On Thursday, a new moon in Scorpio demands that you feel everything with a furious intensity. Right now there’s no holding your desires at arms length, no numbing yourself to your anger or pretense of coyness. This moon also brings a renewed trust in your own powers of discernment: You know what really matters, and you know what you deserve, and no one and nothing can sway you. Then on Friday, love planet Venus enters serious Capricorn, and communication planet Mercury joins the sun and Mars in Scorpio. Both of these signs bring a new depth and seriousness to the way you understand your life and your desires. You don’t have to settle for circumstances you know can never truly satisfy you: You want interactions that aren’t superficial but real, and relationships that will last.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
Your instincts are good, and you’re wise to follow them where they lead you. Even so, there are occasionally times when it’s worth pushing back against the initial impulses that tell you to avoid all darkness, to swerve away from any potential for failure or pain. This week, you may need to steer directly into difficulty. Not only will it not destroy you, it will remind you that you’re powerful beyond measure, that you can travel through the storm and be strengthened by it. Facing down challenges can enhance your life in wild and unforeseen ways.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
You understand better than practically anyone that pleasure and happiness really can come easily: a good meal, a perfect autumn afternoon, a long nap in the sun. This week, though, everything might feel more complicated. The relationships you thought were straightforward prove to have hidden depths; the comforts you valued for their simplicity reveal previously unknown tangles. It’s nothing you can’t handle, as long as you refuse to be scared off by complexity. Everyone has their own mysteries, even you. And while your life might seem a bit thornier of late, the pleasures it offers are no less attainable.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
Refusing to take anything too seriously is one way of protecting your heart. When you don’t let yourself get too invested, then you won’t be too hurt if things go off track; when you don’t treat your feelings like they’re important, then they can’t cause you any real pain. This week, though, consider your life with a little more seriousness, and your emotions like they actually matter. Right now, there’s really no other way forward than to want what you want wholeheartedly. This kind of sincerity feels vulnerable, but it’s the only way to get what you need.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
You hold yourself to absurdly high standards — ones that you’d never dream of holding anyone else to. You imagine that you should have an opinion about every issue, a contribution to add to every discussion, an insight into every person you’ve ever met. You keep trying to tend to every problem, to hold the entire universe in your thoughts at once. This week offers you a chance to rediscover the simple joy of not always getting involved. You have your own role to play, and right now you can only play it well if you really commit to it, letting go of all the distractions.
Leo Weekly Horoscope
From the wrong ideas strangers get to the foolhardy but harmless schemes of your friends, there are so many missteps in this world that are simply not your problem, nor your duty to fix. It’s easy to imagine yourself responsible for the entire planet and the safety of everyone on it, but that kind of thinking leads quickly to despair. Right now, the people around you only need you to love them, not save them. So give them what love you can, and then turn to your own ideas, your own projects, your own schemes that might be irresponsible, but are wild and beautiful all the same.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Even the most unkind people can put on a great show sometimes, dazzling everyone around them with their performance of good-heartedness. Even those who are most ineffective can position themselves as authorities with such radiant conviction that anyone, even you, might begin to believe it. This week, though, you can see through any lies and manipulations. You won’t be deceived by bluster. Some people might begin to disappoint you, but others in your life will surprise you with their goodness, their quiet loyalty, and integrity that you’ve hardly noticed until now.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
When you’re feeling adrift, it can be useful to turn to the people you look up to. You don’t always have to know the way at first; there are people who have been where you’re trying to go, and they can help light your way. This week, though, don’t put your trust in others as a way to avoid the work of trusting yourself. You don’t have to lean into the qualities that make you similar to those around you, or to follow the same paths as them. Your own instincts are sharp and pure, you only have to use them.
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
It can feel as though you’re allergic to the very idea of asking for help, as though it might actually destroy you to accept anyone else’s aid. And while it’s wise to be a little discerning about whose assistance you deem worthwhile, it’s important to resist the urge to cut yourself off completely. There are people in your life who want to support you — not out of any sinister motive, or as some weird kind of power play, but simply because they’re human, and it’s human to help each other. Allow the strength of your community to strengthen you, too.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
Most of the time, you’re happy to wander and roam, to take life’s gifts as they come. These days, though, you’re intently aware of how limited your time on earth is. It no longer seems enough just to let things happen, to trust that the world will deliver interesting experiences to you. You feel a fresh urgency to take control, to decide how your life will unfurl. It’s a valuable impulse, but don’t get too frantic. No matter how hard you try, you still can’t control everything. Leave room for the universe to surprise you.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
The trouble with playing the long game, as you tend to do, is that rewards can be few and far between. Long stretches of time pass when nothing much seems to be happening, when the only thing you get for your work is even more work. Just because your goals are bigger, that doesn’t make the long, slow periods any easier to deal with. This week, though, expect some recognition or acknowledgement, some sign that it’s all paying off. The grand outcome you’re after isn’t here yet, but you’re on the right track.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
You’re so good at thinking really big — at refusing to be hobbled by the limits of your current reality, so that you can dream entire new worlds into being. Your imagination is so expansive, in fact, that it’s sometimes difficult to see the smaller possibilities that may be less thrilling, but that have the benefit of being right in front of you. It’s not only the massive, life-changing wins that count. Big change might remain out of reach, at least for the time being, but don’t ignore all the small but crucial developments that are finally going your way.
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
It’s extra satisfying to dig beneath the surface of late — to consider not only people’s actions, but also the motivation behind them; not this current moment in isolation, but the long and complicated history that led to it. Just remember to come up for air once in a while, to remember that while the background might be complex, the actions themselves are often simple. When somebody hurts you — or when they treat you with kindness — it isn’t always your job to go seeking all the reasons why. Sometimes, all you can do is accept others’ actions for exactly what they appear to be.
Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of October 25. The weekly horoscopes for the week of November 8 will be online next Sunday.
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