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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 3

Toni Morrison, an Aquarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Monday, communication planet Mercury leaves rebellious Aquarius and enters intuitive Pisces. This will bring a touch of imaginative dreaminess to your thoughts and conversations. You don’t have to be quite so rational anymore — instinctual decisions can be good ones, too. Then, on Friday, Venus enters fiery and straightforward Aries. You can express your love directly. You can chase after what you want. You can express your enthusiasms outright. There’s no need to play games, no need to wait around.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, you may become a little less attached to outcomes. You don’t need to express your feelings perfectly; just expressing them is enough You don’t need to create the most perfect world —you just need to create. This is a week for letting weird ideas and bad ideas and silly ideas move through you. It’s a week to trust that mistakes aren’t final, just steps along a path. Every moment can’t be the moment, but every moment is leading you onward.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It isn’t your fault if you’ve felt stuck in your life: There are so many forces hemming you in, so many pressures bearing down on you, so many powerful people intent on creating a world built on scarcity. This is a week for imagining ways to become powerful despite all of that. It’s a week to open your mind to solutions that may seem too weird. When the rules governing the world are so awful, the weirder ideas might prove more fruitful than the sensible ones, anyway.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find that your priority is simply to stop being so bored — to stop being surrounded by old and bland ideas, to stop trying to rein in all your curiosity. The desire to escape your boredom isn’t a frivolous one, though it’s sometimes framed that way. This week, give yourself permission to want to be interested and engaged and surprised. Give yourself permission to want to be delighted. Seriousness is valuable, too, but you don’t have to let it weigh your spirit down.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Your job this week is to spend some time in ways other people might consider wasteful — to devote a few hours to a project that promises no rewards, to spend whole afternoons doing nothing but enjoying yourself, nothing but living softly, nothing but enjoying your time. If you’ve felt pressure lately to move toward some grander ambitions, this is a week to stop for a moment and think about what you’re doing it all for. Try not to think about what you’re hoping to gain, but rather about what kind of life you’re hoping to live.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, it might help you to remind yourself that the people around you want beauty and light and joy as much as you do. They just have their own visions and desires, their own idea of what freedom might look like. Which is to say that when their desires crash up against yours, it’s not because they’re trying to drive you crazy — it’s just that they’re on their own path, and you are on yours. You don’t have to change or control them; you’re free to follow your own desires where they lead you.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for thinking about how to live in solidarity with other people, how to build collective power, how to serve your community — but without losing yourself. Sometimes you can forget that your own soul deserves tending, that you need to care for your strange and solitary heart, too. The world needs so much from you, and it’s worthy to commit to that work, but you’re allowed to have needs of your own. It isn’t selfish or weak to be as human as everyone else.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Your social intuition can be a gift, but sometimes, being so sharply aware of other people’s desires and expectations makes it difficult to act with any sense of freedom. Being too aware of the social rules can limit your sense of what is possible. This week, don’t take other people’s desires or expectations as your starting point. Challenge yourself to figure out what it is that you actually value and actually want, before you navigate your way forward from there.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, don’t expend too much energy trying to avoid other people’s scrutiny. Sometimes, slipping through the world unnoticed is powerful, but sometimes it only makes you feel small. Accept, right now, that other people will see you as you are. They’ll see things about you that you don’t even see about yourself. They’ll challenge you, or disagree with you, or love you with open-hearted clarity, and it’s all okay. Real connection can be frightening, but it will not damage you.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, it might feel weirdly difficult to express — to others, even to yourself — what you really want. And this could make it weirdly difficult to get whatever it is. Don’t take this difficulty as a sign that there’s something wrong with you, or an indication that what you’re feeling at present will be your permanent lot in life. This week, you’ll be rewarded for following your hazy desires and seeing what they show you. You’ll be able to find clarity eventually, but you need to start seeking it first.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

No matter how much you value seeking the truth, some truths can feel too difficult, too painful or just too annoying to deal with. This is a good week for trying, anyway. If there’s something that’s been sitting heavy in your body, this is a week for expressing it. You can scream it to the world, or you can speak it to a friend, or you can think it silently to yourself. This week, your honesty won’t destroy you — rather, it’ll electrify your thinking and bring sweet, fresh clarity into your heart.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, envisioning yourself as an outsider brings with it a sense of loneliness; other times, it can fill you with bold, clear-eyed power. If you feel like an outsider this week, lean into the feeling — what worlds are you operating at the edges of? How close to the centers of power do you really want to get? Don’t assume that you need the world’s recognition, or that you must rise through the ranks to do anything of value. There’s magic happening right here where you are, and not everyone can see it, but you can.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might need a reminder that you are, in fact, still allowed to love yourself, as obvious as that may sound. It’s not narcissism to believe yourself worthy of care, even in a world where care is distributed unequally. It’s not selfishness to believe that your own thoughts are interesting, even in a world as vast as ours. Let yourself believe that your own life is a worthy topic of inquiry — not the only one, not even the best one, but of course it doesn’t have to be.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of January 27 here. The weekly horoscopes for the week of February 10 will be here.

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 3