Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 7

Janelle Monae, a Sagittarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

Eclipses are associated with endings and beginnings and radical shake-ups — and this week, we’re right in between two of them. In the middle of this season of eclipses, things might feel generally heightened, strange, unpredictable. You might feel strangely exhilarated, but you might also feel unsteady on your feet. This whole month will offer moments of major astrological change, and major astrological possibility. Just do your best to keep your balance, to protect your heart, and to nurture your courage.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Lately, it can feel like the world leaves you no space to be your best self; it can feel like you’re required to fight and defend yourself constantly, like there’s never a moment to relax. Times like this seem to reward certainty over curiosity, steeliness over generosity. And sometimes, it’s true, softness gets taken advantage of. But right now, being open will invite openness in return. An attitude of expansive goodwill can bring that same goodwill back to you. Generosity with others unlocks the abundance you need for yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, it can be useful to reflect on how this year has changed you, on how you’ve adapted in order to survive. It’s an uncomfortable thing to think about; such significant changes — in your heart, in your body, in your values — can feel like a betrayal of your old self. When all change carries a hint of loss, it’s painful to think about change at all. But you’ve also grown in wild and beautiful ways this year. You’ve become tougher, more perceptive, more stubbornly yourself. Things are difficult and strange, but try to give yourself a little credit, too.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself rushing through your days, rushing through your tasks, rushing through your thoughts. You might find yourself cycling quickly through ideas and possibilities, discarding everything that doesn’t immediately offer the clarity you crave. It’s hard to feel so far away from any sense of resolution, hard to feel stuck in the long, strange middle of things. But this week, try to slow down just a little. Try to give your feelings and ideas the chance to breathe, to develop in their own time, to open up slowly but fully.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might need a reminder that it’s possible to move forward without abandoning your past. Even when you move on, even when you keep living, it doesn’t mean you’re forgetting the people you’ve lost. This isn’t to say that you must move forward this week, or that you must fully dedicate yourself to some vague idea of progress. It’s just to say that the world is wild and inviting and big — not just for other people, not just in the abstract, but for you, specifically, too.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

There are so many things in the world that are not up to you, and so many decisions that are not yours to make. You cannot control these currents, only navigate them. On your worst days, it’s easy to feel fatalistic about this, to tell yourself that having so many limits on your power makes it hardly worth using at all. This week, though, the world might show you, if only in glimpses, the way your actions still matter. This week, you can take advantage of the choices that are still yours to make.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Because you have so much integrity, you can handle whatever chaos the world throws at you. Your strong personal code can fortify you against uncertainty: No matter what happens, you know what’s important to you, and that is enough to guide your actions. This week, though, it’s important to give yourself the chance to get some things wrong. It’s important to take some chances, to test new ideas out, to grow in ways that look unruly, in ways that make you feel newly vulnerable. There’s integrity in this, too.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It can feel unnecessary to listen to your instincts when your head’s so full of observation and analysis. It can feel difficult to trust your emotions when your thoughts are so much sharper, clearer, more elegant. This week, though, your instincts might rise up, and they might break through all your thinking. This week, your feelings might not be so easily tamed. Try not to worry about getting things wrong, or taking a wrong step, or being led astray by enthusiasm or curiosity or love. You’ll be okay; your heart’s wiser than you think it is.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It can feel silly, given everything you’ve seen this year, to believe that change is still possible. It can feel naive to wish for good things to happen, to believe in luck or the possibility of a happy ending. And so when wisps of optimism rise up in you, it’s so easy to want to suppress them, to reject hope as an unnecessary and dangerous indulgence. But sometimes, optimism is a better tool for survival than cynicism. So this week, if you feel some kind of optimism — even if it’s strange and bent, even if it’s only momentary — let it breathe, let it move you, let it stay as long as you can.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

The world has made it so hard, lately, to be your full self — to wander and explore, to feel the freedom of motion, to express your best qualities. But even though the conditions you’re living in have changed dramatically, you’re still you. No matter what, you still have your fire. You haven’t been destroyed by this year after all. You haven’t lost your courage, your humor, your bright, restless wisdom. This week, you can remind the world, and yourself, of who you really are.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

People’s beliefs are so often contradictory, their ideals inconsistently applied, their inner worlds strange and opaque. This week, if you expect the people around you to act with perfect consistency, you’ll end up frustrated and irritated, and you’ll find yourself leaping to ungenerous conclusions about them. And if you demand perfect consistency of yourself, you’ll be disappointed, too. This week, try to create a little breathing room for yourself, and try to offer a little breathing room to others. There’s integrity in being steadfast, but there’s also integrity in change.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Maybe there’s some part of your brain telling you that nothing’s worth doing if you can’t be the best at it, that nothing’s worth trying if the results won’t be rare and singular. Maybe there’s some corner of your heart whispering that the only life worth having is one that’s remarkable enough to change the entire world. This week, try to let those voices rest for a moment. Try not to focus on results for now. The magic you’re looking for is right here: Not in the outcomes, but in the doing itself. The magic is in the feeling of being in motion.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might be surprised by emotions you thought you’d successfully muted. You might feel the return of a sensitivity that you thought had dimmed over time. Feelings you’ve been carrying silently might suddenly demand to be seen and heard again. But now, you have confidence and clarity on your side. You can be sensitive without feeling so fragile you might break. You can revisit old feelings without fearing they might destroy you — because you can see for a fact that they didn’t, and you now know that they never will.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of November 30. The weekly horoscopes for the week of December 14 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 7