Cancer Mom Horoscope: October 15 – October 21
Ready, set, nest! Monday’s new moon in Libra activates your domestic fourth house, inspiring you to make your home feel more like a haven instead of Grand Central Station. Between babysitters, supportive family members, and hosting playdates, Chateau Cancer is far from the sanctuary you’d like it to be, but that doesn’t mean you can’t designate a little corner of your home just for Mommy (and the bathroom doesn’t count!). In fact, it’s mandatory for your mental health. Whether it’s a cozy reading corner, a space for your easel and paints, or a pillow-filled nook to meditate, create a kid-free patch where you can reboot and recharge. Of course, this sacred space won’t do you any good if you don’t schedule in “me” time. Prioritize me, myself, and I, even if that means shelling out a few extra bucks for the sitter. This new moon marks the beginning of a six-month homebody cycle, so feel free to release the interior decorator in you. Infuse new colors into your home by painting the walls and adding accessories, like durable throw pillows or abstract prints or paintings. If your babes are old enough, include them in the process and have them help you pick out new color schemes for their bedrooms. Thinking of uprooting your brood? La luna gives your search an added boost. Be proactive—the place of your dreams may be found in the real estate listings early in the week. Your bonds with family members also deserve attention, especially those that are strained. Is it really worth your energy to hang on to an old hurt? Teach your kids about taking the high road, and let bygones be bygones. Your relationship will probably not be what it once was, but by letting go of your anger you can discover how to co-exist peacefully, and that’s a good thing for both of you, not to mention the rest of the family. Heads up: you’ll be more susceptible to emotional eating this week, a weakness for many Crabs. Instead of reaching for the Ben & Jerry’s to deal with stress, talk about how you’re feeling or journal through it. Check out Susie Orbach’s compact self-help book, “On Eating” and move toward liberating yourself from the urge to medicate with food.