Leo Mom Horoscope: March 12 – March 18
Speaking the truth this week will be difficult, Leo, as planet of communication Mercury moves into retrograde (backward) motion on Monday, beginning its trek through your ninth house. Mercury doesn’t resume direct (forward) motion until April 4, so until then, watch that sharp tongue of yours! While your criticism of your colleagues or your son’s teachers may be valid and extraordinarily honest, the way you deliver said criticism might not win you any allies…no matter how right you are. Think before you speak, or better yet, find a creative outlet that allows you to express your thoughts and feelings without making any enemies.
Have travel plans for the kids’ spring break? Dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s now—Mercury retrograde can wreck havoc on anything having to do with getting from one place to another, whether it’s delayed or canceled planes, a flat tire, or just a forgotten teddy bear that causes you to turn-around and head back home. Take heart, Leo—retrogrades aren’t all bad! In fact, they often allow us to return to old projects, relationships, or even locations that we may have focused upon long ago, but had to put aside for all the normal reasons (time, energy, pregnancies). For you, this Mercury retrograde phase could provide an opportunity to reintroduce something or someone from your past into your present: a favorite destination that you used to go to when you were a child, a favorite relative or long-lost friend, or a business idea that you could never seem to get off the ground. While it might seem as though you’re moving backward instead of forward, if it offers you happiness and hope, dip a toe into that nostalgic pool.
This week also features a “heavenly trine” of three planets in earth signs, and for you, Leo, the emphasis is on the financial zones of your chart. If you’re hungry for a promotion at work or hoping to add some extra income to your family’s financial coffers, now’s the time to speak to the boss about what’s next. Be sure that when the opportunity arises to volunteer for extra work or responsibility, you’re ready, willing, and able to take it on—the powers that be will be watching, Leo!