The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: The world you live in might feel really gross this week, shabby and ratty and violent and weird. Sometimes the world is a gross place; sometimes it can be unkind. Sometimes you can’t even turn on the television, it’s so ugly. Sometimes you can’t even look at the peeling paint on your own house. Sometimes you have to go totally wild to even deal with it, and that is okay. Don’t be unkind, but don’t worry so much about being pleasant and easy. Listen to loud songs. Watch John Waters movies.
Taurus: This week is a really good week for treating yourself like the best, most beautiful thing in the whole entire world, especially if it’s cold, especially if it’s cloudy, especially if you start to feel sad. If you get frazzled this week, if you feel like a monster, then get your hair cut, get your nails done, wear clothes that make you feel like a peacock, like an alien, like a queen. Treat your whole life like it’s gold, like it’s a redwood tree, like it’s a soft tiny baby. Take a day off work. Buy yourself a book. Buy yourself a whole gallon of ice cream.
Gemini: This week is going to be smooth, its going to be simple, its going to seem like you’re watching it from high in the air. Weeks like this can get a little unnerving when you start to feel weightless, when you feel airy and far away. Try not to worry, just notice how green the whole landscape is, how gentle the slope of the hills, how close you are to the clouds. Remember that you still have a body, remember that you have a life on the ground, and enjoy this strange vacation from from the sharp sad details of your world.
Cancer: This week’s going to feel a little choppy, a little stormy—like it has the potential to ruin you, like it has the potential to bring down everything you’ve ever believed in, every defense you’ve built for yourself. This sounds dark and crazy, maybe, but it’s okay. It’s okay to let yourself grow big and angry; it’s okay to storm and rage through the skies; it’s okay to sit inside at the window and watch the clouds blow over. This week is not about power, it is not about destruction, it is about the way the air smells after a storm.
Leo: This is a week for building, it’s a week for slow, even growth. It’s hard to do this when you’ve got such shining and beautiful plans in your head, when you already know just what you want this world to look like. This is a week for showing up to work on time, for laying foundations, for slogging through the long hours in the middle of the day. This week there’ll be no reward except the work itself, except the sweetness of slow progress, except the good sleep that comes at the end of a long sweaty day. Read Mavis Gallant, read stories about love, read whatever you want.
Virgo: This week is a good week for clarity, a good week for reflection, a good week not to even move at all, to poke at your thoughts, to watch the way they move, the ways they loop and dive. Watch for the times they get shaky and scared. Just sit, as long as you can, with the things that make your thoughts turn scary and weird. Make plans to go visit your old friends, to make tacos, to tell jokes, then to get quiet and listen to Nick Drake out on the porch.
Libra: You’ll be followed by a weird melancholy, this week, a strange nostalgia for things you’re not even missing, an unplaced feeling of itchiness, the sensation that you’re in the wrong place, in the wrong time, like you’re being haunted by past and future versions of yourself. This kind of sadness can feel very beautiful, but it can also make you feel like you’re not even alive. Don’t forget that you’re a real, living person. Try to feel gravity holding onto you, try to feel the water and the bones in your body, try to feel the ways you’re held and anchored in your own world.
Scorpio: This week might feel slow, stale, like you’re stuck in a deep, ugly rut. Getting out of this place will change you: it will make you sharper and weirder and better, it will make you free. First, though, this week, right now, just sit with it. Let it hold you, let it shake you. Listen to the way the wind sounds from where you are. Listen to how birds sound so far above your head. Listen to trucks rumbling past you out on the highway. Listen to songs from old movies while you plan your escape.
Sagittarius: This is a week for unimaginable things; now is the time to change your life in small ways and big ways. It’s a week for learning what you actually wanted all along; it’s a week for learning how brave you are. Try to be brave. Try to own every one of your wild desires, even if you’re not ready to follow them, even if you’re not ready to look at them in broad daylight. Try to let them run through your body, try to let them guide your brain and your feet. Read poems by Joy Harjo. Read stories by the kids who live next door.
Capricorn: This week is going to be about joy and confidence and hope, about letting yourself be seduced, just a little, by the wildest parts of your dreams, by the wildest future lives you can think up. Try to feed these dreams—let them grow strong, let them grow bigger than feels safe, bigger than feels real. Try not to even feel weird about this crazy confidence. Listen to Marnie Stern, listen to Laura Mvula, listen to the people in your life who think that you’re good, who think you’re the best, who think that you’re infinite.
Aquarius: This is a week for you to get free from everything that’s been weighing you down, everything that’s been hiding in the ugly corners at the back of your brain. This week’s all about feeling right, feeling safe, getting what you need in order to run wild through the world. Work on learning how to fix your bike, how to fix your car, how to take care of yourself in the smallest, most concrete ways. Work on learning how to call your friends when you need them. Listen to The Breeders.
Pisces: This week is going to be about freedom, about a slow loosening of the boundaries and limits all around you. It’s a good week for going on walks, for noticing buildings and trees and colors that you never noticed before, for looking at this wide world that’s opened up all around you. This new freedom might feel empty, it might feel a little hollow, it might feel like it’s not enough to sustain you through the coming weeks. It will, you just need to adjust to this wide new landscape. Listen to The Beach Boys, listen to your own quietest thoughts.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.