The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: If you start to feel restless this week, if you start to feel trapped, try to remember that it’s okay to be impulsive, it’s okay to move in circles, it’s okay to change your mind. Try to make your choices with kindness in your heart, try to move through the world trusting in the wisdom of your body, but it’s okay if you aren’t right at first. It’s okay to move backwards. It’s okay to take risks that might never pay off. Go to the beach, go to the mountains, go to the movies. Keep moving.

Taurus: This week you’ll be able to see the future stretched out in front of you, all the way to the horizon, vast and blue as the sea. If you look at it too much, if you look too closely, it might play tricks on your vision. It might throw you off balance. There’s no map that can show you where to go, so try not to worry so much. There’s no way to see everything at once, so just keep moving and trust that the ground will stay firm under your feet, because it will.

Gemini: This week your heart might feel so fragile, like a sunset, like a morning, like a dream. It’s going to be so easy to lose yourself in the sorrows of the world, like you could spend whole days lost inside your own head, like you could spend whole days just sighing and gazing out the window. Try to remember the ways you know to fill yourself with joy. Try to remember the ways you know to make your own light out of nothing. Try to remember to eat enough that you’ll stay strong.

Cancer: This week there will be so many ways to know your own self, there will be so many ways to anchor yourself in this world. You can wear clothes that look like the fire you feel in your heart, you can wear clothes that match all the greens and blues of your dreams; you can wear clothes that glitter like the stars. There are so many songs you can sing, there are so many spells you can cast, there are so many ways to remind yourself of the person you most want to be.

Leo: You might feel really driven this week, like you can do anything, like there’s nothing in this world that can stop you. You might feel lit up by all the bright energy in your limbs. You might feel like you can see all the way to the end of the world. Just don’t drive all the softness out of your heart. Don’t drive all the tenderness out of your body. Think of your best future self but still, always, think of the people all around you right now. Try to be so good to them.

Virgo: If the streets bend all strange around you this week, if your days feel like such small brittle things, just try to breathe, try to sleep, try to drink enough water. You can slow down, if you need to, or you can stay inside all day, or you can talk to kind strangers in the park, in the store, on the bus. The future will come when it wants to, so try to enjoy your time this week. Try just to enjoy your own body. Try just to enjoy your own sweet life.

Libra: This week, try to let your muscles get loose, try to let your thoughts wander, try not to worry too much about all your big plans. You can think of yourself like you’re made of water, you can think of yourself like you aren’t even solid. You can take on so many forms. You can move at so many different speeds. You can stay home and watch movies all week long, if you need to. You can sit on the porch and watch the sky. You can walk and walk and walk until you know what to do.

Scorpio: This is a week for letting go of what makes you feel small, it’s a week for letting go of what makes you feel less alive. Worlds can end this week and it will not be the worst thing. Whole worlds can end this week, and you’ll be surprised at all the space that opens up to you. You can say no to so many of the thoughts that crowd inside you. You can say no to so many small cruelties. You can create so much clear bright space inside yourself that you almost start to glow.

Sagittarius: This week’s going to feel strange and sharp and prickly, maybe, like there’s a stone in your shoe, like your clothes won’t fit right. It’s not the best and it isn’t easy, but this kind of discomfort can show you so many things, if you are patient. Try to sit with it, for now. Try to live with it. If you don’t rush to smooth everything over, if you don’t rush to fill every crack, your vision can become so clear. Your backbone can turn to steel. You can know what you need to do.

Capricorn: This week you can find strength in the weirdest places, you can find more strength than you knew your body could hold. Listen to the bands you used to love and let them remind you of all the ways your thoughts can move. Listen to the songs you’ve always loved and let them carry you through your days. The world around you you can get so tangled and wild, but you can learn what you need to do just by moving forward. You can learn what you really want if you just keep living.

Aquarius: This is a week for being a little tougher than you need to be, maybe, or a week for being a little weirder than you need to be, or a week for telling the truth just a little louder than you have to. It’s a week for fighting back against everything that makes you feel small, everything that makes it hard to move, everything that makes your heart feel so heavy. You can resist, this week. You can shout, you can sing, you can eat ice cream all day. You can grow into your fullest freest self.

Pisces: This is a week for weird honesty; this is a week for trusting yourself to find a way through the space between what you have and what you need. Try to be brave enough to say your own true name out loud. Try to be brave enough to go where you haven’t been before. Try to be brave enough to believe in the quiet glowing truth in your blood. Listen to the rhythm more than the tune. Listen to the bass more than the melody. Let the world carry you.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

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Anonymous asked:

Hello! I feel a bit silly for asking but I am really interested to know what Anti-Genius is / all about. Somehow I feel like I should just know, but I don't. Love your horoscopes, by the by.

