Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of May 10

Lorraine Hansberry, a Taurus. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Tuesday, a new moon in Taurus offers the opportunity to set courageous new intentions. Stubborn, determined Taurus invites you to trust in your desires, to live like your pleasure actually matters. Then on Thursday, Jupiter — planet of luck and abundance — enters compassionate Pisces, where it will stay until late July. This is a chance to expand your love for the world and your belief in other people. It takes more than empathy to change the world, but while Jupiter is in Pisces, you’ll be surprised by just how far your kindness can take you.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

If you had your choice, everything you do would have a greater purpose. Every action would be an expression of your truest self and your purest desire. And on the very best days, life really can feel that simple and good. Other times, though, existence is duller, more ordinary. Sometimes you do things simply because you have to. Sometimes, because you aren’t sure what other option there is. This week, the important thing is to remind yourself that all of this is real life, too. Even on the quiet days, you’re alive, you’re growing, you’re you.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

You spend so much time engaged in slow, steady work, with your eyes ahead and your feet on the ground. This makes it hard to zoom out and get a wider view, to really understand just how much light you give off in the world, what difference you make. And this week, it’s important to keep believing that what you’re doing matters in the long run — because it does. The world would be worse without you in it. So, even if you can’t quite see the big picture from here, trust that your work keeps rippling outward, that it isn’t in vain.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You’re so skilled at being good to the people in your life: at making them laugh, setting them at ease, allowing them to be the best and sweetest versions of themselves. The problem is that these skills are often vastly unappreciated by others, so this week, do your best not to undervalue yourself. Treating each other well isn’t a luxury, but an absolute necessity if we’re going to survive. Laughter isn’t an afterthought, but a basic part of being human. There’s no virtue in despair; let yourself lean into lightness when you can find it.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

In difficult, dangerous times, it’s easy to start seeing everyone you come into contact with as a lurking enemy, a possible threat. And sometimes this view can keep you safe, but more often, it’s just not worth it. This week, the rewards of building community will be realer and more immediate than any imagined danger. When you make a point of seeing other people as potential friends, comrades, neighbors, the world begins to open up. Whole new futures open up. The confused, chaotic world starts to feel like home again.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

For all your warm, steady confidence, on your rougher days, you can be incredibly hard on yourself. It can feel like failure in itself that you’re so full of inconsistencies, that you can’t always live up to the story you tell yourself about who you are. But this is a week to contradict that instinct, and to do it with pleasure. It’s time to act in ways that don’t fit neatly into the grand narrative of your existence, but that make your life feel worth living. This week you don’t have to prove anything, you just have to be.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s a beautiful, terrifying thing to realize that you aren’t powerless after all. In spite of the many ways the world has tried to make you feel small and afraid, in spite of all the systems and structures that limit you, your life is still your own. Nobody else can dictate it. Sometimes that feels frustrating or lonely, but this week, it doesn’t have to. There are so many people trying just as hard as you are to figure it out. This week, you can turn to your friends, your community. You can figure it out together.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

When you’re worried about saying the wrong thing, or talking too fast, or revealing too much of yourself, it becomes hard to say anything at all. When you’re afraid that people are waiting to judge you, to exploit any weakness, it gets more and more difficult to take risks, to change. So this week, do your best to surround yourself with the people who you trust to let you be daring and honest and real. Spend your time with those who won’t make you afraid of the messiness of growth, but who will ask questions and search for answers, right alongside you.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You know perfectly well that there’s no way to be human without getting things wrong sometimes, without being awkward and making some mistakes. You’d just feel more comfortable if you could make all your missteps in secret. It feels unbearably vulnerable to do any growing in public, to change your mind where other people can see it. But it’s so important right now not to let this stop you. This week, the rewards of connection with other people — even when it’s clumsy, even when there’s the potential for some embarrassment — are so much greater than the risks.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for remembering some of the things that you’ve forgotten about yourself: how funny you are, how kind, how daring and brave. There are so many aspects of yourself that only come alive in the company of other people. This isn’t a bad thing, or a sign that these parts of your personality are any less genuine. This week, let yourself recover some lost sense of what it means to be you: not just in the echoing corridors of your own head, but in the beautiful busy world outside it.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, it feels like true wisdom keeps eluding you: like you’re stuck here in the hectic, noisy world, while the magic happens somewhere else, high above the commonplace. This week, though, try to believe that everything you’re looking for — the people, the feelings, the ideas — are right here in the world with you. You don’t have to shape your personality into something different, and you don’t have to journey to some faraway secret kingdom. The world is full of ordinary sadness and ordinary pain, but it holds all the happiness that you’re seeking, too.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

This week, progress might be difficult to recognize at first. It might seem as though you’re just moving in circles, covering the same ground, repeating the same lessons over and over again. But know that none of your work is wasted. None of your thinking happens in vain. Sometimes, it’s necessary, even worthwhile, to try more than once or to retrace your steps, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You can’t know where all your efforts will lead, you can only trust that they’re valuable, that they’re powerful, that they’re worth your time.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

It’s felt, lately, as though the world has had all its mystery wrung out of it, like all wonder has been replaced by a sad and dreary … flatness. This week, though, your imagination will come alive again. You can feel curiosity and purpose; the world around you can light up with meaning. It takes time to feel fully present in your life again, to convince yourself that this damaged world is still a home worth living in, but this week can show you that surprises are still possible, that there’s still some magic left.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of May 3. The weekly horoscopes for the week of May 17 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of May 10