Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 28

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

On Wednesday, a new moon in wise and compassionate Pisces offers you a chance to set fresh intentions and begin again. But this doesn’t mean you’re a blank slate; you’re not starting from scratch. Rather, you get to bring all your hard-won knowledge with you. You can let the experiences of the past guide you into the future. If you could make different choices, based on everything you’ve learned, what would they be? If you could set out on a new path, starting not from a place of naïveté but one of wisdom, where would you go?

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

After a long period of loneliness, things get strange inside your head. You begin to believe that you’ll never really be understood, that no one will even pay attention. Even when you know that your feelings are valid, that your dreams still matter, it’s not enough if no one else sees you, too. But this week offers the opportunity for reconnection. You can reach out to others, and they’ll reach back to you. You can finally feel like you’re getting through to the people you love. You can feel — in a way you haven’t for a long time now — the warmth of true understanding.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

You know already that you’re remarkably resilient, that when times require it, you can withstand all manner of difficult conditions. But it’s very important, this week, not to think you must accept, even grow accustomed to, these bad conditions. Don’t believe that others have the right to demand this level of resilience from you. You were not built to push yourself to your limit every day, to constantly stretch yourself nearly to your breaking point. You do what you must — we all do — but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep wanting better.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

When faced with confusing situations or difficult decisions, people keep saying you need to trust your gut. And while it’s not that you think they’re wrong, exactly, you’re aware of how easily intuition can be muddied by anxiety, by other people’s strong opinions, by the stories that powerful people want to make you believe. You’re right to be a little skeptical. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that beneath all of those other messages, your gut feelings are still powerful. This week it’s important not to ignore them altogether.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

There are some times when you want to fight against the cycles of nature, your body, your moods, and other people when there is no choice but to embrace them. Your muscles need periods of activity, then of rest. Friendships go through times of closeness, then of distance. The key, right now, is not to expect — or force — anything to stay the same forever. There’s never a point at which you can stop moving, at which permanence sets in. There’s only ongoing motion. And while sometimes this thought exhausts you, this week there’s also hope in the knowledge that you aren’t stuck.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Lately it can feel as though your turbulent moods are constantly intruding on the power and stability that you try to cultivate. No matter how clear your goals are, or how clear your vision for the person you want to be, your moods keep dragging you into insecurity, melancholy, and heartache. This week, though, it’s okay to follow your moods where they lead you. They won’t trap you, won’t pull you permanently off course. Even your darkest feelings won’t last forever. You don’t have to fight them off; you just have to move through them.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s vital that you allow yourself to step outside your normal life every once in a while. You deserve to have different experiences, to try out unfamiliar strategies, to take actions that might surprise the people close to you. Because the truth is that your personality is always more generous and more expansive than the box that others have put you in. It’s bigger even than the narrative you’ve constructed about yourself. You don’t have to make the choices others expect you to, or to live the way you always have before. This week give yourself the space to do something new.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It’s impossible to understand your emotions consciously before you actually feel them. But you often find yourself attempting to do just that — to hold every emotion at arm’s length until you can figure out where it came from, what it means, whether it’s right or wrong, good or bad. This week don’t think so hard. You don’t have to justify your feelings, or trace their provenance, or explain why they make sense. There will be time for all that later. For now, your job isn’t interpretation, but just feeling, just being — together with other humans, in a strange and emotional time.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You’re very tuned in to the material realities of your life. As much as people tell you that you shouldn’t concern yourself with success or productivity, you’re still aware of the bills you have to pay. As much as they insist that you’re the master of your own destiny, you’re not able to ignore all the other forces that do shape your life and your choices. But this week don’t let your pragmatic side completely overrule your wild, utopian dreams. Sometimes, in spite of everything, rebelling against the demands of practicality can produce miraculous results.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Lately you’ve been wondering about your place in the world — about where you belong, and who you belong to, and whether you’ll ever really feel like you fit. You’ve been struck by this feeling that you’re always drifting around the edges, always observing from the sidelines, never comfortably settled in the heart of things. You prefer to remain free, always changing and always in motion, and sometimes you worry that this makes you difficult to love. But the truth is that it doesn’t. You don’t have to limit yourself; you don’t have to shrink. There’s a place for you just as you are.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

There’s a part of you that still imagines you don’t deserve happiness until certain conditions have been fulfilled — until you’ve achieved your goals and defeated your bad habits, or until all suffering has been erased from the earth. But really, emotion follows no logic, no linear path. The good and the bad both keep happening all at once. So this week stop trying to do everything in the proper order. Just take each experience as it comes. Hold onto satisfaction where you can find it — you’re not being greedy or getting ahead of yourself, you’re only making yourself stronger for all the unpredictable days still ahead of you.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Often, there’s an expectation that events in the wider world should completely determine the content of our feelings, the shapes that our inner lives take. To an extent, this is true: No one is wholly independent; we’re all affected, both materially and emotionally, by the world we live in. But even so, it’s still possible to find hope, exuberance, and sweetness in the worst and weirdest of circumstances. Fear and suffering are real, and they’re all around you. But this week that doesn’t mean that strange and surprising moments of happiness can’t find you too.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Asserting your boundaries can be such hard work. Often, it’s hard even to know what your boundaries are. Most of the time, you’d prefer just to let situations unfold, to take everyone precisely as they are. But sometimes it becomes necessary to assert yourself, to recognize that you’ll never get what you really need — whether it’s love or friendship or simple understanding — until you demand it. Maintaining boundaries won’t make you cruel, hard, or unfeeling. When you enforce them, you’re protecting your inner sweetness. You’re preserving the space, and the safety, that you need to keep dreaming.

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

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 28