Capricorn Mom Horoscope: October 1 – October 7
Come on up for air, Capricorn. The last few years haven’t exactly been fun-filled but you’ve accomplished a great deal, thanks to your ruling planet, taskmaster Saturn, spending the last three years in your career sector. Balancing the demands of your brood with your career ambitions has consumed all of your time, but you’ve had enough of the ‘all work, no play’ mantra. On Saturday, Saturn shifts into Scorpio and your eleventh house of friendships and group activities, which finally puts your social life back on the priority list. Get on the ringer and poke your Facebook friends to make some kid-free plans STAT. One caveat though: Saturn may throw you a curve ball with your crew. While you were busy raising your babes and shooting for the stars, you may have lost the common ground you used to share. Other friends could have given up waiting for you to rejoin the social scene. Make it your mission to uncover a new tribe you can identify with. Check out family-friendly community groups, adult sports leagues, or a political movement that rouses your passions. Try on different groups for size (with and without the kids) until you find one that feels like a match.
Come Thursday, self-care steals the spotlight, as expansive Jupiter turns retrograde in your sixth house of healthy habits until January 30, 2013. If you’re having a hard time keeping up with your little ones, first make sure you’re getting your minimum quota of shuteye. If middle-of-the-night feedings or monsters in the closet are keeping you up at night, get a relative or hire a sitter to cover for you so you can slip away for a siesta during the day. A regular fitness routine will also do wonders for your energy levels. You don’t need to sign up for the next Iron Woman competition, Cap. Even post-dinner walks a few evenings a week can make a huge difference. Work the buddy system with another Mom on your block to set the routine in stone.