The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week, try not to think about facts, about details, about things that are solid. This week, the truth of your world is going to be complicated. It will be too tangled to be spoken in living languages. This week, it might be better to let your brain get fuzzy, to try to focus on the sounds outside your window and the sounds inside your head early in the morning, to travel long distances and watch the landscape change. Try to match your body to the rhythms of the world.
Taurus: This week’s going to be simple, it’s going to be sweet, it’s going to be about emotions drawn straight from the core of the earth, ancient and solid. This is going to be a week for walking down already mapped paths, for working on problems that have existed forever and have been solved before. It’s not a week for new places, not a week for breaking new ground, just a week for making the ground you stand on more solid, for making the world you live in more firmly your own.
Gemini: It’s going to be important, this week, that you move, that you do things that you’ve never done before, that you’re active and in charge of your own weird life. You can’t live every week like this, but right now it’s important. It’s a week for wildness over comfort. It’s a week to open your eyes underwater, to eat things that are briny and things that are bitter and things that look gross. It’s a week to dream of flying, to dream of shades of blue that don’t even exist on this earth.
Cancer: This week is going to be about quiet motion, about the strange pleasures of being alone, about listening, about keeping your eyes open. It’s a week for sweetness; it’s a week for small things. When you’re at parties with your friends, when you’re in line at the post office, when you’re walking home in the evening, let other people take up space, let their voices swell, let yourself get small enough that you can move easily, as small and as free as a sparrow or a butterfly or a mote of dust or a beam of light.
Leo: This week, watch as all the wild activity in your brain, in your heart, in your dreams, starts to make sense, begins to organize itself into pictures, into words, into maps. Watch your thoughts shift; watch them make space inside your head that wasn’t there before—space to move, space to breathe, space to sit comfortably and drink tea and look out the windows. This week, as you work and eat and listen to slow songs late into the night, it will feel bright and clear and it’ll feel like such a blessing, to have achieved this temporary peace. Listen to Prince. Don’t even worry.
Virgo: This is a good week to be light, a good week to feel unserious, a week to feel simpler and happier than you have any reason or excuse for feeling. This is a week to spend every moment you can laughing with your friends on the porch, laughing with your brothers in the park, laughing with strangers in the movie theater. This is a week to invest in warm feelings and sweet feelings and kind feelings, in the feelings and friendships that will hold you and carry you when you need them. Make food for someone you care about. Go to the beach.
Libra: This week is a week for believing in yourself and in your powers and in your bright and potent magic; it’s also a week for letting it all lie dormant, for a little bit, for letting it grow strong and quiet underground. It’s a week to sit on your stoop and greet the people who walk by, to watch them all quietly cultivating their own magic, to learn new ways of walking down a street or through a life, to gather all the brightness of the world inside of you, to hold it, to wait. Listen to Karen Dalton; listen to your neighbors practicing piano. Read Betty Smith.
Scorpio: This week, skip work, stay out too late, call the wrong number, take the wrong bus. Whenever you can, this week, make small bad choices to see where they can take you. Follow through on your half-baked ideas, just to see what they want from you, how they can shift your vision, how they can grow and blossom. Trust that your instincts will carry you to strange places and then carry you through them, out to a life that is weirder and wilder, a life where you could build a whole bright world.
Sagittarius: This is a week for trusting the patterns in the world, for believing your own eyes, or else your own ears, your own memory, the soft and strange stories that you’ve built your life on. This week, the loops and layers of your own head will not steer you wrong; this week, the shapes and textures of your world will have things to show you. Look out the window, look at the clouds, look for small signs of love growing in your garden, in the cracks in your sidewalk. Listen to Tinariwen; listen to yourself.
Capricorn: This week, you might feel very far away from your own life, your own world, your own buzzing brain, like you’re watching it all from a distance, from an airplane, from the moon. It’ll make you feel strange and light-headed and a little empty, maybe, but you’ll see things in new ways, you’ll feel closer to the sun, you’ll feel large and strong. It’s not a time to change your life, but instead a time to watch, to map out the green and blue and brown landscape below you and in front of you and around you. Get a telescope. Get new glasses. Read Alice Munro.
Aquarius: This week, your whole body and your whole being are going to be overwhelmed by desire, by a fierce burning need for things you’ve never even seen, for things you can only imagine. It’s going to leave you feeling too large for the house you live in, too wild for the life you live in, too hungry and weird for even your own fragile bones. You’re going to feel powered by feelings you don’t understand, by a fire burning bright and high inside of you. Let all this what desire move you, let it change you, let it make you weird. Listen to Tina Turner.
Pisces: This week, you’ll end up in new places, bright places, places that are warm and golden and kind but where you don’t know what’s expected of you, how to move, how to speak. Try to live inside this wobbliness, inside this newness, this embarrassment. Try to practice feeling strange, just to watch the ways that your body deals with it, just to build these tender emotional muscles that will carry you, later, to places that are more difficult and also brighter, warmer more golden. Walk until your legs feel limp, until you’re not sure where you are.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.