Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of June 19

Welcome to Cancer season. Illustration: Sunny Wu

On Wednesday morning, the sun enters sensitive, nurturing Cancer. For about the next month, you might find that you’re moodier than usual, or that you’re more interested in staying home than going out. After the social whirlwind of Gemini season, this is an opportunity to focus on your inner life and emotional needs. Cancer understands that while feelings aren’t objective or infallible, they’re nonetheless real, and they matter. Humans aren’t purely rational beings — we have rich emotional lives too. So use this time to tend to yours.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You don’t think of yourself as soft. You’re tough and bold and up for any adventure. When plans don’t work out, you shake off the disappointment and move on to a fresh idea. When people don’t treat you kindly, you’re more apt to respond with anger than hurt. And so in the rare instance you do get sad, you fear you’re doing something wrong or letting yourself down. This week, if you find you’re more fragile than usual, don’t worry. You’re not losing your edge. Being honest about your vulnerability might even feel good.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

It’s difficult for you to express negative emotions without feeling like you’re being a burden. The last thing you want to do is ask too much of your friends or become a drain on the people who care about you. You know life isn’t easy for anyone right now, so you keep your problems to yourself and quietly soldier on. But this week, you’ll be happier if you open up. This isn’t to say you should dump your troubles on everyone who crosses your path, only that you’re allowed to lean on people. That’s how friendship works.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

You understand that relationships get messy. They’re rarely perfectly balanced; sometimes you give more than you get, and that isn’t necessarily a problem. Over time, it all tends to even out. Occasionally, though, you begin to notice a pattern of unfairness — you’re always the one to cover the check or initiate plans or compromise — and if it goes on for too long, you’ll grow resentful. So this week, take an active role in making sure your relationships are working for you. Say how you’re feeling. Set boundaries if you need to. It might be uncomfortable, but your bonds will be stronger for it.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

You’ve worked hard to build a good life for yourself, to position yourself strategically in your career, to stay open to the love you want. You understand happiness won’t drop into your lap, that you have an active role to play in cultivating it. At the same time, you recognize that you can’t control everything, and at a certain point, you simply have to accept that the universe can’t be rushed. Lately though, it feels as if all you’ve been doing is waiting — for your talent to be celebrated, for excitement to find you, for your luck to turn around. This week, life will begin to go your way, you just have to pay attention.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

You’re independent and courageous. You think for yourself, and you can’t be intimidated. But when life is stressful and your future uncertain, your normally solid sense of self may waver a bit. You wonder whether you’d be better off playing the game, making the choices that will impress or appease other people. This rarely works out the way you hope, though, and it won’t make you happy in the long run. This week, trust that you’ll get the best results by staying true to yourself, by acting with confidence.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Lately, everything feels impossibly urgent. The news is one crisis after another, and in your personal life people are rushing you to make big decisions before you have all the information you need. Spur-of-the-moment decisions can be thrilling, and risk-taking is part of a life well lived, but you should be able to do so on your own terms. This week, dig your heels in if you have to. Don’t let anyone pressure you or push you around. Trust that you’re moving at the right speed for you.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

This week, be gentle with yourself. It sounds corny, maybe even self-indulgent — the world is faced with such tremendous problems, how could treating yourself with kindness be a worthy endeavor? But it is. Harping on your faults won’t make you a better person, it will only grind you down. Expecting perfection won’t get you anywhere. More likely it’ll leave you too stressed and nervous to help anyone. You know how to be compassionate toward others and see the best in them. Show yourself the same generosity.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You’re introspective, so much so that you sometimes start to believe that there’s nothing left to discover about yourself. You’ve looked inward and combed through your feelings. You know your flaws and what makes you tick. So it’s strange but also lovely to discover that you can still surprise yourself. This week, be prepared to encounter new situations or people who illuminate unexpected sides of your personality. Maybe you thought you knew what your future holds, but it might be different — even better — than you could have imagined.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

As much as you value your independence, you also need support and care, the same as everyone else. But it sometimes happens that, in your pursuit of freedom and adventure, you forget to tend to your relationships. Community is something you have to continually work at and maintain. So this week, be intentional about spending time with your friends, nurturing your connections, caring for each other in whatever ways you can. Other people aren’t a distraction from the “real” work of life. If you let them, they’ll help you turn your big dreams into reality.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

For you, it’s easier to see the bad than the good, especially in yourself. You aren’t trying to be unforgiving or difficult to please. Rather, you’re well aware how much room there is for growth, how much better everything could be. Every so often, though, you need a break from that mind-set. Seeing the world with clear eyes is one of your talents, but it’s possible to be so concerned with mitigating your weaknesses that you lose sight of all you have to offer. This week, focus on what you’re already good at. Instead of leaning away from your shortcomings, lean into your gifts.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Your life hasn’t turned out the way you thought it would when you were younger. In the past few years alone, it’s taken some unexpected turns. This probably frustrates you. You prefer feeling like you’re in control of your destiny, that you’re following a road map of your own design. It’s possible that you’ve been pulled off course and that your job now is to find your way back. It’s equally possible that all of the changes and surprises have been constructive, and that you’re exactly where you need to be. This week, it’s up to you to determine which is true.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You don’t always recognize how much love there is in your life, how many people cherish you. You get hung up waiting on a particular expression of love and fail to notice what’s already in front of you, too annoyed by the small ways your friends misunderstand you to appreciate the ways they prove they care. You’re allowed to be hurt when others fall short, when they can’t show up for you in the way that you need. They just have their own stuff going on, but don’t be fooled into thinking that they don’t care at all, because they do.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of June 12. The weekly horoscopes for the week of June 26 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of June 19