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 3-9.
You're gonna want to buckle up more than your kid's car seat this week, because this week's a bumpy one. If you're already starting to feel a little "off" (like your partner seems to have no freaking clue what you're talking about when you clearly asked him to change the toddler's diaper or emails seem to be randomly getting lost in the abyss), you are not alone. Mercury — the planet of communication, transportation, and technology — is about to go retrograde for three weeks, beginning on Sunday, the 9. But before it does, it slows down, throwing conversations and travel out of whack. Good times.
Oh, but that's not all. Taskmaster Saturn, which is associated with hard lessons, authority figures, and career matters, also begins a retrograde on Thursday, and it'll last for five months. (Yep!) As a result, you'll do best to focus on unfinished business, fly under the radar with your boss, and try not to switch anything up (particularly in terms of work arrangements) too drastically.
Some positive news: On Monday, go-getter Mars in Taurus forms a positive angle to transformative Pluto in Capricorn, making it easy to check something major off of your ever-growing to-do list. And if you're basically the crying-laughing emoji right now thinking about squeezing something like that in — on a Monday, no less — then NBD. This aspect will occur again in October, so you can hold off to take advantage of it then.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You'll do well to go over all those annoying-ass budget details you tend to be no fan of zeroing in on (though, let's be real, who is?) ASAP this week. That's because come Sunday, communicator Mercury will be retrograde in your second house of income 'til April 20, potentially stirring up confusion with cash flow and investments. Like you might find yourself mistakenly overpaying for child care or missing a paycheck. Don't freak — as long as you have all the info going in, you'll be better prepared to pinpoint something suspicious.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
On Friday, when lucky Jupiter in your sixth house of wellness and daily routine opposes the confident sun, you can look forward to feeling really, really gooood. So good that you're, like, sure, I can sign up for that 5K and all of the bake sales at your kid's preschool and making happy hour plans and planning that extravagant date night and... Yeah, the tendency now is to be overly optimistic and overextend yourself. Trying to think in terms of what you can actually fit into your crazed schedule makes for fewer headaches down the road.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
From Thursday to August 25, Saturn — the planet that's all about teaching us hard life lessons, whoo hoo! — will be retrograde in your seventh house of partnership. During this time, it may be especially tough to make any big sweeping changes you've been thinking of making to your closest relationships (like starting therapy with your co-parent or getting romantic with your regular hookup). Focusing on the things you can control (like self-care) and dynamics you already have going on minimizes frustration.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Don't be surprised if you find yourself hosting a playdate, cooking a big dinner, tending to little fix-it projects around your place, and trying to meet a massively important deadline for work on Friday when lucky Jupiter in your fourth house of family life opposes the confident sun. You might not even feel all that zonked by it all, because this aspect is such a feel-good one. But if you do find you hit a wall and need a bath and/or glass of wine (or two...), it's all good. You do you.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Your weekend fantasy (be it a fancy date night with your partner while your MIL watches the baby — or, you know, getting one freakin' hour to yourself for a pedicure) may very well be foiled on Saturday. That's when the planet of love Venus in your eighth house of sexual intimacy forms a negative angle to taskmaster Saturn in your fifth house of romance, and your desires may feel like they're just out of reach. Yep, annoying AF. Oh well. You can always fire up that DVR and catch up on Big Little Lies or Feud?
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
If you've been thinking of proposing a remote work agreement, a different maternity leave plan, or flex hours to your boss, try to jump on that before Thursday. After that, taskmaster Saturn will be retrograde in your fourth house of home life 'til August 25, and switching things up could get a bit more challenging. You may also have to deal with annoying repairs or other household headaches. Yeah, probably a good time to finally download and use that meditation app.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
If you've been craving one-on-one time with your partner or itching to go on a date with that guy or girl who recently hit you up on Bumble, consider going for it on Monday. That's when go-getter Mars in your eighth house of sexual intimacy forms a positive angle to transformative Pluto, and you'll have a burst of badass, take-charge energy, and your plans almost make themselves. Seriously, it may be eerily easy to get a sitter at the last minute. Don't question it. Just trust yourself — and enjoy.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You know that ambitious moneymaking plan in the back of your head? The job you know you need to apply for already or the Etsy store you've been talking about opening forever? Go for it — or forever hold your peace. OK, maybe not forever. But from Thursday 'til August 25, taskmaster Saturn will be retrograde in your second house of income, keeping your focus mostly on existing projects and gigs. Doesn't mean you can't cash in during that time, but it may be a harder-won battle.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
OK, so, this sounds like a pain in the ass, but it's actually positive in the long run. Communicator Mercury will be retrograde in your sixth house of routine and wellness from Sunday to April 20, nudging you to get a better grasp on that jam-packed schedule. You'll do well to pay special attention to anything that's fallen by the wayside (like quickie workouts or regular check-ups) as the result of stretching yourself too thin. Don't be shy about hitting up friends and family members — That second cousin who's a postpartum doula now? Text her! — for support.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You really cannot believe your luck on Monday when go-getter Mars in your fifth house of romance forms a positive angle to transformative Pluto in your sign. You might find you get out of work early and/or your sister drops by, craving time with her niece or nephew, and suddenly, the evening is all yours. No guilt. If this or anything like it happens, you're totally entitled to drop everything and have a spontaneous, sexy time (dinner, drinks, or just a wild night together) with anyone you deem worthy...
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You may face a money-related headache (like an overdue credit card or colleagues dragging their feet on an important invoice) on Saturday when Venus — which rules love, but also money — in your second house of cash forms a negative angle to taskmaster Saturn. Yes, this may cause you to very well almost lose your sh*t, so take care of yourself however you can (deep breaths, that essential oil your friend sold you last week, FaceTime with your adorable toddler) first, and then see how you can address the debacle. Remaining as calm as you can promotes clarity.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
If you've been putting off an important heart-to-heart with someone near and dear, get on it. 'Cuz after Sunday, while Mercury is retrograde in your third house of communication, you may feel like you're struggling to get through to just about everyone you're talking to — your kid, your partner, your friends...seriously, everyone. You are going to want to pull your hair out, and that's OK. The silver lining: What you learn could lead to an awesome relationship breakthrough! But know that for three weeks, just trying to have one damn normal conversation might suck a bit.