Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 20

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

The sun entered dreamy Pisces yesterday, and this week begins with a Pisces new moon late Sunday night. Under this moon, expect everyone to be more sensitive than usual. That includes you. Be it despair or joy, you’ll feel everything more intensely. Your emotions may not make any rational sense for the next couple days, but that’s okay. In this moment, your imagination and intuition, not your logical mind, will provide the most useful insights. Then a bit later on Sunday night, Venus enters fiery Aries. When Venus was in Pisces, romantic love (or your longing for it) likely made you feel swoony and sentimental. In Aries, though, your love life will become wild and thrilling. Let yourself seek love boldly and spontaneously. Don’t sit around yearning. It’s time to make things happen.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes when the universe presents new paths to you, it makes it obvious, practically lighting the way with neon signs. More often, though, opportunities will be easy to miss if you aren’t looking closely. That will certainly be the case this week. It may seem like your days are inescapably unchanging and unremarkable, but don’t be fooled. If you’re looking for opportunities for thrills, they’re hiding in plain sight. If you want to change your life, the possibilities are waiting for you to seize them. That means you’ll have to try a little harder than usual to make things happen right now, but if you’re willing to put in the effort, it’ll be worthwhile.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

Lately it’s hard not to feel frustrated by just about everything. You try to be kind, helpful, a good person, but your efforts so rarely make a noticeable difference. You don’t want to whine, but it’s hard to stay optimistic when the world seems unendingly harsh and unjust. So this week, don’t worry about trying to keep a positive attitude. You do deserve a better, fairer world. We all do. The challenge is not to sink into the kind of resentment that immobilizes you and to instead turn toward the people who motivate you to keep going, who make life joyful in spite of it all.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Inevitably, in the course of our lives, we humans hurt one another; the challenge comes in figuring out what to do next. While some people are unforgiving, quick to cut others off, you’re probably more compassionate in your approach. On the one hand, you don’t want to let anyone off the hook who doesn’t genuinely express remorse, but on the other, you want to believe in people’s ability to change and grow. This week in particular is a good time to offer forgiveness and new beginnings. Honor your boundaries while still being open to second chances. Maybe you could even use one yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Life is complicated and imperfect. Everyone experiences pain (no amount of wealth or power or spiritual wisdom can change that fact), and sometimes the best way to get through the day is to accept it. But that doesn’t mean you need to willingly take on a whole world’s worth of suffering. You don’t have to be anybody else’s emotional punching bag, letting them take out their feelings on you, nor do you have to shrink yourself to make room for others. It can’t be happiness and success all the time — just remember, this week, that you’re also allowed to fight back.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

People say the journey matters more than the destination, but that may not ring true to you. The fact is that you do value the destination. You set goals because you care about achieving them — you aren’t here to mess around. And this makes it hard for you to let growth happen slowly, to trust that important developments are happening when you can’t see them. This week, though, progress will happen at its own pace no matter how hard you try to speed it up. Don’t get discouraged. What matters most is that you keep going.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

It’s important to you to work hard on yourself, to strive to become wiser and kinder and more skilled. Partly you do this because of the satisfaction found in learning and growing for their own sake. But there’s probably a smaller, quieter part of you that does this because you think it’ll make you more worthy of love, of respect. This week, the best thing you can do is try to embrace the imperfect parts of yourself, not only the parts that are “good.” You’re already enough simply because you’re human, and it’s up to you to remember that.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, you may find it hard to speak your mind without being seized by an impulse to backpedal, to equivocate, to preemptively defend yourself against all possible bad-faith interpretations. It’s not that you don’t believe in what you’re saying, only that you’re hyperaware of how critical others often are. And while it’s important to be mindful of how your words may be taken, you can’t avoid all possible misunderstandings. Be thoughtful, but say what you mean. Maybe down the road you’ll find out you were wrong and then you can admit it with humility and grace. Just don’t apologize ahead of time.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You sometimes struggle to develop and maintain trust, whether with the people in your life or with your own gut. It’s hard to let your guard down when you’re fearful of all the ways others might betray you, hard to fully put your faith in yourself when you know you’ve been wrong before. But know that there are people who have your back — and who trust you, too. It takes time to nurture these kinds of relationships, but there’s no point trying to rush it. This week, lean into the long, slow process of building (or rebuilding) the trust you need.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Oftentimes when things end — dreams, relationships, phases of life — it’s difficult to find closure. You move forward anyway, because you have to, but there’s part of you that wonders about the different choices you could have made, the different story that could have been. This week, though, you have the rare chance to truly let the disappointments of the past go. Nothing turned out exactly the way you imagined, but you grew, and you’re here now. You can look toward the future and feel excited again.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Normally you’re excellent at prioritizing. You know what’s urgent and what matters most to you, so you’re unlikely to get pulled off course by unimportant details. This week, though, you may find that you’re more easily distracted than usual. Suddenly, all your tasks seem equally pressing, and everyone’s problems are competing for your attention. This is incredibly stressful. You’re only one person, and you can’t do everything. But this can serve as an opportunity to reevaluate how you want to spend your time. Have your values or desires shifted? Here’s your chance to recognize that and to change course.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

In the past, there have been times when you’ve had to harden your heart in order to protect yourself and avoid being taken advantage of. You learned early on that the more prickly your exterior, the less other people will try to mess with you. But constantly keeping your defenses up gets exhausting. So this week, take the opportunity to become softer, at least for now. Be kinder and more generous than you need to be; assume the best of the people you encounter. This isn’t for their benefit but for your own.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You work hard to deal with the world as it is — to play the hand you were dealt, to avoid getting lost in wishful thinking about how things could or should be different. But sometimes reality begins to feel stifling. You don’t want to have to be practical and efficient as you deal with all of life’s problems; you want the space and the time to dream. You want to believe in magic again. So this week, don’t try to suppress your vivid imagination. Your romantic nature isn’t a burden — it’s a gift. Other people may not recognize this, but at least you can.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of February 13. The weekly horoscopes for the week of February 27 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 20