Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 20

Grace Jones, a Taurus. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

On Sunday morning, the Sun entered earthy, sensual Taurus. On Wednesday night, a new moon in Taurus will amplify the week’s Taurean energy. This new moon will ask you to consider your earthy, sensual needs: Where, in the coming days, can you find softness? Where can you find safety? During these days of confinement and constriction, can you find pleasure in feeling rooted to something?

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

The easiest force for you to believe in is the force of your own will — your ability to move and to act, to shape your life, to meet your own needs. It can feel much more natural to move quickly and decisively than to wait, slowly feeling your way forward. This week, though, the world is asking you to take a moment, to pause and reflect. Don’t focus only on the potential up ahead, but on the way your body feels right here and right now. Your ambitions can wait while you take a moment to find solid footing again.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for slowing down. It’s not a sign of weakness to do so, nor does it mean that your exuberance and joy have been muted or crushed. It only means that there are ways to relate to the world that just don’t require so much constant, hurried motion. This week, you can remember a way to live that’s more deliberate — like a bud gently opening, like a green seedling slowly poking up above the soil. You can refuse to rush around for someone else’s profit. You can reclaim your time as your own.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might be surprised at what happens if you start to lean on the senses you tend to use less often. What would happen if you closed your eyes and just listened instead — focusing not on color but on rhythm and sound? Or if you closed your ears and relied instead on touch — focusing not on words, but the feeling of your own skin, or on the vibrations of the city outside your window? It sounds like such a small thing, but it might help you open yourself up to surprise again, and it might help you let the world’s sweetness back in.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

In the past few weeks, your rich inner life, which normally feels so full and alive, might have started feeling dulled., It might have started feeling lacking, less like a refuge and more like a trap. It makes sense that when the outside world shrinks — reduced to voices on the phone, images on a screen — your inner world might suffer, too. But this week, things might begin to turn for you. Your inner world might start to spark with life once more. There’s so much to yearn for and so much to miss, but you’re as alive as you’ve ever been.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s important to embrace change. No matter what actions you take, no matter what anyone does, no matter how well (or how poorly) you conduct yourself,, the world will remain in constant evolution. This has always been true, and there’s nothing wrong with it. This week, try to make sure that you’re not falling into the trap of trying to stop the change altogether, trying to return to a place of imagined stasis. Instead, your job is to do your best to push for change that is beautiful and good, change that lifts everyone up.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

You may have recently felt wrapped up in your mind, tangled in analysis and anxieties and projections for the future. That’s understandable: It’s so difficult right now to find an outlet for action, and so easy to spend hours in thought. This week, though, the answers won’t be found in your head, but in the physical experience of living. Your body holds wisdom that your brain can’t access on its own, wisdom that can’t be reached through analysis, and this is a week for remembering all that your body knows.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Whether consciously or unconsciously, you’ve likely been mourning many different losses at once — losses with different shapes and forms, losses leaving holes of various sizes in your life and your heart. It’s so hard to know how to feel all these feelings at once, how to honor and give space to them all without being torn apart. This week, the loss won’t grow any lighter, but you might be offered the small, gentle reprieve of new clarity: Though many of the losses were massive and deep, some things that are now gone were things you’re better off without, things you never really needed at all.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

As it becomes ever clearer that any big, lasting change will be hard-won and slow, people might become discouraged. They might start to lose their faith; they might give up on trying altogether. You, however, don’t have to give up. You’ve understood from the very start how hard things are, how powerful the forces arrayed against goodness and life are. You know that the world’s mysteries reveal themselves slowly, and that change moves slowly too. And most importantly, you know that’s no reason not to fight anyway, no reason not to believe that something better is possible.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Right now, it might feel like there are so many things and so many people trying to chip away at your confidence, inviting you to doubt yourself, or your purpose, or your intellect and your powers. And so this week, your job is to try to rebuild that confidence. Your job is to believe again in your ability to adapt, to withstand nearly anything with your soul still intact. The conditions may be inhospitable and dark, but there’s no reason not to keep believing in yourself and your fire.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

If the entire world has felt unbearably exhausting lately, if you’ve felt wrung out and depleted by the very prospect of going through your life right now, this week might remind you that you’ve still got some attitude, some spark, some fight. Your energy doesn’t have to feel like a bolt of lightning or a huge, roaring blaze to be useful. Refusal to be conquered can look all kinds of different ways. And if other people don’t recognize your quiet strength right now, then it’s your job to remember that you’re still alive, still powerful, still fighting.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for remembering your stubbornness and holding onto it. It’s a week for remembering that as much as you’re made of dreams, you’re made of solid matter, too. Your imagination is bendy and wild, but that doesn’t mean you’re willing to let the wind blow you in just any direction. There’s a steely strength underlying your bright creativity, but people sometimes forget this about you. This week, if others think they can push you around — or make you believe in a lie, or make you go back on your principles — you can remind them how wrong they are.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You might be feeling, lately, that beauty is scarce — not only in the wider world, but in your own private life, too. You might be feeling like there’s not enough color or music or sweetness for everyone, like it’s selfish to even want any for yourself. This week, rather than accepting the inevitability of a bland and sorrowful life, remember your capacity to create beauty for yourself, and for others, too. You can sing the song you’ve been wanting to hear; you can write the poem you’ve been wishing you could read. You aren’t powerless to create a life that is beautiful and worth living.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of April 13. The weekly horoscopes for the week of April 27 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 20