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doskapozora:

Oh anon I’m glad you asked!! I worry that “anti genius” is really easily interpreted to mean something totally different than what I’m trying to do, and I am grateful for the opportunity to keep being a broken record about it!

First, to be clear, Anti-Genius is not anti art! Not anti-good art, not anti-difficult art, not anti-complicated art. Not, as all these litbros insist on believing, about reducing great literature to a sad flat landscape of “good” and “bad” people. It’s not about being “offended” by “characters i don’t like,” it’s not about wanting to only read “viewpoints that I agree with.” (I trust that you know this, anon, but I think probably it’s an important thing to get out of the way. Ok!!). 

The tag has started to sprawl a little bit, but the original and most basic point of Anti-Genius is that producing great art does not excuse a person from the responsibilities of being human. The most basic point of Anti-Genius is that good literature is the most important thing in the world to me BUT STILL people are more important. 
I went to a liberal arts college full of brainy social justice-obsessed weirdos and even then, in one of the first lit classes I took, we spent the entire semester discussing whether or not The Artist is of a fundamentally different breed than the regular person. Liiiiiike, truly, I cannot believe that is even a question. The artist is a human just like the rest of us. The poet is a human just like the rest of us. Same as the movie actor, same as the Wall Street banker, same as the pro football player, I don’t care. This is not to say that “we’re all human let’s get along!” but rather that we all live in a difficult world, and we all need to do the best we can to live kind and just and moral lives, and having a cool job does not excuse you from this. This is like so basic, it’s so uncool to say. My internalized poststructuralist theorist is cackling and groaning at me right now, my internalized Cool Brooklyn self is cringing so hard, I don’t care, here we are. 
Not saying that nobody should consume art by anyone who is a “bad person,” etc etc etc. We all have our own complicated moral arithmetic to do, to determine what we’ll ignore, what we’ll let go, what we’ll forgive. I will not watch a movie by Woody Allen but I still love David Foster Wallace. It’s not easy and I’m not pure but like, but like
I once went to a comedy show at UCB where Donald Glover did a joke about Michael Jackson, about how liiiiike wellllll maybe a kid or two got abused but Thriller was worth it. Anti-Genius means fuckkkkkk that. Anti-Genius means that the wives matter, the girlfriends matter, the kids matter, what is even the point, otherwise. Anti-Genius means that art is the most important thing there is but it is never that important. 

No Madame Clairevoyant today. (She is traveling.) Instead, however, we offer her thoughts on “ANTI-GENIUS.”

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This is a week for letting your ideas breathe; this is a week for thinking out loud. This is a week for letting your secret projects and plans out into the world, for letting them stretch their legs, for letting them come alive in the sunlight. Talk through your thoughts with other people. Let your friends show you the things you don’t see; let them show you new ways your brain can move. Try to be brave, try to be generous, and your thoughts can sparkle, they can glow, they can light your way.

Taurus: This can be a week for making choices, a week for narrowing your focus, a week for remembering that your time and your attention and your life are your own. You don’t have to spread your energy all across the world; you don’t have to give of yourself every time someone asks. You can stop listening to the people who don’t care about you. You can choose what to do with your own days. You can speak your needs out loud. You can listen to your favorite song as many times in a row as you want.

Gemini: This is a week for dreaming about motion; this is a week for dreaming about flight. This week you can get unstuck from whatever has been holding you in place, and it will feel like you can move through the sky, like you can move through your days, like you’re made of light. You can believe, just for now, that there are no limits on the range of motion available to you. You can believe that everything will always be this easy, that everything will always be okay. Call somebody you miss. Write letters full of bright love.

Cancer: You can feel the winds shifting this week, you can feel change in the air, you can feel the stars calling out to you at night. The possibilities of your life can open up. You can imagine your way into so many futures and so many lives. This week you can move like light, you can move like sound, you can move like a dream. You don’t have to be solid, you don’t have to be sure, you don’t have to know quite what you’re doing. It’s okay to live in possibilities, for now.

Leo: When your world gets most strange this week, when you need it most, you can find bright fire buried deep in your heart. You can find a little bit of darkness, you can find a little bit of steely trust in your own self. You can find energy that feels like a forest, you can find energy that feels like the sea, you can find energy that can carry you through anything. You can stand up for yourself, you can believe in your own face in the mirror, you can be so generous with your love.

