Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of January 30

Angel Olsen, an Aquarius. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

This week, all the planets continue moving forward through the zodiac (no retrogrades), and the moon is waxing as it builds toward next Sunday’s full moon in Leo. In spite of any ups and downs, the overarching astrological story right now is one of growth, action, and following through on intentions. This isn’t a time for miraculous reversals or overnight successes but for steady progress. You don’t know everything, but you don’t have to. You’re figuring it out as you go, always. You’re getting there step by step.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Often when you’re feeling drained and unhappy, the culprit is that you’re overloaded and in need of rest. Occasionally, though, the opposite is true: What you need is action, stimulation. This week, it might be useful to ask yourself whether you’ve been bored lately. It sounds, on the surface, like a silly question — the world is as wild as it’s ever been, if not more so, and you’re constantly busy. But that doesn’t mean your brain is engaged. Focus on finding people and projects that energize you. You don’t need to use less energy but rather direct your energy toward activities that fulfill you.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

These days, it’s hard not to feel scared about where the world is headed. The news gets only worse, your own future becomes more and more precarious, the bad guys keep winning. But even when your fear is justified, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s helping you. This week, remember that you can take action whether or not you’re afraid. The future isn’t written in stone; don’t believe anyone who tries to convince you it is. In spite of everything, there’s still beauty in the world. You can make bold moves, you can help people, you can even enjoy yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

When you’re at a crossroads, you tend to put off making a decision for as long as possible. What people don’t always understand is that this isn’t because you’re afraid of making the wrong choice but because you’re luxuriating in the sense of possibility. When you want to experience as much as you can in life, of course you’re reluctant to limit your options before you have to. At some point, you have to choose, but that doesn’t mean you need to rush. Take the leap if you’re ready, but if you aren’t, there’s no harm in waiting.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It can be comforting to think about how very big the world is. Most of the time, you’re focused on your own small corner of it — your work, your neighborhood, your community — but there are so many people out there doing their best to create meaning and find beauty in different ways. Try to remember that this week when you start to get stressed that you’re doing things wrong, that you’ve missed an important milestone, or that your story has gone off the rails along the way. There’s no one way a life has to look.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

There are times when it feels impossible to care for your community and honor your individuality at the same time. You love the people in your life so deeply, yet there’s a part of you that feels stifled by the social rules you have to follow, disheartened by the compromises you make. Even so, you’re unwilling to strike out on your own. Without friends to lift you up, you might feel lonely. It’s a difficult balance to strike, but this week, trust that it is possible to figure this out. You can have your freedom, and you can have community, too.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Scrutinizing your emotions can be a useful exercise. Asking yourself why you’re irritable or tense or jealous can reveal a lot about what you need and what choices you should make. Sometimes, though, you end up second-guessing yourself, imagining that your feelings aren’t legitimate unless you can justify them, that you aren’t entitled to act on them unless you have insight into where they come from. This week, remember that emotions aren’t always logical. Your moods and instincts are valid even if you don’t yet know what they mean.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

It’s all too easy for “self-care” to feel like a burden, an endless to-do list. Eating well, exercising, doing the laundry — you recognize that’s all important, but it’s also maddening that these tasks never seem to end. This week, for better or worse, you have to keep doing the work of maintaining your body, your space, your life. But think about what kind of deeper nourishment you need, too. Maybe you’re longing for adventure, a meaningful conversation with a friend, or a renewed sense of purpose. The small things matter because they make the bigger stuff possible.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You aren’t usually one to rush in. You know that certain plans can’t be hurried, so you’re content to wait until the moment is right. Lately, though, you’ve begun to fear that you’re spinning your wheels and wasting valuable time, that while other people are moving forward, you’re stuck. While these fears probably don’t accurately reflect reality, that doesn’t mean they aren’t painful. This week, do what you can to let fresh air in: Make a change, start a new project, simply move your body. Maybe you’re not where you wished you’d be, but you’re headed in the right direction, however slowly. You won’t feel this way forever.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

You often find it difficult to be open with others about your feelings, especially the negative ones. It seems easier to swallow your anger than to deal with the consequences of expressing it, simpler to keep your frustrations to yourself than to try to make anyone else understand you. Instead of expending energy on unpacking your troublesome emotions, you’d rather move forward, work on changing your material circumstances. Sometimes this works for you, but this week, you’ll explode if you try to keep everything bottled up inside. There doesn’t have to be a big drama — just tell someone you trust how you’ve been feeling.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

It’s frustrating to know, deep in your bones, that you’re capable of greatness while feeling like you haven’t achieved what you “should.” It’s hard not to beat yourself up for not doing more with the drive and skill you’ve been given. But if you think about it, it’s remarkable how much you have managed to pull off with limited resources and inadequate support. What’s more: You’re still in progress, and there’s so much more ahead of you. This week, stop dwelling on how you think you’ve squandered your potential and focus on what’s yet to come.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Being a good person matters to you. You want to improve your corner of the world, make ethical choices, avoid doing harm to others. At times, though, it’s hard to figure out what that entails, practically speaking. There’s no handbook or single authority to consult, and the people around you seem to have different standards and conflicting demands. You can’t make everybody happy, so stop trying to. The expectations of strangers are not your responsibility. Ultimately, the only way forward is to decide for yourself what your values are and how you want to live.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

The universe is full of mysteries, contradictions, and problems without clear solutions. On good days, this is lovely and invigorating; on bad ones, it makes you feel tired. Sometimes, you’d give almost anything to have clarity: to know without a doubt what actions are right and which are wrong. This week, though, easy answers are not forthcoming. And while that might frustrate you, it’s for the best. Uncertainty leaves space for imagination, for surprises, for beauty. You might find that the best thing you can do, after all, is let life be complicated.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of January 23. The weekly horoscopes for the week of February 6 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of January 30