Aries Mom Horoscope: March 12 – March 18
What’s that, Aries? We’re not sure we heard you right! Chatty Mercury turns retrograde (backward) on Monday, and this particular retrograde phase (there's four a year, FYI) lasts until April 4. For the first two weeks of its travels, Mercury will be in your sign. If ever there were a time to hone your communication skills, this would be it! While we wouldn't recommend (necessarily, anyways) not saying what's on your mind, it would definitely be a good idea to think through your thoughts before you speak. Ask yourself whether or not your message could be misconstrued or misunderstood, or whether there's a better way, place, or time to express what you're feeling. For Aries moms, it's important that you don't lose your cool now: blowing up at your kids in the grocery store or having it out with another mom on the playground...this can all be avoided with some deep breathing, several rounds of counting to ten, or even making a quick exit (kid in tow, of course!). Rely on healthy outlets, such as your journal, exercise, and the compassionate ears of friends and fellow moms to soothe your wounded pride, raised hackles, or exhausted parenting skills.
Having Mercury retrograde in your sign isn't ALL bad, however, especially for a hardworking Aries like yourself! Pick up a personal project that may have gotten sidelined and start it up again with gusto—sometimes, a second or third go-round is all it takes to get the ball rolling. This week, three planets—including your ruling planet Mars— form a "heavenly trine" in earth signs, and this means great things for your financial situation, Aries. You might be presented with an opportunity to earn more cash for your family's financial future, or you could have develop a business idea of your own. Channel your inner entrepreneur (if she's not in high gear already), and start making things happen! This planetary meet-up could be a great time to finally sit down with your kids and talk budgeting (depending on their age, of course). If they're old enough, brainstorm with them about their long-term savings goals and various ways to make and save their money. Does your own 2012 budget need a little tweaking? Even if you thought you had already eliminated all the holes from your family's economic livelihood, this heavenly trine will help you not only zero in on areas of excess spending, but also identify some new, better ways to spend your hard-earned cash.