Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 26

SZA, a Scorpio. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

On Tuesday night, communication planet Mercury (which is still retrograde) and Venus, which rules love and beauty, both enter balanced and justice-oriented Libra. With Mercury retrograde in Libra, you might find it harder to make your ideas understood to the people closest to you; your intellectual conversations might feel slightly off-balance, out of harmony. Venus in Libra, however, says there are other ways to find harmony, other ways to understand each other. With the people you love, you can find trust, balance, and mutual care, even if your ideas aren’t perfectly aligned.

Then, on Saturday, there’s a full moon in Taurus. Under its light, your desires and emotions might come to a head; your need for security or power or autonomy might blaze hotter than ever. Use this moon’s energy to be brave and assertive as you keep moving toward what you need.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Lately, maybe you’ve had this frustrating feeling that time is just standing still — as though your life is in a state of suspended animation, as though everything real is waiting just over the horizon. Lately, maybe it’s felt like all your confidence and independence get blocked at every turn. This week, though, you might start to feel appreciated again. You might finally find a fresh outlet for your energy. Even if time feels sludgy and slow, you can find ways to reassert yourself, and to remember that you are still real and wild and alive.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Lately, all the world’s repressive forces may have been weighing more heavily on you than usual. Lately, maybe you’ve been feeling like it’s impossible to set the terms of your own life. This week, though, you’ll be offered small moments of possibility, even if you can’t tear down every cruel structure and rebuild the whole world. You’ll be granted surprising chances to seize back some power, to defy every attempt to control you, to reassert that your power is your own.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

These days, language can feel fragile, volatile, ripe for misunderstandings. You’re normally so skilled at saying what you mean, at making yourself understood, but even for you, communication has become unpredictable and wild. This week, your challenge is to accept that sometimes, other people won’t understand you — won’t see how strange, how smart, how wonderful you really are. Don’t spend all your time trying to address every single misconception; don’t waste your energy chasing down approval you don’t need. Focus on your own dreams, on your own wild creative vision, even if it doesn’t make sense yet to anyone else but you.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to resist all pressure to hate yourself. This sounds basic, so simple that it barely needs to be said, but it’s so hard to do in reality: There are so many forces trying to twist your suffering back in on itself, to transmute all your righteous rage into a dense and rock-hard shame. And sometimes those forces will succeed, but this week, you’ll have moments of absolute clarity, moments when you can stop and look around at the beautiful aching world, and really believe the truth: That you deserve more than this, that none of it is your fault.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find that your values have shifted. You might find that they’re still changing. The ideas you once structured your life around might not hold up anymore; the stories that used to anchor you might not have the same power they once did. It can feel frightening to re-evaluate your past. It can feel destabilizing to open yourself up for transformation. But this week, changing your mind can be surprisingly rewarding. It can make you feel fully and thrillingly alive. It can make the future shine with possibility again.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

In spite of all your independence, in spite of all your quiet confidence, it’s still hard not to long for other people’s understanding. Even though you know it’s impossible to earn everyone’s approval, it’s still hard not to want it anyway — it would make life feel so much less lonely. But this week, even if other people can’t offer the perfect understanding you need, that doesn’t mean you’re alone in the world. Even when there are misunderstandings, even when there are mismatched expectations, people will still show up beside you, ready to offer care, ready to work together.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might just feel too exhausted to perform all the grand gestures the world seems to need from you. You might be too worn out to continue fighting as hard as you feel you should. There’s no need to feel guilty if this is the case. This isn’t a week for blazing with pure revolutionary energy; it isn’t a week for giving everything you have. The world doesn’t need your flashy heroics — it just needs you to keep showing up, to keep taking advantage of the small opportunities that present themselves to you.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You have a sharp awareness of the people around you, an instinctive sense of their private moods and hidden feelings. Sometimes, this heightened awareness can feel like a superpower; other times, it can feel like an untenable burden. Not every secret, after all, is an interesting one, and not everyone you meet deserves your full, probing attention. This week, if you can let some things go, you’ll feel freer, more focused, more like yourself. This week, if you stop investigating all the questions that don’t even matter to you, you’ll be left with the energy you need for those that do.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

For you, life is best when the world feels big — when there’s space to roam and grow and change, when the air is alive with the potential for change. It’s much harder to live in small spaces, with constrained possibilities. You’ve been struggling against limitations for a long time, but this week, something inside you might click back on, might light up in the darkness. You don’t need the whole universe to be yours, after all; you just need a little bit of space. You don’t need the illusion of infinite choice, you just need to be able to dream — and you can right now, wildly and truly and freely.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you feel so competent and so strong that you could almost believe you’re wholly self-sufficient. Sometimes, you’re so in tune with your own purpose that you feel nearly invulnerable to other people’s rudeness and cruelty and greed. Lately, though, maybe you’ve started to soften. It’s impossible, after all, to stay strong all the time. It’s impossible never to need anyone else. This week, you can tap into a new sort of confidence: the confidence that you can let your guard down, and it won’t make you weak. The confidence that cruelty might touch you, but it still won’t destroy you.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, the whole world seems to stop moving on its normal path. Sometimes, your sense of direction seems to scramble, so that you start traveling in circles. It can be frustrating to feel as though you aren’t advancing, but this week, try not to worry. You don’t have to be purposeful all the time, or to make constant forward progress — though there are people who want you to believe that you must. There’s a transformative magic waiting for you this week, and you can only find it if you follow the strange and nonlinear path.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

When you love the world as much as you do, it can feel as though any bad feelings are somehow a betrayal. When you aspire to love other people truly and well, it can feel like a failure to harbor any resentments, to hold onto old pain, even though it’s natural and human to do so. This week, it’s possible to let go of some things — old grudges, old relationships, old feelings — but only if you want to. You can forgive if you’re ready, but there’s nobody there to make you. You can move forward on your own time.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of October 19. The weekly horoscopes for the week of November 2 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 26