Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 6

Kathy Acker, an Aries. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Tuesday night, a full moon will arrive in diplomatic Libra, illuminating the ways we’re all still sharing this world with other people: the ways we help each other, the ways we need each other, the ways we make each other’s lives worth living. This moon can remind you that it’s impossible to restore the world’s balance on your own; it’s something that can only be done together. Then, on Friday night, communication planet Mercury enters bold Aries, and your thoughts might become less vague and more decisive — focused less on emotion and more on brave, direct, undeniable action.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You might understand instinctively, even if not rationally, that contained within the world’s chaos is the potential for action, for unimagined freedom. You might understand instinctively, even if not rationally, that endings always also mark beginnings. And beginnings, where the unknown world stretches out before you, are where you truly thrive. Even if you’re grieving, you don’t have to be incapacitated by despair. You can remember that real change is possible, and that the future is still wide open, and that your powers aren’t weakening, but rather growing ever stronger, ever brighter.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It can be comforting, sometimes, to imagine that you have more control over the world than you really do, to tell yourself that by holding steady and doing the right thing, you can stave off uncertainty. This week, though, it might be better to accept just how little control you really have. And once you accept that there are things you cannot change, you can acknowledge, too, that there’s no need to blame yourself for everything. This week, you can stop imagining yourself responsible for vast and impossible problems. Instead, you can look around at your own small life, and do what you can right here.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Just because you’re generally comfortable with change, that doesn’t mean you have to expect yourself to be comfortable with change on this scale, massive and relentless. Just because you’re adaptable, that doesn’t mean you have to be willing to adapt to intolerable conditions, or to let go of everything you love. It’s easy to act as though your sweet flexibility can serve as an escape hatch from emotions that are too difficult or too heavy, but things don’t really work like that. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re not able to outrun or out-think your emotions. Sometimes, you just have to sit with them.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

You might feel safest when you can keep a large part of yourself hidden: your true desires, your real feelings, your honest beliefs about the world. There’s an unbearable vulnerability in being truly seen. This week, though, it’s important not to prioritize the feeling of safety above the joys — however risky — of letting yourself be known. This is a week for straightforwardness, even when it might feel frightening. It’s a week for directness and honesty, even when that might feel painful. This week, the world will reward you for speaking freely.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, daily life might feel unimaginably difficult, as your ordinary modes of connection become unavailable to you and you feel blocked from participating in the world around you. This difficulty is about more than just the fear of losing your relationships to other people — it’s about the fear that you’re losing the parts of yourself that make you most vibrant. So this week, your task isn’t just to re-establish relationships with other people, but also to strengthen your sense of yourself. Your personality hasn’t been taken away; your unique vitality hasn’t been lost. Your life may feel strange and new, but it’s still yours.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, as you try to go on living amidst all this chaos, you might find yourself crashing up against your own thorny fears — fear of the grim present or the bleak future, fear of other people’s cruel actions and careless hearts. Instead of trying to suppress all of this, try to sit with it, to see what it has to show you. Fear can clarify your desires; it can show you what you’ll fight for, what you will not give up willingly. And it can remind you how much glowing, golden courage you have.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

You’ve been bothered, maybe for a long time now, by all the injustice and imbalance in the world. You’ve been bothered, too, by all the people who don’t see what you see, the people telling you that your dissatisfaction is out of proportion with reality. But you weren’t wrong to notice the world’s unfairness, and you weren’t wrong to be pained by it, and the people around you might now finally start to see what you see. They might start to see that the world’s injustice isn’t right or inevitable, and that it’s possible to change it if we try.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It can feel a little naïve to let yourself believe that good things may still be possible, somewhere in the future. At times, it can feel as though pessimism is the only responsible path, the only worldview grounded in any kind of reality. This week, though, the world is going to ask you to be brave enough to trust in the future. It’s going to ask you to risk believing in the possibility of a better life. If pessimism has made you feel stuck, unable to move or even to try, then hope might bring you back to life, might get you moving again.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Even in the midst of this chaos, you’re learning, expanding your wisdom, increasing your powers of knowing the world. But it’s important to give yourself a moment to stop and to rest, to assimilate all this new information. You can’t keep moving without pause, and you can’t keep growing relentlessly. It’s important to give yourself time to adapt to the changed world you’re living in. All the wisdom you’ve gathered is of no real use to you if you don’t learn how to hold it, how to keep it, how to use it.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s going to be important for you to remember the compassion deep in your core. It can be easy for others, and even for you, to forget how much your whole worldview is built on a foundation of care. But it’s a fundamental part of you; your care isn’t always soft, but it’s powerful beyond measure. Your care isn’t always tender, but it’s strong and unbending, willing to fight against all odds to set the world right. It’s a new kind of compassion for a new and strange world, and it’s desperately needed.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

A new intensity of feeling might seem to cloud your vision at the start of this week. It might make you feel as though you can hardly see the world through a haze of grief or rage or desire. But if you keep moving through it, this intensity of feeling can begin to resolve itself. Don’t try to avoid your emotions this week; they won’t dull your intellectual edge. Instead, they’ll enrich your understanding of the world, and show you, with clarity and purpose, what actions you have to take.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This week, you don’t need to feel any guilt over following your instincts, even the ones that lead you in the wrong direction. You don’t need to feel any shame over your emotions, even the ones that seem ugly or difficult or of no use at all. You can’t suppress your unruly instincts and feelings until they’re orderly, simple, polite. Your unconscious isn’t something for you to rule over like a tyrant. Instead, just try to listen to what your heart is telling you. Then later, in the light of day, you can decide how you’ll choose to act.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of March 30. The weekly horoscopes for the week of April 13 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 6