Your Weekly Parenting Horoscope For October 3-9
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 horoscope for the week of October 3 through 9.
Earlier in the week, the planet of action Mars in Capricorn squares off with Jupiter (optimism, growth) on the 5, we may be feeling restless, and as a result, be tempted to take on way too much. (I know — you're thinking, "What else is new?") And then on the 7, when the confident sun forms a negative angle to Pluto (transformation), a burst of tense energy could spur unfounded worry and action based on fear. Oof.
Thankfully, every sign will get a blast of harmony thanks to planet of communication Mercury's move into Libra on October 7. While Librans will feel this a bit more than the rest of us, we'll all be inspired to strive for diplomacy in our interactions with others until the 24. We'll feel like we need to be as fair, gentle, and pleasant as possible — especially when discussing a topic that's potentially conflict-triggering. This social aspect is also sure to set the stage for opportunities to have lots of lighthearted fun — group date nights, parties, and happy hours! — with friends and colleagues.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Around Friday, when the sun squares off with the planet of transformation Pluto, watch out for spiraling negative thoughts that have you on edge at work and home. This aspect signals a conflict between your seventh house of partnership and tenth house of career, so it's possible you'll struggle to get on the same page with your partner about a scheduling change or professional shift. The more mindful and patient you can be now, the quicker you'll be able to hash it out.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You'll do well to schedule a date night — or, let's be honest, make a plan to have sex — on Thursday, when the moon and taskmaster planet Saturn pair up in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. You could find yourself feeling a bit guilty that you're taking a time-out from being in mom mode or you could end up worrying so much over the details of the evening that you struggle to enjoy yourself. Yep, totally normal, but it'll be OK. You definitely deserve some pleasure RN!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The communication planet Mercury will be in your fifth house of romance from Friday 'til the 24, prompting super-flirtatious, playful vibes with your bae — or, if you're single, a potential partner. You'll want to put your innate love of language and technology to work for your love life, sending suggestive snaps or sassy sexts. Just try not to get so distracted by all the chatter that you miss out on fully connecting one-on-one. Bring that dirty talk into the bedroom, and sparks will fly!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
As a Cancer mom, your tendency is to take care of everyone. That's just how you express your love. But you could run the risk of biting off way more than you can chew on Wednesday, when the go-getter planet Mars in your seventh house of partnership squares off with expansive Jupiter in your fourth house of home life. Simply asking your partner for help tackling everything on the to-do list will have you breathing a huge sigh of relief.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
While Mercury (information-gathering, research) is in your third house of communication from Friday to the 24, you'll get a major green light to address a wellness concern that you just know has been throwing you off-balance. Sure, you can do your usual internet investigation, but then touch base with a trusted expert. An open conversation, in which you put that signature assertiveness of yours to work, gets you on the right track.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
When the moon and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your fourth house of home and family on Thursday, you could feel so overwhelmed by all your chores — the laundry, the childcare scheduling, bills, ugh — that you start fantasizing about just saying "screw it" and crawling back into bed. Better, though, would be to FaceTime your mom or BFF, or take the baby for a walk in the park. Giving yourself the freedom to connect and soak up that support from loved ones does wonders for your mind-body balance now.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
While the planet of communication Mercury is in your sign from Friday to the 24, you'll get a burst of confidence that makes it easier to express exactly what's on your mind. You can put this to work for you by pitching a bold idea to your boss or plotting out an action plan for reaching a personal goal. Reward yourself for your hard work by getting together with your friends. The enlivening conversation will flow as much as the wine. Enjoy!
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
On Thursday, when the moon and taskmaster Saturn pair up in your second house of income, you may feel like you finally have the answer to an aggravating AF financial challenge. But you may do well to hold off on putting the plan in motion until you've shared the details with someone you trust. Having that emotional support makes you feel even more empowered — and sets you up for a winning outcome.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
You run the risk of hitting a wall if you push too hard to get a team project done on Wednesday, when the go-getter planet Mars in your second house of income squares off with expansive Jupiter in your eleventh house of networking. There's no shame in relying on others to pitch in while you take care of yourself. In fact, it'll give you the opportunity to recharge and be able to contribute even more to the effort in the long run.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
On Friday, the sun in your 10 house of career squares off with the planet of transformation in your sign, and self-doubt may throw you off your game just as you're about to make a play for professional advancement (like a promotion or business loan). Focus on the facts and meditate on your big picture goal, and you'll realize, you've got this!
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
While the planet of communication Mercury is in your ninth house of higher education from Friday to the 24, you may consider tweaking your childcare plan so you can try a cooking workshop, start a foreign language course, or finally take that challenging yoga class. Go for it! As long as you're expanding your horizons, you'll be getting the most out of this enlightening energy. Journaling or even posting about it on social media allows you to absorb and enjoy the experience even more.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
While the planet of communication Mercury is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy from Friday to the 27, you'll do well to schedule in one-on-one time with your SO. You could be tempted to just stay cozy in bed together, but consider calling the sitter and checking out an art museum, wine fest, or walking tour. The experience inspires you to share your thoughts and dreams, strengthening your mental connection and deepening your chemistry in a game-changing way.