Capricorn Mom Horoscope: April 9 – April 15
Of all the zodiac signs, this week's planetary movement is most significant for you, Capricorn mamas. Why? Pluto, planet of transformation, and the bearer of your subconscious thoughts, turns retrograde (backward) in your sign for the next five months. From this Tuesday until September 18, you could feel as though you've lost your bearings: Who are you? What do you believe in? What is your reason for being? Heavy questions, yes, but enormously important? For sure. Before you ship the kids to Grandma, write your husband an "I'm leaving to find myself" letter, and head to that ashram in India you read about in “Eat Pray Love”, remember to BREATHE. Pluto retrograde in your sign isn't about changing your life, per se, but about finding that inner confidence that keeps managing to elude you…success, after success, after success. No matter how much you've achieved (or your kids or partner have achieved), you're constantly plagued by the concern that's it's “Just Not. Good. Enough”.
The next five months are all about letting go of the multitude of worries you carry around on those broad shoulders of yours, and having the courage to explore. Encourage yourself to try new things now: whether it’s a new form of exercise, new responsibilities on the job front, or even a new neighborhood for your family, it's time to relish the joys of being a novice. Even something small—such as having the courage to highlight your hair or wear makeup—could be a possible breakthrough moment for you.
Pluto retrograde phases help us take off the blinders and view that which we've tried too hard to ignore; and for you, Capricorn, that's your innermost self. What are your passions, your desires, your hobbies? Prioritize these activities now, and break yourself from your habit of living vicariously through your kids or your partner.
Also occurring this week is the return to direct (forward) movement by assertive Mars, righting itself in your ninth house of travel, exploration, and study. Since January 23, the red planet may have made it difficult to see (and take advantage of) the opportunities staring you right in the face. You'll make up for lost time now, and from now until July 3, you might embark on a new entrepreneurial venture, perhaps something from out of your home, or travel with the kids to a faraway locale. Go forth with gusto, Capricorn, and immerse yourself and your kids in studies about the local language, culture, and sights. And let this be your mantra: yes, you can.