Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of January 18

Yoko Ono, an Aquarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Tuesday, the sun enters idealistic Aquarius: the sign of individuality, of rebellion, of revolution. While the sun is in Aquarius, you might find yourself straining against outmoded structures and old-fashioned rules, towards new wisdom, real freedom, and a future where everyone has enough. Then, on Wednesday, action planet Mars meets unpredictable Uranus, resulting in shake-ups, surprises, and a powerful desire to break free of all that confines you. Do your best not to give in to this reckless energy. You can use all your powers to fight and dream and assert yourself; just use them with care.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, take some time to think about what matters to you in the long run. What feelings do you want to hold on to? What values do you want to keep close? What faraway goals do you want to keep striving for? There’s so much happening in the short-term, so much that demands an immediate response, but this is a week to remember that the world will keep existing beyond this moment. It’s important that you realign yourself to be ready for it. You can set yourself up to fight and to thrive.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

The thing about real honesty is that it isn’t easy to do at all — it requires seeing the world with sharp and sparkling clarity. It’s hard to resist all the comforting myths that hold up the social universe; i hard to keep your vision clear when so many people wish to cloud it. It’s also hard to be honest about what you need when the world is so withholding.This week, though, you’ll receive some encouragement and support. This week, you’ll be shown that all your struggles, all your efforts, are still worth it.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Even though your movements are constrained right now, your intellect remains free to roam. It’s tempting to imagine that with enough effort and enough insight, you can think your way out of any problem. But this week, even the clearest thinking won’t be enough to change the world on its own. This week, it’s important to remember that you have a body with its own needs and its own powers. It’s important to remember that you can still reach out to others, still use your voice, still get up and move.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It’s hard, lately, to hear what your body is telling you. It’s hard to listen to your senses, your feelings, your gut. Your instincts are normally so sharp and perceptive, but we aren’t living in normal conditions right now. It’s only natural that some lines have become tangled, some senses have been disarranged. If your intuition isn’t coming through as clearly as it normally does, then turn to the people you trust. Turn back to your truest values, and let them help you find your balance again. You’re never as lost as you think.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You’ve been feeling a little bit out of your element lately, out of alignment with yourself. And when your confidence starts to waver, it can feel as though your innermost self is wavering, too — as though you’re losing all your personality, all your power. But this week, do your best not to panic. If you pay attention, you’ll see how your bravest, sweetest self can come alive, even in a damaged world. If you move with care, you’ll find a path forward.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It can be much easier to find clarity in a crisis, than in the long slog of everyday life. In the heat of the moment, everything inessential burns away, and only what matters remains. But it’s difficult to hold on to that feeling; the dull and repetitive pressures of life are so good at wearing you down, at making you doubt. This week, do your very best to protect the clarity and the hard-won wisdom you have now. Do your best to figure out a place in your heart where it can stay, and where you can return to it in the future.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

You’ve worked so hard to build a life that’s beautiful, with pockets of warmth and friendship and sweetness. This week, though, it might all seem inadequate. This week, you might find yourself wanting so much more. And while you don’t have to let your yearning ruin your life, you don’t have to suppress it, either. You can look to the future; you can begin a brave new project; you can refuse to believe that things will never be better than this. In spite of everything, there are gifts and treasures and wonder still out there waiting for you.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It’s going to be so easy, this week, to get drawn into fights you don’t even care about winning. It’s going to be so easy to expend all your best energy on projects you don’t really care about. Remember that you don’t have to respond to every challenge, every invitation, every person who calls out your name. Try your best to stay focused, to move with intention and care. You have the strength and the fortitude to win any fight, so make sure you’re picking the fights that count.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

When the unexpected happens, you often have to respond immediately. But while some decisions must be made quickly, this is a week to remember that the real insight, the real wisdom, won’t come until later. So after you make the choices you need to make, give your ideas some time to develop. You don’t need to know all your opinions right away. You don’t need to come up with fully-formed theories on the spot. Wisdom will come to you, just as it always does, as long as you give it some time.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You’re most comfortable when you know the world’s rules — not so that you can obey them without question, but so that you can know when you’re breaking them, and so you can know exactly which structures you’re up against. Lately, though, all the rules are shifting in real time. Lately, you’re being asked to live with one foot already in the future, to build for a world that isn’t yet here. It goes against your instincts, but you can do it. You’re wilder, more imaginative, and more resilient than you often get the chance to express; this week, you’ll finally have the chance to show it.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Your imagination is bright and clear, but it’s so often hampered by the material realities of the world, by hardship and isolation and scarcity. Sometimes, given all these constraints, your bright imagination can start to feel like a burden: What’s the point of imagining better worlds, if you’re trapped so firmly in this one? This week, though, it’s worth dreaming anyway. You don’t have to be practical about it; you don’t need a neat and legible plan. You don’t need to foresee exactly what’s going to happen. You just need to refuse to hold yourself back.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you imagine you have to do everything that’s asked of you, that you have to leap at every opportunity you’re given. The world’s so big, and you want to know it as fully as you can. But this week, there’s integrity in refusal, too: refusing to act in ways that don’t feel right, refusing to believe what you know is untrue, refusing to move in directions that lead you away from yourself, from your community, from your purpose. Although you might fear it, there’s no loss at all in saying no to the people, the ideas, and the opportunities that are wrong for you.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of January 11. The weekly horoscopes for the week of January 25 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of January 18