Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 12

Karen Dalton, a Cancer. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

At the beginning of the week, on Sunday, July 11, communication planet Mercury leaves sociable Gemini and joins the sun in moody, intuitive Cancer. While Mercury moves through Cancer, your thinking becomes steadier, deeper, less distractible. New insights into yourself and those you love slowly reveal themselves, and you’ll have the wisdom right now to express your new knowledge with care.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

When the world shifts too much or too quickly around you, it becomes difficult to keep your sense of self intact. This isn’t because you lack the courage or the power to defend yourself, but because selfhood isn’t just a private matter: It’s shaped by relationships, by the living world around you. This week, you may find that you feel differently about yourself than you used to, but this doesn’t mean that you’ve forgotten who you are. You can bend and adapt without losing your edge; you can be moved and changed without sacrificing what matters.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Some people make you feel like the best version of yourself, activate your kindness, your confidence, your wit. Some places fill you with joy, as though they were designed just for you to shine in them. It isn’t possible to recreate that special something everywhere you go and with everyone you meet, no matter how much you want it. Some people are special, and some bring out something special in you. This week, don’t wait for magic where there is none. Instead, seek out the company of the ones you know make you glow, because you deserve it.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

When you’re always matching other people’s energy, there’s no time left to relax into your own. If you’re constantly predicting other people’s desires, you run out of energy to find out what you really want. It’s a beautiful thing to be this attuned to others, to be so willing to adapt to fit into our shared world. But this week, take some time to sit with your own energy and your own desires, to get back in tune with your own secret instincts. To do so doesn’t mean you’re ignoring the world: You are part of the world, and you deserve your own attention too.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve been getting caught by a nagging fear that you’ve wasted your potential, squandered your big chance for greatness. The jobs you didn’t take, the places you never visited, the people you could have loved but didn’t — all of these have been haunting you. It’s so easy to convince yourself that somewhere along the line you took a wrong turn, made a crucial miscalculation. This week, however, the cloud of fear can lift. You made the choices you had to make, you’re where you need to be, and you’re still moving forward.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Telling the truth about your life is an act of immense strength, but that doesn’t mean it always feels powerful. Sometimes, it just feels scary. It’s awful to imagine that you might speak up only to be disbelieved, or to find nobody listening at all. But even though there are people who won’t hear what you have to say, this week, honesty is still worth it. If you can tell the difficult truth, make yourself vulnerable, speak your feelings aloud, there will be love and strength waiting for you on the other side.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Focusing on your life’s practical details can seem easier, safer, than paying attention to the bigger emotional picture. Getting each individual step right may feel much more feasible than reckoning with the overall path that you’re on. But this week, you’ll have the chance to connect your deeper emotions to the business of your everyday life. You can find clarity about what you really want, and who you want to be. Hold on to this feeling: You can trust it. Let it guide you forward.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

You tend to forget your true capacity for confidence and bravery, You’re so rarely called upon to flex all of your capabilities, almost never faced with a situation that requires you to show all your strength. This week, it’s important that you remember that you are, in fact, a force to be reckoned with. You’re capable of making the world lovely and sweet, but when it comes down to it, you’re also capable of fighting. As you make your plans for the future, don’t hold back, or ask for less, or think that you’re not a match for this world. You’re stronger than you realize.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

The work of healing your own heart sometimes appears unimportant, a distraction, even a little selfish. When storms rage all around you, when the fate of the world is so uncertain, your own feelings and desires can seem like unworthy areas of focus. But as important as it is to maintain perspective, to remember that the world is bigger than you, it’s equally important not to dismiss your own needs. This week, give yourself credit for all the healing work you’ve already done. It’s worth your time, and worth continuing.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

There’s so much in this world worth paying attention to: People and places all have their own stories, and the world is full of books and songs and trees and buildings, all with secrets to reveal. But this week, don’t pressure yourself to process everything; don’t expect that your awareness can flow in all directions at once. Right now, the important thing is to choose how to direct your attention, and then to look closely. If you’re seeking wisdom, it isn’t in the vast and unknowable world, but in small, soft, intimate moments.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

As much as you tell yourself that it should be simple to ask for help when you need it, in reality, it’s often unbearably hard. It seems easier to pretend things are okay when they’re not, to act as though you’re taking everything with ease, that you need nothing at all from those around you. Asking for help when you really need it requires you to recalibrate your tolerance for vulnerability. It forces you to let yourself be seen. But the people you love want to support you, so this week, let them.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

When you’re overwhelmed with fear about the future, your immediate reaction tends to be to combat it with bold, beautiful dreams — to imagine a whole new universe, a whole new self living in it. But that isn’t the only way to manage anxiety. You don’t need to make yourself larger, more ready to fight. This week, you can find comfort and courage in the life that you have right now. There’s power in one small human life, just as much as in anyone’s vast imaginings. The tools you need are already available.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You sometimes find that others want a lot from you: They turn to you seeking some kind of magical wisdom, or exactly the love they’ve been seeking, or someone to change their whole life. And when you can make real connections, it’s wonderful. But it’s crucial to remind yourself, this week, that you’re allowed to disappoint people, too. You weren’t put here on earth to fulfill everyone else’s needs at the expense of your own. You can resist the narratives that others project onto you, and strive to live not up to their expectations, but your own.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of July 5. The weekly horoscopes for the week of July 19 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of July 12