Sagittarius Mom Horoscope: April 9 – April 15
When it comes to money, Sagittarius mamas, what are you all so afraid of? Pluto turns retrograde (backward) in your second house of work and money on Tuesday, and from now until September 18, it's time to confront those fears about the Almighty Dollar. Open the closet door, and say hello to your skeletons—especially the ones wielding bank statements, bills, and yes, that performance evaluation. Use this Pluto retrograde phase to review, reflect, and refine: what projects have you taken on that don't speak to your passions and greater purpose? Do you have too many pans in the fire, or are you sacrificing time with your kids and your hubby in order to meet your financial obligations? Slow down now, Sagittarius, and really look in the mirror.
Think creatively of where you can add more magic to your work or your daily routines. If your job is taking too much of your time (but you're living paycheck to paycheck), work with a financial planner to see where you can cut or scale back on expenses; then, adjust your workload accordingly. Spending too much money on keeping up with those a-list moms rocking the status bags and the Michael Kors heels? For the sake of your wallet (and your soul), Pluto encourages you to simplify. Shop at consignment stores for second-hand, quality pieces for both you and your kids, and add a few simple meals to your repertoire instead of spending your hard-earned cash at restaurants and coffee shops.
Strategizing is key now: whether it's your money or your mission, zero in on the most important elements...and don't let yourself be drawn off on too many tangents. Yes, it might be frustrating to put aside that novel and focus on freelance articles for the time being, or to postpone your travel plans in order to subsidize babysitting or that expensive nursery school—but doesn't it feel better to live life eyes wide open rather than eyes squeezed shut? Indeed.
On Friday, planet Mars returns to direct motion in your tenth house of ambition and success—for all those Sag mamas who've been holding your breath since January 23 waiting for Mars to right itself, go ahead and breathe! Long-terms projects that faced setbacks over the past few months will flourish one again, you'll now be able to think about your future plans without cringing. Find ways to step up in your community, and encourage your children to take on leadership roles at school or in their extracurricular activities. Organizations like the Boy Scouts or the Girls Scouts could be just the ticket.