Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 27

Janis Joplin, a Capricorn. Photo: Photo Illustration by Preeti Kinha/ Photos: Getty

The very end of this year brings signs of relief, as Jupiter — planet of growth and luck — enters mystical and compassionate Pisces on Tuesday night. Jupiter in Pisces, which lasts until April, invites you to believe in magic, to rekindle your faith in others, and to trust that in spite of everything you’ve seen and experienced, a better world is possible. This is an opportunity to heal from the feelings of alienation that have troubled you lately, to find connection and meaning in your life once more.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Recently, you’ve witnessed enough dishonest and irresponsible behavior — not just by people in your life, but by those in positions of power too — to make you wonder whether it’s time to give up on humanity entirely. But while it’s heartbreakingly easy to figure out who you don’t trust, this week you have the much more difficult task of figuring out who you do. You aren’t doomed to loneliness; the support you need does exist. You deserve a life filled with friendship and community and love, and right now, you have a chance to build it.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Your great gift is that you can persevere through just about anything; there is no barrier high or strong enough to make you give up. But your unstoppable will to keep going sometimes makes you forget that you shouldn’t have to struggle. This week, remember that you’re more than your work ethic, more than your ability to endure. There are people who will try to persuade you that pleasure doesn’t matter in times as dark as these, only sacrifice, and it’s up to you to remember that they’re wrong.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Right now, it seems harder than ever to make sense of the universe and your place in it. What’s the right way to move through a world as harsh as this one? When your energy is diminished by stress or uncertainty or grief, what’s left for you to offer the people you love? It’s easy to get bogged down as you search for clear answers that might not even exist. So this week, don’t try to figure it all out on your own. But if you think and argue and wonder in communion with others, instead of in isolation, you’ll find what you need.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Lately, your attention keeps being drawn to the past, as though your heart only has space anymore for regret, nostalgia, and longing. You can’t live in the past forever, but you also can’t force yourself to move on before you’re able. Give yourself time to mourn what’s been lost: people, experiences, old versions of your life and self. Sometimes, it’s necessary to look back before you can move forward. Eventually, when you’re ready, your life will become sparkling and wonderful again in ways you can hardly imagine today.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Some people hold their opinions loosely and change their minds easily. But you’re firm in your convictions, and because of this, it takes tremendous courage to reassess your ideas about the world, the people in it, even yourself. This week, you might find that you’ve been wrong about someone. It may be that the conditions of your life have shifted so much that you need to rethink your assumptions. But you are brave enough to change — to harden your heart when you’ve been too forgiving, but also, more importantly, to soften it when you’ve been too harsh.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

There are times when it seems as though all you do is hang on. You keep on surviving, and you help others to get by, too, but where is the joy, the comfort, the fun? Where is your reprieve after all that you’ve been through? Finally, this week and in the weeks to come, you’ll be given little reminders of why you keep at it. You’ll see glimmers of sunlight and remember how bright the world can be, get small tastes of the sweetness you’ve been missing for so long. You’ll be reminded that life still holds space for pleasure, after all.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, your patience serves you well: You don’t act rashly, you don’t waste your energy on impulsive, poorly thought-out plans. Lately, though, it feels like you’ve been waiting ages for the ideal conditions to make your big move, for some kind of sign. So this week, allow yourself to get going, even if the conditions are imperfect. The moment may not be right for some grand, dramatic action, but you can (and should) still begin, moving one step at a time. Your life might not look like what you envisioned or even hoped for, but you don’t have to keep waiting to live it.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

The more mysterious you are, the more assumptions other people — strangers, acquaintances, even your friends — are going to make about you this week. They’ll think they know what kind of person you are, and what matters to you, and what sort of world you want to live in. Sometimes they’ll be spot-on, but often you’ll be shocked at how badly they’ve perceived you. Remember that while you don’t have to correct people when they misunderstand you, you can if you want to. You’re allowed to speak up, to set the record straight and demand to be seen clearly at last.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You’ve been grappling with the difficult knowledge that your time on Earth isn’t infinite of late. Your life can’t expand in all directions forever: As certain potentialities have become reality, others have faded away. You might grieve over the other paths you could have taken, but really, you don’t need to experience every life. Just one full, solid, real one. This week, try not to get too lost in thoughts of what could have been. Every time you make a choice, some doors close and different ones open. There are so many possibilities up ahead. Focus on them instead.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week, other people might misconstrue your insistence on following through on your commitments, on keeping your word. They see it as a sign of rigidity, a stubborn refusal to change even when circumstances require it. Really, though, it’s about the joy you get from knowing that you’re not all talk, like so many others — what you promise, you deliver. You know who you are, and you know what matters to you. Just remember that it’s okay to take risks sometimes, to set goals beyond what you think you’re capable of. Don’t sell yourself short.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Normally, you’re good at keeping your wild imagination focused: You throw yourself into your work, your art, or the everyday business of living. You make your mind busy enough that there’s no space for melancholy to enter, let alone put down roots. These days, though, you’ve been lonelier than usual, and you don’t quite know how to fix it, or how to feel at home again. But really, you don’t need to know how it will happen, only that it will happen, because it’s the truth. The sadness keeps coming, but soon the light will follow.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

When you’re faced with many different possible courses of action, these days, it can be strangely challenging to determine what it is you actually want. There are always so many factors to consider — which option is most achievable, which comes with fewest risks, which is most popular with your friends? — that it’s easy to forget to ask yourself what you desire. But it would be a mistake to ignore your yearnings. They’re not the only thing that matters, but they’re not unimportant, either.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of December 20. The weekly horoscopes for the week of January 3 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 27