Virgo: It might be easy to get frustrated this week, it might be easy to get impatient, it might be easy to feel like your own life is moving too slowly. Try to be patient, even when you want everything all at once. You have so much time. You won’t get left behind and you won’t get stuck. There are stories that can unfold slowly, there are stories so full of texture and sweetness and light, there are stories that can unfold in stranger ways than you can predict. Keep moving, keep living, keep your eyes open.

Libra: This week you can feel so present in your own skin. You can feel your feet on the ground, you can feel the air on your face, you can hear the song of the world in your ears. You can feel peace if you need peace, you can feel strength if you need strength, you can come into your own. You can find yourself in storms, you can find yourself in mountains, you can find yourself in sweet foggy air. Try to be gentle with the people you care about. Try to be tender with your own self.

Scorpio: This week you can find your power, you can find your center, you can find your balance again in this weird shaky world. Walk through the streets of your city watch all the life all around you, watch the buildings and the faces and the trees and the concrete. You can be strong enough to get so wild. Listen to the songs that remind you of the rhythm of your own body. Listen to the songs that remind you of your bright voice. Listen to the songs that remind you what your own best confidence feels like.

Sagittarius: This is a week for stretching your muscles, it’s a week for testing your abilities, it’s a week for taking the wildest flying leaps you can manage. This is a week for doing the things you don’t yet know how to do. You can learn how to move by moving, you can learn how to live by living, you can learn how to speak by speaking. You don’t have to wait for anything. You don’t need permission. You can imagine the life you want into being. You can work magic, just by trying.

Capricorn: This week, hard work can keep your head clear and your blood flowing. This week, you can get a little lost in the projects that you care about. You can write the stories you need to read, you can sing the songs you need to hear, you can see the world you need taking shape around you. If you keep moving, your vision will be clear and your sleep can be sweet. You can follow the golden stars above your head, you can follow the lights of the city around you, you can follow your own heartbeat home.

Aquarius: If you start to doubt yourself this week, if you forget what you’re doing or where you’re trying to go, try to trust other people. Try not to stay stuck in your own room, even when it feels hard to go outside. Try not to stay stuck in your own head, even when your own voice sounds like tin in your ears. You can call your friends, you can make food for them, you can sit with them on porches and in parks. You can let the people who care about you call you back to yourself.

Pisces: This is a week for talismans and charms, this is a week for wearing your softest shirts, this is a week for eating the foods you like most. This is a week for magic you can touch and magic you can see and magic you can carry in your pocket. There’s so much floating through the world, so much movement, so much strangeness, so much feeling, that it’s easy to get a little lost. Try to anchor yourself to the physical world however you can. Let it guide you through your days, let it guide you through your dreams.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This week, something might not feel quite right, like maybe your insides feel all twisted up, like maybe your heart feels sore in your chest, like maybe your thoughts are heavy and weird. Try not to get lost inside yourself. Try not to let your racing brain make you too sad for the world. Focus on things outside you, maybe. Focus on surfaces. Get your hair cut, or wear different clothes, or just look at your face in the mirror. Let this work like magic; this can work like a spell.

Taurus: This is a week for traveling, it’s a week for moving, it’s a week not to stay still or sit at home too much, if you can help it. Take a bus to a faraway city. Watch the green earth from an airplane, from a mountain, from your roof. You don’t have to feel trapped, not in your your town, not in your body, not in your head. Listen to songs that stay in your head. Listen to songs that keeps you company as you move through your days. Listen to songs that sing you to sleep at night.

Gemini: This week you can catch your balance, you can hit your stride, you can feel like gold. This week you can let go of the the feelings that are too heavy, the ones that don’t even move you anymore, the ones that have haunted you the most. The changes you’ve made in your life will start bloom and glow, this week. Your desires can sparkle in front of you. Your future can shine. Go to the beach, go to the pool, smell flowers and sunscreen in the air. Listen to songs full of motion and songs full of light.

Cancer: You might feel scattered this week, you might feel split, you might feel turned around. You might feel like you aren’t even solid, like you’re full of air, like you’re full of water, like you’re full of dreams. Try not to let it worry you. Try not to think that you need to be doing more than you are. This is a week for small kindnesses and small joys. This is a week for being so good to the people in your life. Listen to your favorite song on repeat. Try to believe that you are enough.

Leo: This week you might feel your blood hot in your veins, you might feel lightning in your head, you might feel a storm brewing in your heart. You can feel like a witch this week; you can feel like the sun. This is a week for tapping into powers that have stayed dormant inside you. This is a week for learning that you are so much weirder than you thought you were. Listen to songs without words, listen to songs full of words you don’t understand, listen to songs sung in the language of your dreams.

