Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of March 1

Nina Simone, a Pisces. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Wednesday night, action planet Mars leaves stubborn Taurus and enters mutable, curious Gemini. If you’ve felt stuck, if your movement toward your goals has felt plodding or boring or just too slow, Mars in Gemini might change that. With Mars in Gemini, your movement toward your goals can feel joyful and lively again. Though you might lose some of your resolute focus, what you’ll gain in return is movement, fresh air, and a much-needed sense of wonder and surprise.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

This week, you’ll find yourself longing for companionship, for sociability, for togetherness. You’ll find yourself filled with sweetness, with curiosity, with simple kindness. The problem is that it can be hard to find ways to express this part of yourself. There are so many spaces that reward hardness above all else, so many people who only want to see your fire, your fury, your knife-sharp edges. Sometimes, of course, fighting’s worthwhile, but this week, it’s best if you honor the part of yourself that just wants to connect, to love, to enjoy being a human on earth.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for cutting yourself free of the despair that keeps twining all around you, a week for refusing to let a cold and heartless world turn you cold and heartless, too. There are people who imagine that despair is a special kind of wisdom, and people who believe that the only real clarity is the clarity of bitter cynicism, but there’s no reason to believe that they know any better than you do. Nobody knows what’s going to happen next, and if believing in change makes it possible to keep living, then this is a week for believing in change.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, it just feels wholly impossible to care for everyone in your life the way they need to be cared for. It’s easy to tell yourself that you should somehow be doing more, that you should somehow have a limitless capacity. But even at the best of times it’s impossible to meet everybody’s needs, and right now everyone, including you, needs more than they’ve ever needed. Right now everyone, including you, is already giving more than they have to give. This week, do what you can to refill your own reserves. This isn’t selfishness; it’s survival.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

The more you keep your emotions balled up tight inside you — the more you tell yourself that you shouldn’t complain, that others have it worse, that it’s your duty to silently soldier on — the heavier all those feelings are going to weigh on you. So this week, give yourself permission to grumble and moan; give yourself permission to say out loud just how bad this all has been. Sometimes, complaining can be the best way to tell the truth. It can be a way to connect with other people, a way to open the door to solidarity and action.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Even though you have a powerful understanding of the relationships between people and a sharp awareness of our interconnectedness, it’s hard sometimes to feel connected. No matter how much you know, intellectually, that you aren’t alone in your experiences, it’s still easy to feel like you’re the only person who’s suffering, the only person who’s trying, the only person who sees the world for what it is. This week, though, you can recapture the feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself. This week, you can find the warmth you’ve been missing.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself preparing to re-enter a world that’s vastly different than the world you once knew. You might find yourself preparing to return to a life that’s impossibly, unbearably changed from the life you used to live. There’s joy in the anticipation of a homecoming, but it’s never an uncomplicated joy. You’re good at dealing with change, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. So this week, try to expect that your feelings will be complicated, even the good and sweet and long-desired ones. You can trust that your heart will be strong enough to bear it.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

When your feelings get too heavy, or just too inconvenient, you sometimes try to convince yourself that they don’t matter all that much anyway. Telling yourself that you can overcome every feeling if you just try hard enough is a way to protect yourself in a painful world. But this week, your feelings will overpower all attempts to ignore them, and your desires will escape all attempts to contain them. And if this brings sorrow, it will also bring you beauty and wholeness and strength. You don’t have to ignore your emotions in order to bear being alive. You can be your whole self, and you can survive.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to find yourself seeking some sort of absolute truth — as though all the answers are out there and only have to be uncovered, as though there’s a fully-formed analysis you need only to find. But the world makes and remakes itself all the time. The answers are writing and rewriting themselves right in front of you. There’s no steady vantage point, only continuous motion. Whatever evil, whatever pain you’re witnessing now, it isn’t the final state of things. The world hasn’t been completed. There’s space, still, for something better.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for doing things in your own time. This means refusing to be rushed along other people’s emotional timelines — you can heal and love and forgive in your own time, even if it’s slower than others would like. But this also means giving yourself permission to change more quickly others are ready for. When you’re ready to grow, to move on, to change your mind, then nobody else gets to stop you. Your time is yours, and your pace is up to you.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, it’s useful to be hard on yourself. Sometimes, holding yourself to the highest standards is the best way to grow and learn and become the best version of yourself. This week, though, is a week for giving yourself a break. At a certain point, it becomes impossible to live without a little gentleness, a little understanding. At a certain point, it becomes necessary to acknowledge that nobody, not even you, can be as rigorously good as you dream of being. Everyone, even you, is imperfect, and it’s no reason to retreat from the beautiful, messy world, nor is it a reason to doubt your enduring brilliance.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It can come as a surprise to find that you’ve changed your mind — to find that your heart has softened, or that your ideas have shifted, or that your desires have transformed. This year, you’ve been changed, but you haven’t been destroyed. You haven’t been made weak, you haven’t been made cruel, and you haven’t been cut off from the rest of the world. Your heart is wild and angry, maybe, but you’re more human than ever. Your dreams are strange and lonely, maybe, but you’re still yourself, still part of this world, still worthy of everything good.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

When old patterns aren’t possible anymore — when you can’t love, or can’t work, or can’t fight in the ways you’re used to — then new ones become necessary. With every old possibility that closes, a new future opens instead. With every old dream that fades, a new one rises in its place. It can seem as though everything good in the world is ending, but that isn’t entirely true. Even if you don’t realize it yet, you’re already creating new ways to live, new ways to fight, new ways to protect the people you care about. You’re already building new futures and inventing beautiful new ways to express your love.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of February 22. The weekly horoscopes for the week of March 8 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of March 1