Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 8

Georgia O’Keeffe, a Scorpio. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

This week, the moon waxes as it moves through Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, building toward next week’s eclipse. With three planets in provocative Scorpio and the lunar eclipse on the horizon, the atmosphere is edgy, and people around you appear tense, agitated, and suspicious. Change feels inevitable, but nobody knows what kind. You can’t control or predict the future, so stop trying to. Instead, try to trust that your community will support you, because if you let it, it will.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

When every challenge you encounter seems urgent, when there’s an extra charge of intensity in the air, you may find yourself jumping at the slightest provocation, reacting before you have time to think. It’s satisfying right now to move, to leap into action. Doing something, even when it’s ill-advised, feels better than doing nothing. But this is how you end up getting dragged into arguments you’re not actually invested in, pulled into competition for prizes you don’t even want. This week, make sure not to lose sight of what you really care about, not to spend your energy on the fights that don’t matter.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

You can be determined to the point of ruthlessness. People might not immediately notice this in you; it’s a trait that lies dormant until you need to call on it. Beneath your gentleness, beneath your loving good humor, you have hidden reserves of stubborn and unstoppable courage. Even if you haven’t drawn from them for a long time, even if you’ve forgotten about them completely, your inner strength is still there, waiting. And if you’ve felt demoralized or defeated recently, now is the time to use it again.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

There’s a part of you that loves digging into complicated situations, going down rabbit holes of research, creating multistep plans and many-layered explanations. Your mind can juggle a hundred ideas at once; complexity is your comfort zone. But sometimes, this leads you to make things harder than they need to be. Consider that the big picture can be the truest one, and the simple answer the right one. If someone has been mistreating you, you don’t need intricate reasoning or some airtight theoretical case before you can ask them to change. This week, you can demand to be respected, simply because it’s right.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

There are situations where it’s safest to reveal nothing, to hide your true self away. When you’re faced with people who don’t really care about you, who are even hostile to you and your success, keeping your opinions and desires under wraps is a way to hold onto your power. This week, just make sure that you haven’t taken secrecy too far. There are those in your life whom you don’t have to hide from. Those who love you genuinely want to know you, and they’re ready to go to bat for you the moment you ask, just as you are for them.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, the only thing that keeps you going is spite. There are moments when pure, white-hot fury is all that can rescue you from numbness or despair. In the long term, though, rage is a dangerous tool to rely on. Its fire burns out of control so quickly; it can devour you just as quickly as it does the people who have harmed you. This week, don’t be afraid to harness your anger when you need it, but don’t forget that there are other sources of power — hope, determination, sheer love for humanity — available to you, too.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you might find it harder than ever to have faith in yourself and your future. It’s impossible to deny how much you’re up against: The bad omens are so clear, and the possibilities for success seem increasingly distant. This week, what you need isn’t good cheer or a can-do attitude. What you need is simply to continue to live. No amount of thinking can make you feel better. What can help, though, is getting out of your own head and out into the world alongside other people. They aren’t all giving up, so you don’t get to, either.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Everyone goes through periods of not knowing what all the hard work of living is actually for — periods when you’ve lost sight of your goals, when your sense of purpose has faded. What’s important is to remember that it won’t always be this way. You may not know where it’s all headed, but movement is still happening. Every time you attempt to improve the world, every time you try to develop a new skill or even simply experience another day on earth — all of this is building toward something. No living is wasted, even if it feels that way currently.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You observe much more than you let on; you know how to be inscrutable, how to harbor a grudge so discreetly that nobody would ever know. Being the bearer of secrets is a kind of power in itself — but eventually, it becomes necessary to use all the knowledge you’ve quietly gathered. If people have treated you wrong, you don’t have to stew and smolder and nurse your resentment forever. If they’ve hurt you, you don’t have to let them get away with it. Confront them. Power is useless if you never exercise it. So this week, try to use yours.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

The fundamental unfairness of existence might weigh on you more heavily than usual this week. You’re bold and imaginative enough to see all of the ways that life on this planet could be better, smart enough to know that there’s no good reason for all of this suffering. It’s enough to make you want to shut down, to give up completely. But right now, in spite of all the ways you and those you love have been wronged, there’s nothing to do but keep going. And when you do, you’ll start to see victories — small ones, perhaps, but substantial enough to make a difference.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve been haunted by a sneaking feeling of resentment. Your life wasn’t supposed to look this way: You were supposed to have achieved more, to have been treated better. Your path should have been more distinguished than this. This week, though, disappointment can be strangely cleansing. Maybe you did deserve more possibilities, more support, more care than you were given — but now you can mourn the ghosts of your imagined other lives, and then let them go. You can grieve the expectations that never panned out, and then set about living this life, which is beautiful, in spite of everything, because it’s real.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Even your friends don’t always pick up on it, but you have an intense competitive streak. It’s not enough for you to be ordinary — you want to be brighter, braver, different from the bland world around you. This drive to do something more with your talents, to set yourself apart, can spur you to do your best work. Sometimes, though, it also closes you off to possibilities for connection and collaboration, and divides you from the people who could change your entire universe. This week, don’t isolate yourself. Keep the doors open.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’re much more comfortable in beginnings and endings than in the slow, anxious middle of things. Beginnings bring exhilaration, endings bring clarity, but middles bring little satisfaction, only hard work that seems like it will last forever. This week, you’re still deep in the middle of this part of your story, toiling and hoping with no end in sight. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that this is how your life will always be. New surprises will emerge, and new people will come and go, and new opportunities will change everything — and much sooner than you think.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of November 1. The weekly horoscopes for the week of November 15 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 8