Scorpio Mom Horoscope: March 12 – March 18
Jeepers, Scorpio—since when did your standards get so high? Social Mercury begins its next retrograde phase on Monday of this week, and it starts its journey with two weeks in your sixth house of organization and perfectionism. You’re on the war path …beware the errant toddler or teen who gets in your way! All kidding aside, you ARE feeling lots more critical now, and a lot less forgiving of the people in your life who make even the pettiest of mistakes. No matter how hard folks try, they’ll never meet the high expectations you have for them. Go easy on yourself, as well: yes, you might have missed three successive visits to your personal trainer, or you had Cheerios crumbs all over your power-suit at that meeting with the big-shots, but what’s the big deal? Beware the urge to make mountains out of molehills, even when they seem more mountain than molehill at first glance. A great way to blow of some that of that perfectionist steam? Get thee to a yoga or Pilates class, and stretch, tone, and yes, sweat, away that stress and anxiety. Lots of gyms offer free or moderately priced babysitting, so if you’ve still got little ones underfoot, take ‘em along for the ride.
This Mercury retrograde phase is also a great time to introduce (or reintroduce) some healthy habits back into your family’s routine. If you’ve gotten lazy about cooking balanced, healthy meals, now’s the perfect time to get back into it—eliminate fast food and take-out from your family’s diet, and instead, create meals from organic veggies, pasture-raised meat, and free-range eggs and dairy. Actually cooking dinner from scratch might take a little longer than ordering in a couple of cheese pizzas, