Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 14

Shabana Azmi, a Virgo. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

On Thursday morning, there will be a new moon in Virgo, bringing a moment of fresh intention, a new beginning. As you look out to the future, this moon can motivate you to recommit to the world: You’ll find yourself wanting to be of service, to mend the seams that have torn, to see what is wrong and make it right again.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, your anger can function as a valuable tool; it can be a source of fuel to get you through each day. Sometimes, your anger can sparkle and glow and illuminate the world around you. This week, though, it might start to grow too big for you to hold, too wild to manage. Your task this week isn’t to douse your anger — it’s an entirely reasonable response to the world. Rather, you just need to figure out how to handle it, how to turn its blazing heat in the right direction, and how to stop it from destroying you.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It can be so easy to find yourself assigning blame for everything bad in the world — and not just for all the big injustices, but for the small ones, too. It isn’t just you: Everywhere you look, you can find people intent on portioning out blame to strangers and acquaintances and even themselves. The problem, this week, isn’t that none of this blame is deserved; it’s that the maze of recriminations never really ends. So this week, give yourself permission to take a break from the moral accounting, and just do the work you need to.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might be asked to be a little less accommodating in your approach, a little more uncompromising in your analysis. This week, you might be forced to confront the truth about your life or the choices available to you. There’s just no more space for wishful thinking, no time left for accepting lies and evasions. This doesn’t mean that you must turn to hopelessness or fatalism; rather, it means that if there’s hope to be found, it’s in the world as it actually exists. Look to the the ways in which people are helping each other, and you’ll be able to see the wild possibilities of love and rebellion.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find that you’re more attuned than ever to the dangers all around you, all your internal sensors on constant high alert. You might find that you’re constantly projecting into the future, trying to imagine every possible catastrophe before it reaches you. This week, give yourself a break from trying to predict what might come. Instead, focus on the life you’re still living right now. This week is for reaching out, for sharing what you have, for strengthening your connections to other people. No matter what the future brings, these connections will keep you strong, will keep you safe.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, your big ambitions fuel you: They offer you the confidence, the fire, the sheer force of will you need to make it through the day. This week, though, all your ambitions might feel more like an impossible burden, much too heavy to carry alongside all your other responsibilities. So this week, it’s okay to set them down for now. You don’t have to always be a hero, a legend, a leader. Your ambition will still be there for you later, but for now, there’s comfort in just doing what’s needed, right where you are.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might get the sense that your plans aren’t unfolding as you imagined, that nothing is working out the way it’s supposed to. But this isn’t because you haven’t planned well enough — only because the world is utterly, impossibly wild. This week, there will be bright and worthwhile opportunities available to you; they just might not be the ones you expected. There’s magic to be found, it just might not be the magic you’d been looking for. Try to be ready for these opportunities — ready to step in where you’re suddenly needed, ready to walk through the doors that unexpectedly open before you.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to re-evaluate the expectations you’ve placed on yourself. Even more than that, it’s a week to re-evaluate the expectations that other people have placed on you, and that you’ve internalized, accepted, taken on as your own. It’s a week to reconsider what victory would be for you, what satisfaction looks like, what it means to live a good and honorable and worthwhile life. Throw off these burdens, and there will be a wild new future waiting for you. Now is the time to commit to living like you really mean it.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s important to be just a little skeptical of your own analysis, your own conclusions, your own sense of certainty. This week, it’s important to remember that even you can still be surprised by other people. Most of the time, these days, everything is exactly as bleak as it seems. But this week, you might be offered a few glimmering, hopeful surprises. When the world is unbearably bad, and when it’s hard to imagine it ever getting better, it’s a gift to be able to be proven wrong once in a while.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, your desire for knowledge is invigorating and life-giving. Sometimes, though, so much open-hearted curiosity just tires you out. You can’t learn everything there is to know, and even the things you can learn aren’t all worth your time. There are ideas that enrich your understanding of the world, and those that just muddle things. There are stories you can learn from, and stories that just pull you off balance. This week, remind yourself that you don’t have to do everything. Sometimes, it’s important to close the door, to retreat, to say no.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You’re at your most powerful when you’re able to play the long game, to set your sights on a faraway point and commit to a slow, steady climb. So when the future shrinks, when the days ahead become less and less certain, it gets harder to be sure of yourself, and harder to know how to move. This week, don’t let your feelings of urgency make you lose your head. Even though the urgency is real, and even though the future is uncertain, trying to move faster won’t make you any more effective. The best thing to do is just keep trying, keep steadily climbing.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

When you expect yourself to be perfect — to live in total alignment with your ideals, without ever making a misstep and without ever doing any harm — the only possible outcome is disappointment. When you expect the same of the people around, the only possible outcome is disillusionment. It’s good, of course, to have high standards for yourself and others, but this is a week for nurturing a generosity of spirit, too. Without compromising your commitment to a better world, you can still let people — others and yourself — grow and change.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

The question that keeps arising, over and over again, is how you can navigate through a set of impossible options. Right now, there is no correct answer, there is no clear path, there’s no way to live without mess and confusion and sacrifice. And the harder you try to think your way into sudden clarity, the harder you try to outsmart the conditions you’re living in, the more frustrating the whole world will feel. This week, stop tying yourself in knots in an attempt to find a right and blameless way to live. There is no perfection, only messy honesty, and right now, that’s enough.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 7. The weekly horoscopes for the week of September 21 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 14