Let Madame Clairevoyant read the heavens for your own personal future this week.
Aries: This is a week of softening, of melting, of doubts, of the ground rumbling gently beneath your feet. If you listen to the vibrations of the earth under you, hear them tell you that you can be wrong, that you can be cruel, that you are just as awful as everyone else, that you are just as fine. Take your dog for long walks—long runs, even, if you can stand it—and listen to loud sad songs and try not to avoid eye contact with the people you pass. Go home. Listen to Beyoncé. Dream about the ocean.
Taurus: This is a week of cold weather and cold words and cold feelings. Be prepared for sharpness and anger and annoyance, for standing up very tall and very firm. Feel yourself go strong and wild. When you get shoved around at shows, when a customer at work is rude, when your aunt says ugly things, it will be so good this week to not back down. Let this anger pump through your veins, let it flow out of you, then go home to the people you love and dance to Tina Turner in the kitchen.
Gemini: This week is for clearing your head. This week is a large golden field, a boat in the middle of a lake, an empty street in the early morning. This week is going to be a little lonely, but it’s also going to be just what you need to clear out the dusty corners in your head, all the dark stuff. Don’t get mad at people when they interrupt your solitude, just quietly excuse yourself and go outside, smoke a cigarette, throw up, walk around the block and think how good it is to breathe this air.
Cancer: This week is all about softness, about sleep, about clean laundry, about beautiful dreams. This week is about calling your older brother and apologizing for everything you ever did, about cleaning out your desk and tearing up when you find all your old summer camp letters, about hugging your neighbor back even when you don’t know why she’s crying. This week is about fuller and stranger feelings than just sadness, but it is still about crying alone, just for yourself, to Joan Didion and Billie Holiday and movies with Cher in them.
Leo: The inside of your head will feel very calm and quiet, like a clean kitchen, like a library full of windows. This week you will come to an understanding with yourself, for now, that you’re willing to give up purity if you can find gentleness; that you’re willing to give up some of your dreams if you can find some peace. It’s not that you’re giving up, it’s that you need some time to feel okay. This is a week for feeling kind feelings, for making food for your friends, for being good to yourself.
Virgo: While this week isn’t going to be about hibernation, it’ll look that way from the outside. Your friends won’t understand why you aren’t going out; your boss won’t understand why you’re so quiet lately. It’s not about survival, anymore, not about making it through the winter. It’s about germination, about a kind of progression that you can only do alone, in warm dark spaces. It’s a week of loneliness, maybe, but also of intense growth that nobody can see but you. Go running by the lake, go walking in the city. Eat well. Go to bed early.
Libra: You are going to feel guilt, this week, and doubt. You are going to question everything you ever thought about yourself and about the world. You will feel terror. This can be awful, but it can also be invigorating. It can open up worlds. When even the familiar becomes terrifying, then you can go anywhere. Spend your days inside, look out the window, watch tree branches get whipped around by the wind. Spend your nights dreaming about the future, about highways and forests and different cities where nobody yet knows your name.
Scorpio: This week you’re going to get so tired of this whole world, so disgusted by everything cruel and jealous and lazy. This week you will feel so ready for a new world. When you get more angry than you can stand, try extra hard to listen to what people are really telling you when they speak, try to hear the ways that everyone is as strange as you. Go to a bar and lean against the counter and scowl at everything and everyone until the feeling passes. Then go home, take a nap, eat a bowl of soup. Call your parents.
Sagittarius: You’re maybe going spend a lot of this week looking inward, looking at the surfaces of yourself. Interest in your own body, in your own skin, is not quite vanity. Paying attention to your own self is important: your body can teach you strange and big things. Take yourself seriously, even though you also know you are wrong, when you start thinking of your skin as an object, as a decoration, as a symbol, as a map. Watch everyone watching you. Take baths. Dream about flying.
Capricorn: Words are going to totally fail you this week at least once and probably more than that. This may sound scary, but it isn’t that bad if you can step back a little, if you can live in music, in sounds, in shadows, in the way faces move, in the way it smells outside your house late at night. You do not need words to express kindness or to explain how weird things feel. Think about Igor Stravinsky. Think about Satomi Matsuzaki. Send your sister music in the mail. Make your roommate a pizza.
Aquarius: This week you’re probably just going to miss everything a lot, even the places you hated, even the things that made your life worse, even the people who hurt you in ways that you haven’t recovered from. You’re haunted by the things that used to be in your life, by the things you couldn’t bring with you. Try not to let nostalgia too deep inside your heart. Clean your room. Bring your old clothes to the Goodwill down the street and sell your old books to the bookstore. Breathe in and breathe out. Think about holding on, about letting go.
Pisces: You’re going to get really bored this week, bored with your friends, bored with your house, bored with blue skies and grey skies and rain. Your brain is moving faster than the world around you, it’s whirring like a motor, like a hummingbird’s wings. It’s going to be very annoying that your bus is always getting stuck in traffic, that your dad keeps moving so slowly around the kitchen, that it takes four rings for anyone to pick up the phone. Work really hard on a project. Run around the park with your tiny nieces until your brain quiets down for a second.