Virgo: You can be so weird this week, you can be so bright, you can do everything you want to do and nothing that you don’t. You can be your own best self this week, or your strangest self, or your bravest self, or the self who shines like the sun. If you keep being as kind as you can, if you keep moving even when you’re afraid, everything dark can fall away. Listen to songs that bring you back to a younger version of yourself. Listen to songs that make you sing.

Libra: This week, you don’t have to work too much and you don’t have to try too hard. This is a week for watching, for waiting, for giving yourself over to the songs in your dreams and the pull of the moon. If you’re patient, if you don’t hurry, you can watch your whole life start to bloom. You can learn so many kinds of magic if you’re willing to move a little slowly this week, if you live with your eyes open and your feet on the ground and your windows rolled down.

Scorpio: This week can be so full of joy, full of sweet sunny mornings and tender blue nights. This week can be full of light and full of easy goodness, and that can be enough for you right now. You don’t have to be serious and you don’t have to be hard and you don’t have to bear the full weight of the world on your back. You can let yourself float a little bit, you can let yourself fly, you can let the world be kind to you. You can be kind to yourself.

Sagittarius: Everything might turn out different than you expected, this week. Everything might turn out better than you hoped. Your predictions might turn out to be wrong this week, and this is such a blessing. It’s such a gift not to be right, sometimes. It’s such a gift to be surprised by the world’s sweetness, sometimes. It’s such a gift to watch your days fill with brighter colors than you ever thought you could see. It can be so good to feel how small you are, this week. Every word you hear can sound like music.

Capricorn: This week, you don’t have to look at the stars, and you don’t have to dream about the future, and you don’t have to feel the ghosts of your old selves all around you. You can just be quietly alive in your own body, quietly alive in your own small part of the world. All you have to do is keep breathing, all you have to do is remember the ways you’re alive. Sit outside, or take a bath, or watch a baseball game, or eat fruit that stains your hands and popsicles that stain your teeth.

Aquarius: This week is about knowing the shape of your own weird emotions; this week is about knowing the size of the love and the need you carry inside you. You don’t have to be sad about the things you don’t have. You don’t ever have to feel like you aren’t enough. You can know what you need to keep living, if you pay attention. You can know how to find the truest joy. You can be so kind to yourself, you can find ways to rely on your own heart. Buy yourself flowers, bake yourself a pie.

Pisces: This is a week for finding your wildest bravery. This is a week for feeling your heart beat. It’s okay to risk embarrassment, it’s okay to risk falling, it’s okay to feel so much ambition you can hardly breathe, so much desire you can hardly see. Let the bright future swell like the ocean. It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re doing and it’s okay if you don’t know the rules. It’s okay to put your dignity on the line sometimes. It’s okay to be humbled by your wild desires.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Something I love most about writing them is the direct and immediate connection to other people. This is partly a product of writing for the internet, of course, but there’s something else, too. The space in my head where I go to write horoscopes is different from the space in my head where I go to write fiction; in the same way, I imagine that a person can be a reader of horoscopes in a really different way than they are a reader of fiction or poetry.

Claire Comstock-Gay: Wilderness Issue - Thistle Magazine

Thistle Mag talks to this beloved friend and writer, Claire Comstock-Gay, a. k. a. Madame Clairevoyant.

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This week is for letting yourself get weirder, for letting your dreams get louder, for growing into your truest self. You can talk the way you want, you can move the way you want, you can tell the stories that beat hardest in your chest. You can use whatever tools you have; you can use whatever tools you need. It’s okay to rely on honesty or on pop songs or on your friends. It’s okay to live quietly and it’s okay to live loud, just keep working to be generous. Keep working to be kind.

Taurus: You might feel strange this week, you might feel like you’re living in so many worlds at once. You might feel split between the earth and the sky, split between the afternoon and the night, split between your bright inner life and the world outside, full of soil and trees and concrete. Try to remember that you don’t have to be whole all the time. You don’t have to make sense. You don’t have to tell your life like it’s a story. Stay honest and keep living and you can find everything you need.

Gemini: This is a week for big projects and hard work; this is a week for bright colors and things you aren’t even sure you’re ready for. You can find so much magic inside yourself. You can find so much bright strength just by leaving the house every day, just by moving. You can surprise yourself with how much you’re capable of. Drink so much water, drink so much coffee, buy an old sewing machine, build a garden bed. There are so many places you can find energy this week. There’s so much you can do.

