It's true: Your zodiac sign plays a part in how you can live your best life, from which sex position you should try to identifying your dream career goals. Romper partnered with astrologer Maressa Brown to share how every sign can put the current astrological aspects to work and enjoy even more happiness, wellness, and love every week. Here's your weekly parenting horoscope for January 16-22.
It's bound to be a tense and emotionally intense week, thanks to the sky above. Clearly, the big national headlines this week will center around the inauguration and the Women's March on Washington (and in various other cities throughout the country and world). On Thursday, go-getter planet Mars (currently in artistic Pisces) forms a negative angle to taskmaster Saturn (in fiery Sagittarius), and conflict, frustration, and delays may be unavoidable. The same aspect will repeat in October, so write down or record an aggravating situation you face and consider how it may be a learning experience for you. You'll have a more enlightened perspective should you have to revisit the issue in the fall.
That same day, the confident sun moves from hardworking Capricorn to rational, humanitarian Aquarius, where it remains until February 18. In turn, you may feel less compelled to be so strict about sticking to a budget-related resolution or challenging post-baby weight loss goal, and more interested in figuring out how you can become an activist in your community and fight for the greater good.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You may find yourself building in more time to spend with likeminded friends or colleagues from Thursday until February 18 while the confident sun is in your eleventh house of networking. Whether you're heading to D.C. to march with other moms from your town or planning a reunion with your college roommates, feeling as though you're part of a team or community is especially fulfilling emotionally now.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
On Thursday, when Mars in your eleventh house of networking forms a negative angle to Saturn in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you may be torn between spending intimate time with your partner and contributing to a team project at work or attending that town hall meeting. You may feel like you can only find child care for one set of plans, not both, and could throw up your hands in frustration if it just seems to be too much all at once. Do your best, and know that this frenetic energy will pass.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You and your partner may clash on a parenting strategy or ongoing issue around your home (like a repair or houseguest) on Monday when the moon in your fourth house of family life forms a negative angle to taskmaster Saturn in your seventh house of partnership. Try not to get so hung up on the minutiae of the challenge. Instead, tackling it by taking the big picture perspective into consideration serves as an opportunity to grow individually and as a couple.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Spontaneous, flirtatious fun with your partner or a possible new flame is in the cards on Saturday when the moon in your fifth house of romance forms positive angles to go-getter Mars and creative Venus in your ninth house of adventure. Take advantage by seeing if your mom or BFF can watch your kid, so you can have an impromptu night out. Worse comes to worse, crank up the anticipation by having a marathon sexting sesh with your honey. Your imagination will run wild.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You may feel particularly frustrated by your sex life on Thursday when action-oriented Mars in your eighth house of sexual intimacy forms a negative angle to taskmaster Saturn in your fifth house of romance. Setbacks — a temper tantrum from the toddler, a babysitter who bails at the last minute, an aggravating deadline — run rampant, and you're gonna be thisclose to feeling utterly exasperated. Even if you're all worked up, trying to find the silver lining (maybe a new way to connect with your partner?) helps you navigate this rocky time.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You may be inspired to try a new fitness plan (like that yoga challenge your friend keeps sharing on Facebook) or figure out a new work schedule that better suits your current child care situation while the confident sun is in your sixth house of routine from Thursday to February 18. Whatever you choose, try not to get too emotionally attached to the plan. Instead, going with the flow as much as possible gets you the best results now.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You may feel like you're speaking an entirely different language than your loved ones on Tuesday when the moon in your sign forms a negative angle to communicator Mercury in your fourth house of home life. This can be especially aggravating to you, as your #1 goal is to promote harmony and achieve balance — at all times. But right now, your best bet may to be to bluntly ask for help and take that timeout to take a bath or call your BFF. You deserve it.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You'll have a unique opportunity to address a conflict between loved ones while the confident sun is in your fourth house of home life from Thursday to February 18. Maybe you need to talk to your mother-in-law about overstepping her bounds or talk to your partner about tweaking the kids' bedtime routine. Though it may be an emotional issue, focusing on the logistics now leads you to a winning plan.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
No matter how organized you are or how much energy you manage to muster up, it may feel like you just can't get ahead with all of your to-dos on Thursday when go-getter Mars in your fourth house of family life forms a negative angle to taskmaster Saturn in your sign. Expect discontent and delays galore, maybe while trying to nurse the baby, talk to your sister, fix that malfunctioning dishwasher. Thankfully, there is something you can learn about yourself once the dust has settled. Identifying that makes you even stronger when similar challenges pop up down the road.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You may be inspired to design an innovative game plan for growing your business or starting a new venture while the confident sun is in your second house of income from Thursday to February 18. In fact, you could get into such an awesome flow that pursuing this exciting goal fits in almost seamlessly with all your parenting duties, wellness routine, and time with your partner. And once that happens, it's because you're exactly where you're meant to be. You've got this.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
While the confident sun is in your sign from Thursday to February 18, you could get a burst of energy that makes you feel more capable of taking on those ambitious goals you've put on the back burner (like taking advantage of the child care at your gym or opening that Etsy store). A rational, step-by-step approach and practicing self-compassion all go hand-in-hand to ensuring you get exactly what you're gunning for.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You could be inspired to get out of your comfort zone in order to expand your horizons on Saturday when the moon in your ninth house of adventure forms a positive angle to social Venus and go-getter Mars in your sign. This could mean hitting the streets to march in your city with your big kid by your side, or taking an impromptu road trip with your family. Your intuition is especially strong right now, so as long as you trust it, you'll be on the perfect path.