Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 27

Angela Lansbury, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

Early Monday morning, Mercury retrograde begins in Libra and will last for the next three weeks. When the planet of thought and communication goes retrograde, it’s hard to stay wholly rational. While this poses certain challenges, it offers advantages, too. The more rigid projects or relationships in your life that demand total precision may threaten to break down without extra care and attention during this time — but those that welcome change, ambiguity, and surprise can unexpectedly bloom.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Some situations call for going the extra mile — for putting in long hours at work, for making grand heroic gestures, for stepping up to the plate again and again. But then there are times when extra effort is too easily wasted, or channeled toward the wrong project, or taken advantage of. Just for right now, commit to doing only what you need to: exactly enough and no more. You won’t miss out or fall behind. Instead, you’ll find your energy and enthusiasm are renewed each day.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Even while you’re comfortable playing the long game, it’s still discouraging to be presented with reminders of how very long everything seems to take. Creative projects, professional advancement, political progress — nothing happens as quickly as you need. This week, though life may not exactly speed up, you will sense progress happening: The earth is turning, and your body is carrying you steadily forward. Don’t try to rush just now. Change is happening, accelerating, and soon the results you’ve been longing for will start to appear.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, you’re almost supernaturally attuned to the vibes other people are giving off. With friends or strangers, you see straight to the core of what they’re actually trying to communicate. This week, though, you may find that messages are getting scrambled, that you’re responding not to what others are actually telling you but to echoes or static or projections of your own thoughts. So for now, try to slow down and pay attention. You can get to the heart of things, but only if you really listen.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Every once in a while, it’s important to check in on your own feelings and desires, to ask yourself whether the life you’ve been building is still the one you want. Sometimes you outgrow old tastes and passions without even realizing it. It’s possible to shed past skins so subtly that you don’t even notice it happening. This week, your task is to take stock of the quiet growth you’ve done. You aren’t required to desire the same things forever, to remain permanently unchanged in an evolving world. No matter what, you’ll still be you, and that is enough.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Lately, it can feel as though you’re only ever proven wrong in ways that break your heart: Situations turn out to be even worse than you thought, people reveal themselves to be crueler, more foolish, or less reliable than you believed. It’s enough to make you want to assume the very worst of everyone, always, and be done with it. This week, however, it will be possible to be surprised in new and lovely ways. People will exceed your expectations, and when things don’t go according to plan, it won’t bring disappointment but delight, even the beginnings of joy.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

People keep trying to change your mind — sometimes just because this would make things more convenient for them, sometimes because their belief in their own ideas is powerful and pure. Either way, you don’t owe anyone your blind agreement. It isn’t your duty to have all the same opinions as the people around you, even those closest to you, or to make the decisions that well-meaning others expect of you. If you’re going to change your thinking this week, make sure it’s because you want to. When you slow down enough to really know your own mind, it won’t steer you wrong.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Being a “good person” doesn’t mean you must live a life that’s drably utilitarian. The news may be somber, but you don’t have to be. Art and beauty can sustain you and can be a gift you offer others. It’s easy to disregard them in favor of more practical kinds of sustenance, to be shamed into believing your interests should be somehow more serious. This week, though, is a chance to stand up for yourself. To assert that kindness matters, that beauty matters, and that even now, it’s worth investing in love.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

When it’s difficult to know whom to believe in, it can strangely be easier to trust those who treat you disrespectfully than the ones who treat you well. Rudeness, you reason, doesn’t disguise motives, doesn’t try to flatter or manipulate. But this week, there will be people who approach you with softness and goodwill not because they’re trying to fool you but because their caring is authentic. There will be people who genuinely want to work alongside you, who are truly doing their best. You don’t have to trust everyone, just remember you can take kindness at face value, too.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

There are times when it’s necessary to move forward no matter what — even if it means letting some questions remain unanswered or leaving some tasks undone. This week, though, you have a second chance to fill in the blanks, to do what you’ve been putting off. If there are puzzles you haven’t finished with — or that haven’t finished with you — this is your opportunity to solve them. If your foundation feels weak, this is the time to repair it. If unaddressed concerns have been eating away at your confidence, this is the moment to put everything right.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Right now, don’t make it your goal to do everything perfectly — and don’t expect it of others, either. You would only be setting yourself up for disappointment. Instead, let your mistakes be new, exciting, generative ones. Aim for a life that is interesting and remarkable, not one that’s merely faultless. It’s possible right now to have the kind of realizations that change everything, to make the choices that open up magical new universes for you, but this will happen only if you’re brave and willing to take a wrong step or two.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

You know, given enough power, you could create a perfect world, one that’s beautiful and just. That knowledge makes it hard to keep muddling through this one that’s full of rules that make no sense and people who keep misunderstanding you. It can be tempting to withdraw into yourself, to wash your hands of other people with all their messy problems. If you do that, though, you’ll miss out on something wonderful. This week, if you let others challenge and frustrate you, they’ll also open your mind. They’ll expand your dreams. They’ll help you move forward, closer to that perfect world after all.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

There are plenty of powerful people eager to take advantage of how complicated the world is right now — to persuade you that it’s all too complex to really understand, to make you believe that even the simplest and clearest of facts aren’t what they seem. This week, it’s your job to ignore anyone who tries to make you doubt your inner compass or convince you that your instincts can’t be trusted. You may be thrown off balance temporarily, but when it really matters, you have much more strength of mind than most people realize. You can’t be misled for long.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 20. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 4 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 27