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 7 to 13.
The big news this week is obviously Election Day on Tuesday, but astrologically, there's plenty of change in the air, too. Around midnight on Wednesday (maybe around the time that we'll know who the next POTUS will be, fingers crossed!), Mars, the planet of action, moves into Aquarius, where it remains until December 19. This will trigger a burst of progressive, free-spirited, live-and-let live energy. So, hopefully, it'll be easier to make amends with that mom you got caught up in a Facebook debate with!
On Friday, Venus (associated with romance, artistic pursuits, and money) moves into Capricorn, where it'll hang out until December 7. Capricorn, being the serious earth sign that it is, may have us taking a more realistic look at finances, especially ahead of scouting out that perfect gift for the kids and maybe your partner and oh, everyone else on your list...
And as if that wasn't enough big planetary news for the week, communicator Mercury shifts into Sagittarius on Saturday, where it stays until December 2, making us all feel a bit sassier and infusing social get-togethers with a lively, jovial vibe wherein people may speak their mind, filtering for diplomacy be damned. So, yeah, that could spur a whole new debate at the Thanksgiving dinner table!
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're undoubtedly a busy bee with a social calendar packed with the kids' activities and your own commitments RN, but while Venus, the planet of money and art, is in your tenth house of career from Friday to December 7, you'll do well to pitch your most creative ideas to higher-ups or consider that side hustle (like LuLaRoe or Stella & Dot) your BFF has been doing. Either way, sharing your ideas and then putting them into action could bring in extra cash that will totally come in handy during the spendiest season.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You won't hesitate to express your need for one-on-one time with your bae or potential partner while Mercury, the planet of communication, is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from Saturday until December 2. Both of you are in the mood to be more direct than usual (think sexy snaps and OMG texts), which gets your pulses racing, and motivates you to get a sitter on your iCal STAT. You will turn those fantasies into a crazy-hot reality!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You'll do well to open up to a loved one about an emotional issue that's been weighing on your mind (like needing support to reach a breastfeeding goal or feeling anxious around your maternity leave ending) while Mercury, the planet of communication, is in your seventh house of partnership from Saturday until December 2. Really putting all your cards on the table now can have you feeling loved and confident about your game plan going forward.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Mars, the planet of action and sex, will be in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from Wednesday to December 19, which could make you want to switch gears from straight-up, vanilla sex and try something ~different~ and out of the ordinary with your partner. If you're single, you may consider hooking up with a friend. Either way, don't feel guilty about making room in your schedule (plan date nights, let relatives have some QT with the baby) for this self-exploration. It doubles as self-care!
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
On Saturday, Mercury, the planet of travel and communication, enters your fifth house of romance, where it'll hang 'til December 2, infusing conversations with your bae or that potential partner with a flirtatious and straightforward tone. Now could be the perfect time to propose that first romantic overnight away from the baby or even plan a fun day trip with the kids in tow. Whatever the case, following your heart now makes for awesome memories!
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
If you've been waiting to have a conversation with your partner or loved ones about an issue that's been weighing on your heart, you can look forward to Saturday, when the planet of communication, Mercury, begins its roughly three-week visit to your fourth house of family and home life. Whether you need to figure out a budget solution to pay for that house repair or a plan for coping with stressful visits from relatives over the holidays, striving for honest dialogue now gets you on the same page.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Your love life is about to get a boost of thrilling energy while Mars, the planet of sex and action, is in your fifth house of romance from Wednesday to December 19. Sure, you've been exhausted and feel like you have basically zero minutes in the day to experiment in bed with your partner or, if you're single, swiping around on Tinder, but opportunities to fulfill your desires should come more easily now. Sure, that could mean a quickie while the toddler is at a playdate or a graphic sext exchange during your lunch break, but it's all good. Go for it!
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
On Saturday, Mercury, the information-gathering planet, moves into your second house of income, where it hangs 'til December 2. You'll be super-pumped to get the ball rolling on that side hustle you've been researching. Although it may entail tweaking certain aspects of your daily grind — like maybe your partner or the nanny can take over breakfast prep or the bathtime routine with the kids some days — hashing it out now is well-worth the temporary headache, if it means you're able to put your passion toward earning some significant bucks.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Around Thursday, the moon in your fourth house of family forms a negative angle to romantic Venus in your sign, spurring a conflict at home. The kids might be acting seriously wild and testing your patience, or your partner may rub you the wrong way if you feel like they're slacking on their share of duties. Deep breaths, mama. Meditating may come in handy!
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
While Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is in your sign from Friday to December 7, you deserve to take a timeout from your numerous to-dos to pamper yourself and enjoy some social time. Set your mind to it, and you know you'll plan TF out of that girls' night or finally get the wheels in motion to kick off that book club. Even a couple of hours spent bonding and sipping some Pinot Grigio with your nearest and dearest can have you feeling recharged and even more capable of taking on all the biz back at home.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
On Wednesday, action-oriented Mars enters your sign, where it remains until December 19, and you're pretty much guaranteed to get a burst of can-do energy that makes you feel unstoppable. Warning: This could have you committing to all of the volunteer ops at your kid's school, all of the neighborhood association's meetings, all of the projects up for grabs at work, etc. Make sure you ask for help and build in some solo time here and there, because risk of burnout is still so real.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Around Thursday, when the moon in your sign forms a negative angle to Venus (which rules income and creative endeavors) in your tenth house of career, you could be aggravated if you feel like higher-ups don't understand your vision for an ongoing project. Try to distance your heart from the feedback by giving yourself a breather (call your sister or spend extra time bonding with the baby). Once you're back to work, you'll have a fresh perspective that helps you step up your performance in a powerful way.