Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of June 29

Solange, a Cancer. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Wednesday, Saturn — which is still retrograde — moves back into Capricorn again, and it might feel like you’re retreading old ground, like you’re repeating lessons you’ve already learned, like you’ve been drawn back into structures you thought you’d escaped. You can think of this as a time of frustration and setbacks, or you can think of it as a second chance, a do-over, an opportunity to try and do things better.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Even when you can see your goals with perfect clarity, even when you know with absolute conviction what role you have to play, your work can still sometimes feel thankless and frustrating. Even when you know you’re on the right path, every step you take can still feel maddeningly slow. This is a week to make sure that you’re not turning that frustration inward, that you’re not blaming yourself for the world’s unwillingness to change. Just because the fruits of your labor are slow to arrive, that doesn’t mean you’re not working hard enough.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

You’re under immense stress, but perhaps it doesn’t feel all that abnormal to you — you’re so used to carrying entire worlds on your shoulders, so used to bravely struggling against impossible odds. You can sometimes start to believe that unless you’re exhausted, you aren’t working at all; unless you’re taking on giants, your battles are insignificant. But this week, try to remember that the things most worth doing aren’t always the most difficult ones. Don’t make your life harder only for the sake of making it harder. Sometimes, it’s just as valuable to do what feels natural, what feels easy, what feels right.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, your attention can wander in a way that feels shimmering and alive. Other times, though, it can start to spin outside of your control: no longer generative, but frantic and exhausting. This week, try to regain your focus and reset your attention. Try to turn away from big theories and predictions, and toward the small, quiet moments that make up your life. Tidy the space you live in, bring food to someone who needs it, feel the cool evening breeze coming through the window as you remember who you really are.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It’s so rare that anything is ever really resolved. Feelings are often left disorderly and complicated, and lessons are rarely ever fully learned. This might sound tiring, but it’s not a bad thing, nor is it a sign of weakness or failure. It’s simply one of the conditions of humanity: to keep revisiting the past, again and again, wiser and braver each time. This week, if you feel called to something you thought you’d left behind, let yourself return. You can grow; you can learn something you haven’t been ready for, until now; you can make what amends you need to.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You’ve worked hard, over the years, to come into your powers, to glow with the light of conviction and courage. And it’s possible that all the violent, chaotic change taking place right now has been sapping you of this confidence. This can seem unfair — like a curse, like the destruction of everything you are. But you don’t have to overcorrect, to perform confidence that you aren’t feeling, to close your eyes and pretend you’re unaffected. All this uncertainty won’t be permanent, and it won’t destroy you. In fact, it might make you stronger: If you pay attention, you’ll find that it has things to teach you.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It can be easy to convince yourself that goodness and virtue are the results of a process of subtraction — the slow cutting away of every questionable desire, every unruly emotion, every unnecessary pleasure. It can be easy to convince yourself that if you deny every “bad” part of yourself, you’ll be left purified. But this isn’t a week for trying to be less than you really are. It’s a week to strive, instead, to be bigger and wiser and more human with every risk you take, with every attempt you make at love.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

In times of great change, it can be difficult to find or maintain the clarity you need. There are so many different ideas worth hearing, so many different visions being offered, so many different paths forward, that it can be hard to know where your own place is. It’s not easy to navigate through so many different options. This week, though, all your attempts to work through the confusion might start to pay off. You might finally find a glimmer of clarity in the middle of the wilderness.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to be mindful of the real power your words carry. It can be tempting to think that talk doesn’t mean much, that it’s shallow and disconnected from the real work and the real magic of living. But your words have weight and consequence. People listen to you, much more than you think; your ideas keep echoing long after you’ve spoken them. Your words aren’t the only things that matter, of course, but don’t convince yourself that they’re nothing, either.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

So much of the time, you find yourself drawn to the new and unknown, to all that is fresh with promise and potential. There’s a wild kind of joy in looking ever forward, in placing your faith in the future to come. This week, though, your attempts to charge into that future might be frustrated; your attention might be pulled back into the past instead. This is a week to find new wisdom in the lessons you thought you were done with, in the memories that keep returning with new things to show you.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for re-evaluating your goals and desires. Although other people sometimes tell you that you’re expecting too much from the world, it’s possible that you’re not expecting enough. It’s valuable, sometimes, to raise your standards. It’s valuable to ask for more, even when it hardly seems realistic. Let your focus shift away from strict practicality, and toward what you really want — toward a life that’s beautiful, or meaningful, or full of connectedness and peace. What’s realistic, after all, can change in an instant, and what was once impossible can become real.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

You might judge yourself harshly this week. In accounting for your actions, you might decide that you haven’t been brave enough, haven’t been strong enough, haven’t been able to live up to your ideals. Sometimes it’s valuable to be a little hard on yourself, if it helps you grow. But other times, it just means you’re just holding yourself to impossible standards. Don’t expect yourself to be a hero. It’s enough to just be one brave person among many, showing up without fire or fanfare, but with consistency.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Your natural tendency is to focus on creating unity — to see, always, the similarities between people, the connectedness between disparate ideas, the points of commonality even between opposite forces, even between enemies. But this week is for getting comfortable with the idea that some things are worth breaking: illusions, for instance, or promises you should never have made, or unjust systems. An unearned unity is no unity at all. This is a week to trust that sometimes, the best thing to do is to let the known world split open, to create space for something better to grow in its place.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of June 22. The weekly horoscopes for the week of July 6 will be online next Sunday.

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