Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 13

Lady Gaga, an Aries. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

This week, the moon will wane through Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, while the sun travels through the final degrees of assertive, fiery Aries. Finally, on Sunday morning, the sun will enter Taurus, the sign of earthy sensuality and stubbornness. During this time, your energy might be less loud and flashy, but instead grounded and assured, unwilling to be pushed around. With the sun in Taurus, you can refuse to retreat or surrender, refuse to give up on the things and the people you love.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You have a gift for pushing up against the limits of what is possible. When you’re most fully and truly yourself, you’re fueled not by cold reason but by passion, by fire, by an unshakeable sense of your power. This week, though, no matter how free you are in your soul, the world will keep reminding you of the limits and restrictions that still shape your life. Your job is to acknowledge those limits, and to understand that their effects are solid and real, while still maintaining your secret knowledge that at the end of the day, there’s nothing that can truly stop you.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

In the middle of massive change, it’s easy to imagine that for your own work to matter it must be equally massive — that you must dedicate yourself only to combat and disruption, to grand and heroic actions. This week, though, it’s important to remember that your smaller actions matter too. In a world where there’s so little space to be soft, where there’s so little real care available, the work of providing softness and care is as important as anything else. The work of showing up for other people, in whatever ways you can, is work that the world badly needs.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

There are some times that call for diplomacy, and others that call for boldness; some times that call on you to use your adaptable nature as a kind of protective coloring, and others that ask you to speak your opinions out loud, to lay it all on the line. Right now, you’re unlikely to be rewarded for keeping your more confrontational ideas to yourself. Instead, it’s time to be blazingly honest — with others and with yourself — about your ambitions for a better world. Right now, you can be bold and unwavering. You can tell the truth about the world as you know it.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

You might find yourself bristling under the forces striving to contain you this week. And you might find yourself yearning to stretch, to expand, to refuse all orders to remain small and tame and controlled. It’s possible that you’ll feel some shame along with all this yearning for more, but there’s nothing you need to feel ashamed of. The world is demanding sacrifices from you, and you don’t have to be happy about it.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, your whole brain, your whole body, your whole being, might feel almost too hot to manage, too fiery to touch. Every day your anger increases, heats up, because nothing in the world is as it should be, and nothing seems to be getting any better. This anger isn’t a bad thing, of course — it can be a tool, and a source of much-needed energy — but it has to be handled with care. Your task is to make sure that the sparks from your rage don’t land on those who don’t deserve it, to make sure that it keeps you warm without burning you up.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s important to remind yourself that survival isn’t impossible, though it may feel that way right now. A good life full of beauty and dignity isn’t impossible either, though it may feel unbearably far away. We haven’t reached the end of time, just the end of something — a turning point, a breaking point, an open door, a beginning. You can’t know what’s next from here, and you don’t have to. You can’t know how your words will resonate, or how your actions will shape the future. All you can know is that you’re here where you need to be, and you aren’t insignificant at all.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

The world’s murky uncertainty might wind its way into your heart, making you doubt what you know to be true, doubt your vision, doubt your sense of moral clarity. Left to your own devices, it can be hard to stay true to yourself — the world moves too much and too fast. Fortunately, though, you don’t need to do it all alone; don’t need to calibrate your compass in isolation. When it’s hard to stay true to yourself, it’s much easier to stay true to the people you care for. Though the world feels lonely and cold, you don’t have to navigate it alone.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You already know that there’s no use waiting for heroes, no use sitting around and hoping to be rescued. The challenge, for you, is understanding that this doesn’t mean there’s no cause for hope at all. This week, try to remember that you still have your own muscles, your own voice, your own capacity for action. And more than that, you still have your relationships, your connections with the people around you. You don’t have to feel optimism, you just have to accept the truth that you aren’t completely empty-handed, that there are still things worth believing in.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Part of you might feel immensely discouraged this week as you watch the way the wheels of power turn, as you keep seeing, again and again, how hard it is to create real change. But when those in power close off all your options, you can still create new ones. When they lock all the doors, you can kick them down. When they try to shrink your life down to almost nothing, you can keep loving, keep reaching for joy, keep demanding more. Those in power might tell you that revolt is pointless and resistance impossible; your job is to remember that it just isn’t true.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

It can feel as though it’s your job, right now, to be on all the time — unflagging in your righteous fury, untiring in your work to mend the broken world. It can feel as though nobody else is doing enough, so it falls to you to pick up all the slack. But it’s impossible, of course, to be all fire all the time, impossible to fight without resting or work without ceasing. This week, trust that other people are working and giving, too. Trust that other people are creating the space you need to rest when you need it.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, it can feel as though desire only exists as an affliction, an ache, a reminder of all that you lack. This week, though, try to remember how good it can feel, too. Desire doesn’t only illuminate lack — though it can, of course, do that. It also illuminates the space before you, the field of unseen possibilities, the better worlds that haven’t yet been created, but that could be. Don’t try to rid yourself of desire, as though it’s a dangerous interloper. Think of it, instead, as a power source, as a crystal ball, as a guide that can lead you to a world better than this one.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

When the entire world seems poised on a brink, when unprecedented change is the force haunting everybody’s dreams, it can feel like the defining mood is one of a wild and unimaginable terror. Fear can seem like the only rational, only reasonable, only practical response to all the change around you. But this week, your task is to make sure the fear doesn’t blot out the sun, doesn’t crowd out every other feeling. Your job is to hold onto your ability to see the good that still remains, the just and sweet future that can still exist if we’re willing to build it.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of April 6. The weekly horoscopes for the week of April 20 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 13