Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 21

Rachel Weisz, a Pisces. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

During this first full week of Pisces season, the moon wanes as it moves through Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. And even though the sun is now in mystical, intuitive Pisces, both Venus and Mars are in pragmatic Capricorn. So you don’t need to fear that your dreams will carry you away from the responsibilities — or the pleasures — that exist for you here on earth. It can be challenging to stay rooted in reality while still believing in magic or a cause that’s bigger than yourself. But this week, you can do both.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve been feeling strangely detached from your instincts, disconnected from your own life. To take any action at all, these days, requires too much reflection and planning; you miss your old wild impulsiveness. Eventually, you’ll rediscover the fire and recklessness you’ve been missing. But for now, try to see the ways that a slower pace can be helpful. You have a chance now to treat your time with real care. You can see, through clear eyes, what really matters to you, and you can act with intention.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

No matter how much you yearn for a solid plan, for a clear path forward, unpredictability persists. And right now, no amount of longing, waiting, or trying to force your life into order will change that. What can begin to change, though, is your own capacity for handling uncertainty. Every time you take a step into the unknown, or begin a conversation with somebody new, or try for something you want, you’re building courage. You’re becoming less easy to intimidate, more willing to fight for the future you want.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You understand that, every now and then, it’s valuable to put on a bit of a performance for the sake of those around you, to affect more enthusiasm, or less sadness, than you’re actually experiencing. This isn’t about being fake or about deceiving anyone; it’s a matter of understanding that we all have to live in this world together, and you’re not the only important person in it. This week, though, you don’t have to put everyone else’s comfort above your own. You can take a break from feigning confidence or happiness or interest that you don’t actually feel. You deserve a rest.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve been wishing someone else could make your hard decisions for you, could weigh up your options and tell you exactly which one is right. But even if your life is full of people who love you, who give you advice and encouragement and help when you need it, there’s still nobody who can tell you what you should do. The kind of approval you’ve been wanting doesn’t really exist. There’s never one single perfect choice, only possibilities. Don’t worry so much about choosing wrong. Just focus on staying in motion.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

There are times when the only way to solve your problems is to approach them in new ways, to try a different strategy, alter your routine, or look at it from a different angle. Considering that you might have been wrong — that your original plan may have been incomplete, your tactics unmatched to the situation at hand — can feel like an admission of weakness, but that’s not the case. On occasion, you must move backward before you can proceed again. Sometimes, changing things up is the only way to shake yourself free and find the energy you need to keep going.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It sounds incredibly obvious, but once in a while you need to remind yourself that you don’t have to react to everything the same way that other people do. In matters of art, of taste and desire, there’s no “correct” opinion, no best way to engage. When you try to maneuver your way into having only the right ideas — about songs, stories, people, anything — you just end up farther away from your own genuine experience. This week, your job isn’t to please anyone else, or to anticipate what others’ reactions will be. It’s just to embrace the pleasures that are authentically yours.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you’re overtaken by the fear that the sum of your efforts and experiences and personal growth haven’t amounted to as much as you thought they would, that you’ve worked hard and come this far for nothing. This week, though, you can see through that anxiety to the truth. If you stop judging yourself according to where you think you “should” be, and just look at your life as it is, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Even if you’re not exactly where you thought you’d be at this point, you’ve put so much good out into the universe. You’re wiser, bolder, and more loved than you realize.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It’s hard not to feel a little angry with your younger self for not making different choices. Looking back, it all seems so obvious. You can see with perfect clarity the path you wish you’d taken. You can call up a long list of instances when you would have been kinder, or braver, or more forgiving, if only you’d known then what you know now. This week, your challenge is to forgive that past version of yourself. You did the best you could with the tools you had. You’re still here, and you’ll continue learning, and the world needs you, just as you are.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, you’re pretty resistant to despair, able to go on living, to keep believing in the future, no matter how strange and discouraging the news is. But when the gloom catches hold of you, it’s practically impossible to free yourself from it. When that happens, you convince yourself that nothing will ever feel good again, that you’ve been cursed to a life of perpetual dissatisfaction. Eventually, though, the darkness recedes. You can remember what lightness and hope feel like. It isn’t that you’ve simply bounced back, but that you’ve fought your way through, and found a way to persevere.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

There are plenty of people out there who use their desire for happiness as justification for terrible, selfish actions. Every day, you see others living as though their personal satisfaction and fun matter more than anything — more than anyone else’s pleasure, but also more than their safety, their dignity, their freedom. It’s enough to make you suspicious of sweetness itself, as if it’s poisonous. But it’s not really. This week, allow yourself to believe in happiness. Pleasure doesn’t belong exclusively to those who are selfish: You’re allowed to fight for your own joy, too.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Just because you can’t know everything — can’t read every book, speak every language, memorize the name of every star in the sky — doesn’t mean it’s not worth learning. Just because you can’t arrange your existence to be exactly the way you want it, without disruptions or irritations, doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile attempting to build something special. This week, it’s up to you to let go of perfectionism. Your dreams aren’t all or nothing. The real, imperfect, exhilarating magic happens simply through trying.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

To you, your greatest natural skills are so pure, so instinctive, that you hardly even notice them. You assume that what comes easily to you must come easily to everyone, that this is just how it is to be human. But this week, it’s important to give yourself a little more credit. Don’t treat your talents like they’re negligible. There are stories only you can tell, projects only you can complete, kind words that your loved ones won’t listen to from anyone but you. It isn’t arrogance to recognize this, it’s just the truth.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of February 14. The weekly horoscopes for the week of February 28 will be online next Sunday.

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