Aries: This week is going to be full of joys, full of small sweetnesses, full of the things that make up the best parts of your life. This week is for coffee on crisp sunny mornings, for books in bed at night, for solid real victories, for feeling great, feeling healthy, feeling whole. Remind yourself that you deserve every good thing this week, and try to hold on to this feeling, try to make a space for it in your body, try to carry it with you into the winter. Read books with pictures, read books about plants.
Taurus: This week, the whole world around you is going to open up, the sky will expand over your head. In this new huge world you’re going to feel so much hunger for laughter, for sorrow, for thrills, for more weird kinds of feeling than even exist yet in the world. This kind of unruly desire can be a gift if you aren’t afraid of it. If you can let it fill you, if you can let it wash over you, if you don’t run away, it can make your dreams grow wild and your heart grow strong.
Gemini: This week is for trying to see things as they really are, for keeping your eyes open and searching for whatever clarity you can find. Look in the mirror and think about every good thing about your face; open yourself up and look for the things that make you sad, look for the things that hurt. Try to find the strongest, most quiet honesty that your body can hold, then go outside and feel the sun on your face and try nurture the small good things that will never leave you. Try to let your heart grow.
Cancer: This week, even in the most boring moments of your life, in the most dusty corners of your world, treat your feelings and your dreams like they’re made of the purest truth, like they’re made of powerful magic. Trust yourself, this week, trust the wisdom in your eyes and brain and guts and teeth. Trust that your understanding of the world you move through is real; trust that you know what you need to do. Live like your whole body is magic, like you have the power to make your life your own. Listen to the songs that make your heart pound.
Leo: This week, even when the world feels gray, even when your days feel full of the small routines of staying alive, the sky is going to be quietly expanding around you, the fields and streets and woods that you live in are going to grow wide and long and full of surprises. This week, the world that you live in is going to be big enough for the best parts of your imagination; this week, your weirdest dreams and your wildest energies are going to grow bright and big and nothing in the whole world will be able to hem them in.
Virgo: This week, old joys and old problems and old questions are going to return to you, they’re going to pop up like ghosts, like miracles, like colors and tastes you remember from your dreams. It’s weird and scary to relive past days, past selves, past sorrows, but if you’re ready, if you’re willing, this can be a week for changing your course, for diverting the flow of these old feelings, for redoing it all, for building sweet second chances for yourself. Read poems by Bernadette Mayer and don’t even worry, just do what you have to do to make your world right.
Libra: This week, you’re maybe going to feel a little fragile, like you’re soft, like you’re bending, like you’re barely even solid, like one hard word could crack you right in half. Don’t try to make yourself unbreakable, don’t try to replace your softness with stone or steel. Just do what helps you live, do what helps you get through the day, do whatever you can to remember how good it is to spend your days in very small ways, sometimes. Listen to songs in other languages, listen to songs without words.
Scorpio: This week is going to be about cutting loose, a little bit, about making trouble and making messes, about the wildness inside of you. This is a week for moving and laughing and unleashing all the bright energy that’s been stored up and growing inside you. Read poems by Jenny Zhang and read comics by Lynda Barry and be as tough or as sweet or as weird as you want to be. This week, weird as your body will let you be, be weird enough to light up the whole sky.
Sagittarius: This week is for getting wiser, for making difficult choices, for working and moving closer to the world you want to live in. This week is for leaving things behind, leaving people behind, leaving whole hard glittering cities behind. Try to focus on the pink and gold horizons in front of you, try to focus on finding the warmest places in your heart, the places where you can live, the places where things will be okay. Try to let the hardest coldest parts of your life fall away, and let trees and flowers and whole forests grow in where they used to be.
Capricorn: This week is for being honest, for being open, for claiming your own space in this world, your own voice, your own arms and legs and heart and name. This week is for asking for the things you need, or for building them yourself, or for doing what you have to. Live in your body as fully as you can, live in your dreams, live in your wild and wobbly feelings of joy and confusion and love. Take a bath, eat a pizza, laugh loud enough for the neighbors to hear it, just because you can.
Aquarius: This week, try to treat yourself so well; try to convince yourself that you deserve all the beautiful things and beautiful feelings in the world. Take walks to look at your favorite trees, take time to do your hair the way you like best, take naps and dream about your favorite places and your favorite colors and your favorite gentle feelings. This week, beauty can be a way to survive, it can be a make it through the winter, it can be a way to make it through the week. Look at art that gives you chills, listen to songs that make you cry.
Pisces: If you feel a little crazy this week, if you feel a little stuck, if it feels like it’s raining inside your head, don’t worry. Don’t let the grayness make you forget that the rain will stop and the stars will come out. Don’t forget that there are doors and windows all around you, that there are always ways to move, always places to escape, always chances to change the way you want to live. This week, keep your eyes open and move and watch for and openings, watch for cracks of light, watch for places where you can move into new worlds.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.