Your Weekly Horoscopes by Madame Clairevoyant: February 11–17

Kerry Washington, an Aquarius. Photo: by The Cut; Photos: Getty Images

Late Monday night, action planet Mars moves into Aquarius; on Friday morning, Venus joins it. With both of these celestial bodies transiting the sign of independence and unconventionality, it’s a good week to shake up your routines. If your love life is unsatisfying, look to meet people outside of your usual social scene. If you’re feeling bored in general, ask yourself whether you’ve been playing it too safe. Maybe it’s time to set bigger or more meaningful goals. Selling yourself short will only end in frustration. Be brave enough to set out in a new direction. In the meantime, find the weekly horoscope for each zodiac sign, below.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You aren’t a joiner by nature, so you sometimes chafe in group settings. You treasure your freedom. You want to do what you want, when you want. Still, you need a tribe — that’s also your nature, as it is every human’s — even if it does introduce some complications into your life. This week, you have an opportunity to figure out how to engage in and with your community in a way that works for you. You can connect with others and accomplish things you’d never manage on your own. You can be part of the group without losing your independence or your identity.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

You have a pretty good idea of where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Neither arrogant nor falsely modest, you know what you do well, and you do your best to stay within that lane. This week, though, you may be called on to do more: to take on an unexpected leadership role or a project unlike any you’ve tackled before, to do more than you thought yourself capable of. Don’t back down from the challenge. Once you get into the swing of things, you might even find it exhilarating.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

As much as you have faith in humanity en masse, you sometimes struggle to have faith in individual people. Here in the real world, everyone’s messy, contradictory, often annoying. Every day, you witness them acting in ways that are lazy or selfish or contrary to their stated ideals. It’s enough to make you want to give up on people. This week, though, try to push back against your cynicism. Right now, especially, it’s better to be generous than suspicious. Give others the benefit of the doubt and they’ll surprise you by rising to the occasion.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It’s possible that lately, you’ve been harder on others than you mean to be — more demanding, less forgiving, reluctant to extend people (especially ones you don’t yet know well) the benefit of the doubt. It isn’t that you want to be closed off, only that you worry your good nature will be taken as weakness. By assuming the worst, you imagine you can protect yourself from disappointment. But this week, the more generous you are with others, the happier you’ll be. Sure, some people won’t reciprocate, but that won’t break you. No matter how others behave, you get to live the way you want.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you imagine how much better life could be for everyone, if only you were in charge. With your clear mind and your loving heart, you could make the world a softer, kinder, fairer place to live. This week, though, you don’t have to dream. You can take action to support your community, to feel less despair about the future. The key is to collaborate with others. You aren’t alone. You have people to lean on, to bounce ideas off, to help you through even the weirdest times.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Some people feel bored and hemmed in by structure, but for you, daily habits help give your life stability and meaning. This doesn’t mean you’re rigid, though. Far from it. Your routines aren’t set in stone, and you’re more than willing to change them up when you need to. So this week, if plans don’t unfold as you’d hoped, try not to worry too much. When the unexpected happens, don’t see it as a sign that you’re messing up, but as an invitation to try something new, to surprise yourself and make life more interesting.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

When faced with a decision, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to consider all options — and, having done that, to land on the very best one. You understand that your time on earth is finite, and you don’t want to waste it on people or projects you might one day regret. Just remember that your choices don’t have to be safe or predictable to be worthwhile. Sometimes it’s better to zig where others zag. You can heed the call to adventure not because you think it’ll benefit you in any tangible way, but because it’ll enrich your life.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

This week, you might be feeling a little edgy. Even the mildest criticism gets your hackles up, thoughtless comments cut deep, and you’re ready to fight over the smallest difference of opinions. You’re full of restless energy and you need a productive outlet for it, otherwise you’ll end up causing trouble. Find a project to throw yourself into, a cause to fight for, even a new relationship you can get excited about. The key is not to let all that brilliant energy curdle inside you, but to find a way to use it.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Your mind is firing on all cylinders right now, brimming with ideas. Maybe you’re thinking about an ambitious community project you’d like to undertake, a novel you’d like to write, or an adventure you’ve long dreamed of. Your job, this week, is to figure out a way to use this creative energy. It’s all too easy to delay, to cling to your beautiful ideas until they’ve withered, so let them see the sun. If you hold out for the perfect conditions or for someone else to come and do the hard work for you, you’ll be waiting forever. There’s no perfect moment. Get going.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You’re comfortable saying no to other people when they’re being unreasonable. You aren’t scared to set boundaries with your boss, your friends, your parents. Sometimes, though, you ask the impossible of yourself. So this week, your challenge is to ease up. Stop overbooking yourself, and start setting aside enough time to rest. Quit working when you’re off the clock and remember that you need creativity, fun, leisure, too. You’re harder on yourself than anyone else, and even if you struggle to really indulge yourself, at least try to treat yourself more gently.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Sometimes, you struggle with a sense of belonging. Even when life is going well, you’re a little off-balance; even among those who love you most, you feel slightly out of place. This week, you’ll get a reprieve. You won’t have to work so hard to be understood. Your friends will get it. Others will recognize how much you have to offer. Don’t worry about appearing “normal” or trying to fit in. All you need to do is relax and let your authentic personality shine through.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

It seems like everyone is in your business this week. They want to know your deepest emotions, your darkest traumas, your most cherished secrets. Part of you may feel like you owe it to your friends to bare your soul, but you don’t. You get to open up on your own terms, when you’re ready. Your stories are your own, and you get to decide who you’ll share them with — if you want to share them at all.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of February 4. The weekly horoscopes for the week of February 18 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of Feb. 11–17