Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 11

Aretha Franklin, an Aries. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

On Sunday, April 10, Mercury enters stubborn, steady Taurus. This is a moment to slow down, to pay attention to all that your five senses are telling you and make decisions in your own good time — nothing, and no one, gets to rush you. Then on Thursday night, Mars enters Pisces. You’re now less driven to achieve or succeed, and more motivated to connect with others, to find your place in the universe, to feel. Finally, on Saturday, a full moon in Libra shines a light on relationships that have become unbalanced or strayed off course, while also illuminating how you could work to repair them.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You’re not typically someone who makes your emotions more complicated than they need to be. You’re skilled at recognizing and accepting simplicity, at allowing that some relationships, some situations, really are exactly as they appear. But this week, you might sense some confusion pressing in at the edges of your clear and unambiguous understanding of the world. You thought your ambitions were straightforward, but they’re turning out to be more nuanced, even contradictory, than they seemed. Try not to worry: Complexity isn’t a sign that your dreams are unattainable, only that you’re a whole, multidimensional human being.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Lately, your thinking has been stymied by abstractions. Every day, the news is filled with reports of high-level geopolitical maneuvering, of powerful people you’ll never meet making decisions that will change your daily life. It’s hard to know what to do, how to live, how to process it all, when everything seems so remote. So this week, make a point of reestablishing a sense of connection with the immediate world around you. If you can prioritize, at least just for now, what you can touch or taste or see with your own eyes, you’ll find your place again.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

There are times when your discontentment with your very existence — and all its limitations and imperfections — feels painfully sharp. You can’t help but think of all the past choices you’ll never get the chance to make, all the paths untaken. But if your dissatisfaction has been unbearable lately, this week it can ease again. You have the energy now to look around you and notice everything beautiful in your life as it is. Nothing is going to satisfy you completely — you know that a bit of unfulfilled longing is normal, healthy — but that doesn’t mean this life you’ve made isn’t enough.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

There’s a part of you that believes your ordinary human hopes and desires — for success or comfort or love — are too frivolous for this violent moment in history. You imagine that you should wait until some unspecified date in the future, when things have returned to “normal,” to start openly chasing those dreams again. But, of course, you can’t put your humanity on hold, can’t pretend your personal emotional life has conveniently stopped existing. You’re living in unusual times, but you’re also living your own, one life. Don’t expect yourself to transcend the needs of your body, of your heart.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might find yourself a little slower to take offense at people’s thoughtless comments, a little less eager to make an issue of every perceived slight, every disagreement. Think of this as a much-needed break from caring so much about everyone else’s ill-advised actions or incorrect judgments. Right now, you have better things to think about. Your imagination is active, your creative vision bright. Give yourself free rein to let your ideas develop, without worrying what anyone else thinks. If you can get into a slower, less reactive rhythm, you’ll be surprised by how clear your thinking becomes.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s beautiful to have, and live by, your own set of standards. When you know who you are and what you believe in, you’re less likely to be taken advantage of. When you’re clear about what you value, you won’t be flattered or manipulated into acting contrary to your principles. Just remember, this week, that your personal code doesn’t need to remain static, nor to be unaffected by the people around you. There’s so much you can learn from those you love. Connecting with your community can also, in the end, help you to connect with your true self.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

You’re generally successful at avoiding inconvenient feelings of jealousy, resentment, even desire. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing — not all impulses need to be acted on. In fact, keeping the more unwieldy ones at bay allows you to peacefully go about your daily life. This week, though, your long-neglected dreams might refuse to be ignored. If a big change is necessary, you won’t be able to put it off forever. So you might as well begin slowly, bravely, taking steps toward it now.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Your sensitivity to the moods of everyone you encounter — not just friends, but strangers too — can mean you don’t always give enough consideration to your own feelings. Your deep and generous concern for the well-being of others can sometimes have the unintended result that no one — not even you — takes the time to think about yours. This week, try to base all your actions, all your decisions, in the understanding that your life and your satisfaction are just as important as anyone else’s. It isn’t selfish to insist, even in our noisy, crowded world, that you matter too.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You’ve been remembering your own wildness lately, and missing all the adventurousness, all the fire that you learned to suppress. You’ve been reliving what it felt like to be free. These memories may be creating friction in your life, may have made you antsy and restless, dissatisfied with the stability you worked so hard to build. You’ve felt yourself teetering on the edge of a rash and drastic change. This week, though, you can bring yourself back down to earth—not with disappointment but relief. Make a change if you need to, but you don’t have to rush into anything.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You may feel like you’ve been spun around so much by this rapidly changing world that you’ve lost your sense of direction entirely, forgotten which way is forward. It’s an unnerving experience, but not necessarily a bad one. This week offers you the chance to stop moving for a moment as you regain your bearings. Though it may go against your nature, try to luxuriate in being lost, even if only briefly. You don’t have to keep traveling in the same direction. You can correct your course, or change destinations altogether. Or you can decide simply to wander for the time being, giving yourself time to consider what comes next.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

There’s a part of you that is constantly seeking utopia — a new job or state of mind or community where everything will finally be right, where at last you truly fit. Another part of you, though, wants to shed all that idealistic dreaming and learn how to be happy exactly where you are. This week, you might experience pressure to choose between these two conflicting outlooks, to make a commitment once and for all. But that’s not really how it works. You don’t have to settle, you just have to maintain your balance and keep living as bravely as you are able.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Your emotions these days cycle through numbness, exhaustion, and total rage over the state of our world. You’re haunted by the suspicion that you’ve witnessed too much cruelty to ever genuinely trust again, experienced too much sorrow to truly believe that joy will return. But this week, it’s vital that you don’t get too lost in any grand tragic narratives about the future of your life. The beauty and goodness you’re mourning are still out there, still possible to recapture. If you pay attention, you can catch glimpses of them right now.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of April 4. The weekly horoscopes for the week of April 18 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 11