Aries Mom Horoscope: April 9 – April 15
No other mom in the zodiac is quite the go-getter you are, Aries—whether you’re gunning for that promotion or coaching your kiddo’s soccer team, you’re going for the gold…and encouraging your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same. But what are you sacrificing in order to get to the top? On Tuesday of this week, powerhouse planet Pluto goes retrograde (backward) in Capricorn, your tenth house of success and long-term ambitions. Remember, retrogrades don’t always mean setbacks! On the contrary, this Pluto retrograde phase (which lasts until September 18) illuminates the ways in which you can better focus your talents and energy on things that mesh with your values and passions. We know you CAN be best at everything…but why should you have to be? If you’re headed for burn-out (as evidenced by those dark circles and swimming-pool quantities of caffeine necessary to keep you upright) scale back some of your workplace responsibilities to prioritize your kids, your marriage, or a personal project.
Pushy Pluto could bring some professional breakthroughs now, as well: Aries moms who’ve been thinking about reentering the workplace now that your kids are in school, or have been contemplating switching up their careers, keep your eyes peeled for new opportunities and creative ways to balance responsibilities around the home. Is it time to rethink you and your family’s long-term future, or maybe bring elements of the past (traditions from you and your partner’s childhood, or more religion and spirituality) back into your life? Thanks to Pluto, the blinders are off now—things you may have suppressed may once again arise.
Also occurring this week is planet Mars return to direct (forward) motion in your sixth house of self-care and organization. Mars is your ruling planet, and since it began its backward movement on January 23, you’ve been struggling to keep bad habits at bay. From now until July 3, prioritize healthy living for both you and your kiddies: nix those take-out or fast food dinner fallbacks, and get back to the basics. A book like “The Everlasting Meal” by Tamar Adler could be a life-saver right now—it’s all about how to take those annoying leftovers (seemingly inedible kales stems, for instance), and make delicious, easy, and cheap (!) additions to your menu (kale pesto, anyone?). Make appointments for annual check-ups, and spend time organizing your home office or kitchen. Been working out with fellow moms? It could be time to go your own way and make your exercise routine more personal—we love the idea of workout buddies, but in reality, they may be holding you back. If it feels right, go your own way now.