Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 29

Sinéad O’Connor, a Sagittarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

On Wednesday, Neptune — planet of intuition, spirituality, and illusion — ends its five monthlong retrograde period. Neptune retrograde can allow you to see clearly, free from the haze of delusion and wishful thinking. But nobody can bear being rational all the time, and when this retrograde ends, you might get your sweet sense of fantasy and magic back again. Then, in the early hours of Saturday morning, a solar eclipse in adventurous Sagittarius finishes out this eclipse season. Doors will open unexpectedly before you. Hidden pathways will reveal themselves. Your days might feel chaotic, but don’t try to impose order just yet: The world is rearranging itself in beautiful, necessary ways, and all you have to do is let it happen.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You aren’t the type to try to dictate how others live, but you do have a powerful need to control your own days, steer your own actions, and write your own destiny. When faced with uncertainty, you’d rather act than wait around; when faced with conflict, you’d rather fight than hope it goes away on its own. You do your best to create your own luck. Sometimes, though, good fortune does just land in one’s lap, unexpected and wonderful. And this week, all you have to do is let it in when it comes.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Often, your creative instincts are best able to emerge in moments of stillness, when you’re uninterrupted by friends or colleagues or the noisy happenings outside your window. This week, though, the world keeps intruding and demanding your attention. Real calm might be maddeningly out of reach. Still, disorder can be surprisingly fruitful. The people around you won’t muddle your instincts, but clarify them; interactions with others won’t dull your imagination, but rather animate it. If you lean into the vibrant chaos around you, you’ll find yourself re-energized.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

When you’re faced with uncertainty or indecision, you’re good at letting curiosity and instinct guide you. What you understand better than most is that you don’t need to know everything ahead of time: solutions often reveal themselves gradually. Other people will try to convince you that this is a reckless way to live, that unless you have a full plan in place, you have no business making any moves at all. They’re wrong, though. Figuring things out as you go is as good a strategy as any other, and it means that you’re adaptable and can get better at living in this world every day.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you dream about somebody else stepping in to do the hard work of living on your behalf: to defend your boundaries for you, to have faith in you even when you have none in yourself, to make sure that you’re honoring your ambitions. But the truth is that nobody else can do this for you. They can love and support you, but ultimately, your life is your own. This week, let this knowledge be invigorating, and not deflating. You don’t have to wait around for a champion — you can fight for yourself, starting right now.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You aren’t someone who needs instant gratification. You’re willing to play the long game, to launch ambitious projects whose rewards you might not see for a long time. But when people you admire express doubt in your vision, you might start to question yourself. This week, your challenge is to keep up your faith in your own instincts. You don’t have to cater to anyone else, or make yourself more agreeable, less ambitious. Trust that you’re moving toward something wonderful, and if others in your life don’t understand just now, know that eventually they will.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, distractions will pop up, and plans will go sideways, and even when your predictions do come true, they’ll bring surprises with them. The challenge for you isn’t to make it through complicated times — you can do that easily — but to derive value from them. When your attention is called away from the work you think you should be focusing on, there’s a reason for it. When your ideas move in startling directions, there’s something there worth exploring. Good things won’t arrive in the shape you expect, but they’ll arrive all the same.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you feel fully settled into your routines. You know how you like to dress and eat and socialize; you’ve figured out how to make your days pass sweetly. You fought hard for this comfort, and you deserve it. And even so, this week, you might begin to feel restless. So allow yourself to change and surprise people, yourself included, acting in ways that might seem out of character. This doesn’t mean you need to crack open this life you’ve built. You just need a reminder that you aren’t stuck in any pattern, that you’re free to move when you need to.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Your instincts about people are so sharp that sometimes, you start to assume you’ll never be wrong about anyone. You imagine that by paying careful enough attention, you’ll be invulnerable to disappointment and confusion. But really, no matter how long or how closely you observe the world and the people in it, you can’t always know what will happen next. Occasionally people behave much worse than you expected, but they can also be so wonderful that you start to believe anything might be possible. This week, be open to surprises.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Even if you live fully, making the most of your time on Earth, you’re unlikely to avoid regret altogether. There will always be roads not taken and unexplored possibilities that haunt you — in a world as vast as this one, how could there not be? This week, it’s okay to mourn the lives you never got the chance to live, the chances you were afraid to commit to. Regrets don’t always mean you did anything wrong — they only mean you’re human, and you’re doing the best you can. No matter what choices you’ve made so far, the best is still to come.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

What people tend to misunderstand about you is that you aren’t actually uncomfortable with change — far from it. You’re more willing than most to grow and adapt, to refuse to settle for what’s merely adequate. You just need to know that your work is in the service of something greater. If you’re going to undergo the upheaval and heartache of real transformation, it needs to be worth it. Remember this about yourself. There’s no satisfaction in avoiding change this week, or fighting it off. You just have to do your best to make it mean something.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

These days, you’ve been yearning for some sign that will tell you that you’re on the right track, that you can stop second guessing yourself. Really, though, a degree of doubt can be a healthy thing. It keeps your mind from growing too stuffy and airless, and helps you stay open to possibility. You don’t have to strive for total certainty, you just have to tap into the confidence you have already. Your plans might be unsettled, your ideas still in development, but you know who you are and what you value. You’re still finding your way, and you might change course, but you’ll never really be lost.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’re always seeking connection with something bigger than yourself: with a place or an idea or a community, with the universe itself. You want to be more than just one human with human-size concerns — you want the key that will unlock everything, all the secrets of the cosmos. This week, though, it really is enough just to be a person, to feel what you feel and know what you know, to follow your own personal interests and desires where they lead you. You’re playing one part in a bigger story. You don’t have to do it all yourself.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of November 22. The weekly horoscopes for the week of December 6 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 29