Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 21

Janelle Monáe, a Sagittarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

Early Tuesday morning, the sun enters Sagittarius — sign of spontaneity, optimism, and unshakeable self confidence. During Sagittarius season, you can welcome change with open arms, because you know that you’re more than a match for whatever the universe might throw your way. Wednesday evening, a new moon in Sagittarius invites you to lean fully into the spirit of the season. This is a time to take big swings. Even if you fail (though, honestly, with Sag energy behind you, you probably won’t), they’ll still transform your life for the better. On Wednesday evening, Jupiter retrograde finally ends. If your self-assurance has taken some knocks lately, this is your chance to recover. You’ve doubted yourself for long enough. Remember that there’s nobody on earth exactly like you. You have unique contributions to make that no one else can, so stop holding yourself back.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

It’s exhausting feeling like everywhere you go, there’s somebody you need to impress. At work, in romance, even when you’re just out with your friends, it’s as though you can’t ever let up, must always be your shiniest and most charming self. This week, give yourself permission to stop — or at least pause. Take a break from striving, from performing, from worrying about how you’re coming across. You don’t need to be perfect or expend all your energy trying to be the smartest or funniest person in the room. The people who matter will love you either way, so for now, rest.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, conflict with loved ones ends up resolving itself. Eventually, disagreements clear up on their own. But don’t count on that happening. This week, ignoring problems will only cause them to grow. Misunderstandings that go unaddressed will take on a life of their own. If there’s an interpersonal issue that’s been bothering you, the best (and maybe only) way to fix it will be to discuss it directly. Even if you try to keep your head down and avoid drama, difficult conversations are likely to find you, so you might as well be brave and face them head-on. You’ll be glad you did.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You try not to let the small stuff get to you. When somebody makes a rude comment, you endeavor not to dwell. When you experience disappointment, you brush it off and move on. But nobody’s totally immune to hurt feelings, so don’t expect yourself to be either. This week, you might need space to be cranky, irritable, even dramatic. Don’t try to fake a positive attitude. Things will turn around for you. Step by step, you’re moving toward a dazzling future. But in the meantime, you’re allowed to grumble if you need to.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

For a long time now, you’ve been committed to doing serious work on yourself — sorting through your feelings, reflecting on your patterns, figuring out what you really want out of life. It’s a slow, difficult process, and every so often you, wonder whether it’s even worthwhile. What good is personal healing if your surroundings remain unchanged — as messy and unfair as ever? But this week, if you turn your gaze outward, you’ll realize that you have been altering the world around you. You’ve repaired relationships and built community. New possibilities have opened up. Make the most of them.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

This week, think about the emotions that you haven’t allowed yourself to express — whether out of pride, fear, or a desire not to dump your problems on other people. There are plenty of good reasons not to share every single feeling you have, but when you let your yearnings go unspoken for too long, when you let your anger simmer inside you with no opportunity for release, it only ends up hurting you and, when you inevitably erupt, others. So express yourself. If you’re furious, lonely, or filled with desire, you’re allowed to say so. Whether your words are well received is beside the point. What matters most is that you speak them.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

You aren’t afraid of change in general — unless it comes before you’re ready. You’ve transformed your life before, and you’ll happily do it again as long as you can be in the driver’s seat. The trouble is that sometimes the universe operates on its own schedule — one that doesn’t line up neatly with yours. This week, you might be invited to take a surprising big step (like a new job or relationship or a cross-country move) that you don’t feel totally prepared for. Consider it anyway. You can’t be sure how things will work out, but trust yourself to figure it out along the way.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve been struggling with the disconnect between the you that other people see and the one you are inside. Your inner world is rich, strange, and exciting, but those around you only have access to a sliver of it. You’re capable of much more than you’ve been given occasion to show, but that’s not always obvious from the outside. So your challenge this week is not to let anyone else limit or define you. There are big, surprising opportunities heading your way. There’s magic inside you waiting for its moment to emerge. Don’t forget it.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

If you could wave a wand and make everyone around you understand you better, make them as skilled at intuiting your emotions as you are at theirs, you would. Friends would follow your nonverbal cues without trouble, and romantic partners would intuit your love language. In actuality, though, you cannot rely on hints and signals any more than you can on magic. You can’t keep communicating so subtly and expect others to hear you loud and clear. Not if you want to be understood. This week, quit leaving clues and dancing around the issue. If there’s something you want, you have to come out and say it.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You’re happiest when you’re in motion — whether that means traveling the world, making progress toward a higher purpose, or simply riding the bus through town. Lately, though, life has felt stagnant. You’re waiting for something to happen — for someone to issue a call to adventure, for the universe to light a path forward — but it hasn’t happened. So this week, it’s time to get proactive. Don’t expect an invitation or permission slip to live boldly. Being given direction and encouragement is nice, but it’s not everything, so stop waiting. Your life is yours. Take charge of it now.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Paying close attention to detail has helped you avoid plenty of headaches in the past, so you’ve learned that it’s safer to stay grounded in reality than to coast on wishful thinking and better to be slow and careful than to charge heedlessly ahead. But right now, you may find that a cautious, thoughtful approach isn’t helpful. It’s only immobilizing. This week, remember that while reckless forward motion can be risky, it can be joyful and life-affirming too. Mistakes are often generative, and excitement’s worth a blunder or two. Sure, baby steps are good, but sometimes you need to leap.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Emotionally speaking, you’ve been playing defense for quite some time. In conversations with new people, your priority has been not looking silly. In relationships, you focus on protecting yourself from heartbreak. Instead of learning from, connecting to, and simply having fun with other people, you’ve been expending all your energy on self-preservation, because you’re more sensitive than others realize. But you’re much tougher than you give yourself credit for. This week, in order to experience life fully, you have to be brave enough to risk getting hurt. Even if it happens, it won’t destroy you.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’d almost say it’s comical how bad your luck’s been lately — except that it’s not funny at all. You’re ready for a win. A small one will do. You’re desperate to catch a break. But it’s like the universe keeps playing pranks on you as though the deck is stacked against you. Finally, this week, your luck may change. That doesn’t mean that everything is going to immediately become easy, that you don’t still have work to do — only that the unbearable pressure you’ve been under might ease. Slowly but surely, things will start to go your way.

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

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