Cancer: When you look in the mirror this week, when you look out the window, when you look up at the sky or out at the ocean, you might get so restless. When you walk through the streets of your city this week you might feel parallel worlds and possible futures tugging at you, aching in your heart, singing in your dreams. This restlessness can make your imagination so big and bright, but try not to let it distract you too much. Don’t forget your own body, don’t forget your own friends, don’t forget to go outside.

Leo: This is a week for living a little wild; this is a week for trusting your luck, for trusting weird coincidences, for trusting the stars above you and the breeze in your bedroom at night. Try not to think too much; try not to worry. You are where you’re supposed to be, and that could mean so many things. You are making the right choices, and that can mean so many things. Trust your body and trust your feet. Write letters to the person you love the most. Write poems that you’ll never show anyone but yourself.

Virgo: This week you might feel a little bit small in the world, and this can be such a good thing. You aren’t the only person in the world; you aren’t the only person who has seen the things you’ve seen and lived the things you’ve lived. You are never alone, but still there’s so much space to breathe. There’s so much space to dream. Spend some of your days alone. Spend some of your days with friends. Spend some of your days on crowded streets just watching the huge world move all around you.

Libra: This week, it might be easy to live in the echoes inside your own head; it might be easy to spend your days in your memories and desires. Your funny weird thoughts can light you up, they can give you new energy, they can open up new pathways inside your head. Go on walks by yourself. Stay up late listening to songs about love and fire. You can dream whole new worlds into being this week, but leave a light on in your window. Don’t forget the way back home.

Scorpio: This week can be so good and so bright and so wild, and still, the world around you might not quite make sense. The words and stories of your life might bend and shake; the joy in your heart might be too much to be contained. You can live so well this week. You can break so many rules. You can let your dreams overflow. Watch the sky change, watch the shadows move across the ground. Draw pictures of your dreams. Draw pictures of the future and watch the world shift.

Sagittarius: This is a week for keeping yourself busy; this is a week for staying in motion as much as you can. It’s so easy to get caught up in reflection, caught up in dreams, caught up in an invisible future. Sometimes it’s enough just to move, sometimes it’s enough just to live, sometime it’s enough just to keep walking. Spend your days cooking, spend your days building things, spend your days on your bicycle. Work so hard that your sleep is easy and sweet. Work so hard that you can stop worrying for a while.

Capricorn: This week, choose a magic to believe in and let it make you powerful. Choose a magic to believe in and let it fill your heart. There’s so much sorrow in the world. There is so much strangeness. There’s so much light. There are so many ways to survive and get older and keep living, and you can believe in whatever weird forces you need. Listen to songs that sound like the sky. Listen to songs that sound like the color red. Listen to songs that can show you a way out.

Aquarius: This can be a good week for getting unstuck from the things that have been weighing you down. You don’t have to run away and you don’t have to leave your whole life behind, but you can take small slow steps out of dark rooms and sad places, this week. You can find new sources of energy, you can find new sources of joy, you can find so many ways to sustain yourself. Believe in your own motion. Believe in your own bravery. Open your windows, or cut your sleeves off your shirt, or go swimming all day.

Pisces: You might feel a little lonely this week, and this can be okay, this can be so good. This is a week for remembering what it’s like inside your head when there’s no one else around. This is a week for quiet independence and quiet joy. Take walks alone and let your thoughts grow and move and change colors. Open your windows to the sweet early morning air, or take walks under green trees, or read books that make you feel full of light and courage. You can remember who you are. You can return to yourself.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

“For a few months when I was eighteen I was having sex with someone who had faded scars all up and down his arms, small short scars from a knife, maybe a razor blade. I would look at them when he wore t-shirts and I would look at them when we were naked and I wanted to run my fingers along every single one. I touched them a few times, but always lightly, like I didn’t mean it. I don’t know, I thought I’d embarrass him. For a few months when I was nineteen I was having sex with someone with little stretch marks all over his shoulders and chest and stomach and I wanted to stare at them but I tried not to; I wanted to touch them but I was scared to make him feel strange in his body. Later that same year I had sex just once with someone who I met on the bus back home from school, who had straight blond hair and tattoos on his calves and no scars at all on his body. He bought me some beers at the bar out past the mall, then brought me back to his place where he put his hand around my throat and laughed and laughed. I stayed the night anyway, then left his house early in the morning and walked all the way home down Loudon Road and over the river, wondering how close I’d just come to dying, making a list in my head of what the pros and cons would’ve been.”

