Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 19

Bjork, a triple Scorpio (!!!). Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

On Thursday evening, the sun enters dark and provocative Scorpio. Scorpio has a reputation for intensity, which can make this seem like a fearsome season — but you’ll be more than a match for it. When the sun is in Scorpio, you won’t be easily intimidated by darkness. You can look directly into your deepest, most secret feelings, and they might transform you, but they will not destroy you.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

It can be hard to believe in yourself when everything is so far out of your control. It can be hard to convince yourself that your efforts are worth it. But this week, some of your old confidence might return to you. You may suddenly remember that you still contain a lifetime of courage and sweetness and fire. If you’ve been fearing, lately, that maybe there’s nothing great left inside you, this week can remind you of the truth: There’s a whole universe roaring within you, that you’re as whole and alive as you ever were.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Right now, you might feel badly in need of something you can be certain about. It’s so hard to make any plans or decisions, to live at all, when the terrain keeps sliding around under your feet, or when there’s no steady horizon to move toward. But this week, the world might remind you that uncertainty also promises new possibilities. It means that the doors around you haven’t slammed shut. It means that things won’t be like this forever. It means that real change is coming.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

When your emotions get weird and heavy, it’s tempting to disconnect from them altogether. It can seem much wiser to ignore your illogical instincts and your riotous feelings, to try and approach everything carefully and rationally. But there are experiences that you can’t think your way through; there are things that can only be felt. There are landscapes where logic can’t guide you. This week, if thinking seems to box you into a hopeless corner, emotion can still offer an escape hatch, a window to climb out to freedom.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Lately, maybe it’s felt like there’s nowhere for your feelings to go — like everyone is dealing with so much already, like no one has quite enough time to sit and listen and be there for you. It may feel responsible to keep your emotions in check, so that you don’t add to the burdens other people already carry. But you aren’t anyone’s burden, and you never have been. Being human isn’t just about giving care, but about receiving it, too. So this week, don’t turn away from the help that your friends have to offer you. Don’t imagine that you don’t deserve their kindness, because you do.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, it might feel like nothing really satisfies you anymore, or like there’s no pleasure left in the things you used to love, or like all your old avenues for expression have shut down. But none of this means that your whole world has run dry. You may not find joy in the places you’re accustomed to looking for it, but there are other ways to live. This week, there’s still beauty to be found, and happiness, too. You’ll have to look for them in different places, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might feel an overwhelming impulse to investigate, to solve every mystery you can think of, to dig for the truth, and keep digging until you hit certainty. But some questions don’t really have answers, and some mysteries aren’t yet solvable, and no amount of truth-telling will transform this chaotic world into an orderly one. So don’t expect the impossible of yourself. You can’t figure everything out, but the very act of searching could transform your heart, and imbue the world around you with a new sense of magic and meaning.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, you’re uniquely skilled at seeing the good in people. Most of the time, you can find glimmers of beauty in nearly anyone. Sometimes, though, you deserve just to get angry — without hedging or equivocating, without making excuses, without seeking to understand the reasoning of those who hurt you. Though it’s valuable to be fair in your thinking, sometimes even you need to be fiery and resolute. Sometimes, people act in ways that are simply wrong, and it’s not unfair to say so.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Usually, you’re someone who is tough and hard to intimidate. Usually, you’re unafraid to step alone into the darkness, unafraid to acknowledge how bleak things really are. Other people might think that you’re totally self-sufficient and invulnerable as a result, and they might try to convince you that you’re fine fighting all your battles alone, but that isn’t true. This week, try not to forget that you still need friendship and support and a soft place to rest. You still need — and deserve — to be cared for, just as much as anyone else.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

In times like these, it can be hard to keep believing that the future could contain beauty and joy. It requires so much energy — more than you’ve even realized — to keep your faith in the world alive. “Loving the world” sounds like a platitude, but in reality it’s a daunting proposition. So this week, give yourself a little credit for how hard you’ve been working. Cut yourself some slack if you’re finding it difficult to be hopeful. Later on, the world will seem full of magic and possibility again. For now, it’s okay to rest, to recover, to build your strength back up.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week, it can be dangerously easy to start believing that nothing you do will ever be enough: that no matter how hard you work, the world will remain unfair; that no matter how beautifully you speak, the hearts of the people in power will remain unmoved; that no matter how tirelessly you fight, cruelty will thrive and prosper. If you find yourself immobilized by logic, it’s okay to leave logic behind for a bit. There’s always magic in trying, in loving and fighting for other people. There’s no way to know where it will lead.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

For you, it’s easy to believe in change. You can reimagine whole cities and societies; you can commit to rebuilding the entire world. The present might be grim, but the future is still full of possibility. What’s much harder, though, is to change your own mind. It’s challenging to adjust the way you see the world, to allow new information to truly move you, to let yourself be proven wrong. Allow yourself to change your mind this week; it might make the world light up again.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Lately, maybe you’ve felt like you’re almost invisible — like barely anyone sees you at all, and the people who do see you aren’t seeing you right. Lately, the whole world has felt so full of longing and so full loneliness, with a present that’s strange and unreal and a future that’s uncertain at best. It’s hard to know how to live under conditions like these, but they won’t last forever. Soon, other people will start to see you clearly again, the way you need to be seen. Even if the world remains dark, you won’t be in it alone.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of October 12. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 26 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 19