Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 6

Ava DuVernay, a Virgo. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Monday night, a new moon in Virgo creates favorable conditions for insight, self-awareness, and transformation. You might find that this moon doesn’t just invite you to change, but in fact demands it. The world you were born into no longer exists, and there’s no way back to what used to be. The only way out is through. And under this moon, you can accept this knowledge without losing your courage. You can live without looking forever backward at what was lost, but with your attention fully in the here and now, ready to learn, to adapt, to fight.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You find undeniable romance in the idea of the grand, heroic gesture. It’s appealing to imagine an act so courageous, a passion that burns so bright, it could wipe away the memory of every boring day, every sleepless night, every time you doubted your own bravery or morals or worth. The rewards of ordinary, quotidian life appear lackluster in comparison. This week, though, try to have some faith in the possibilities of the everyday. The rewards of habit, of showing up for yourself and your community again and again, will amaze you.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

No matter how powerful your desire for a different kind of life, the oftentimes harsh and unfair status quo is nearly impossible for any one person to change alone. Even so, this week, it’s still possible to set the terms for your own life. You can simply decide that there are some arguments — ones that bore you to tears, ones that make you doubt your fundamental worthiness — that you’ll no longer engage in. You can make the unilateral choice no longer to accept certain kinds of treatment. When you exercise your authority, you aren’t wasting your power. You’re slowly building more.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

There are days when it’s difficult to stand firm in your values, to hold fast to your goals and commitments. At times, it’s hard to do anything but bend and adapt, twisting yourself into the person you imagine others want to see. This can be a valuable survival skill, a way to move through the world safely. This week, though, reconnect with what you really want, not what anybody else wants for you; not with what’s most palatable to others around you, but the buried truth of your own desire. Right now, you can risk being unpopular. The people who matter will love you no matter what.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you have to be careful that you’re not reading too much into other people’s words and behaviors. Because as much as you know, intellectually, that it’s unfair, it’s still so satisfying to imagine that beneath all their chaotic actions and contradictory beliefs, other people are ultimately knowable. The truth, though, is that you don’t always know. People’s motives and intentions and feelings aren’t always so easy to read. It’s so easy to get them wrong. So this week, try to be more generous than you think you need to be. If you give people the chance to surprise you, to be better than you expected, they will.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, you strive to present your best face to the world, only the parts of yourself you’re most confident in. For anyone else to see your weakness or uncertainty would render you unbearably vulnerable. This week, though, it’s important to allow yourself the chance to be imperfect, a person who’s still discovering what it all means, who doesn’t have the entire universe figured out. You do not need to possess all the answers. In fact, right now it’s not knowing that allows you to experience the joys of learning, of changing, of seeking.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It happens on occasion that other people get the wrong idea that pleasure and fun and happiness don’t matter much to you. In reality, though, you’re deeply motivated by all these things. When you strive for fairness, when you insist on things being just so, it’s not out of some kind of stuffiness, but a desire that everyone might live a good life. This week, you’ll have the wisdom and the clarity to share your perspective with others, to make yourself understood. When you work to promote your vision of joy, the people around you will support you.They’ll answer the call.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Lately, it may seem as though the past has been resurfacing, in ways both troublesome and sweet. On the one hand, problems you thought had been settled are flaring up once more; questions you believed you had answered are proving more thorny than you first believed. But also, the friendships you feared lost for good might return, more resilient than before; the confidence you’ve been missing might start shimmering inside you again. It isn’t that things are regressing — though you may feel that way — but rather that life is never really linear. If you’ve been looking for a second chance, this week will offer one.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

There are times when the best path to healing is through rest, and others when the only way is to fight. This week, it’s your job to figure out the difference — and once you know which you’re called to, to then act. If rest is what you require, then don’t feel guilty for stepping away from the fray. And if fighting is what you need right now, then don’t hold back. This isn’t a moment for half measures or hesitation. You have the benefit of discernment right now, and with it comes the power to commit, with clarity and without doubt, to what you need.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

There are far more problems in this world than you’re able to solve, far more even than you can hold in your head at once. And where you’ve run into trouble lately is in trying to tackle it all anyway, to figure out one grand plan, big enough to address every sorrow. Anything less makes you fear that your concerns, your actions, your life itself are too minor to be of any consequence. But it’s not such a bad thing to lean into the local, the particular, the small. Happiness right now comes not from doing everything, but from doing what you can, as well as you can. You can start with the struggles that are closer to home.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Lately, it can be hard for you to focus on anything except loss — all the beautiful places and people that are no longer in your life, all the magical possibilities that no longer exist. This week, though, even if you don’t stop thinking about everything that the world now lacks, you’ll find yourself ready to turn toward the future again. Your outlook is clear and unsentimental, and you’re powerful beyond belief. You’re ready to fight for the people who remain, for the beauty that hasn’t yet vanished, for all you’re unwilling to let go of.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

If your big theories — about the universe, or society, or your own personality — have let you down, or failed to offer a path forward when you most needed one, then this week, try pushing them aside — not forever, just for the moment. This isn’t a time for fanciful theorizing, but for bearing witness to the world as it exists, in all its texture and detail. Put away abstract plans and projections and simply, purposefully move through the place where you live, engaging with the people in it, finding meaning in things close enough to touch.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Everywhere you look — in the news, in your city, in your own private life — you’re confronted with evidence of suffering, injustice, and aching human need. It’s hard not to be painfully aware that you could labor round the clock in service of others, and it would barely make a dent in the big picture. This week, try not to set unsustainable goals for yourself. The world hasn’t ended yet; you’re needed right now, but you’ll be needed tomorrow, too. Your job isn’t to give until you’re depleted, but to develop the kind of generosity you can sustain and grow.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of August 30. The weekly horoscopes for the week of September 13 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of September 6