Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of May 4

Adrienne Rich, a Taurus. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Thursday morning, there will be a full moon in intense Scorpio, and your emotions might swell with an intensity to match it. The feelings you’ve tried to hide might be revealed; the truths that have been buried might now come to the surface. This is a week for reckoning with the truth of what you really feel, whether that truth is beautiful, or painful, or something else entirely.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s going to be so important to be thoughtful about where you give your attention. This is so much more difficult than it seems. The shrill buzzing of the news can pull you in every direction, leaving you too exhausted to move. Your constant awareness of human suffering can wear on you, too, until you have hardly energy left for living. Remember that it isn’t your job to see and know everything. Instead, try to protect your attention, so that you’ve got enough energy left for action.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, meeting all of life’s challenges just feels awful, like a heavy and never-ending burden. But other times — like this week — not every challenge has to feel so bad. This week, a real and vibrant joy will be available to you when you stretch to your full height, when you rise to the occasion, when you show yourself what you’re capable of, when you try. Giving yourself the chance to use all your power is a way of caring for yourself, too, and doing so can light up your days when you need it most.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You might feel starved for some kind of attention this week, starved of the care you need. It might feel as though nobody sees you as you truly are, as though nobody is able to reflect your light back to you. It’s not your fault if you’re struggling to get what you need, and it’s not your fault if you’re feeling overwhelmed with loneliness. Your needs aren’t unreasonable; you’re just doing your best to live in a changed world. You’re still real and alive, and things will, eventually, soften. You’ll get what you need again.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for getting stubbornly, quietly confrontational. It’s a week for digging in your heels, for refusing to believe that your life is worth less than someone else’s — but also for refusing to believe that your life is worth more. Look around at the sunlight, the mountains, the sky. Look around at all the people who share this world with you. You can reject the idea that you need rulers, that you need heroes, that you need an authority to tell you how to live/ Instead, you can choose friendship, community, each other.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, remind yourself that it is okay to rest when you’re tired. It is okay not to push beyond your limits. There’s nothing wrong with turning down every offer that isn’t good enough, and nothing wrong with striving to do less. There’s nothing wrong with refusing to give \your time and energy to people who don’t value you enough, or who don’t care at all. There’s power in working hard, to be sure, but there’s also a wild and glittering magic in quitting, in saying no, in stepping away.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might feel an overwhelming urge to rush out into the world, to put every idea into practice, to make something, finally, happen. But right now, frustratingly, there’s just no reason to. Your ideas still need time to germinate, to develop, to grow into their fullest form. Not everything’s able to burst into flower immediately, and this is OK. Some ideas require a quiet, steady growth. Some magic builds slowly. Though sometimes you might worry that the future won’t wait for you, that isn’t true. You still have time.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Not getting what you deserve doesn’t change the fact that you do deserve it. Sometimes, though, when your needs aren’t being met, it can seem so much less daunting to try and change your attitude, rather than trying to change the world. Compromise can often seem like a wiser course of action. But this isn’t a week for compromise. It’s not a week to give in to the people telling you that you’re worth less. Don’t let the unfairness of the world make you forget about the truth, which is that you deserve everything: everything good, everything soft, everything sweet.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to think about the best, most powerful version of yourself that you’ve ever been. It’s easy to imagine that this is an entirely different person than who you are now — as though somewhere along the way, you lost access to them. But it’s not true; you haven’t lost that person at all. All your courage, all your wisdom, all your wild unbending power, — they’re still in you, and always have been. Your old magic hasn’t vanished. All you have to do is remember it, and call it forth again.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for thinking about your fear, for looking at it head-on. It’s normal, after all, to be afraid in times like this. You don’t have to pretend — to anyone, not even yourself — that none of the wild and unpredictable violence in the world has never scared you. If you’re willing to look at your fear this week, it can illuminate your power. It can show you what you’re willing to risk, what you’re willing to sacrifice, what you’re willing to keep loving in spite of the danger.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

As your movement in the world is limited, it might feel as though your personality itself has become limited, like your true self has shrunken, like your ability to grow and achieve has suddenly been cut off. And though certain kinds of action are unavailable to you for now, these aren’t the only ways you can be of value in the world. Myriad other possibilities remain. Instead of focusing on growth or advancement, you might slow down instead, turn inward, focus on mending and repair. You can devote yourself to rebuilding relationships, with other people and with yourself, too.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might feel like it’s been so long since you’ve had any real clarity. You might feel like it’s been so long since you’ve been free to live the way you should. But this week, even if your external circumstances won’t change much, something inside you might loosen and untangle. You might feel a change coming, like a cool breeze on the horizon. It doesn’t mean that everything will suddenly and miraculously feel okay again, but it might mean that you’re able to breathe more easily, to dream like you want to.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You have such a sharp insight into the ways all systems are connected, the ways we all touch each other’s lives, the ways harm and love can both ripple outward. Sometimes, this wisdom spurs you to action. Other times, though, it just makes the world’s badness seem too overwhelming to bear. If you’re feeling the latter way this week, make sure that you’re not asking too much of yourself. You can’t right every broken system, but you can offer care, in ways that feel small but are still big enough to matter.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of April 27. The weekly horoscopes for the week of May 11 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of May 4