Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 28

Serena Williams, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

Early Sunday morning, communication planet Mercury enters intense and provocative Scorpio, making people eager to connect in ways that are deeper and truer. You might find yourself seeking sharp and bracing honesty instead of superficial platitudes. On Monday night, Saturn, the planet of responsibility and restriction, stations direct in disciplined Capricorn. This marks the final portion of its challenging, three-year journey through the sign; it enters imaginative Aquarius in December.

On Thursday, a full moon in Aries brings a moment of bright intensity. A feeling that’s been quietly stirring inside you might finally come to light, or the confidence you’d lost you might return, brighter and wilder than ever. Finally, on Friday, love planet Venus moves from dramatic Leo into practical, purposeful Virgo. Here, the best way to show your love might not be through big gestures, but simply through showing up, through being there for the people who need you.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself needing to be noticed, to be recognized, to be appreciated, to be seen. And as much as other people like to paint “attention-seeking” as something silly, petty, even shameful, that just isn’t true. There’s nothing wrong with needing to be looked at; we weren’t made to be totally immune to loneliness. This week, it’s okay to demand attention. Remember that you’re not an isolated tangle of brainwaves and feelings, but a real presence in the world, someone worth seeing and worth knowing.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, all the grief you’ve been pushing down and out of sight might threaten to overflow. All the pent-up pressure, all the fury you’ve been trying to contain, might threaten to burst out. Your job, weirdly enough, is to let it do so. You don’t have to keep a perfect emotional balance. You don’t have to remain steady and unmoved through violence and tragedy, and you don’t have to peacefully bear the weight of unbearable feelings. It can feel like you have to keep your emotions safely barricaded away if you want to go on living in this world, but this week, it’s better to let them out, to let them move you.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to decide to upset the balance of the world, to take a wild chance, to risk it all for the sake of what’s right. What’s harder, and much more frightening, is to face the days and weeks and months that come next. It’s scary to imagine the world ending, but it can be scarier to know that it won’t — that you’ll have to live with the consequences of your bold choices. This is a week for being wild and brave in spite of that fear, a week to look the future in the face, to know you’ll have to keep living, and to take the wild risk anyway.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to guard your attention carefully. It’s a week to protect your mental energy and treat it like the limited resource that it is. Everyone is running hot right now, making noise, talking to you like they have some vital information to share. But that doesn’t mean they actually do. And if you listen to everything they all want to tell you, you’ll end up with no time left for yourself — no time to dream, to plan, to do your own thinking. This is a week to set the boundaries you need so that your own emotions and your own intellect can thrive.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, when you do the right thing, you’re rewarded with a sense of significance, with a heady feeling that your actions have changed something. But your actions won’t always feel important, even when you’re doing truly important things. It’s easy to get discouraged by this, to feel like your efforts have been in vain. But it’s rare to be able to judge anything right in the moment. This week, trust that even if you lack that magic feeling, that doesn’t mean the magic isn’t still quietly happening.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might notice some tension between your inner and outer selves. You might catch your actions bumping up uneasily against your values; your innermost feelings might clash with the public persona you’ve created. It’s normal, of course, to contradict yourself, to surprise yourself, to be more than one thing at once, and there’s no reason to feel shame over it. Just pay attention when these moments arise. They can show the person you’re striving to be, and they can show you the ways you’ve already grown, and they can illuminate the path ahead.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself getting drawn into dead-end debates about what is and isn’t fair; you might find yourself having unhelpful arguments about what, exactly, life’s rulebook says. Sometimes, conversations like these can help you establish a useful framework for engaging with the world, but right now, they’re unlikely to lead you anywhere worth going. You don’t have to focus on winning arguments this week. You don’t have to make an airtight case for yourself. You can make your own rules, and live according to them.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might just feel depleted, exhausted and wrung out. You might feel like you’ve used up all your good ideas and given away all your love, like you have nothing left to give. It can be terrifying to be this tired; it can make you wonder who will stick around and keep loving you. But pretending like you’re OK won’t accomplish anything — you can’t fake your way into magically, instantly feeling strong and vital again. Your job, right now, is to be gentle with yourself: to rest, to be patient, to let the people who love you keep loving you.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Although it can sometimes seem that way, life isn’t only about fighting, about working, about struggling. This is a week to remind yourself of that, to try and imagine something better. Even if the struggle is necessary, remember that you deserve more: You deserve rest and sweetness and ease, too. This is a week for getting enough sleep. It’s a week for watching the birds overhead. It’s a week for knowing that a different world, a softer way of living, really is still possible.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you might feel as though everything that used to sparkle has grown dull, and all that used to thrill and amaze you has become sad and pale. Or you might feel like your brain itself has been getting duller, slower, grayer. This week, though, the world might come alive for you again — not in the same way it used to be, but in a way that’s new, stranger than before. This week, you might start to feel your life’s potential again. You might finally remember your own competence and your own strength, your wild ability to create something from nothing, as if by magic.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to believe that the best way to live is by striving to be as big as you possibly can: speaking loudly, maximizing your output, living a life so bright and so grand that it’s practically visible from space. This week, though, is for throwing all that out. It’s a week to stop telling yourself that you should forever be doing more than you are, to stop doubting yourself when your ambitions are strange and quiet. This week, trust that your heart is true, and that you’re on the right path. Try, though it’s hard, to trust that you’re doing enough.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

If things go differently than you had planned and envisioned, it can be easy to leap to the conclusion that you’ve failed. If your projects move at a different speed than you’d hoped for, or your dreams take on different shapes and colors than the ones you’d expected, it can be tempting to assume that things just aren’t working. It might feel easier to just give up than to deal with surprises. This week, though, it’s important to see your ideas through. Don’t quit before it’s all over — the shifts and surprises you encounter might turn out to be gifts. They turn out to be magic.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 21. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 5 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 28