Ungrateful Skin by Claire Comstock-Gay | Two Serious Ladies

A very important melty, hurty, yearnful story by our own Claire Comstock-Gay, who you may better know as Madame Clairevoyant. This is her first published piece of fiction!

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: You might start to doubt yourself week, you might start to feel lost, you might wonder what you’re doing. This is not the worst thing. This is a week for strange growth, for opening yourself up. It’s a week for asking for love when you need it, for asking for help when you need it, for letting other people surprise you. Listen to the radio. Listen to the sounds of your city. You won’t be alone, even when you feel a little shaky on your own feet. You can be understood, even when wild inside your head.

Taurus: This week your whole world can be in motion in the best kind of way. This week the air around you can feel fresh and clean; this week your whole body can feel new. You’ll be able to rediscover hidden reserves of strength inside yourself, you’ll be able to rediscover the bright gold at your core, you’ll be able to find precious things that you thought you’d lost. You can quiet your bad thoughts, this week. You can believe in so many kinds of magic. You can believe in so many kinds of love.

Gemini: This week, if you need it, you can find so much brightness in the sky, you can find so much funny warmth in your heart, you can find enough goodness to live on. You can find enough strange quiet joys to keep your heart beating, to keep the blood flowing through your veins, to keep your dreams full of color. Just keep your eyes open, just don’t stay inside all day, and you can find love that will move you, love as hot as the sun, love as sweet as a song.

Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.

Leo: This week, the world is going to open up for you. This week, your world is going to fill with light. You’re capable of so much more than you think; you have so many more choices than you can see. This week you can find all the tools that you need to build the life you want. You can find new roads, new pathways, new doors. You can find the people you need the most, right now. Get a new haircut. Get a new pair of shoes. Get a library card. Get a bus ticket to go somewhere weird.

Virgo: This is going to be a week for motion, it’s going to be a week for blue skies and sunshine and highways, it’s going to be a week for traveling with only the things that you need. You don’t have to carry every sorrow with you. You don’t have to keep every piece of doubt all locked up in your heart. It’s okay to leave these things behind, sometimes. It’s okay to forget, sometimes. It’s okay to watch the moon change shape and the clouds move across the sky. It’s okay just to keep living.

Libra: This week, when you don’t know what to do or when you don’t know where you’re going, try to let yourself be moved by desire. Let the things that you want map out your way; let them light up the path. It can be hard to want so much, but the wanting can guide you. The wanting can fuel you if you don’t hide from it, if you don’t keep it locked up. Let your thoughts wander and keep your heart open. Try to remember your wildest good dreams.

Scorpio: This week, the light might change or the wind might shift; this week, there can be so much room for you to grow, for you to make choices, for you to keep moving. You don’t have to move fast and you don’t have to know where you’re going, just don’t stand still for too long. Try to use your time to build the life you want in the world you want. Try to treat your life like weird magic thing that it is. Try to keep filling your heart with joy.

Sagittarius: This week it can be easy to get restless. It can be easy to get a little lost in thoughts of all the different lives you could be living, all the changes you could make, all the places you could go. This can be thrilling and bright, but it can get overwhelming so fast. It can make you forget about the life you’re living. Try to keep your heart open to the place where you live. Try to be there for the people you love. Try to remember your own feet on solid ground.

Capricorn: The world might seem too full of heaviness this week; the world might feel like a weird airless place. It’s so easy to forget your own powers, when the world feels this way. It’s so easy to forget all the ways you can make your own light. You can paint your walls yellow, you can paint your nails gold, you can just keep breathing. Let this be a week of resistance. Let this be a week of strength. Let this be a week for living well and staying kind in this big strange world.

Aquarius: The world around you might seem very wild, this week. The sky above you might seem too big or too bright. The road in front of you might look too long, too strange, too dark. It’s all going to be okay, and all you have to do right now is keep living, however you can. You don’t have to worry about everything in your life, right now. You don’t have to worry about futures and stories and plans. Just drink enough water. Get enough sleep. Call your friends when you need them. Eat foods that make you strong.

Pisces: This week, when you most need it, you’ll be able to find a small place inside of you that’s as hard as a diamond and as bright as the sun. This week, when it really matters, you can find a corner of your heart that truly knows your own worth, that can protect your from all darkness. This is a week for believing in your own bright magic. This is a week for standing up against everything that would have you stay quiet and everything that would have you be small.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This is a week for getting out of your own head; this is a week for living in the world. This week will be so full of good things you couldn’t have come up with on your own, good things you couldn’t even have imagined. Go to the movies, go to the beach, work in the garden. Go to the library and take out books you’ve never heard of. Talk to somebody you’ve never met and just listen to the things they have to tell you. There’s so much room to grow. There are so many things to see.

