The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: Unexpectedly, this week will be full of reminders of things from the past, things you used to love and things that never caused you anything but misery. It’ll be a strange kind of nostalgia that haunts you, a little warm, a little bright, a little bitter, where even the unhappiest memories are going to glow and the best times will torture you with their sweetness. Go for a walk, think about where you came from. Go to the movies alone and sit in the dark, quiet and free. Go home, do your laundry, sleep on clean sheets, and dream about ghosts.
Taurus: This is a good week for doing whatever you want to do, a good week for not listening to the cruel parts of yourself and the cruel people in your life. This is a good week for trusting the small and quiet bits of your soul that live in your eyes, in your muscles, in your clothes. It’s a good week for moving, a good week for applying to new jobs or quitting old one, a good week for listening to fast songs, a good week for standing tall and getting a little loud.
Gemini: This week you might have to fight against being scared of your own voice, scared of the shape of the space you occupy in this world, scared of the lines and patterns that you leave behind in your wake. It’s not the worst thing to let these feelings make themselves known to you, but don’t let this fear spread, don’t let it take over your body. Read poems by Bernadette Meyer. Look at bright, weird, wild art until it almost hurts. Pretend you’re not even scared of anything.
Cancer: It’ll be so easy, this week, for your thoughts to get tangled around each other, easy to feel like the inside of your head is a cluttered waste, easy to feel stuck, to feel like there’s no space to live. It’ll help to live inside every single moment, to be focused on the way your body works. Pay attention to the way your feet fall on the sidewalk. Pay attention to how your hands move when you’re turning the key in your door, when you’re typing out emails, when chopping garlic. Pay attention to the colors in your dreams.
Leo: This week might fill you with so much jealousy, when you start noticing the trees or the bookstores in cities other than your own, when you notice the trees on the other side of town, when you notice the astonishing art that your friends are making. This week, you’re going to want every single thing, every feeling, every kind of life, every kind of happiness. These are the desires that can consume you; they’re the desires that can hollow you out. Hold on to the little happinesses that are yours. Call your mom, take a bath, eat a donut.
Virgo: This week might feel a little slow, a little wobbly, a little wavy, a little strange. Time might feel like it’s passing more slowly than usual, like it’s a little dried out, a little tired. Nothing’s going to go bad, nothing’s going to be wrong, this week, it’s just a time for waiting for the last frost of the season, for conditions to be right, for buds to show up on the tree outside your window. Draw weird pictures of your house, your hands, your face. Listen to Nina Simone until you almost pass out.
Libra: This week will feel like an open field, like a rooftop, like a blue flame, like a clear night. The world will speak to you in beautiful ways, this week. Now is a good time for dealing with the things that have been bothering you because the world’s going to give you signs, it’s going to give you answers. This week you’ll hear Beyoncé songs thudding out of car stereos and tiny children telling each other secrets on the bus. You’ll be able to do anything.
Scorpio: Even more this usual, this week’s going to be about friendship, about warm feelings, about the sweet and complicated rituals you have with the people you love. Be very good to your friends this week. Tell them how you need them to be good to you and they’ll do it, because that’s what this week is about. Spend your time on the phone, spend your time running errands for each other, spend your time gossiping over beer, giggling over dumplings, driving each other home late at night, and sitting in silence watching the road and the dark sky.
Sagittarius: This is the sort of week where you’ll feel like you’re on a tightrope, like you’re on a balance beam, like you’re a spinning top and you can’t stop or you’ll topple over. This is going to be a week for trying to find balance, even when the whole world is asymmetrical, even when the floors in your house are crooked. Try not to worry about balance, just focus on waking up on time, on eating fruit, on taking care of the young people in your life, on watering the tiny green plants on your windowsill.
Capricorn: When things bother you this week, when things go wrong, you might feel like the whole world is burning up, like your body and your life are disintegrating, like everything’s falling apart. It’s going to drive you crazy, the little things that don’t go right this week, but try to ride out your frustration—watch it until it starts to move. The anger you’ll feel this week is the kind of force that can make the whole world open up. It can show you colors you’ve never seen before. It can show you how to fly.
Aquarius: This is going to be a week where you’ll want to take all the problems of the whole world onto your shoulders, into your skull, inside your body. You can do this if you want—you’re strong enough—but try walking away a couple times this week, try taking care of your sweet stressed out self. Take a jog, take a bath, let some of this worry seep out your pores. Listen to X-ray Spex alone in your room and listen to X-ray Spex out at party. Get tough and weird and wild.
Pisces: This week is a good week to watch the different colors of the sky, to see the way clouds pull apart and stick together, to notice what time the sun rises and sets. It’s a good week to step back and let the rhythms of your brain follow the rhythms of the light, to notice the ways you feel alive in the morning, the ways you feel alive in the evening, the way the sky outside your window goes pink and orange and blue and dark as you make dinner. Think about Kate Bush. Think about Yoko Ono. Think about the stars.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.