Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 6

Operatic soprano Maria Callas, a Sagittarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

Although this eclipse season officially culminated with last Saturday’s solar eclipse in Sagittarius, its aftereffects can still be felt this week. The dust is still settling, and you’ll only end up frustrated if you expect the conflict this eclipse stirred up, or the questions it raised, to be resolved already. New stories are still unfolding, and they refuse to be rushed. You can’t force change to come more quickly; you can only keep showing up to do your own small part. You might feel like you’re moving too slowly, but as long as you’re moving at all, then you’re doing exactly what you need to.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

When the days grow short and cold, it’s easier than ever to become pessimistic. You start to believe that you’ve already used up all your chances for joy and adventure and romance, that everything sweet exists only in the past now. This week, though, the world is showing you that’s not the case. It may be winter, but light and magic and sheer wild fun are on their way toward you, even now. If you pretend that you still have time to live the way you want, you’ll be surprised to find that suddenly, you actually do.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

During stressful times, you sometimes find that involving other people only makes things worse. Even those who love you most are constantly introducing new complications or fresh sources of anxiety into your life. It can appear easier to retreat into your own private space, where you can deal with your burden alone, in your own way. Just don’t remove yourself from social life entirely. The people around you may contribute to your stress, but they have other, great things to offer, too: knowledge, skills, surprising moments of delight. They’ll make your life better this week, if you let them.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You’re comfortable adapting to new environments, happy to shrink or expand to fit any space you find yourself in. It’s an enviable skill, one that can create harmony wherever you go. This week, though, remind yourself that it’s okay to not always match your surroundings. You don’t have to change at the exact same pace as the people you love or force your interests to align with theirs. Let your own interests and enthusiasms guide you, even if no one else seems to understand them just now. You don’t have to be pushed off your own path in order to maintain social unity.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

People don’t always recognize or appreciate your curiosity, but it’s an astounding gift. You’re so good at asking questions, at gathering information, at creating the conditions that make others want to talk to you. Sometimes, though, you’re so good at getting others to share that you forget how to reciprocate. Or you convince yourself that your friends only value you as a listener, that they don’t really care what you have to say. It isn’t true, though. This week, allow yourself to talk, to tell stories, even to ramble a little bit. Those who care for you want to hear it all.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Try to remember that you do not have to do everything that others ask of you. For you, this may be something that is easy enough to acknowledge, but much more difficult to internalize. Because when you truly care about people, you want to support them, to show up, to share your resources and energy in whatever ways you can. Eventually, though, you find yourself dragged around by pressures and obligations, your time filled only with duties and no pleasures at all. This week, it’s okay to say no.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It might seem, lately, as though you’re moving backwards — like you’re getting further away from any clarity about yourself, your experiences, your purpose. It’s maddening to feel like your best efforts are getting you nowhere. Really, though, you’re doing important work right now; you just don’t have the distance from yourself to see it. It’s possible to go months, even years, without noticing how much you’re learned, or how much good you’ve done for the people around you, but this week, expect some affirmation that none of it has been in vain.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

When it comes time to assert a boundary, you occasionally question how fair you’re being. You know that for the most part, everyone is trying their best in the face of sorrow and pain, and you fear that it’s unreasonable to add any extra demands of your own. This week, though, try to move away from that kind of thinking. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and so do you. People don’t have the right to treat you poorly just because they’re hurting, and there’s nothing cruel or unjust about raising your voice to say so.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Usually, when good things happen to you, it’s because you’ve been moving strategically, carefully laying the groundwork for success. You’re not content to leave your future up to chance or to wait around for someone else to suddenly grow generous. Still, while your deliberate plans are reliable, bold and unexpected leaps can create another kind of magic. So this week, don’t hold yourself too tightly to the schedule you’ve made for yourself. When beautiful opportunities present themselves, sometimes the best course of action is simply to take them.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

As you move through the world, you often get the impression that you’re just repeating the same lessons, or musing on the same questions, or working out the same emotions over and over again. It’s rare to actually resolve anything, to arrive at a definite conclusion. But this week, you might actually get a sense of resolution, of having finally worked your way through some of the challenges you’ve been struggling with. Closure is a feeling that rarely lasts long, but for now, give yourself a moment to appreciate how far you’ve come.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

In public, you’re cool and assured, but when you’re alone, your confidence can fade. You worry that you’ll never be able to try hard enough, never be able to love well enough, never be truly deserving of happiness. No matter how irrational you recognize these thoughts to be, it’s still challenging to free yourself of them. This week, though, it’s possible to shake yourself loose. It’s just so tiring to be continually held back by your own worst thoughts, and easier, right now, to recognize the truth: that you’re brave and principled, that the world is better with you in it.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

The greatest challenge of all, it often seems to you, is to let yourself be soft. You’re painfully aware of how self-indulgent tender feelings can be, and how often they lead to corniness or cluelessness or an unwillingness to be honest about the state of the world. And you’ve seen vulnerability taken advantage of too many times. Even so, there’s nothing to be gained from hard-heartedness right now, so give yourself a break. Gentleness — with others, but with yourself most of all — has so much to teach you, so lean into it.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you find it difficult to stick to your plans exactly as you wrote them: New opportunities and new barriers spring up, so you change course. Don’t take this as a sign that your ideas were faulty or that you’re having trouble following through. All it means is that the world is different than it used to be, and that the transformation is still ongoing. If you’re struggling to plan too far into the future, don’t worry too much right now: you’re more than capable of rising to each moment and letting the path ahead reveal itself as you go.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of November 29. The weekly horoscopes for the week of December 13 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of December 6