It's true: Your zodiac sign can offer insight into plenty of random moments in your everyday life, from how you can best tackle your toddler's worst tantrums to identifying your career goals. Romper partnered with astrologer Maressa Brown to share how every sign can make what's going on up in the sky work for them and score more bliss and balance in your day-to-day. Here's your weekly parenting horoscope for April 17-23.
Last week's intense full moon energy finally dissipating should feel like a relief, but prepare for some noticeable astrological shifts (some positive, others potentially stressful) up in here this week. Since Mercury is retrograde until May 3, we're still dealing with all the friggin' headaches of that nonsense, like bills from the past that pop up out of nowhere or feeling like you're speaking a different language than your partner and L.O.
On Thursday, April 20, another planet, transformation-seeking Pluto, begins a backward turn that will last until the end of September, marking a period during which you're going to have to detox from the mental and emotional baggage that's been holding you back.
Use Monday's meet-up between the sun and the taskmaster planet Saturn to hit a personal goal that you've been working toward, like hitting a milestone for breastfeeding. And when the sun moves from Aries into Taurus on Wednesday, the general vibes will go from feeling competitive and hair-trigger to determined but grounded.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
If you've been flirting with the idea of starting your own online business or helping out with a mom friend's school fundraiser, you'll get a major green light to go for it while the sun is in your second house of income from Wednesday to May 20. Your instinct is usually to go as fast as you can to get the best result possible, but a slow, steady approach may actually be the perfect way to go in this particular situation.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
If you've been feeling like just freakin' hibernating and you're stuck in a rut with the daily grind of child care and work, you can look forward to Wednesday, when the sun moves into your sign for a month. You could get a burst of "hell, yes" energy that has you mapping out the best ways to hit your personal goals (like trying that new ballet barre class or making more plans with friends since giving birth). Basically, if you want something badly enough, you will go after it now. Yas, mama.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Any creative project you've been considering starting or travel plans you've been mulling over (like going with your baby and bae to check out a cool spot that's driving distance) will be more easy to act on, once go-getter Mars is in your sign for six weeks starting on Friday. Sure, you may feel like your energy is even more scattered than usual (like that's even possible, right?). But try to zero in on what bring you and your fam the most joy, and you'll figure it out.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Oof, it may be time to do some digging into deep-rooted relationship questions and emotional issues while transformative Pluto is retrograde in your seventh house of partnership from Thursday until the end of September. You could do well to hire a sitter and try weekly therapy sessions with your partner — or focus on healing work for yourself. If you see it as more of an opportunity than a chore, you could use this time to get to a more satisfying place emotionally. Worth a shot?
Leo (July 23-August 22)
On Monday, thanks to a positive aspect between the sun in your ninth house of adventure and Saturn in your fifth house of romance, you could be super freakin' horny and want to sneak off with your partner and try new pregnancy sex positions, or mess around in the shower before your L.O. wakes up. As long as you're not switching up the routine too dramatically—and it's just enough to be exciting, you're gonna get what you've been craving.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Let's put it this way: You're gonna be feeling pretty bold once the sun is in your ninth house of adventure for a month, starting on Wednesday. That hardcore workout you've been hesitant about trying since you gave birth? You're gonna do it. Standing up for yourself and asking for more from higher-ups? You're gonna do that, too. As long as any big deal move feels right instinctively, you'd do well to see how it goes. You've got this.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You might butt heads with your partner, BFF, boss, or MIL (whoo-hoo) on Friday, when social Venus in your sixth house of routine forms a pain in the ass angle to Saturn, which is all about teaching us the hardest life lessons. The misunderstanding could be related to something you deal with every day (like your flexible schedule so you can pick your L.O. up from day care). However you handle the conflict will have a reverberating effect, so consider how you want it all to ultimately play out before making your move.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Time with your partner should feel ridiculously gratifying and act as a major stress-reliever while the sun is in your seventh house of partnership for a month, starting on Wednesday. Sure, it may feel tough to squeeze it in, but if you need to line up a sitter for a standing weekly date in advance or just put bang sessions on the calendar, seriously, do it. You really will not be sorry.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You'll have an awesome opportunity to tweak any aspect of your daily grind that has been driving you nuts while the sun is in your sixth house of routine for a month, beginning on Wednesday. Maybe you need your L.O. to do one more play date a week so you can tackle your work moreeffectively, or you and your partner need to finally hash out how you'll squeeze a cleaning service into your budget. It's all good, 'cause you have the facts, figures, and confidence to make it all come together. Trust!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You could start to feel antsy and positive that something has to give or change or shift once transformative Pluto starts its five-month retrograde in your sign. Maybe your relationship is evolving, or you want to put the brakes on your extended breastfeeding plan. It's totally normal to be overwhelmed! Just know it's not a race, and you have every right to tackle whatever you want to achieve one step at a time.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
All you'll probably want to do is chill out with your bae and your L.O. close to home while the sun is in your fourth house of family life for a month, starting on Wednesday. Sure, you sometimes put pressure on yourself to go out and hang with your girls, but being real about your needs RN is also super-important. It's totally cool if you want to devote serious time to your fam. Those who really have your back should understand.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Go for that promotion or raise or some other form of professional advancement on Monday. That's when the sun in your second house of income forms a positive angle to Saturn in your tenth house of career, which tends to create restriction (yep, good times...), so this boost will have to be already in the confines of your current work set-up. But don't let that keep you from gunning for whatever you truly want! Your ambition makes the important people in your life so proud.