On Tuesday afternoon, Mercury retrograde finally ends, as the planet stations direct in balanced Libra. Communication might feel less fragile, and technology might stop glitching quite so much. Mercury will still be in its shadow period for another two weeks, though, so don’t expect yourself to internalize the lessons of this period right away; don’t expect clarity to come immediately. All this year’s wildness and danger isn’t behind us just yet. This isn’t the end of the struggle, but it isn’t the end of the world either.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
This week, you might be understandably suspicious of platitudes about unity, of messages that flatten the wild and meaningful differences between people. But in spite of this, it’s still true that you aren’t alone. This isn’t some kind of soothing abstraction, but a simple statement of fact. You’re not alone in the world and not alone in your city, not alone in the struggle. This is a week to remember that you can have others’ backs, and that they can have yours, and to let this knowledge change the way you move.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
This week, it can be all too easy to dismiss pleasure as frivolous, or harmful even. It can be all too easy to imagine that cutting yourself off from tenderness and light will harden you, give you strength. But choosing preemptive suffering now won’t insulate you from whatever hardship may come. It just doesn’t work that way. Right now, you’re already living through enough stress, enough sorrow, enough suffering. When you’re offered small chances for sweetness and ease, you should take them.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
In recent months, you may have had to let go some of your most foundational beliefs about yourself, or about the world, or about other people. And while it’s normally easy for you to be curious and flexible, there are deeply rooted theories and ideas that are hard to let go of, even for you. It’s been a time of transformation, and enduring any transformation is difficult work. This week, you might finally start to see this work start to pay off. All this time, you’ve been developing the wild and fearless wisdom that will get you through whatever is to come.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
Everyone talks about hope like it’s a positive emotion, like it’s buoyant and sweet. But this week, it may feel less like a comfort and more like a liability, a source of constant pressure on your heart. It can be so painful to keep believing, in spite of all the evidence, that good things might happen. But the answer isn’t to quell all your hopes and desires. Still having faith that something good will happen is a sign that you’re still alive, that your heart is still beating with love for the world and the people you share it with.
Leo Weekly Horoscope
It’s easy to feel stressed that you’re somehow falling behind other people; it’s easy to feel worried that you’re losing some secret contest. But this week, you can get out from under the idea that life is a game to be won. You can free yourself from the idea that you’re trapped in competition with those around you, vying for a vague prize. Right now, there’s no game worth playing. And if you fight with your neighbors and rivals and friends by your side, you can start building a better world — a world worth living in, worth sharing, worth defending.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Lately, you may see nothing but endings. You may feel like every piece of news signals another door closing, another future dissolving, another irretrievable loss. And it’s true, of course, that things are dark; there’s no point in trying to convince yourself otherwise. If there’s hope to be found, it’s in the fact that the future is unknowable. No matter how clearly you see the world, you can’t know beyond doubt what it’s all going to mean. Endings can be generative in ways that are sweet, and badly needed, and hard to predict from here.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
There’s so much that has shifted in your heart recently. Some of your nebulous feelings have solidified and others have dissolved. Some of your ideas have proven insupportable. Right now, it’s a valuable time to reflect on the ways that the world has changed you, and how you’ll let all these changes inform the way you live. You’ve grown sharper and wiser; your understanding of love and justice has deepened. You’ve learned so much, and you’re taking this knowledge with you, no matter what happens next. Change is going to keep happening, and you’re going to be ready for it no matter what.
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
We are in a time of what feels like unprecedented chaos and change; there is so much that’s beyond your control. And this week, it can be easy to think that this lack of control is the same thing as a lack of power altogether. But it’s not. Your power is finite — that doesn’t make it useless. This week, there’s comfort to be found in recognizing the shape and the limits of your power, and in acting in ways proportionate to it. Don’t break your own heart by expecting miracles of yourself; just use what power you have.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
You have always been sure of your place in the world, but recently the world started to change beneath your feet. It’s possible you never realized how much you needed your sense of certainty until it started to waver. Maybe lately you’ve been questioning your strength, your confidence, your skills; maybe you’ve been doubting that you have what it takes. This week, though, you’ll realize that you’re just as strong as you’ve ever been. Even if your courage feels quiet and small lately, it’s still enough to get you through.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
This week, you might not be able to rely on logic, or on rules, the way you have in the past. Structures might show themselves to be less ironclad and more porous than you’ve always imagined. This is a stressful state to exist in, but it opens doors of possibility, too. There’s no reason to defer to a system that offers you nothing in return. Right now, anything is possible — even the illogical, even what seemed unthinkable before. When things fall apart, things also break open. You can have the whole world.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
No matter how strong you are, no matter how clever, no matter how good, you can’t escape the passage of time. This sounds, perhaps, a little discouraging, a little harsh — but if you let it, this knowledge can free you, too. There’s joy in accepting that you’re exactly as human as everyone else. There’s joy in understanding that your fate is bound up with the fates of others. Being better, wiser, more brilliant than the people around you won’t make you somehow worthy. You’re already worthy, and you just have to join everyone else.
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
It can be so easy to find yourself spiraling into hopelessness — easy to see the dark side of everything, to find negativity even in moments of quiet hope. In the absence of any real certainty, hopelessness can seem like the surest, most practical way of thinking. But even now, when the future feels dark and strange, it isn’t time to give up. The world hasn’t ended, and the future hasn’t been determined. Big change is coming — it’s happening already — but here on the ground, there are people who still need you. Your actions still matter. It’s not over yet.
Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of October 26. The weekly horoscopes for the week of November 9 will be online next Sunday.
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