Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 14

Nina Simone, a Pisces. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Monday, Mercury enters brilliant Aquarius, allowing you to free yourself from the rules, traditions, and thought patterns that have been restricting you. When you truly believe that the future has the potential to be better than the present, electrifying new ways of thinking become possible. Then on Wednesday, a full moon in loving Leo can restore your confidence, your generosity of spirit. Finally, on Friday, the sun enters intuitive Pisces. Pisces season brings a much-needed dose of empathy to all of us. It asks you to soften your approach and consider that gentleness, not sharpness or cynicism or rigidity, might sooner lead you to the life, the community you’re seeking.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

There are those who will try to convince you that “believing in yourself” is a silly goal, or a selfish one, that you must instead turn your gaze outward. It’s understandable for them to feel this way, but it’s not necessarily good advice. While self assurance can’t be the ultimate end goal, it’s a beginning, a foundation that makes the hard work of improving the world bearable. Let yourself gravitate toward the people and activities that make you feel strong and capable. There are few enough opportunities to feel good these days; it’s important to grab hold of the ones you can.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you find yourself starved for attention, like it’s been a long time since anyone has really seen you. It’s hard to blame others for this impression: nobody is having an easy time right now, and asking for them to spare any energy can feel like an imposition. And still, no amount of rationalizing can make your own emotional needs go away, or appease your deep need for recognition. This week, though, when you’re generous with your own love, some of it will come back to you. You’ll finally get what you’ve been missing.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You may feel a degree of shame, these days, for wishing you were having more fun. There’s so much suffering happening in the world that your own desire for a variety of social experiences can seem trite, unimportant. Still, this is just part of being human. And suppressing your emotional needs won’t help end anyone else’s suffering. This week, it’s important to find ways to honor the side of yourself that needs to converse, to laugh, to enjoy the company of other people. This isn’t all there is, but it’s worthwhile all the same.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

After failure or disappointment, you sometimes experience an urge to reinvent yourself completely: to throw away all your previous attempts and start completely fresh, to burn your old dreams down and start over, with new ones. There are times, of course, when it’s necessary, even exciting, to go back to the drawing board and start from scratch. But this week, you don’t have to go that far. You’ve learned more than you think; you’ve made much more progress than you realize. This isn’t a time for turning back, but for continuing to believe in the work you’ve set out on.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

There are times when other people’s voices are only a distraction, when solitude is clarifying. But it’s important to remember that your best thinking doesn’t happen in isolation. The ideas you have on your own aren’t purer or better than the ones you develop alongside others. This week, your friends and collaborators won’t dull or dilute your creative spark, but strengthen it. They won’t distract from your vision, but rather help you to clarify it. You aren’t creating a future for yourself alone to live in: You’re building a beautiful world to be shared.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Wanting attention can strike you as wrong — as if it’s greedy or frivolous to want acknowledgement for your work or your skills or your kindness, as though you should be willing to labor without any need for reward. But while you’re often content to live quietly and take satisfaction in the work itself, it hurts when others disregard your contributions. You work hard to make this world better, to create beauty, to care for those around you. When people show their appreciation for you this week, your job is not to minimize or deflect it, but to let them.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It can feel as though you constantly have one foot in the future, waiting for a change that hasn’t yet taken place, for a life that hasn’t quite begun. This mindset keeps you believing in possibility, holding faith that the world can change for the better. But sometimes, impatience becomes too much to bear. This week, it might be useful to slow down, to look around you and recognize that there is beauty here in the present, too. Trust that change is coming, even if you can’t predict the timeline for it.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You tend to speak and move with subtlety, which means that others don’t always realize what you do for them. You show up consistently, but without fanfare; you express your love quietly enough that the people who aren’t actively looking for it might not notice it at all. Eventually, it gets discouraging — even though you’re not in it for the recognition, that doesn’t mean you want to be overlooked, either. But this week, it’s possible that the people you’ve been supporting will finally really see it, and will be grateful, and reciprocate.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You’ve been telling yourself that you’re tired of being observed by others, lately, but that’s not exactly it — really, you’re tired of being misinterpreted. You’ve had enough of being underestimated, of being taken for someone duller or simpler than you really are. Being regarded by someone who misunderstands you can be even worse than being ignored. It’s a terrible, lonely feeling, but it will not last forever. This week, it will be possible to really connect with those around you again. Bit by bit, you can recapture the joy of being known.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You’re often motivated by more difficult emotions: to rate melancholy as more noble than hope; to use guilt or shame, never joy, as your compass. While your willingness to sit with difficult feelings can lead to wisdom, sometimes, it just prevents you from experiencing happiness when it finally arrives. This week, don’t try to rationalize away all contentment, or to tell yourself you don’t deserve it. Your job isn’t to suppress or discount the dark feelings, only to remember that they’re not inherently more reliable than the sweet ones.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

For what feels like ages now, you’ve been working your way through heartache, through confusion and doubt. You’ve begun to wonder whether all your choices were the wrong ones, to fear that you’re not living your life fully, even now. But this week, you’ll see a light up ahead, and may finally start to believe that after all this uncertainty, you’ll emerge on the other side. It isn’t that you’ve reached a permanent state of clarity (really, there’s no such thing) but that it feels possible again, and maybe even reassuring, to go on.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’re naturally skilled at seeing the beautiful connections between people, in seeing the ways we’re all linked and how our lives and futures are bound up together. To some, this interdependence seems daunting or unpleasant, but you can recognize the ways it’s also life-giving, a reason for hope. And this makes it all the more painful when, as has been happening lately, you find yourself feeling isolated, lonely, cut off from everything wonderful in the world. But at long last, you sense things changing. You’ve badly needed a reminder that you’re tied to the world and the people in it, and this week, the universe will offer one.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of February 7. The weekly horoscopes for the week of February 21 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 14