Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of January 31

Yoko Ono, an Aquarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

Late Monday night, a new moon in idealistic Aquarius offers the opportunity to change course should you need to. If you’ve been neglecting your community ties, this is a chance to strengthen them again. Or if you’ve been neglecting yourself — everything about you that’s singular and strange, that makes you unique — you can recommit to trusting, caring for, and valuing yourself, quirks and all. Then on Thursday night, Mercury retrograde ends, and you’re able to breathe a little easier. You can finally say what you’ve been keeping back and take the risks you’ve been holding off on. You’ll move through your days with more lightness and ease and without quite so much worry over each little step.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Normally, bravery comes to you so naturally you hardly appreciate or even notice it. It’s not easy to intimidate you or make you doubt yourself. Courage isn’t an asset you typically have to work to develop. But everyone’s self-assurance falters sometimes, even yours. That doesn’t mean it’ll be gone forever. And for now, you can practice living boldly and confidently even when you don’t feel that way. Fearlessness that you’ve had to cultivate, to work hard for, is no less powerful or real than that which is innate.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It’s difficult to be open-minded when the ground beneath your feet keeps moving. When you don’t feel secure, it’s appealing to hold tight to certainty, to the things you know to be true. It gives you a much-needed sense of control over your life. This week, though, try to stay curious. Refusing to absorb new information, to let your mind be changed, won’t make the world stop shifting. So you may as well give yourself the space to be playful, to be receptive, to let your ideas grow in strange and rewarding new directions.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You tend to be good at seeing people for who they truly are. Not judging them against the yardstick of your own ideals, not blaming them when they don’t behave exactly as you would in their place, but rather giving them the space to be themselves. Even so, it’s important to remember that you are allowed to form opinions, to have your own private, irrational affinities and aversions. This week, don’t force yourself to invest time and energy in relationships with people you don’t really even like. You don’t need a reason to follow your instincts. Just do.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It’s all too easy to isolate yourself from the world around you without realizing you’re doing it. It isn’t that you intend to shut people out, only that so much of your analyzing and processing and dreaming happens quietly inside your own head, where nobody else can see it or respond. This week, make a point of doing some of your thinking out loud, in conversation. Share your ideas before you’ve thought them all the way through. You may worry that others will find this an imposition, but in reality, the people who love you will take it as an act of trust and generosity.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, you’re comfortable being right in the thick of things. Conversing with other people brings you to life; seeing yourself through the eyes of others reminds you — maybe more effectively than anything else can — that you’re special and cherished. But every once in a while, the clamor of the social world can start to feel suffocating even to you. So this week, if you need to, step away from everyone else’s opinions and arguments and little dramas. People won’t forget about you. You’re every bit as extraordinary on your own as you are when you’re with others.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

You can see the world’s imperfections so clearly: Your sharp gaze picks up on all the rifts that need to be mended, the social and political structures that need to be taken apart and rebuilt completely. But it can be frustrating, even disheartening, to be keenly aware of everything that needs fixing. The key this week is to reject the notion that you need to change who you are deep down, to somehow dismantle and rebuild your own character. There are plenty of systems worth struggling against; there’s no need to struggle against your own nature too. You’re good already. The universe needs you just as you are.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It can feel selfish, lately, to ask anything of others. You’re aware of the ways everyone around you is suffering, how they’re trying to make do with less support and fewer resources than they need. And knowing this, you might imagine that the best way to be a good community member — a good person, even — is to give, and keep giving, as much as you’re able. But that’s only partly true. Generosity can’t travel in only one direction. This week, you have a duty to give what you can but also to ask for what you need.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You’re often told not to take others’ behavior personally, but sometimes, it just makes sense. This is your life, after all, not some fictional narrative you can view with objectivity. Other people’s thoughtless treatment of you might not feel personal to them, but it certainly is to you, and there’s nothing wrong with being unwilling to shrug it off. Even so, you can get an unexpected break from internalizing everything this week. It won’t last forever, and it doesn’t have to. But for right now, a little bit of distance can be remarkably freeing.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Just because you’re faced with external barriers, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to get in your own way sometimes. This isn’t your fault; it’s a natural part of being alive. But this week, it’s possible to be a little easier on yourself. You don’t have to dwell negatively on your efforts, your choices, your personality itself. You don’t have to find fault with yourself simply for being a normal and imperfect human being. Things are challenging enough right now, and being hard on yourself won’t change that. At the very least, you deserve your own kindness.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

It can be challenging at times to tell the difference between learning from the past — wisely letting it continue to inform your decisions — and getting stuck in it. Memories of shame can exert a powerful influence over you; old resentments can pull you backward. But this week, it’s important to look to the future with the conviction that someday, things will be different than they are right now, even better. This isn’t about ignoring the lessons you’ve learned but about being brave enough to release old fears and bitterness and move forward into something wonderful and new.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, your lively and inventive mind is one of your greatest assets. It illuminates the world around you, and it makes your interior life sparkle. The trouble is your intellect is quick and sharp enough that you can think your way into believing just about anything: that you’re not worthy of the future you want, that you’re undeserving of love, that you’re doomed to failure. So this week, try not to overanalyze. There are some facts that are irrefutable: You’re human, you deserve happiness, and you belong here on Earth just as much as anyone else.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’re wise enough to know that intellect alone isn’t everything, that sometimes the truth can be accessed only through emotion or intuition or some unexplainable flash of insight. But it’s important to remind yourself every once in a while that your intellect doesn’t count for nothing, either. Don’t ignore your rational mind this week or tell yourself that everything valid and good must be instinctual. This is a week for asking questions, getting curious, and carefully thinking through the problems that have stumped you until now. If you try, you’ll find the answers you’re looking for.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of January 24. The weekly horoscopes for the week of February 7 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of January 31