Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 5

Kathy Acker, an Aries. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

Late on Saturday night, communication planet Mercury entered hot, impulsive Aries, which means that for this whole week, the sun, Mercury, and Venus are all in Aries. In both your head and your heart, it’s a week for decisiveness and action. It’s a week for spontaneity, for wild and confident leaps of faith. Boldness brings with it some risk, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Don’t worry about risk this week; instead, focus on living fully and bravely and well.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

It can be difficult to establish your own limits when other people are so determined to establish them for you: to insist that they know your abilities better than you do, to trim your ambitions down to a polite and moderate size. But this is a week to ignore all of that. It’s a week not to let anyone else set their own narrow limits on your life. Everything is difficult, but that’s no reason not to want more. A better world feels impossible, but you’ve made impossible things happen before, and you can do it again.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This is, very simply, a week for showing up. It’s a week for taking your commitments seriously and acting on them, for taking your dreams seriously and pursuing them, for treating other people like they matter. On long and lonely days it can be easy to get trapped inside your head, stuck in a loop of private despair, but this week you can break through all that by re-entering the world of other people, by moving, by letting the sunlight touch your skin.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

No matter how good you are at adapting to life’s ordinary shifts and reversals, no matter how good you are at following all its ordinary twists and turns, it still takes a long time to process truly substantial changes. So this week, try to pay attention to the ways you’ve changed on a deeper level. You’ll find that in spite of everything you’ve lost, in spite of every bad thing, you’ve become fearless. Your courage has taken a beating this year, but it’s emerging now, wild and golden, brighter than ever.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Lately, it’s been so easy to feel misunderstood—like nobody’s really paying attention, like nobody’s seeing you right. Everyone’s had their perspective scrambled by so much pain and anxiety and unrelenting weirdness; it’s hard for them to understand their own feelings, let alone yours. It’s a frustrating experience, but at least for right now, you don’t have to stew in your loneliness. This is a week for directness, a week to correct the record by simply speaking up. When you’re feeling boxed in, when you’re feeling overlooked, the best thing to do is to say so.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you’ll feel a wild and overwhelming longing for a sense of purpose, for certainty, for the sublime clarity of action. You’re up against so many forces that are invested in making you feel stuck and powerless, like there’s no point in trying at all. But in reality, you aren’t stuck. You have more power than you realize. This week, it’s possible to start the project you’ve privately dreamed about, possible to speak your secret desires out loud. If you act more confident and purposeful than you feel, the purpose and confidence will slowly, steadily become real.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s often so much easier to fight for others than for yourself. It’s often so much easier to love others, flaws and all, than it is to love yourself. It can be impossibly complicated to bear the weight of all your feelings and memories, all the mistakes you’ve ever made. This week, though, the world’s going to invite you to love yourself anyway. This week, it might even be simple. For now, at least, it’s possible to believe in yourself for no reason at all. It’s possible to fight for yourself just because you want to.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for rejecting hopelessness, in all its forms and in all its disguises. It’s a week for refusing to listen to the dark cynical voice inside you that keeps insisting that you’ve already made too many missteps, that you don’t really have what it takes, that your fate has already been set. In reality, nobody knows what happens next, no matter how much they pretend. This is a week for acting the way you would act if you really believed in yourself and your right to a beautiful future. By acting that way, you can start to make it real.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

There’s an understandable impulse to make everything complicated: to reject easy answers, to tell yourself that everything must be nuanced and challenging. But sometimes, it’s possible to go too far with it—to complicate what was actually simple all along. Some feelings are just what they are, and some people are exactly who they appear to be, and some actions are straightforwardly wrong. There are enough tangles and enough mysteries to last a whole lifetime, so this week, let the things that are simple remain that way.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

It requires a little bit of dreamy fantasy to live as though the world is beautiful and sweet and worth protecting. It requires a little bit of delusion to believe in abundance in a reality as hard as this one. It can seem irresponsible to hold onto optimism when circumstances are so bleak, but this week, holding onto your wild optimism is one of the best things you can do. You don’t have to let fear weigh you down. You don’t have to reject all hope that the world can be made wonderful again. Sometimes, dreams make survival possible, so keep them.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to feel resentment toward the people who appear to be free in ways that you aren’t yet. It’s easy to feel only irritation toward those who seem unfettered by all the rules that bind you. This week, though, it’s possible to let go of some of that irritation as you start to feel a sense of freedom, too. You can start to see evidence that a future is possible on your own terms. Even more miraculously, you can start to see evidence that a present is possible on your own terms, too.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It would simplify things so much if you were able to do everything on your own, never having to get permission or wait for others to catch up to you. It can get discouraging to spend so much time holding yourself back for the sake of the group; it can be discouraging not to have the space to explore your true, wild potential. It’s valuable, of course, to live well alongside other people, but this week it’s important also to carve out moments, big or small, where you can embody your wildest energy, where you can act exactly how you choose.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes it’s painful not to have everything: not to live every life, not to know every song, not to realize every seed of potential you’ve ever held. But this week can remind you that aiming for everything in the whole world dilutes your sense of real purpose: It distracts from everything that’s real and unique about you. This week, there’s no use trying to have or be everything. Instead, you can focus on what you really need and what you really want. You can focus on finding the sweetness and the purpose that are beautifully and specifically for you alone.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of March 29. The weekly horoscopes for the week of April 12 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 5