Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of April 3

Tracy Chapman, an Aries. Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos Getty

The week starts with Mercury entering Taurus on Sunday night. While Mercury in Aries was a time of quick thinking and decisiveness (and maybe jumping to conclusions as well), Mercury in Taurus invites you to slow down and deliberate, to make sure you’re sure. When there are decisions to be made, don’t let anybody rush you. Take as long as you need to deliberate. Then on Wednesday night, a full moon in Libra puts a spotlight on your close ties. Friendships and relationships aren’t static — they’re perpetual works in progress, always evolving. They’re also constantly changing you. This moon asks you to take an honest look at the state of your relationships. Which have grown stronger, and which have languished? Are you getting what you need? Are you giving enough?

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

Usually when your life is out of balance, you’re able to fix it on your own. You can change your habits, adjust your goals, make different choices. Annoyingly, though, that isn’t always enough. You don’t exist in this world alone and you can’t transform it alone, either. If your best efforts haven’t been enough recently, try to shift your focus. This week, you don’t need to be a hero and move mountains single handedly. Seek out people who will be on your side, who will join in the work with you.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

People talk about “trusting your instincts” like it’s something anyone can just do, no problem. Perhaps in an ideal world, that would be the case. But in our world — messy, scary, complicated as it is — it isn’t so easy. There’s so much noise that gets in the way of hearing what our gut is telling us, not to mention the fear and confusion and misinformation that muddy our perceptions. This week, focus on your intuition. Yours is sharp. You just need to practice tuning in.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

It’s easy to tell the truth when it’s pleasant. Honesty becomes much more difficult when the reality of a situation is ugly or tangled or just unexpected, when you’re delivering news that people would rather not receive. It takes persistence and courage to name a problem and refuse to let it be swept under the rug, to say what those around you would prefer to ignore. If you’ve been mistreated or you’re feeling overlooked, you’re allowed to say so. It requires vulnerability in the moment, but speaking up now could save the relationship.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes the best opportunities arrive before you feel ready for them. You’re offered a job you aren’t convinced you’re qualified for, or love comes knocking when you’re still busy working on yourself. When you’ve daydreamed about your future (and you have, plenty), it didn’t happen like this. This isn’t what you planned, and you worry you’re not yet equipped to take such a big step. Your challenge right now is to figure out whether that’s your good judgment speaking, or just insecurity. It’s possible, of course, that it really is too soon for … whatever. But this week, at least consider taking the leap.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You value your relationships more than anything else. But not all relationships are equally rewarding. In practice, the people closest to you sometimes bring you more stress than comfort. Human beings are complicated. They contradict themselves, make bad choices, and accidentally hurt themselves and others. And the more you care about them, the more upsetting that can be. This week, it’s important not to hold back about what’s been bothering you. If you need to be heard, or to hash something out, then do. Communication, not avoidance, will help you find the balance in your relationships again.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

This week, the world might invite (or force) you to deviate from your carefully laid plans. Maybe uncontrollable, unforeseen conditions will arise and you’ll have to change course in response. Maybe your own desires will subtly shift. It’s frustrating, of course, because you’ve worked to arrange things just so. But you’re smart and capable and quicker on your feet than you realize. Better to adapt, to take on new and interesting challenges, than to hold too tight to what’s no longer working.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Most of the time, it seems to you the only purpose conflict serves in your life is to throw you off balance and make you irritable. Some assume that you avoid conflict because you’re scared of it, when in reality it’s because you rarely get anything useful or productive out of it. But when power balances swing far enough out of whack, healthy confrontation can be the best (or only) way to set things right again. This week, state your needs, refuse to back down, be unwilling to paper things over for the sake of everyone else’s comfort.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

In a cold, harsh world, treating yourself with tough love can seem like an effective survival strategy. You imagine that if you close yourself off to love and joy, you’ll never face the pain of loss or heartache. But life doesn’t work that way. You can’t stave off any and all future grief by withholding happiness from yourself in the present. This week your job isn’t to toughen up, but rather to treat yourself with kindness.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Your openness to new ideas and perspectives, to the possibility that you might get things wrong, is an asset. Being willing to change your mind takes courage and integrity. This week, though, you may need a reminder that not all opinions merit your attention. Certain worldviews are cruel, violent, and otherwise undeserving of your engagement. Don’t let anyone flatter, trick, or intimidate you into abandoning your values. You’re thoughtful and wise, so have some faith in your convictions. There are times when the best thing to do is be stubborn.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

For you, comfort, pleasure, and rest aren’t exactly priorities. It’s not that you don’t appreciate the sweet things in life, only that when it comes down to it you’ll usually choose to work hard now and enjoy yourself later. The trouble is, “later” is a long time coming. There are always more tasks waiting for you, more ways to prove yourself, more opportunities to seize. So this week, be intentional about enjoying yourself as much as you can. You can’t opt out of work entirely, but you can opt for ease when it’s presented.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

As much as you have love in your heart for all of humanity, it can be challenging not to get irritated with the individuals you have to share this world with every day. So many of them misunderstand you, slow you down. When hardly anyone seems to operate on your wavelength, it’s natural to assert your independence. But this week, to your surprise, you’ll find that you do much better in collaboration than on your own. Other people won’t block your creativity. If anything, they’ll enhance it.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

Your natural compassion means you readily see most conflicts (even ones you’re personally involved in) from multiple angles. You’re able to understand where all participants are coming from, and you can empathize with your most steadfast rivals. Most of the time, this makes you effective at resolving disagreements. But occasionally, it causes you to undervalue your own perspective. This week, remember that your side of the story counts as much as anyone else’s. You don’t always have to be impartial. You’re allowed to advocate for yourself, and fiercely.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of March 27. The weekly horoscopes for the week of April 10 will be online next Sunday.

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