Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of March 8

Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Pisces. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

Early Saturday morning, a dreamy new moon in Pisces will offer the opportunity for setting thoughtful new intentions, for looking at the world in a softer and more hopeful way. Sometimes it’s necessary to be steely and unflinching, but it’s important to remember what affection and sweetness feel like, too. Sometimes it’s necessary to be crystal clear about the world’s grim realities; with this moon, though, you can move toward a life that encourages dreaming as well.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

When the world seems built entirely on struggle and scarcity, it can be easy to believe that your only real power is a combative kind of power. Because it can sometimes feel like you need to fight for everything, it’s easy to convince yourself that fighting’s the only thing worth doing. All this struggle is exhausting, but it’s what the world keeps demanding of you. But this week, finally, will offer you a moment of real softness, of real ease. This week, finally, will give you a chance to relax back into your old confidence that this world is a place you truly belong in.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, believing in miracles is what it takes to keep getting out of bed. Your rational mind might reject this, and you may find yourself searching for something more solid to hold onto, but sometimes, nothing less than magic will do. This week, if cold reason leaves you no space to move and nothing to hope for, then set it aside. This week, give yourself permission to believe — even if you have no evidence, even if you only have a feeling — that things will get better, that the world will become good and beautiful again.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

There are small kindnesses happening, even now, and it’s important to watch for them. It’s crucial to try and notice goodness where you can — not because kindness is enough to combat the world’s massive violence, not because it’s enough to offset the wild cruelty that everything is built on, but because you need to keep up some kind of hope. You need to believe that this world is worth fighting for, in spite of it all. This week will make it abundantly clear that there’s still sweetness and love in the world.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, in order to survive, it’s necessary to put a damper on your own sensitivity, to dull your awareness of your own and everyone else’s pain. If you let yourself feel it all, you’d be totally overwhelmed, unable to move forward. This week, though, it might become possible again to deal with some of the feelings that you had hidden away. This week, it might become necessary — even good — to try and process the emotions that had been too much. It’s painful, but there’s sweetness in it, too. It means that you’re still human, still real, still alive to the world.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Typically, you’re so good at enforcing your boundaries and standards — at demanding exactly what you desire, exactly what you deserve, and no less. You’re so good at guarding your emotional walls, at making sure that you’re never taken for granted. Still, this week, you might feel your heart get strangely, disconcertingly soft. Against all your normal instincts, you might find yourself leaning toward a broad policy of forgiveness, toward an overwhelming generosity of spirit. This doesn’t mean that you’re losing your fire, or your dignity, or your hard-won emotional armor. It just means that sometimes, soft-heartedness is inevitable. Sometimes, it’s even wonderful.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

There’s no use, right now, for analysis that’s so sharp and so tight that it leaves you no room for error. There’s no use, right now, in seeing the world with such brutal, blazing clarity that there’s no space for possibility or change. Analysis has its place, but this isn’t isn’t a week for reducing the whole world to it. This is a week for leaving the window open so that hope can get in, too. It’s a week for allowing movement and surprise, for the wild life that exceeds all attempts to contain it.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It’s important to recognize the value of our interconnectedness, the good that comes from giving and receiving freely. But it’s hard to offer support when you’re wholly exhausted, and it’s hard to ask for support from people you know are exhausted, too. When everyone’s running on empty, scarcity can start to feel inescapable. This week can offer a way out. Maybe you’ll feel your own emotional resources slowly beginning to refill, or maybe someone else will offer some unexpected help. Either way, this is a week for finding your way back to fullness and generosity, for finding your way back to life-giving human connection.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You’ve been so hard on yourself lately, and the world has been hard on you, too. There’s so much that will stay challenging or wrong or just inescapably sad. But just because life can be painful and hard, that’s no reason at all to make things harder for yourself. This week, be deliberate about choosing ease over difficulty. Be deliberate about choosing softness over rigid perfection, at least for now. When the world won’t make life easy for you, you can still make things as easy as you can for yourself. You deserve rest and comfort and quiet sweetness, too.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, the material world might feel more constricting than ever. This week, your yearning for movement and freedom might overwhelm you. But even if the ordinary physical world feels dull, there’s something wild and alive underneath it. This is a week for turning to your dreams, to your imagination, to your wild sense of fantasy. Although the ordinary world can’t offer the sense of freedom you need right now, that doesn’t mean there’s no magic to be found. Your most beautiful, most impractical dreams can bring you back to life.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This is one of those weeks where the utter goodness of the world shows itself to you. Some weeks ask you to strategize, some weeks ask you to compete, and some weeks just ask you to believe in the world’s loveliness, to enjoy the company of other people, to look up at the perfect sky. This week, it’s enough to be one small person in connection with everything around you. All the struggle, all the strategy, all the competition: It’s in service of the chance to live beautifully, just like this.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

You deserve so much more than you’re being offered right now. You deserve real freedom; you deserve time to wander and learn; you deserve to spend your time building and caring and dreaming, not just struggling to survive. It’s hard to realize, when you live in a diminished world, how much better it all could be. Sometimes, all this frustrated desire feels like a burden. This week, it can feel more like a map or a beacon: a reminder that you’re moving toward, a reminder of what humanity can still be.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for mending your relationship with your own gentleness. It’s a week for treating your softness not as an enemy, not as a fatal design flaw, but as a gateway to joy. This week, be soft with yourself in all the ways that you can; the world already has enough hardness, enough sharp corners, enough austerity. Turn away from coldness wherever you can. You’ve survived impossible things, and you’re surviving them still. The world around you is still harsh and unyielding, but you can slowly, gently make it softer.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of March 1. The weekly horoscopes for the week of March 15 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of March 8