Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of June 12

Lavender, for Gemini season. Illustration: Sunny Wu

This week begins with Mercury moving into Gemini on Sunday morning. For the next two weeks, while the communication planet is in the zodiac’s chattiest, most curious sign, make a point of learning more about your neighborhood or your friends or a random topic that’s captured your interest. Don’t worry about asking questions that might strike others as silly; it’s more rewarding to get it wrong and grow than to have been right all along. Then, on Saturday afternoon, Saturn retrograde begins and will last until November. While the planet of discipline and responsibility appears to move backward through the sky, think about how you’ve been showing up lately. Are you actively making (or at least trying to make) the world better, or hoping that someone else will do the work? How are you living out your values?

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You’re not one to dwell on your mistakes or get hung up on an ex, and it’s rare that you find yourself unable to move on from disappointment. It isn’t that you don’t have any regrets, only that your instinct is to keep moving forward. You can’t change what’s done, so why brood about it? And most of the time, this attitude serves you well. This week, though, you’ll benefit from slowing down and reflecting on where you’ve been, the missteps and missed opportunities. Pay attention and you’ll find valuable insights, maybe even second chances.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

You like to think you’re not scared of anything or anyone, but that isn’t exactly true. Just because you don’t let fear stop you from living your life, that doesn’t mean you never experience it. This week, take a break from putting on a brave face. You need space to grumble and fret, even to panic every once in a while — to be completely honest about your worries. Whether you share your anxieties with trusted friends or a therapist or write about them in your diary, you’ll feel better, and more courageous, after you’ve let it all out.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Some people are highly disciplined planners with detailed daily schedules and carefully considered roadmaps for achieving their goals. That’s probably not your approach. You recognize that the world is unpredictable and that there will always be factors outside your control. What’s more, you embrace this uncertainty. There’s a thrill in going where life takes you, in leaving room for fate to surprise you. But remember that going with the flow and responding to what the universe throws your way isn’t your sole option. This week, be intentional. Move toward your desired destination. See what happens if you take charge of your story.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

With the world as scary as it is, it’s easy to get caught up in fears of losing what you have. This is true even when what you have isn’t that great — an unsatisfying relationship, a job that underpays you, friends who don’t show you they value you. You spend all your energy trying to hold onto things that, deep down, you don’t even want. This week, stop playing defense. Yes, the future is uncertain. But making only the “safe” choices won’t serve you well in the end. Let yourself want more.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Other people typically see the side of you that’s brave and proud and unafraid of a fight and assume that you don’t mind conflict. They might even get the impression that you enjoy the drama. But just because you’re comfortable standing up for yourself and what you believe in doesn’t mean you like doing it. You’re scared to let your guard down. This week, let your gentler side show. A little bit of softness can change your relationships for the better.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

From the machinations of politicians to the behavior of your next-door neighbor, most of what happens in the world is outside your control. You can’t force anyone to be kinder or share your values. You can’t make another person give you the love you need. As much as you understand all this, though, it’s hard to accept. So this week, if you’re feeling helpless, focus on what is up to you. You get to choose how you carry yourself, how you treat people, what you’re willing to fight for. You’re powerful. Don’t forget it.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve struggled with concerns about whether you’re “on track.” Can you be proud of what you’ve achieved so far, or are you lagging behind? This week, you’ll probably feel the pressure to chase success — whatever that means to you. Along with it, you might be ashamed of not having more to show for yourself, of not having followed a less winding path. But try to go easy on yourself. The detours you’ve taken have slowed you down, but they’ve made life more interesting, too. All of your experiences have been worthwhile, even if you can’t see how yet.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You’ve been in a reflective mood lately, looking at yourself and your life with more honesty and compassion than you have in ages — maybe ever. It’s hard work, equal parts rewarding and terrifying. You might find yourself wishing you’d made different choices, discovered certain parts of yourself sooner, or not waited so long to do all this introspection. The important thing is to remember that you have time. You can’t alter the past, but the future’s wide open. It isn’t too late to start building the life that you’ve needed all along.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Maybe you aren’t normally an overly cautious person, but lately you’ve been guarded. The stakes seem higher suddenly — you’re nervous that you’ll say the wrong thing, hurt someone you love, or make a mistake that can’t be fixed. But while caution is necessary, too much of it will bog you down. It’s inevitable that you’ll mess up sometimes, no matter how careful you are, so try not to worry so much. You’re smart and capable; you’ll deal with the consequences as they arise. You’re going to be okay.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

This week, it’s going to be tempting to blame yourself for whatever’s going wrong in your life. If your boss treats you poorly, you’ll wonder whether you could’ve worked harder, or made different career choices altogether. If a friend or partner is unkind, you’ll imagine that it’s because you’re not worthy of love. It’s good to hold yourself to high standards and take responsibility for your life. But at a certain point, you start feeling guilty for things that were never your fault. Don’t accept more than your share of blame.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

If you’ve felt stuck, lately, this week will lift your confidence. You’ll notch a win or two — nothing life-changing, but enough to remind you that you’re powerful and vital. You’re a force of nature and you can do anything when you set your mind to it; you’ve merely forgotten that. You’ve become convinced that you’re weak or trapped or alone, that you’re doomed to an unsatisfying life, that you have no recourse. You have more options and more resources than you realize. Make the most of them.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You’re a quick study, but first impressions don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes people need time to open up, to show their true self. Sometimes they change. And other times, you’re simply in a bad mood and end up judging new acquaintances too harshly. The key is to be willing to adapt, to amend your opinion. This week, give others a chance to change your mind. Trust yourself but be open to the possibility that situations and people might be different than they first seemed.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of June 5. The weekly horoscopes for the week of June 19 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of June 12