Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 21

Cardi B, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

On Tuesday morning, the sun enters peace-loving Libra. The sun in Libra asks us to commit to harmony, to beauty, to balance in all things. This season, think about what kind of beauty you’d like to see in our damaged world; think about what real balance would look like in a time as off-kilter as this. Harmony isn’t weakness and peace isn’t the same thing as docility.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, your competitive spirit can infuse your life with vitality; it can bring a little sparkle, a little heat, to days that might otherwise feel unlivably dull. This can make it weirdly hard to turn your competitive side off, even when it’s clear that the game is rigged, or even when there’s no prize worth winning at all. This week, competition is unlikely to offer you its usual rewards, so try your best to stop, just for now. The best magic this week can’t be won; it can only be built alongside other people.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It could get very easy to think yourself in circles this week. Just being alive can feel like such a dilemma — there are so many different demands that must be managed, and it can feel impossible to be a good and moral person while also surviving in a hostile world. Don’t blame yourself if you can’t come up with a solution. Some dilemmas can’t really be solved by thought, only by action. So this week, if thinking doesn’t help, try to find ways to act: to survive, to make yourself useful, to enjoy the beauty that’s still here.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You may feel like you’ve been running yourself ragged trying to keep up with the changing world, like it’s been more and more difficult to create meaning out of all this chaos. This week might offer you a break, and a little bit of perspective again. You can remember who you are, and you can remember your place in the world. You can remember what you really want, and whom you’re really accountable to. You don’t have to create theories that make sense of the whole world— you just have to live your own life, and live it well.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This week, it can be easy to misdirect your anger. It can be easy to misidentify the source of your sadness, easy not to see your bad feelings clearly. This isn’t your fault — the world is impossibly, unbearably complicated. It’s tricky to trace all the ways that the past touches the present, and to notice all the external forces pushing on you. But if you can avoid jumping to conclusions this week, and if you can do your thinking with fairness and care, you’ll be rewarded. You’ll be surprised by the bright, fresh clarity that awaits you.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for stepping away from your desire for certainty. It’s a week for letting go of your need to always be right. If you do so, you can find new opportunities, questions waiting to be asked, unforeseen futures to explore. This is a week for curiosity — the real kind, the kind that holds the promise of change. Sometimes, being so open and curious can make you feel painfully vulnerable. This week, though, it will feel fresh and exciting and sweet.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to reject the notion that balance is valuable. It can seem, to you, like a lack of real values, like a state of wishy-washy indecision. But if you reject balance completely, you’ll likely find yourself reeling and spinning, burning out fast. So this week, try to re-envision what balance might mean in your life. Balance isn’t necessarily stagnant: It can also be about continually evolving relations of reciprocity. It can be about giving and receiving, about finding a truer way to share the world with each other.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

In an ideal world, all the love and kindness and bright energy you put out would come back to you. Being lovely to others would bring you loveliness in return; being good would bring you goodness back. It doesn’t, of course, always work that way. The whole world seems to be built on injustice. Even so, inside your personal relationships, there still is some reciprocity to be found. This week, it’s still worth being generous, because the good energy you expend on those you care about really will find its way back to you.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself desperate to seize back some control of your life. You might feel desperate to remind yourself that you do have the power to make choices, to make changes, to make everyone around you sit up and take notice. But this week, no matter how much you’re itching to do something wild — if only to remind other people, and yourself, that you still can — this isn’t a week to force anything, or to act with unnecessary haste. A brighter future is coming, and the best thing you can do now is to keep going, keep building, keep taking the time to do things right.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Maybe you’ve felt stressed lately: tightly wound, badly in need of some reassurance, some good news, some support. Maybe you’ve felt afraid, in need of a sign that things won’t be like this forever. Though this week won’t give you everything you need, it can offer you a chance to breathe again: to know this dark, bad feeling can’t last forever, and that good things will come again, even if you can’t control or predict when. The world is chaotic, but your life is no less worthy because of it. You don’t have to control the world to find purpose in it.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for opening your thinking up, for learning new ideas and new ways of living. Sometimes, this kind of learning can feel like an indefensible waste of time. After all, there’s so much that you’re already good at; moving forward with the skills you’ve already mastered can offer far more immediate rewards. This week, though, it’s okay to focus on activities that don’t offer instant payoff. All the energy you put into learning will be worth your time, even if you can’t yet see exactly how.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It might feel like this vast new abyss of need and desire has opened up inside of you; it might feel like you can’t stop yourself from wanting more than the world has to give. It’s so frustrating to need this much, so frustrating to crash up against the limits of your self-contained independence. You won’t get everything you want this week — how could you, when you want the whole universe? — but you’ll still get something. Your job is not to reject the small gifts and small pleasures, but to receive them, and to keep looking forward.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

It might feel tempting to leap to judgment this week, to make rapid decisions about every person and situation you encounter. In a time when real movement is hard to come by, decisive judgments can give you the feeling that at least you’re doing something. But this week, things will go better if you can hold still for a moment, if you just give some ideas and relationships a chance to develop. Sometimes it’s worth stepping in, worth kicking up a fuss. But now is not the time: This week, give yourself the chance to observe, to really think.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 14. The weekly horoscopes for the week of September 28 will be online next Sunday.

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