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 targeting your dream-career direction. 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 November 21-27.
On Monday, the sun moves from intense, emotional Scorpio into gregarious, playful, adventure-seeking Sagittarius — where it remains until December 21 — setting the stage for holiday party time! Perfect, since Thanksgiving is this week, right? Sure, but there are also a handful of notable and/or challenging astrological aspects this week that ensure we're not only focused on fun and games.
On Wednesday, a positive meet-up between the planet of communication Mercury and taskmaster Saturn in Sagittarius can make it easier to share and set some big-picture goals (like maybe trying for baby #2, discussing where your L.O. is going to school next year, or coming up with a different childcare plan for the new year).
Then, as if Thanksgiving wasn't stressful enough, you'll want to do your best to strive for balance on Thursday, Jupiter — the planet of higher learning and expansion — in Libra forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in Capricorn, tempting us to go beyond our limits (think overeating or getting into an epic, fiery fight with a relative over politics) in a way that could challenge and shift relationship dynamics.
On Friday, we'll be treated to a more benevolent aspect: romantic Venus and Pluto pair up in Capricorn, offering an opportunity to see the truth about a situation related to money or love — and take action ASAP.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Around Thursday, when Jupiter in your seventh house of partnership forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your tenth house of career, a work deadline that bleeds into the holiday weekend could be stressing you out and create friction with your partner or loved ones. Until you've cleared that off your plate, ask for help and try not to take on even more — or you may completely lose your cool.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Around Wednesday, communicator Mercury and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, spurring you to have a big talk with your partner or that new flame about your mutual desires and how you can best fulfill them. Maybe getting the toddler on even more of a set schedule or scheduling a weekly date night (even if it's just for a quickie dinner) has you feeling hopeful and even more connected.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Around Thursday, when big picture Jupiter in your fifth house of romance forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you'll probably be craving spontaneity and playfulness — maybe even a post-dinner hookup. But your tendency could be to set unrealistic expectations and end up disappointed if the sitter bails or one of the kids gets sick. Going with the flow and making the best of an uncontrollable situation serves you best.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Around Wednesday, communicator Mercury and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your sixth house of wellness and routine, making it the perfect time to sit down with a trusted confidant, expert, or mentor to discuss your goals (like finding part-time work from home or getting into more of a routine with your yoga practice). You'll come up with lots of concrete, empowering ways to get the ball rolling.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Around Thursday, when philosophical Jupiter in your third house of communication forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your sixth house of routines, you'll probably want to stick to your own Thanksgiving prep game plan and freak TF out if a loved one challenges you on it. Deep breaths, mama. Really, who cares if they want to make all of the stuffing vegan or let the kids play Pokémon Go instead of bake pie? Striving to let go of the reins a bit prevents you from losing your damn mind.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Around Friday, Venus — the planet of love and beauty — and transformative Pluto pair up in your fifth house of romance, and you'll have a sweet opportunity to share enjoy one-on-one time with your bae or that guy or girl you've had your eye on. You want it to be perfect, but even the most casual meet-up or date (like strolling in the park with the baby or chilling out while eating leftovers) will have you feeling closer.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Sorry, you are not going to like this, because you hate conflict, but it may be hard to avoid around Thursday, when philosophical Jupiter in your sign forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your fourth house of family and home life. Instead of going the passive-aggressive route, strive for diplomacy and speaking from your heart. You may not change any minds, and everyone may have to take a breather to get back in a ~harmonious~ mood, but you'll feel confident about how you stood up for your beliefs.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Around Wednesday, communicator Mercury and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your second house of income, and you'll do well to schedule a chat with your partner or a close confidant to go over cash-flow matters. Maybe you'll want to figure out the best way to squeeze in that side hustle without having to spend more on child care or to pitch that raise to higher-ups. Go over both the big picture and the details now, and you'll have a winning plan.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Around Friday, artistic Venus pairs up with transformative Pluto in your second house of income, and you may have a brainstorm about a creative endeavor that could bring in some extra bucks. Sharing this with the kids, your partner, your parents, or your BFF gets you even more excited to take action. Just make sure you're looking at all the moving parts before making the leap. You've got this.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Around Thursday, philosophical Jupiter in your tenth house of career forms a negative angle to transformative Pluto in your sign, and you may realize you took on way too many extra projects for work or that neighborhood fundraiser or the PTA. Feeling overwhelmed is natural, but don't let yourself get dragged down by anxiety. Making lists — and enlisting assistance from loved ones (your in-laws did say they wanted more time with the kids) allows you to TCB, so you can enjoy the holiday!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Around Friday, when romantic Venus pairs up with transformative Pluto in your twelfth house of spirituality, you may crave time to yourself. Go for it — seriously! Even if it's just taking a bath while your partner or parents handles meal time with the kids, or stepping out for a walk and FaceTime call to catch up with your best friend, you'll truly benefit from the op to recharge.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Around Wednesday, communicator Mercury and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your tenth house of career, inspiring you to go back to the drawing board to map out the best way to tackle an ongoing professional goal. But don't feel like you have to go it alone. Connect with someone whose work inspires you (your old college professor or a fellow mom in your kid's music class), and you'll be able to come up with an even more concrete, motivating action plan.