Your Parenting Horoscope For January 23-29
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 23-29.
Even though we just inaugurated a new president and your Facebook feed is probably bursting at the seams with passionate posts, the astrological aspects are rather quiet for most of the week — that is, until later in the week. On Friday, the planet of love, Venus, currently in dreamy Pisces will square off with taskmaster Saturn in fiery Sagittarius. This is the first of four times the two powerful planets will clash this year (usually, it only happens twice annually), signaling challenges related to love and money.
Thankfully, we can look forward to a positive new moon in Aquarius on Friday, which you may begin to feel the effects of as early as Monday. And that same day, Mars, the planet of action, moves into competitive Aries — the sign it's most comfortable in — for six weeks. This should make it easier to start that intense workout plan or finally pitch that ambitious project at work.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You should get a burst of energy that has you feeling super-confident and fired up to reach your goals while your key planet Mars is in your sign from Friday until March 9. Whether you've been wanting to try a new method to soothe your baby or start that kickboxing class, but haven't had the drive to make it happen, now's your chance. You're on fire, mama!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You could be torn between wanting to spend time with friends and needing to tackle a stressful financial situation with your partner (like tweaking your budget or finalizing a savings plan for your kid) on Friday when money-conscious Venus in your eleventh house of networking forms a negative angle to taskmaster Saturn in your eighth house of shared resources. Emotions may run high, so doing your Taurus best to stay patient and down to earth preempts conflict.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Whether you've been considering a getaway with the girls or a babywearing trip overseas, you may want to start planning long-distance travel around Friday when the new moon is in your ninth house of adventure. Even if it feels like a fantasy for now, planting a seed by just doing some research or investigating airfares could ultimately set an exciting plan in motion.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
While go-getter Mars is in your tenth house of career from Friday to March 9, you could feel more motivated than ever to make a play for a promotion or to start that side hustle you've been daydreaming about. You could actually feel more like Superwoman than usual, pinpointing new ways to balance your professional responsibilities with peaceful downtime with your baby. Yes, you are amazing, and your hard work on all fronts will pay off.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
On Friday, when Venus in your eighth house of sexual intimacy forms a negative angle to hardworking Saturn in your fifth house of romance, you and your partner may struggle to find time or energy to get it on or the sitter could bail just as you're running out the door to meet that Tinder date. Frustration is a completely normal response! But you'll do best to stay calm, keep your eye on the big picture, and try again.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Maybe you've been daydreaming about an overnight date with your partner — if only one of the grandparents will watch the baby — or you want to shake things up in a different way (think ordering new lingerie or initiating sexting sessions). No matter what turns you on, you'll take action to turn your fantasies into a reality while assertive Mars is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from Friday to March 9.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You can look forward to intellectual communication with your partner or someone you've been flirting with around Friday when the new moon is in your fifth house of romance. You could find yourself adoring his or her passion for something nerdy (like a shared penchant for reading up on swaddling methods or learning how to make homemade baby food). Connecting on this injects an exciting new energy into your bond.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
While go-getter Mars is in your sixth house of daily routines from Friday to March 9, you will be highly motivated to give your schedule a makeover to boost your work-life balance. When it comes to asking your higher-ups for a bit more flex time, a longer maternity leave, or a few vacation days to spend with your partner and L.O., you'll have a solid plan to propose and have the drive to execute it — flawlessly.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Your goal to get the house organized this weekend may not align with your partner's idea for R&R. Or the toddler seems hell-bent on giving you a hard time just when you need to get the baby to the pede. Basically, you could very well feel like you're facing challenges at every turn, thanks to a tough aspect between Venus in your fourth house of family life and taskmaster Saturn in your sign on Friday. Deep breaths and venting your truth to loved ones gets you through.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You'll be ready to deal with nagging domestic to-dos you've been putting off while go-getter Mars is in your fourth house of home life from Friday to March 9. This may also mean having a tough talk with your mother-in-law about that sleep training strategy you're not a fan of, or having an open discussion about child care plans with your partner. Whatever the challenge, you'll have the drive now to address it once and for all.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You'll do well to set a personal goal or positive intention around Friday when the new moon is in your sign. Maybe you want to finish that yoga challenge with your BFF or make your own Pinterest-inspired art for the nursery. As long as your heart is in it, you'll come up with a realistic plan, and taking the first step now makes the follow-through come even more naturally.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You may find yourself craving a little solo time but struggle to assert your needs to your partner or loved ones around Friday when the new moon is in your twelfth house of spirituality. Listen, you totally deserve that pedicure or extra hour in bed. Doing what you can to give yourself a break for self-care now makes it even easier for you to be present and engaged with baby later on.