Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 24

Grace Jones, a Taurus. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

This week, the waxing moon moves through Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. As the moon appears to grow in the sky, you can commit to growth too. This is a time for moving forward and doing the work to make your dreams a reality. On Thursday, though, the first quarter moon in Leo may present some roadblocks. Other people and their egos might get in your way, or your self-confidence could falter. This difficulty isn’t permanent or insurmountable. It’s a natural part of the process. The key is to keep going.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

After last week’s eclipse, you might be impatient to get moving, to put your revelations into action and use the lessons learned to alter your life dramatically. You worry that if you don’t act right now, you’ll lose an important opportunity, that if you don’t seize this moment, you might not get another one. But that kind of thinking serves only to make you fearful and push you into hasty decisions. This week, give new ideas time to germinate. Sit with your feelings for a while. Take as long as you need — you’re not running late.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

This week, events won’t go the way you predict. You’ll have conversations that don’t play out as you expect them to, your days will take you in surprising directions, and you’ll experience the world around you in new ways. If you’re dissatisfied with the way your life is arranged right now, this break from routine will come as a welcome reprieve. But even if you are happy with the status quo, you can still benefit. Surprises don’t have to be disruptive — they can be sweet or intriguing or thrilling. They can make ordinary days fun.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Normally, you operate under a policy of “The more, the merrier;” you prefer and to either/or. You have many interests, so why not explore them all? You have a lot of love to give — why wouldn’t you share it? This week, though, you might find that you’ve spread yourself too thin. If you’re feeling drained, it’s time to say “no” to certain demands on your energy, your time, even your friendship. Refusal probably doesn’t come naturally — you may worry you’re limiting yourself or being selfish — but it’s necessary all the same. Saying “no” sometimes makes your “yes”es more meaningful as well as easier to dole out.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Parts of your life have been up in the air lately — maybe you’ve been mulling a big move or a relationship change — and this week, you might feel rushed to give an answer. Others want to know your plan now, even if you aren’t ready to share (or don’t have one at all). It’s possible that external factors are making the situation genuinely urgent, but it’s more likely that people simply can’t bear the uncertainty. So your job is to resist the pressure as much as you can. When you put your foot down and make it clear you won’t commit to a path until you’re sure, you’ll be able to make the right choice for you.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You have a big heart, but you sometimes forget that the people in your life don’t see the world exactly as you do. Even if you know, intellectually, that’s the case, it’s still easy to assume that people express themselves in the same way that you do, that they’re irritated by the same things you are, that the same types of gestures make them feel loved. This week, that approach is likely to lead to conflict. Give people space to be different — from one another, from you — even when it’s baffling or frustrating. When you release your notions of how people “should” be, your relationships will bloom.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

When you’ve been working toward an ambitious, long-term goal for a long while — whether it’s personal, creative, or professional — there inevitably comes a point when you stumble and doubt yourself, when you start to fear that maybe you can’t succeed after all. You worry that you aren’t strong or brave enough, that maybe you don’t have what it takes. This week, don’t listen to the negative voice in the back of your head telling you to give up. You don’t have to defeat that voice or prove to yourself once and for all that you’re worthy. As long as you keep moving, the rest will follow.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

When it becomes clear to you that you’ve taken a wrong turn or made a questionable decision, it can be tempting to double down. You make yourself vulnerable by admitting, even to yourself, that you’ve made a bad call; it seems easier to insist that everything is fine. But this week, try to be brave enough to be honest with yourself. Life is full of missteps, corrections, and reversals; that isn’t a problem but part of the deal. One way to discover what you really want is to learn through experience what you don’t want. There is no shame in changing your mind.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You see what others don’t. While people around you might be taken in by a charming façade or turned off by a lackluster appearance, you perceive what’s underneath. This week, though, remember that even you aren’t right all the time. What’s more: You don’t have to be. Sometimes your first impression is flawed. Sometimes you don’t have the information you need to read a situation accurately. This doesn’t mean you’ve lost your perceptiveness or can’t trust your gut anymore. It means only that you’re human.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

When things aren’t going the way you’d like, your first instinct is often to make a dramatic change — quit your job, move to a new city, clear your slate and start fresh. You aren’t afraid to make bold moves, and this serves you well. Right now, though, try starting with small adjustments. Instead of uprooting your whole life, you can change how you spend your days. Instead of hitting reset, make a minor alteration or two. You don’t have to lead off with the biggest, most disruptive actions. Start small. Work your way up.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes people who witness how hard you work suppose that you do so because you enjoy it. And maybe that’s partly true, but it isn’t the whole story. In reality, you work as hard as you do because you feel like you have to since, to your mind, it’s the only way you’ll ever find lasting comfort or safety or pleasure. Your philosophy is that you have to make your own luck — and you tend to be suspicious of good fortune that seemingly drops into your lap. This week, though, don’t turn happiness away because you don’t think you’ve worked hard enough for it. You deserve it.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

You aren’t normally an impatient person, but this week you feel like nothing is moving fast enough for you. You can envision exactly the future you want, and you aren’t daunted by the work it’ll take to get there. It’s just that everything takes so long. Every step on the way is inefficient, unbearably slow. For now, you might have to accept that there’s only so much you can do to speed the process up. Taking your foot off the gas and relaxing can be strangely difficult for you, but the best thing you can do is try.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

When you’re feeling uncertain, it helps to look to others for direction. People you respect can offer the encouragement you need to keep going. They can point the way and show you what kind of beautiful possibilities are out there. Ultimately, though, you have to choose for yourself. It’s up to you to decide how you want to live. This week, ask yourself, If you stopped paying so much attention to what everybody else was doing, what would you want to do for yourself?

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of April 17. The weekly horoscopes for the week of May 1 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 24