Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 20

Serena Williams, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

On Monday, a full moon in Pisces illuminates every wistful feeling inside of you. Although you may sometimes imagine you’ve hardened your heart completely, become cynical, and suppressed your (and everyone else’s) innate need for gentleness, this moon will remind you of your enduring humanity. Then on Wednesday, the sun enters the fair-minded air sign of Libra, which understands that everyone has something of value to teach you, an inner goodness worth seeking out. Libra’s friendly compassion makes this the perfect time to focus on relationships: repairing old ones, building new ones, and bringing understanding and compassion to the ones that have been here all along.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

These days, anger is often the first place you turn for fuel. When you read the news or listen to the stories strangers tell or walk through your city and notice the changing buildings, trees, and sky, it’s like there’s nothing to feel but anger. And there’s nothing wrong with using whatever energy you can find. Just remember there are other ways to be, too. Your emotional range is vast. What would happen if you drew your strength not only with fury but also desire? Not just animosity but solidarity, too?

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

No matter how hard you’ve worked to shake this kind of thinking, it’s still the default for you to slip back into the idea that, somehow, every sorrow and injustice in your life is your own fault. This week, take a moment to pause, breathe, and shift back to the truth: You don’t deserve the hardship you’ve experienced. You didn’t create this strange and unfair world. Try to get this firmly in your head once again. Try to believe that, whatever else you are, you’re a person who deserves kindness and support and beautiful autumn mornings. Because you are.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Your past selves would hardly recognize you if they could see you right now. In part, of course, this is because Earth itself is spinning further into chaos all the time. But it’s more than just that. Against all odds, you’ve managed to do something beautiful with your life. You’ve changed your tiny part of the world for the better just by being in it. You’ve loved other people so generously and created space for curiosity and fun where there was none before. Your work isn’t complete yet, but don’t disregard all that you’ve done already.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It can feel as if you’ve been waiting so long for something, anything good to happen, for a small piece of welcome news to arrive, for just one thing to swing your way. And this week, it will. But not if you spend all your time wishing and waiting in isolation. Your job is to participate fully in the world around you. People have magic to share with you, and they will. They have the capacity to surprise and amaze you, to change your life, to make the universe feel suddenly bigger in a way you hardly knew you needed, a way that’s almost miraculous.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You’ve had enough of all the petty squabbling around you, the jockeying for social status, the dogmatic thinking that turns people rigid and cruel. You find yourself seeking out softness, harmony, and the simple pleasures of spending time with others. And while it’s impossible to fix the whole world right now, it is possible to avoid the people who leave you feeling worse about everything: helpless or useless or trapped. You can turn instead toward those who remind you that living doesn’t have to feel like swallowing poison; it can, in fact, still be wondrous.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

There are some people in your life you’ll never really understand. Their desires seem unfamiliar and unappealing, their projects fruitless and dull, or their guiding philosophies so unlike your own that you may as well be living on another planet. It’s challenging to try to share a world with people so different from you. This week, though, you’ll learn in touching and unexpected ways that these people are not your enemies. Even those who at first appear strange can become collaborators, comrades, even friends. Not everyone is on your side, but you may be surprised by who those individuals turn out to be.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It can be all too easy to disregard your natural gifts, to imagine that what comes effortlessly to you is just as simple for everyone else. But this week, it’s important to remember that not everybody can do what you can. Not everyone has your style or your kindness or your ability to see, with an insight bordering on the miraculous, into the hearts of other people. You make this world lovelier in a way few others can. If you lean into the skills and desires you already have, they’ll take you further than you’ve dared to imagine.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Left to your own devices this week, you’re liable to make a few missteps — to jump to hasty conclusions or misinterpret the signs or imagine you see patterns that simply aren’t there. This isn’t because you’re foolish or because you’re doing something wrong. Right now, it’s just easier than usual to get lost inside your own mind. So as much as you can, try talking things through with other people. When you connect with others, when you give yourself space and permission to change your mind, the real answers can begin to reveal themselves.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

When you take enough risks in life, it’s inevitable that some of them won’t pan out. When you live the way you were meant to — with courage and hope and even a little recklessness — there’s no way to entirely avoid making mistakes. Lately, you have been filled with regret over the wrong steps you’ve taken in the past, but this week, you can remember that blunders are simply a by-product of living well. You’re allowed to try out all the strategies you need until you find one that works, to get things wrong until you get them right.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, when it feels as if you’ve been set up to fail — when impractical and inhuman achievements are demanded of you — there’s sweet satisfaction in proving everyone wrong. You know you can pull off the most astounding feats and achieve the impossible; you’ve done it before. But it’s draining to work this kind of magic all the time. So this week, try to rest, care for your body, and get the sleep you need. When you refuse to meet unreasonable demands, the people who really care about you — who value not just your labor but your self, too — will support you.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Lately, the thing you want most is certainty, an unmistakable sign that your ideas are pure and your decisions correct, that you’re on the one and only ideal path. It’s harder to trust your thoughts when they’re more ambivalent or your emotions when they’re muddled and strange. This week, though, you can be freed from the pressure of finding the perfect outcome. You can find clarity in the process, in movement, in adaptation and change. There are so many worthy and interesting ways to live your life. You won’t get it wrong.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You tend to convince yourself that your own preferences, your own personality, hardly matter. After all, the universe is so big, and you’re only one person. There are grander, more beautiful things than getting your own way. But even so, this week, it’s important to remember that you do matter. If you’ve let someone else steamroll you and boss you around, that can end right now. Not dramatically, not with conflict, but with your own quiet certainty that your desires are worth protecting just as much as anyone else’s.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 13. The weekly horoscopes for the week of September 27 will be online next Sunday.

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