Your Weekly Horoscopes by Madame Clairevoyant: March 17–23

Diana Ross, an Aries. Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photo: Getty Images

Tuesday night marks the spring equinox and the sun’s entrance into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. This is the beginning of a new astrological cycle, and an opportunity for a fresh start. Take advantage of it! This fire sign loves boldness, directness, and action: Aries season isn’t a time to second-guess yourself or get caught up in what ifs. You’re smart enough to deal with any problems as they arise, so focus on what’s happening now. Then on Friday evening, action planet Mars enters compassionate Pisces, tempering some of Aries’s reckless energy. Trust your instincts, but think about how your decisions will affect those around you, too. In the meantime, find the weekly horoscope for each zodiac sign, below.

Weekly Horoscope Aries

Aries Weekly Horoscope

You aren’t normally one to overthink, but lately, decision-making has been stressful, practically immobilizing. Maybe you’re hyper-aware of all that could go wrong, maybe the smallest choices seem to have terrifyingly high stakes, or you’re simply struggling to pick between equally decent options. This week, finally, your self-assurance will begin to return. You don’t need to make the perfect choice (if such a thing even exists) — you’ve made mistakes before, and they weren’t the end of the world. For now you just need to move forward, trusting that you’ll find your way as you go.

Weekly Horoscope Taurus

Taurus Weekly Horoscope

The problem with change — even when it’s positive and sought-after — is that it never happens seamlessly. Personal growth can hurt, it can be embarrassing, can seem like it’s destabilizing everything solid and reliable in your life. You might feel like relationships are falling apart, your sense of self is shifting, or you’re doubting yourself. You might worry you’re making a mess of things; in reality, you’re just in the middle of the strange and difficult part. If you keep going, confusion will resolve into clarity. You’ll find the strength, self-knowledge, and joy you’ve been looking for.

Weekly Horoscope Gemini

Gemini Weekly Horoscope

This week, expect a fair amount of disagreement with the people in your circle. Maybe you’re butting heads over what to have for dinner or how to spend the weekend, or maybe you have larger, philosophical differences. Either way, arguments could erupt. You might worry that this is a sign of deeper cracks in your relationships, but as long as communication remains open and respectful, a little conflict is more likely to strengthen bonds than damage them. Sometimes it’s necessary to put your own preferences and opinions to the side for the sake of harmony; but right now, don’t be afraid to be clear and direct about them.

Weekly Horoscope Cancer

Cancer Weekly Horoscope

It feels sometimes like the more generous you are with your time and attention, the more likely others are to take it for granted, and the less demanding you are, the less likely you are to get the recognition you deserve. It can be uncomfortable to raise your voice and ask for credit and acknowledgement, but it’s effective. This week, don’t be shy about reminding others — whether that means colleagues or family members or friends — of all that you contribute. If nobody else is shouting your achievements from the rooftops, there’s nothing wrong with doing it yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Leo

Leo Weekly Horoscope

It can be hard for you to take it slow. When you start a new relationship, you want fireworks immediately; When you take up a new hobby, you want to master it right away; When you learn about a new topic, you want to become an expert as quickly as possible. This week, though, try to enjoy the sense of possibility that comes with being a beginner. You don’t have to be good at everything, let alone great, or an authority on every subject, the star of every story. Sometimes, it’s nicer to take your time exploring, to let yourself grow slowly, without any pressure or expectations.

Weekly Horoscope Virgo

Virgo Weekly Horoscope

There’s value in playing nice with others, both because it makes the world more pleasant for everyone and because a little friendliness and understanding can go a long way toward getting you the results you want. This week, just remember that you don’t owe warmth and agreeability to everyone you cross paths with. If people are treating you unfairly, you don’t have to smile and thank them. If others seem committed to making your life more difficult, you’re allowed to put up a fight. Don’t let your kind nature prevent you from standing up for yourself.

Weekly Horoscope Libra

Libra Weekly Horoscope

Relationships matter deeply to you — close ties with loved ones make the world more interesting and the tough days more bearable — so you invest in yours. You understand that social bonds don’t maintain themselves, they take effort. The trouble is that sometimes, you forget to put equal care into your relationship with yourself. You put your own interests to the side, shelve your ambitions. This week, your challenge is to make sure that you’re not putting your needs last. This doesn’t mean neglecting other people, but rather making sure that there’s space for you to thrive, too.

Weekly Horoscope Scorpio

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

It’s all too easy to imagine it’s possible to fix your entire life by beginning some new exercise regimen, productivity hack, or schedule. Most of the time, it only ends in disappointment. Whether because you aren’t consistent with the new routine, or because your expectations aren’t realistic, the results are rarely as dramatic or lasting as you’d hoped for. But even if you’ve been disappointed in the past, this week offers you the opportunity to try again. Those daily habits add up over time, and if you commit to changing yours now, it might actually stick.

Weekly Horoscope Sagittarius

Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Lately, you’ve felt more like an observer of the world around you than a participant in it. You’re curious and perceptive, and you’ve been learning so much about the universe, the people around you, but at a certain point, all the watching and thinking leaves you feeling passive and helpless. This week, remember that you’re a force to be reckoned with. You don’t have to wait around for things to happen to you: you have the power to take action, to set events in motion, to shape the world just as much as it shapes you.

Weekly Horoscope Capricorn

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

You’re ambitious, but most of the time you aren’t overly concerned with what others think of you: You’re primarily competing with yourself. Lately, though, you’ve been comparing yourself to others more than usual. Are you where you “should” to be? Are you falling behind? Are you as cool, as successful, as happy as your peers? This week, your task is to find your way back to a place of not caring. You possess an inner strength all your own that can’t be taken away, no matter what anybody else is up to. Tap into it.

Weekly Horoscope Aquarius

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

A big part of you probably wishes you didn’t have to deal with anybody else right now. As much as you care about your friends and value your community, the fact is that people, even the ones we love, can be demanding, confusing, irritating. But this week, if you try to retreat into solitude, they’re likely to intrude anyway. The best thing you can do isn’t to try to keep everyone at arm’s length, but to lean into the chaos and joy of human connection. You’re a part of our messy, beautiful world. Embrace it.

Weekly Horoscope Pisces

Pisces Weekly Horoscope

You sometimes suspect that your friends only appreciate you because of what you can do for them — because you’re kind or loving or a good listener. It’s nice, of course, to know that these traits are valued, but sometimes, you wish that everyone noticed the other facets of your personality: your wit, your strength, your sense of adventure. This week, nurture the parts of yourself that you value most, regardless of what anyone else seems to think. You don’t have to satisfy their expectations, and if your wild side wants to act, this is the moment.

Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of March 10. The weekly horoscopes for the week of March 24 will be online next Sunday.

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of March 17–23