Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 3

Serena Williams, a Libra. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty

Early on Sunday morning, Mercury retrograde finally ended. While its effects will take time to wear off completely, you can breathe a sigh of relief and exercise a bit less caution in your daily life. For one, you can speak freely again without as much fear of being misunderstood. And if the past few weeks have prompted you to reflect on your life and rethink your goals, you now can (and should!) take action. Then at the end of the week, on Saturday evening, Pluto retrograde ends. Over the past five months, you’ve likely undergone an emotional transformation, if a gradual or subtle one. Now that Pluto is moving forward again, you’ll start to notice that the change isn’t limited to your inner self anymore. Your life is going to change too, so be ready.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Every once in a while, it’s necessary to remind yourself not to jump to conclusions. After all, you can’t see into the future or predict precisely what long-term results your actions will have. This week, a project you’ve long considered a failure may suddenly, surprisingly bear fruit. A plan that seemed to go off the rails may turn out to have led you to exactly the right place. A relationship you thought had withered may come back to life better than before. Don’t assume you can see the full picture just yet. The universe has surprises in store for you — good ones.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

If you’ve been feeling discontented lately, it isn’t because you’re unclear about what you want. On the contrary, you’ve spent enough time dreaming that you can visualize your desires — whether a loving relationship or professional success or a peaceful, contented life — in incredible detail. Yet it can be strangely challenging and stressful when the universe actually offers what you’ve been yearning for. It’s easy to get scared, to imagine that you’re not ready, that you’ve changed your mind. So this week, when good things happen to you (which they will), try to accept it. You deserve happiness; don’t push it away.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Investing time and energy into fixing your mistakes rarely seems worth it to you. You can’t rewrite the past, so you’d rather let harmless errors go and focus instead on being more smart, careful, or kind in the future. It’s only realistic to recognize that some things cannot be changed. But this week, you’ll find that others can, and they’re probably much simpler to remedy than you’re imagining. Right now, an apology, a small correction, a few minutes of effort may be all it takes to turn it around.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

When you’re not totally sure of yourself because you’re in a new setting, or you’re not well informed, or you simply don’t trust your read on a situation, you’re wise to hang back, to take your cues from the people around you. You can avoid a lot of embarrassment and trouble this way. Just remember that there are also times when it’s best to follow your gut. You don’t always have to wait for others to show you the way forward. Sometimes you already know exactly what you need to do. This week, you can rely on your instincts.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

As a general rule, but this week in particular, it’s important for you to find ways to stave off boredom. When everything and everyone around you becomes too predictable, if each day feels dull and devoid of magic, that’s when you’re most likely to make bad decisions, wreck all your plans, or pick fights with the people you love merely to shake things up. You deserve to feel interested in and excited by your own life, so if you can find healthy ways to make your days more exciting by visiting new places, undertaking new projects, or meeting new people, jump at the opportunity.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve been haunted by failures or missed opportunities. Maybe former friends or exes have reappeared in your life, maybe strange coincidences have awakened old memories, or maybe you’ve been dwelling on old regrets just to punish yourself. This week, though, it’s better to put lingering emotions to bed. If there’s something that needs to be said or done (an apology, a gesture, an explanation), this is the time for it. You’ll feel lighter and be free to live in the present and turn your sights to the future once more.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

There are seasons in one’s life for following the rules and seasons for breaking them. For a while now, you’ve been moving cautiously, coloring inside the lines, doing what’s expected of you. Sometimes that’s the best way to proceed, whether because life’s too hectic to take additional risks or because you like the direction you’re headed in and don’t want to upset things. But this week, it may be good for you to rebel. If you let yourself be a little wild, doors will open. New kinds of happiness become possible.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

There’s a relentless, anxious voice in your head that expects others to disappoint you, and this week, it may be especially loud. You keep waiting for the people in your life to reveal a dark side, to prove they never really cared for you at all. You’re not wrong to be slow to let your guard down; you’ve been disillusioned too many times before. But right now, mistrust — much more than any actual bad behavior — is the true danger to your relationships. Have faith that people are trying their best to treat you right.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, your purpose in the universe is perfectly clear to you. But lately, you keep finding yourself adrift, unsure of what kind of life you want, how to be, or what exactly you should be doing with your energy and talents. In moments like these, look to other people. Your friends and acquaintances, of course, and strangers, too: artists or thinkers or non-famous people who are living interesting, meaningful lives. Other people can’t tell you how you should live, but they can remind you of how much is possible.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Over the course of your life, you’ve developed a powerful, impressive resolve. You know your worth and what you’re capable of, so even when you don’t immediately get what you want, you’re not scared off. You believe in yourself enough to persevere. What you need most this week isn’t encouragement to keep pushing but the reverse: a reminder that sometimes it’s okay to stop. Deciding that you’ve had enough, that you’d prefer to use your energies in a different way, isn’t the same as failing. You’re allowed to change course, and that can be the best way forward.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

It can be destabilizing when people surprise you. You have so many plans and a definite idea of how you can realize them, but then others get in the way with desires, opinions, and problems of their own. Frustrating as it may be, there’s value in the disruptions and complications they introduce. Sure, this may create more work for you, but ultimately it’ll make your ideas stronger. It’ll make your world bigger. It will illuminate exhilarating possibilities you would never have discovered on your own.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

When faced with the choice of adapting to an unpleasant situation or changing it, you tend to pick the latter; you’re skilled at dreaming new possibilities into being. Some people scoff at the idea that imagination is powerful, but you know it’s often the first step toward a better world. Even so, this week, remember to come back to reality every so often. You don’t have to dream everything up from scratch. So much of the love, the community, the joy you want already exists. You only have to look around and notice it.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of September 26. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 10 will be online next Sunday.

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