Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 4

Author Eileen Chang, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday night, a new moon in Libra asks you to consider what kind of community — be it solidarity or sweet, simple friendship — has been missing from your life. This is your chance to begin addressing the absences, to fill the empty places in your heart. Then, on Thursday morning, Venus moves into restless Sagittarius. Love doesn’t have to feel so intense anymore, so all-consuming and liable to tip over into anxious obsession. It’s possible now to remember how delightful, how rewarding and fun it can be to reach out to others without any pressure or expectations, only a genuine desire to connect.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, boredom is best remedied by learning to see your life anew — to appreciate the ordinary pleasures that fill your days and find the wonder hidden in your routines. Other times, though, it’s a signal that you need real change, that the path you’re on isn’t big enough. Only you can know which is the case for you, but either way, it’s important to remember that your dissatisfaction isn’t unreasonable, and doesn’t mean you’re being ungrateful for the comfort and safety you have. This week, you’re allowed to want more, to seek purpose, adventure, joy.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

When you’re feeling pessimistic, you may conclude that giving others the benefit of the doubt only ever works out to your disadvantage. There are so many ways that people can take and take without ever giving, so many ways for your goodness to go unrewarded. This week, though, when you extend grace and compassion to others, they will be repaid. Relationships will balance out, and your unselfishness will be reciprocated. When you approach misunderstandings in good faith, they can be constructive: a way to build trust, not destroy it.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Your lively intellect has been a defining part of you for so long that it’s easy to think of it as an innate quality — something you were born with, a fully formed gift from the universe. Really, though, it’s possible to cultivate your curiosity, to treat your sharp mind with the same care as you would a garden. This week, your task is to tend to your inner life by reading instead of scrolling, or by spending time with the friends who light your mind up, or just by moving through the world with your eyes and heart open.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It can be tempting to conflate complexity and wisdom, to imagine that the more convoluted an argument is, the more weight it carries, or to convince yourself that nothing simple can be trusted. But placing too much value on difficulty can lead you to invent unnecessary complications, to create tangles and obstacles where things would otherwise have been easy. If you’ve been making certain situations (or relationships) more challenging than they had to be, right now is the time to step back, reassess, and accept ease when it is offered to you.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Being honest with others comes naturally to you. You have little use for games and manipulation. But honesty with yourself can be, strangely, much more difficult. When you feel wounded or vulnerable, it’s far more convenient to go on as though nothing is wrong than deal. When your emotional needs aren’t being met, it’s easier to kid yourself that things are fine as they are than it is to confront reality. This week, though, you’re allowed to be real with yourself. It won’t be nearly as painful as you fear, and will allow you to finally seek out all the pieces you’ve been missing.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Interactions with other people have the potential to change you this week. Whether it’s a long phone call with an old friend or a brief conversation with a stranger on the bus, others can shake up the way you look at the world, challenge your basic ideas about yourself, and bring you back into alignment with values you thought you’d grown distant from. Letting yourself be affected can be frightening at first, like something to be avoided. But right now, try to let it happen — to embrace it, even. Welcome it as the gift that it is.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

There are so few opportunities to really pause and take pride in the beautiful life you’ve built for yourself. Your attention is often distracted by the lives you aren’t living, the dreams that haven’t yet come to fruition. This week, though, you have a chance to see yourself clearly. You can recognize all the obstacles you’ve faced, and all the times you’ve chosen, again and again, to be giving instead of greedy, open instead of hard-hearted. There is so much more that you’ll do in this life, but for now, let yourself be proud. You’ve worked long and hard to get here.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You’ve learned from experience that some bridges are worth burning, that sometimes, broken social connections have been severed for good reason. It isn’t your duty to make nice with everyone no matter what, to swallow every injustice for the sake of keeping the peace. This week, though, you’ll find that some difficult relationships are worth committing to. Some conflicts can be fixed, some wounds healed, some damaged friendships mended after all. This isn’t the time to be absolute in your thinking, but generous, adaptable, and willing to be the first to reach out, because it’s worth it.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

It’s possible to spend long periods of time committed to learning and searching and growing only to feel at the end that you know less than you did in the beginning. But really, it’s not that your efforts have been wasted, or that you’ve been somehow moving backwards. It’s just that results don’t always look the way you expect them to. Most progress is strange and invisible, impossible to quantify. Eventually, you’ll see what this all has been for. For now, you have to trust that every day you’re becoming wiser and stronger and better equipped to live in this world — because you are.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

All feelings come and go in waves. None of them last forever, and there’s comfort in this knowledge. The painful part is that you can never predict just how long any feeling is going to last. But this week, finally, might bring the end — or at least the beginning of the end — to a long season of loneliness. If you’ve been feeling isolated, trapped inside your own thoughts, now you can see your way back to the outside world. Other people care for you, and at last you can feel the true warmth of their love again.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

You might consider it dangerous to be too forthright with your affection — you worry that you’ll give too much of yourself away, that you’ll offer up kindness and care that you’ll never get back. And though this can sometimes be true, right now this kind of defensive thinking won’t actually protect you. It will only make your world smaller. This week, you’ll feel a natural impulse toward openness. You’ll want to share your time, to speak your kindest thoughts out loud, to give your love away. Don’t try to obstruct this impulse. Generosity will make you strong.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

There are days when the world feels unbearably tiny — so small that you’ve already experienced everything of any importance, so small that you could count off every possibility on your fingers. This week, you’ll find yourself yearning for something different, magical, special enough to surprise you. The good news is that if you give the universe a chance to deliver — if you walk along streets you’ve never traveled down before, or talk to strangers instead of hurrying on your way, or accept the unexpected invitations that are extended to you — then it will.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 27. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 11 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 4