that no progress has been made. Give yourself some credit for how much work you’ve done. You’ve traveled such great distances to get here, and the growth you’ve done is real, whether or not other people can see it yet.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week,you might feel a true, deep sense of your magic, your purpose, your own self. On the surface, things might seem busy, chaotic and intense, but you can still feel your power thrumming like a bassline beneath everything you do. When the world seems too noisy, remember all the strength and magic you have access to, all the time. You don’t have to prove it to other people—right now, it doesn’t matter whether they see it at all. Right now, this is a gift just for you.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It might be useful to you, this week, to remember all the ways your thinking has grown and changed. You don’t have to measure success only according to what can be demonstrated: You’re a person, not a science experiment. Your inner life has shifted and changed so much. Your imagination is broader and wilder than it once was, and your life holds so many more possibilities than you knew. Your job now is to call on your imagination, to let it teach you how to move through the world.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to give yourself permission to change, as much and as many times as you need to. Change doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re trying to escape yourself, or that you want to invalidate your past or disavow the life you have right now. It doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s anything wrong at all. Sometimes, it’s just necessary. It can offer clarity, or it can make you feel alive again, or it can remind you that you haven’t yet reached the limits of your empathy, of your love for the world.

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

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 9