Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 28

Michelle Obama, a Capricorn. Photo: Photo Illustration by Preeti Kinha/ Photos: Getty

After an astrologically intense month — and year — Tuesday will bring a full moon in emotional Cancer, offering a moment of culmination and release. For so long now, you’ve been called on to care for your loved ones in new ways. For so long, your heart has been swelling with big emotions, and you’ve felt like you had nowhere to put them all, no way to use them. With this moon, the big feelings of the past year might feel heavier than ever, but they can also illuminate the ways you’ve changed, the ways you’ve risen to all of love’s challenges. There’s so much to feel, and so much to release. And with this release comes the chance, at last, to move forward, into something new.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

When your life feels stressful or stale, desire can be a powerful engine for change. But there are so many people who would love to shape your desires, to tell you exactly what you should want. If you’ve internalized other people’s desires for you, then this is a week to shake yourself free again. It’s difficult work, to reacquaint yourself with the wants and the needs and the values that are yours. But once you find them, this newfound clarity can help you work magic.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

For all your ability to live in the here and now, nostalgia can still exert a powerful pull on you. There’s so much in the past worth turning to. There’s so much wisdom to be found in revisiting former versions of yourself, in reimagining all the worlds that came before this one. But it’s important, this week, not to get trapped in a beautiful past. Some old stories are worth keeping. Others deserve to be released, though, and others still will grow and change with you, if you let them.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

It can be unpleasant, sometimes, to think too much about plans, about methods, about the structures that hold up your life. It can sometimes feel like structures only serve to limit your wild brilliance and constrain your best energy. But structures — not the ones others impose on you, but the foundations and families and routines that you choose — can provide badly needed support. This week, think about what kind of support you’ve been missing, what kind of support you really need. And if there’s something you need that doesn’t yet exist, think about how you can build it.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

After all that’s happened, you can still end this year with love. After everything you’ve been through, you can still find yourself filled with an overwhelming tenderness. It’s taken some time, perhaps, to learn how to love this changed and damaged world. It’s taken some time to find your place in it. But this week, you can know who you are and what you value. You can feel assured, in a way you long haven’t, that you truly belong somewhere, and that you have important work to do there.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

For so much of the year, brightness has felt difficult to come by. For so much of the year, the inside of your head has felt dim and cloudy and gray. But right now, you can find some clarity — maybe not in your thinking, but in your feelings toward the world. Right now, your love is as bright and as full as the moon. The days are getting longer, and the light is coming back, and you can trust that your desire for warmth and goodness and companionship will not steer you wrong.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

In order to really do right by the world, in order to live with dignity and love, it’s crucial to be willing to share what you have. But it’s crucial, too, to be willing to receive what you need. Even though you’re so good at giving, it’s weirdly difficult, sometimes, to accept anything in return. It puts you in a vulnerable position to admit that there are things that you need, and to let your community carry you. But this is a week for togetherness, for love, for receiving the gifts that you’re offered with an open heart.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

As you’re thinking back over the past year, reviewing all the ways that you’ve loved and been loved, it can be easy to fixate on some imbalance, some unpaid debt in your emotional ledger. It can be easy to obsess over the ways you weren’t treated as well as you deserved, or to dwell on the ways you let others down. But it’s impossible to maintain a constant balance, and you shouldn’t expect yourself to. Some years are for offering grace, and some for receiving it, and some are just for learning, for doing your best.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You have a tendency to treasure your dark feelings, your insights into the bad behavior of other people. There’s power in knowing the awful truth, in feeling like nothing can surprise you anymore. But there’s an even stronger power in fully apprehending all this bleakness and refusing to give into despair. This week, there’s a wild kind of magic in the air that can transmute your dark feelings into a wild and reckless hope. In spite of it all, there’s a seed of tenderness left inside you — and this tenderness can make everything else livable again.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

For a year so filled with chaos and change, it’s strange to think about how dull, how muted, how lonely your days have been. Danger can sharpen your sense of self, but loneliness does the opposite: It makes you forget how bright, how funny, how alive you can feel. This week, just remind yourself that this isn’t how it will be forever. You haven’t lost your wild curiosity; you haven’t lost your courage. The world is still changing, and so are you.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

There’s a dark kind of comfort in convincing yourself that the things you’ve lost are now gone forever. The sense of certainty and the finality offers a bittersweet peace. But this week, things you thought were lost forever might reappear — joy that you thought was no longer possible, or love that you thought you’d never feel again, or parts of yourself that you thought had withered away. Progress is so much less linear than you’d like to imagine. So much of the time, this is immensely frustrating. But sometimes, it means that you get the second chances you need.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week to remind yourself that you can’t do it all on your own: You can’t build a rewarding life all alone, and you can’t save the world all alone. But even more than that, you can’t dream all alone, either. Some situations require solitude, of course, but ultimately, imaginative work is difficult. Ultimately, it’s meant to be shared. So this week, don’t expect yourself to do everything in isolation. It’s a week to look to the people you admire, to rely on those you love, to dream worlds into being together.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Maybe you’ve been wondering, recently, whether you lived right this year, whether you were as brave as you should have been, as selfless, as kind. People make it seem like it’s easy to know how to live, how to be perfectly good. But in the mess of the world as it actually exists, it’s much harder to know. So this week, as you reflect, give yourself permission to release some of the guilt you’ve taken on. Don’t fault yourself for not having always seen as clearly as you do now. Don’t torture yourself; it’s enough to just learn and keep learning.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of December 21. The weekly horoscopes for the week of January 4 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 28