Cancer Mom Horoscope: April 9 – April 15
With Pluto turning retrograde (backward) in your seventh house of committed relationships this week (on Tuesday, to be exact), the next five months could be challenging ones for your closest partnerships. The key from now until September 18 is remembering one important point: you don't always have to be in control! Cancer mamas, if you want to bring true partnership back into your life, it's time to let down your guard...and let someone else in. Single? Do your best to get beyond the hurts and heartbreak you've suffered through the years and get back onto the dating scene. If you’re seeing someone seriously, but still fear making another commitment to someone who might let you down, maybe it’s time to allow your current relationship to take that imminent serious turn. Married or in a long-term relationship? Stop playing martyr mommy or sancti-wife and soften your heart towards your partner. Life may not be what you pictured or even experienced lo, those many years ago, but since when do things stay the same forever?
Think, too, about the other support systems you’ve been neglecting, perhaps because you’ve been unable to ask for help. From now until September 18, it's time act in spite of those fears—they're not going anywhere (like your heartbreak), but Pluto encourages you to use them as motivating factors, not debilitating roadblocks. Have you been giving yourself an enormous number of reasons to heave health and fitness into the territory of "never enough time"? Hire a personal trainer or a nutritionist to get you back on track, or if you're struggling to re-enter the career world, consult with a career coach or a recruiter to give you a leg-up.
Another planet that's on the move this week is Mars, which turns direct (forward) in your third house of communication on Friday—since January 23, aggressive Mars has been retrograde in this sector of your chart, perhaps making communication difficult...even adversarial. Now, however, you'll truly have the gift of the gab, and you may even feel the urge to step up to the mic and speak your mind, or start a blog or community newsletter. Invest in a sleek new smartphone to manage your email and calendar on the go (your third house favors technology) and outfit the whole family with a fleet of chic new bikes for summer fun and traveling.