Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 5

Eileen Chang, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons

To start the week, slow-moving Pluto, the planet of transformation and rebirth, stations direct in Capricorn on Sunday morning. Pluto retrograde, which began in April, has offered a chance to reflect on the world’s structures and systems, to dream about change and renewal, to think about what’s no longer working and imagine new ways to live. Now, as it stations direct, change may start to accelerate again, bringing with it both the anxiety of the unknown and the potential for real and transformative healing.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Right now, the world is arranged to push you into defensiveness and fear, to encourage hardness and competition, to make you believe your safety can come only at the expense of someone else’s. This week, though, you’ll have the power to see through all that. You’ll experience moments of connection, support, and much-needed kindness. Pay attention to these moments; remember how good generosity feels. The way to survive all this won’t be to outrun and outsmart all the others but to build relationships, to share what strength you have, and to let others share theirs with you.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, you may feel more aware than ever of the world’s grand narrative. Maybe you feel more acutely than ever the way that you’re a part of history, confined by its structures or caught up in its currents. It’s a valuable way to understand the world, but at the same time, remember that it doesn’t make your own life any less real, any less yours. There’s still softness available to you, still friendship, still moments of soaring, unbound joy. While it may not fit into the grand story of the world, it’s yours all the same — and it’s real.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, loneliness may threaten to get the better of you, and you could find yourself imagining there’s nobody to think of you, to hold you, to have your back. Your job these next days is to remember there are ways out of this loneliness, or at least ways to prevent it from ballooning outward until it blocks the light of the sun. This is a time for letting other people love you imperfectly, in whatever ways they can. You can try to build — even in slow, small ways — the connections you need.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

When you feel as if you’re actively in motion toward something shining and real, it can be surprisingly easy to hold on and refuse to give up in the face of obstacles. It’s much harder when you just have to hang on, day after day, feeling like nothing is changing and nothing is moving, like the future is as flat as the present. It can be so much harder to push through boredom than through obstacles. So this week, seek out the things that make you feel alive and in motion, and the people who remind you it isn’t all in vain.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, your relationships may feel complicated, filled with disappointment, frustration, or grief. Life is so strange right now, and the normal pathways of connection have warped and folded in on themselves. So many of the people you love are giving you so much less than you really need, and you may start to question the point of it all. This week, remind yourself that love is never wasted, even when it bends and shifts, even when it changes shape and color. All the love you’ve felt has been valuable, needed, worth it.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to think about conserving your energy. It’s a week to be more discerning about which parts of yourself you’ll share and which work you’ll take on and which calls you’ll decide to answer. It’s okay to turn down some assignments, okay to say no to some requests. These next days, save some of your energy for later. Keep some of yourself for yourself. This doesn’t mean you’re selfish, and it doesn’t mean you’re hoarding. You aren’t a tool or a fuel source or a resource to be tapped, but a person.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to accept certain measures as “practical” just because you’ve always been told they are. It’s easy to accept certain limitations to your imagination just because the world has made those limitations seem so natural. But this week, the things you’ve been told are practical aren’t necessarily the things that will help you live or that will make the world any better. This week, the ideas you’ve always been told are impractical may be the most feasible ones after all. The ideas you’ve been told are bold, too dreamy, too much, may make more practical sense than anything else.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It probably feels strange, even wrong, to acknowledge it right now, but there is still joy in your life. It’s obscured by layers of grief and cynicism and despair, but it’s there nonetheless. This week, it’s your job not to ignore or discount the joy that still exists. It’s your job not to shove it down, not to hide it away from yourself out of some sense that it isn’t appropriate. Because right now, your joy is called for, too. It’s important to remember all the things that still haven’t been taken from you, important to remember there are things left worth fighting for.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, you may start to feel echoes of your old self, the self you’ve been missing all these months. Not echoes of your life, not delusions that the world around you will return to its old form, but echoes of the personality you’ve had little chance to express, echoes of the self that is alive and interactive, that can be seen and appreciated by other people. Let this week remind you that you haven’t been obliterated after all. You’re still here — not just your body but the full and true you.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Hard work can be a valuable and much-needed thing. It’s a way to care for yourself and the people in your life and a way to build and maintain and heal the world. But this week, it’s important to remember that hard work isn’t what makes you worthy of good things in life. If you work hard, let it be because it’s necessary or because it’s fulfilling or because it’s simply the right thing to do — not because you think you must work yourself into worthiness. Remember you deserve all dignity and goodness already; remember the dignity you already have, and that they can’t take away.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It can be simple enough to accept the ebb and flow of your energy over a day or a week. Moods shift and feelings fluctuate; there’s nothing to be frightened of. But it’s so much harder to live with the fluctuations that happen over longer periods of time — when a bad feeling lasts long enough, you can start to fear that it’s permanent. A long enough season of sorrow can trick you into believing it isn’t a season at all but the enduring state of your life. Right now, everything may feel permanent and irreversible, but it’s not. You’re still in motion, and so is the world. This isn’t the end yet.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’re so skilled at carrying heavy feelings around with you; you’re able to bear emotional loads that would crush other people. Because of this, it can feel natural to move through the world weighed down by feelings, natural to perform strength even when nothing is okay. This is a week to give yourself a little credit for how much work this has been for you. Just because you’ve survived it, that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. Just because you’ve been managing on your own, that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve some support. This week, let yourself lean on the people who love you.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 28. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 12 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 5