Your Weekly Parenting Horoscope For April 24-30
It's true: Your zodiac sign offers 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 put what's going on up in the sky to work for them and score even more bliss and balance in your day-to-day. Here's your weekly parenting horoscope for April 24-30.
Mercury retrograde continues to make you want to pull your damn hair out by throwing a wrench in transportation, technology, and communication. But on Monday, it forms a positive angle to Saturn, the planet of hard lessons. This can actually offer the opportunity to re-do an important conversation (maybe with your partner about trying for baby #2), or talk about a business matter that maybe didn’t pan out the way you would have liked the first time around.
The biggest, most positive aspect of the week, however, is undoubtedly the Taurus new moon on Wednesday. It’s a green light to dive into a potentially intimidating but also promising undertaking (like starting with a new therapist, or fulfilling that elaborate sexual fantasy involving furry handcuffs with bae). You’ll be able to take advantage of this moon’s sensual and ambitious energy for four days before and after it occurs.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Don't be surprised if, after Friday, you're suddenly feeling like sneaking in some hot shower sex with your partner while the L.O. is napping. That's because Venus will be in your sign for the second time this year until June 6. Your appetite for love, romance, and sexual intimacy is about to be off-the-charts—and you're gonna be aggressive about getting what you want, too.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
No pressure or anything, but you can totally begin to turn a long-held dream into a reality around Wednesday, when the new moon is in your sign. Whether you and your partner have been thinking about moving or you want to try to get back into a consistent post-baby workout routine, now's the time to make even a small step in that direction.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Birthday parties, school bake sales, or wine nights with your girls are bound to fill up your calendar while Venus is back in your eleventh house of friendships and networking from Friday until June 6. You might feel like losing your sh*t at times, but do your best to make room for a little Me Time to recharge (which means it's time to treat yourself to that extra massage time at the pedi place!).
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
If you tried to have a productive convo with your boss about your upcoming maternity leave or a big project that's been driving you bonkers, give it another shot around Monday, when the communicator planet Mercury in your tenth house of career forms a positive angle to taskmaster Saturn. Your badass focus, determination, and commitment will totally shine through, making it easier for you to get to the next level.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Cranking up the intensity of your love life with your bae or potential partners is more than possible while Venus, the planet of romance, is in your ninth house of adventure for the second time this year from Friday to June 6. If you haven't had a sexy overnight date since giving birth or you've been thinking of going on a hike as a family, now's the time to jump on it, mama.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Trying something out of your comfort zone is wise around Wednesday, when the new moon is in your ninth house of adventure. Maybe you want to finally try that hot yoga class you've been thinking will suck, or you want to work on weaning your L.O. As long as your intuition's feelin' it, give it a go. The upshot could be pretty sweet.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
If you were super-annoyed with your partner the last time you guys tried to talk about an emotional issue related to co-parenting or your relationship, give it another shot on Monday, when communicator Mercury in your seventh house of partnership forms a positive angle to taskmaster Saturn. As long as you're straightforward and heartfelt in your delivery, you should be able to get on the same page and move forward without further headaches. (Fingers crossed, right?)
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Starting a new tradition with your honey or BFF is at the forefront of your mind around Wednesday, when the new moon is in your seventh house of partnership. Of course, you might be totally overwhelmed by the daily grind, but making time to go hiking or to even just chill out together with some rosé and tapas while your L.O. gets their Bubble Guppies fix can bring you closer and leave you feeling refreshed.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Feeling overwhelmed and like something has to shift (your child care plan, your workout routine, whatever) is totally normal, but you'll do well to take action around Wednesday, when the new moon is in your sixth house of wellness. Consider asserting yourself with your partner or your boss, or just make a vow to yourself to adjust your schedule so it's more manageable. Even a small tweak can make the overall grind feel so much less insane over the next two weeks.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Chances are, on Monday you'll have to revisit a conversation with a close relative you thought you had already finished. That's when communicator Mercury in your fourth house of family life forms a positive angle to taskmaster Saturn, and you'll feel compelled to just say what you need to say. (Maybe about those weird snacks your MIL keeps giving your toddler, or how your partner hasn't been in the mood for sex for so long.) From there, you'll be able to get a real, healing dialogue going. You've got this.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You may be all about diving into an ambitious project at home (think decorating your L.O.'s nursery or hosting a dinner with friends) around Wednesday, when the new moon is in your fourth house of family life. In fact, you might be so revved up to get into it that you get frustrated if it's actually a bit slow-going. Take it easy, mama. This is no race or competition. Do your best to take it all one step at a time, and you'll be even more into the final result.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You may be inspired to try a whole new avenue for earning (like starting your own blog or selling your art at the local farmers' market) once Venus is in your second house of income again from Friday until June 6. Things could happen quickly and require some last-minute shifts, but if it feels right, just go with it—and potentially feel really freakin' awesome about the end result.