Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of May 3

Grace Jones, a Taurus. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

On Monday night, communication planet Mercury enters its natural home of sociable, curious Gemini. Thought and communication become less firmly grounded and more fluid and playful. There’s pleasure to be found in talking just for the sake of it. There’s satisfaction to be had in reading and learning and changing your mind. Then on Saturday, love planet Venus enters Gemini too. You may find yourself valuing variety over consistency and predictability. This doesn’t mean you need to blow up your life in search of something exciting and new: The people you already know contain endless beautiful surprises. Everyone is weirder and more interesting than they pretend to be. And this week, if you pay attention, you can realize it.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes you’re so motivated by your own inner fire that you hardly seem to need other people’s encouragement or attention at all. This week, though, you may find you’re yearning for connections in the world outside yourself. You may be seeking the bright, collaborative energy that can’t be created alone, no matter how hard you try. This week, you don’t have to try to muscle through on your own. There are people who are ready to help you, to work with you, to generate the kind of magic that can only be made together.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for being reminded that you’re allowed to change your mind. You’re allowed to try out different strategies if the one you’ve been using no longer works. You’re allowed to rethink your commitments, to escape situations that have started to feel like traps. You’re so resourceful, so good at building a life where you are, but there can be value in walking away. Loyalty doesn’t mean you’re never allowed to change. This week, your life can fill with fresh air, your imagination with fresh possibilities. You aren’t stuck here. Change is possible.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Maybe you’ve felt disconnected from your purpose lately, or maybe you’ve been questioning whether your work really matters. This week, though, you can find your sense of direction again. The beautiful thing about this world, after all, is that there’s a role for everyone. There are people who need you, there’s a place you’re meant to be, there’s magic that can be accessed only by you. You don’t have to do every task that needs doing or care for every last person who needs it. Your job isn’t to be everything, but to be a human.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

The battle against shame can feel like a never-ending one. Every embarrassing moment and every wrong choice seems to live inside you forever; it takes ongoing work to treat yourself with generosity in spite of it all. But this week, it’s possible to take a break from all that negativity. This week, you’ll be too busy living, your mind too filled with bright new ideas, to keep revisiting every bad moment from the past. This is a week to look around you and live right here, now. It’s a week to let the past recede and to do your best right now.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for doing your very best to live in a way that brings you into better relations with the people around you. It’s a week for thinking about care and reciprocity, for imagining a future in which everyone has what they need. All truly good things in the world are shared, and this is a week for sharing what you have and accepting what you need. Trust that every time you do this, you make your world better. There is no flourishing in isolation, and, luckily for you, you’re not isolated at all.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This is a week for opening yourself up to a sense of surprise. Your thinking may shift, your relationships may change shape, the desires you thought were unalterable may dissolve and be made new. There’s something a little bit frightening about the idea that nothing is permanent or immutable, but it can also feel lifesaving. You aren’t limited to the ideas you’ve already had or to the types of relationships you’ve been in until now. There are beautiful things in store for you, things you haven’t even known how to imagine. This week, be receptive to them.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, you can feel your imagination recharging and your body filling back up with bright, useful energy. Now you can be filled with a potent sense that you’re ready to rise up and meet the world. You may not have a plan for how you’ll use all this new power, but right now, planning isn’t the most important thing. Try to let your sense of adventure guide you and to follow your curiosity wherever it leads. Sometimes it may take you down dead ends, but as long as you keep going, you’ll end up exactly where you need to be.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s important not to expect perfection from yourself. This isn’t the time for landing on a universal theory of everything or for producing polished gems of perfect thought. This isn’t a week for conclusions or finality but a week for process. You’ll be surprised at how bright and clear your thinking is, even in its imperfection. Embrace the joy of movement and the satisfaction of letting your thoughts develop, the magic that comes from changing and then changing again, getting sharper and truer and more like yourself each time.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

It’s very easy, sometimes, to undervalue life’s small moments, its individual parts, its particular texture. This is especially true when you’re drawn to grand and sweeping ideas, to the view from the mountaintops, not the ground. This week, though, all the real beauty can be found in the details. Even when you feel disconnected from the bigger picture, you’re still actively connected to your own life, and here in your own life, in your little interactions with other people, you can find the hope or the comfort or the meaning you need.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

It’s important, once in a while, to remind yourself that there isn’t anything wrong with enjoying your time here on earth. You have responsibilities to yourself and to others, of course, but alongside all the struggle and pain and confusion of living, you’re entitled to experience pleasure, too. So this week, don’t expect yourself to work all the time. Let your friends make you laugh; let your mind have a chance to wander and play. The world will offer you some small sweet moments of fun, and you should do your best to seize them.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Your mind is clear and powerful, your inner world rich with stories and ideas and theories about how the world works. But alongside your beautiful dreams for the future, you may also find some strange, cruel thoughts about yourself. This week, you have the chance to uproot some of the thoughts that keep hurting you. No idea has to last forever; no bad thought gets to govern your whole life. This week, you can let go of some of the shame that binds you. You can change your mind. You can believe in yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Lately, maybe you’ve been feeling extra-sensitive: to the way other people look at you, to the feelings stored in your body, to changes in the air pressure. This sensitivity can feel like a superpower, but it can be a heavy burden, too. This week offers the surprising gift of a little bit of detachment — not detachment from the business of living or from the world of other people, but from feelings so powerful they could destroy you. This week, you can feel a little more free, a little less bothered. This week, you can live on your own terms.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of April 26. The weekly horoscopes for the week of May 10 will be online next Sunday.

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