Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 11

Drummer Janet Weiss, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

Late at night on Sunday, October 10, Saturn retrograde ends. After a five-month period of rebalancing and reflection, the planet of boundaries and discipline is back in full force. It’s now time to treat your ambitions with the seriousness they deserve — to stop wishing and waiting and do what needs to be done.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

There was a time when you believed in magic, when all the universe’s amazing possibilities seemed to be within reach and your self-assurance was so unwavering that you hardly needed anything else. This week, though, you may feel the walls closing in on you a bit, may sense the infinite possibilities shrinking down to one inevitable point. Your job is to resist fatalism, to fight back against the belief that everything wonderful has drained from the world. Even within the constraints and hard limits of reality, wildness and beauty remain.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

When you’re faced with more obstacles than you can reasonably handle, it’s understandable to want to avoid any additional hurdles. If your everyday life is demanding, it’s natural to seek out ease wherever you can. But it’s still worth remembering how exhilarating a good challenge can be, how much fun it can be to go all out. This week, you can rediscover the joy of really trying — not because anyone expects you to, not even for the advancement of your goals, but for the sheer pleasure of touching the limits of your strength, of seeing just what wonders you’re capable of.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

It’s normal to put some tasks off until later — and then to keep on putting them off until the shame of procrastination threatens to engulf you. This week offers you the chance to do whatever it is you’ve been avoiding: to complete the trivial tasks or the big ones, have the conversations you’ve been fearing, or directly address the fears that have been quietly haunting you. Sometimes avoidance is necessary, but right now, there’s nothing to be gained from it. The more problems you face head-on, the more you’ll realize you don’t have to be afraid of anything.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

As much as you crave freedom, as much as you want all your options open, it can be frightening to really consider how many possibilities are available to you. There are so many choices you could make but won’t, so many futures you could reach out and grab if you weren’t afraid of the consequences. This week, give yourself the gift of recognizing how many different paths you could decide to take starting tomorrow, or even right now. Whether or not you decide to change your life at this moment, you deserve to know that you can.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes you tie yourself into knots trying to anticipate every possible outcome of your actions. But if you don’t let yourself move forward until you’ve accounted for every possibility, you’ll never move forward at all. This week, some of this anxiety can ease up. The truth is you don’t need to see into the future to make good choices today. When you act right, with integrity and care, you can face whatever consequences arrive with courage, with love, and with your head held high. Let this knowledge carry you forward.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

The inescapable truth of being a human in community with other humans is that we can hurt one another, even when we care for one another, genuinely want the best for one another, and never meant to do any harm at all. This isn’t a failure; it’s normal. This week, if you need to make amends, you can. It doesn’t mean you’ve lost a fight or you’re admitting you’re somehow bad. Likewise, if you’ve been hurt, it’s a good time to ask for acknowledgment, to ask for amends, to ask for whatever you need to heal.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

People talk about authenticity as though it’s something pure and irreducible, as if it must be effortless to be genuine. In reality, though, it can be very hard to access your “authentic” self. There are so many layers of pollution, of distraction, of other people’s opinions that get in the way. There are manifold forces trying to shape your thinking, to shrink your inner life, to slot you neatly into a simple category or “type.” Sometimes it takes a little bit of work to connect with your real self, to maintain an imagination that’s strange and free and wholly you. But the effort doesn’t make it any less real.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s important to think seriously about the commitments you’ve made: to the people in your life, to the planet, to yourself. You owe it to the world to use your gifts as best you can. You owe it to yourself to treat your time like the precious resource it is, like it matters. And when you know what your real commitments are, it becomes much easier to step away from the inconsequential. Living by your own code can mean breaking the rules others have tried to impose on you, and right now, that’s okay.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You may wake up and find that some of the things you have deemed barriers have actually been supporting you. You’ll discover that the friends who told you what you didn’t want to hear were simply brave enough to speak the truth, or that the opportunities that didn’t come to fruition weren’t the right ones for you anyway. Help can come from strange places, so this week don’t be so sure that the people and situations that frustrate you are “bad” ones. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Everyone deserves freedom and safety and a good life, but that doesn’t mean everyone is also entitled to your friendship, admiration, or time. There are those who tell you that you should love everyone equally, that you must respect every person, even those who have harmed you or who don’t love you back. This week, you don’t have to force yourself to like everyone equally (or even at all) to make a rational case for your instinctive feelings about others. When you defend your right to your dislikes, your random aversions, you create space to focus wholeheartedly on the people who truly light up your heart.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Some moments are for reflection, and some are for action; some require stillness, and some demand motion. Both are equally necessary. Neither is innately better than the other. So it becomes frustrating when external forces demand constant forward progress, unending productivity and growth. Under so much pressure, it can be hard to discern what you actually need, to reconnect with your own cycles of movement and rest. This week, try not to think so hard about it. Try to do what feels good, what your body calls on you to do, and go from there.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve been assessing your actions based on the reactions you get from others. That isn’t such a bad thing — we can all be unreliable judges of ourselves, so other people offer a necessary balance. Still, it’s easy to become too focused on performing in ways that will please those around you and forget how to move according to your own desires. This week, make your choices based on what’s right for you, what makes you feel calm or strong or happy. This isn’t selfishness — when you honor your own needs, the people who love you benefit too.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of October 4. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 18 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 11