Taurus: This is a week to feel your strength so fully; this is a week to feel love and wildness in your veins. This is a week to stand up for everything that you need; it’s a week to ask for every good thing you’ve been working toward. Turn up your music. Open your curtains to the sunlight Think of the life that you’re building for yourself, the one that you see when you close your eyes. Try to be bold, try to honor your own wild desires, and the world will reward you this week.

Gemini: If you feel a little strange this week, if you feel a little lost, if your neighborhood feels a little empty, try to focus on all the things that keep you connected to the rest of the world. Think of the people you love, think of the people who move through the sames spaces you do, think of the people who’ve seen the same things you’ve seen. Think of all the strangers you share this world with. Let these connections with other people move you to live well. Let them make you feel less alone.

Cancer: This is a week for clearing your head, it’s a week for making space to move, it’s a week for remembering how to breathe. You can dust out the weird dark corners of your heart. You can  face down your loudest doubts and change them into something smaller, something empty, something you can look straight at and not feel afraid. Your days can feel so good this week, and your nights can make you feel strong and alive. Listen to songs that make you feel like you’re swimming. Listen to songs that make you feel like you could fly.

Leo: This is a week is going to feel so soft, this week’s going to feel so good, this week the whole world is going to be kind to you. You’ve been working so much, you’ve been trying so hard, and this is a week for relaxing for a minute. This is a week for settling into the bright life you’ve been building for yourself. Try not to work harder than you have to, right now. Sleep late if you can, or eat lunch outside, or go swimming, or convince yourself that this sweet summer could last forever.

Virgo: If your days get strange or boring this week, or if you can’t stop worrying about your world, you’re going to find deep wells of bravery inside of you. You’re going to find so much light. You’re going to find enough compassion to map your own way through the mountains, to make all the light that you need. You can be so kind to the people you love, this week. You can be so gentle with your own tender heart. You can be brave enough to believe in your own future, brave enough to believe things will be ok.

Libra: This is going to be a week for bright and strange kinds of honesty. This is going to be a week for looking at your life with clear eyes. Pay attention to the music playing in your heart. Pay attention to the colors in the corner of your vision. Pay attention to each prickle on your skin and each glimmer in the back of your memory. This does not have to be a week for action, just a week for looking directly at the truths you’ve already been carrying and a week for calling them by name.

Scorpio: This is a week for telling your own stories and building your own life. The world has its own plans, always, but your body belongs only to you. Your heart belongs to you. Your stories belong to you, and there’s so much you can do with them. You can choose which stories to tell yourself before you fall asleep at night. You can choose which stories will keep you alive, which stories to believe, which ones to share. You can choose which stories to sing and which ones to forget. You can do anything.

Sagittarius: This week you’re going to be able to see the funny edges of your world, the gaps between the world as you want it to be and the world that exists. There’s so much you can do in this in-between space. There are so many ways you can move. There’s so much room to grow bright and unafraid. There are so many golden dreams that could be yours. Try not to get overwhelmed by this. Don’t worry about changing your whole life. Just focus on waking up in the morning and opening the window and moving your feet.

Capricorn: This week your days might feel bendy and strange, they might feel tangled, they might feel too weird to live inside. It’s going to be ok, and for now just focus on ways to keep moving. For now just focus on being good to your friends. Focus on being good to your neighbors, or your cat, or the plants on your windowsill. It’s ok to get a little sappy this week. It’s ok to use love as a way to survive in the world. It’s ok to trust that all your kindness will come back to you someday.

Aquarius: This week, try to set the rhythms of your body to the rhythms of the world. Try to let yourself slow down in this summer haze. Don’t let anything rush you. Watch the sweet morning sunrise, feel the day heat up. Watch the afternoon storms roll in, slow and heavy. Listen to the crickets outside your window at night and listen to quiet songs until you fall asleep. It’s ok to let your energies cycle like the seasons. It’s ok to let your feelings change like the weather. It’s ok to trust yourself to know what you need.

Pisces: This is a week for nurturing the goodness inside you in every way you can. It’s a week for treating yourself with all of the compassion you can find. It’s a week for taking some risks, too, but only the ones that will let you grow, only the ones that can help you live. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Don’t wind yourself too tight. Go a little easy on yourself. Spend your days cooking and eating with people you love. Spend your days reading stories with happy endings. Spend your days staring up at the sky.


Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This week you can feel so full of energy, so full of movement. This week you can feel your own bright thoughts busting right through the walls of your skull. This is a week for running and talking and singing, a week for moving however you need, just to relieve some of the pressure inside your own head. You can do so much, this week. You can conduct electricity. You can work magic. Think of yourself like the moon, think of yourself like the tides. Think of all the ways you can share your wild light.

Taurus: This week you’re going to feel so good in the world, so right, so much at ease. This is a week for living in the world, for being with other people, for talking and laughing and listening to everybody’s funny bright stories. You can find so much kindness this week, and you can find so much generosity. Try not to doubt this, try not to worry. Other people can surprise you this week. Other people can sustain you. Other people can give you what you need to keep living.

Gemini: This week, if you need to, you can escape from every hard bad thing in your live. You can escape into books, into dreams, into places far from home, into lives far from your own. This is a week for letting yourself float away from your own heavy sorrows or your own tangled thoughts. You can get some rest, and you can learn so many things about yourself and about the cool green world. Don’t get too far from yourself that you can’t come back, but let yourself wander a little; let yourself dream.

Cancer: The world might wobble underneath your feet this week, and your thoughts might get loopy and weird. Try not to be afraid. Try to relax into everything that’s coming your way. You don’t have to know where you’re going this week, and you don’t have to know what you want. Just try to focus on your own bright heartbeats. Try to focus on the sun coming through your windows. Try to focus on your bravest thoughts. The world can surprise you in bright good ways. The world can lead you to the home you need.

Leo: This week will be all about mornings, all about the sunrise, all about dark skies breaking into light. Everything bad in your life can crack wide open; all the shadows inside your head can melt away, for now. This is so lucky and it’s so good and it’s going to be easier to live than it’s been in a while. You can watch your world brighten, you can dream so big, or you can just let your heart breathe. You can spend your days with your friends, you can spend your days just in love with the world.

Virgo: The world around you might not quite make sense, and your days won’t quite move the way they should, and the ground might feel strange underneath you. This week will be so full of goodness and light, just not the goodness and light you’ve been expecting. Instead you can find something different, brighter, weirder. Don’t hold out for the joys you were waiting for. Try to let your heart open wide to the joys that are showing themselves to you right now, wild and real. Talk to strangers. Drive to places you’ve never been before.

Libra: This is going to be a week for big skies, a week for wide open spaces, a week for wild expansive landscapes in the world and inside your head. You can be a little restless with your days. You can be a little reckless with your love. You can run wild through your dusty afternoons. You can feel desire fill your whole body. Let this restlessness carry you. Let it sustain you through so many hot afternoons. Let it remind you what it’s like to be so brave. Let it remind you how big your world can be. 

Scorpio: The air can feel a little thin around you this week, like suddenly anything is possible, like suddenly you can really move. You can get unstuck, you can dream in new colors, you could almost learn to fly. If you need them, you can make big changes this week. You can grow into your truest self. You can surprise everyone you know with how bright you can suddenly shine. Listen to stories that move you. Listen to stories that show you your own self. Listen to stories that take so long to tell.

Sagittarius: If you’ve been struggling, if things have all been a little strange, the pieces are going to fall back into place this week. Your brain can make sense again; your world can become whole. This is a week for live in green summer brightness; this is a week for living in warm summer air. This is a week for seeing yourself in the streets and the clouds and the trees, it’s a week for recognizing your own face in the mirror again. You can return to yourself. You can find your way. You can feel at home.

Capricorn: This week, suddenly, you can find yourself energetic and bright and full of fire. This week, you can believe in yourself, you can believe your own eyes, you can believe in your hands and your skin and your feet. You can be moved by love for your city. You can be moved by faith in your weird thoughts. You can get so much done, if you want, or you can spend your days listening to songs in your backyard and either way it’s going to be so good, it’s going to be important, it’s going to be right.

Aquarius: This week, as the sun rises and sets, as your days get warmer and denser and sweeter, you might wake up and find that suddenly things feel easier, suddenly things make sense. This week you can settle into the life you’ve been building. You can settle in to your own body. Spend your days swimming, spend your days sweating, spend your days eating. Think of all the things your body knows how to do. Think of all the ways you know how to be kind. Think of the shapes of your best dreams.

Pisces: When you walk out your door each morning, you can find new ways to see and new ways to live, if you look. You’ll be able to understand so many strange languages, so many secret codes. Things you’ve been struggling with will give way and become easier, more manageable, small enough to hold in your hand. Write your wishes down on paper and watch them become poetry; watch them become magic. Call your friends and tell them your secrets. Listen to the crickets outside your house at night. Watch the fireflies. Watch the golden moon.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.