2012 MamaScopes: Sagittarius
How can we help you, Sagittarius? Get ready to hear that from all kinds of supportive folks this year, as Jupiter, your ruling planet, spends the first six months of the year in your sixth house of health, organization, and supportive people. You’ll be moving a mile a minute during this time, and it’s super important that you create structures to help ground yourself AND your family. Although it might be a blow to your mommy-ego, if you’re having trouble carving out any time for yourself and your relationship, hire a babysitter or a nanny to help out with your kids. And aim for a professional, someone who comes highly recommended and who has years of experience, rather than the thirteen-year-old that lives next door. Don’t have time to do the constant cleaning that your household requires? Hire a service to pick up the slack—there’s definitely no shame in that game, Sagittarius, especially if it allows you to spend more time with your kids or bringing home the bacon. If your children have been begging you for a pet, now’s a great time to bring a furry friend into your home; however, instead of going with a pure-bred from a puppy mill, consider adopting a rescue. With the help of Cesar Milan and his extremely readable dog books, you’ll have that pup looking like an AKC champion in no time.
As for your family life, the first half of the year is great for physical activity: join a neighborhood sports team, taking sailing lessons with the kids, or rent a cabin in the woods for spring break where you can camp, fish, and hike. When you have some down time, don’t just zone out in front of the TV: pick up a book of brain teasers or crossword puzzles, work on some crafting projects, or play games like Scrabble or anagrams with your friends and family. Give yourself (and your kids) the gift of structure now—if you aren’t already using an online scheduler like Google Calendar, it’s the perfect time to start. Enter (and set reminders) for things as small as meals and bedtime, and things as large as standardized tests and Girl Scout field trips. While it might be hard for you to stick to it, you’ve gotta try…it’s what will allow you to hang onto your freedom, Sag.
On February 3rd, Neptune moves into Pisces, your sector of home and family, for a 14-year cycle. This planetary movement could make your dream of living in a houseboat on the river Seine or a country cottage on the English countryside. Instead of packing it in and booking an international flight, channel your inner Martha Stewart and add of that dream world into your reality. Garden, paint, decorate—transform your living space into that imagined paradise.
Don’t neglect your need for friends this year, Sagittarius, no matter how busy you get! One of the big “me first moments is the June 4th Sagittarius lunar eclipse. You’ve put off joining that mommy group long enough—and now you need it more than ever. Chatting about your kids, your partner, your work…you crave this kind of emotional support, so bite the bullet and send that email to Johnny’s mother and get the next meeting in your calendar. Relationships with women are healing for you—find a dance class for beginners, or join a women’s group that visits some of your town’s cultural institutions for lectures, exhibits, and other events. If you’re at home with your little ones, sign up for a dancing and music classes at a local nursery school, spiritual center, or YMCA. Exposing them to the arts at a young age isn’t just good for their budding intellects, it’s also so much for fun (for both you and them, we might add!).
As for romance, your desire for attention in your relationship could make you act out a bit or play the diva a little more than usual. Channel that need for the spotlight into something positive for your relationship—bring home the “art of the tease” to your husband or partner, or check out mamagenas.com for information about the “pleasure revolution.” If something’s not fun, then why do it all? As Sagittarius entrepreneur and speaker Marie Forleo would say, “ If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hello no.” You have way too many options in this life to limit yourself to the mundane and the less-than-playful, so get busy in the bedroom and add some spice to your love life!
Single? Take advantage of technology to help you meet your match: try online dating or maybe even sign up for a speed dating session. This is great for single moms without nights out to spare auditioning potential mates. You could also embark on a long-distance relationship or meet someone while traveling…don’t let miles keep you from pursuing your true love. In June, Jupiter moves into Gemini, your seventh house of commitments. A relationship that you’re currently in could either go to the next level…or peter out into oblivion. Get ready to switch roles with a mate—perhaps you become the breadwinner for a time while he goes back to school, or vice versa. Again, don’t forget to keep things spicy: leave the kiddies with their grandparents and take a trip abroad, or maybe even do a couples’ workshop together. There are two Gemini eclipses this year (May 20 and November 28) and both could bring bursts of energy or change to one of your closest relationships, or perhaps even an awakening of your individual personalities.
Let’s talk about your health, Sag: with lucky Jupiter in your sixth house until June, the first six months of the year could find you in the best shape of your life, or maybe just the last ten years. Keep your exercise routine interesting with the help of fun classes or an inspiring personal trainer—don’t be surprised if you become addicted to your daily or thrice-weekly workout sessions. From October of 2012 until September of 2015, Saturn enters your twelfth house of healing and closure. You could require more spirituality in your life, as well as more emotional support. If you’re holding a grudge, it’s time (past time, really) to forgive and forget. This resentment you’ve been carrying around is hurting YOU more than it’s hurting anyone else, Sagittarius, so release it into the universe. Yoga retreats, silent meditation, or perhaps a session with an energy healer or a psychic medium could help your clear your path through or around any emotional roadblocks preventing you from moving powerfully into your future. One of your children could lean on you a little heavily for support during this time as well. Be careful about enabling him or her—while your heart might be breaking for the pain she’s suffering, it could be time for her to make her own way. Let go and let the universe give her the answers she needs.
2012 Mom-tra: “I don’t have to do it all by myself.”