Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of January 20

Laura Dern, an Aquarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Monday, the sun enters smart and unconventional Aquarius. You might feel a sense of wild independence returning to you; you might feel like you’ve been set free from tradition and from other people’s expectations. Then, on Friday, there’s a new moon in Aquarius, marking a new beginning, an open door, a chance to set the intention to finally get weird.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself thinking about your purpose in life. It’s a solemn, weighty topic, but that doesn’t mean you have to force yourself to be solemn, too. Your goals don’t have to be boring and staid. It’s useful to plan for the future, but that doesn’t mean that your plans must proceed logically, sensibly, step by step. You’re allowed to hope for a strange future. You’re allowed to dream like you want to get joy and fun out of this life.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

You’re much more intuitive than other people always give you credit for — more than you even give yourself credit for. You’re connected to the world in a wise and bone-deep way, and this wisdom shapes the way you move. This week, though, your intuition may feel a little hazy, a little off-balance. Don’t panic; you haven’t lost it. For right now, when intuition fails you, you can trust your mind, which remains sharp and observant and ready to guide you.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You may have recently found yourself revisiting the lessons of the past again and again, and it might have felt quite discouraging. It can feel, sometimes, like you’re continually under siege by your ghosts, by long-gone versions of yourself, when all you’re trying to do is to live right here in the present. This week might finally offer some respite, though. It isn’t that every problem will resolve itself — there is, and will always be, work to be done — but you can start by turning your attention from the past to the future, from the old to the new.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

A surprising amount of the time, the things you imagine to be opposites aren’t really opposed at all. More often than you may think, the world’s binaries are easy to break. If you pay attention, you might find that the intellectual frameworks that have shaped your life have no real power over you. In other words, pay attention to all the times the world tells you that you must choose between two options. If you look closely, it might be a trick question: you might be able to say yes to both.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, as an experiment, practice living with a cool, unbothered equanimity. Practice refusing to be provoked by the unruly world around you. You can pull back from the blazing heat of your desires; you can tend and contain your own fire. Holding yourself at a distance from the feelings that seem most sparklingly alive can be a strange and unfamiliar way to live, but sometimes it’s worth it. It can reveal other, deeper desires. It can reveal a hidden power beneath the surface, one you never knew was there.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

There have been times that you’ve ignored your weirder ideas — not because you were scared by them, but because you worried they’d lead you in the wrong direction, into a world full of air and dreams and nothing to hold onto. This week, those weird ideas might return, seeming better, more possible than before. And this time, you don’t have to ignore them. You can follow your weird ideas and see where they lead you. You can surprise the people who thought they had you all figured out.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for reminding yourself that it’s possible to be imaginative and realistic at the same time. It’s a week for reminding yourself that shimmering abstract thinking isn’t some fluffy luxury, but one of the best tools for understanding the real strangeness of the world. So give yourself permission, this week, to be original and weird. This isn’t self-indulgent or unnecessary. It isn’t a way of avoiding reality. The world is vastly strange and unpredictably sweet, and there’s no reason not to treat it that way.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It’s crucial to remind yourself that you deserve to be treated with kindness. You deserve to value yourself and your soft, human feelings. You deserve to live fully, open-heartedly, without feeling like you need to remain on the defensive, ready to be attacked at moment, for any weakness. This week, don’t turn away from these truths just because they’re mild, because they’re soft, because they’ve been said before. You’re only a person, not a story, not a piece of performance art. Your job isn’t to be interesting all of the time, but to be alive and to keep trying.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to realign yourself with your path, with your searching nature. It’s valuable sometimes to hold still, to remember your roots and to know where you stand. It’s valuable to build a home you can return to at the end of the day. Still, solidity might eventually start to feel like it’s holding you back; practicality might come to look like a barrier to the life you want. Eventually, your gaze will turn back to the unknown, to the wilderness ahead, and when it does: follow it.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

It’s possible that you’ve forgotten, over the last weeks or months, that you’re allowed to have some fun with the power of your mind. You’re allowed to use your formidable mental prowess in ways that are delightful but not exactly productive, in ways that are ambitious but not exactly rigorous. Give yourself a chance to have a little fun with your thoughts, with all the wild futures you can imagine, with all the ideas that aren’t all that useful, but make the world feel more weirdly, vigorously alive.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, you can break free from convention without getting lost and spinning out into nothingness. You can acknowledge your history — all the links and connections that have shaped you — without losing your sense of unruly freedom. You can still be aware of everything heavy and hard, of the forces you’re up against, but that doesn’t mean you can’t operate according to your own rules. You should choose your own vision, and trust it above anything else.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

The very thought of breaking any rules may seem daunting at the moment — as though it’s something more theatrical, more disruptive, more noisy than anything you’re willing to invite into your life just now. If that’s true, then you might, instead, frame it not as “breaking,” but a quieter, altogether calmer disregard of the rules. When the world’s rules are wrong, it’s a good and courageous thing to shatter them, to kick up a fuss. But if that’s too much right now, then you can simply live, to the extent that it’s possible, like they aren’t there at all.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of January 13 here. The weekly horoscopes for the week of January 27 will be here.

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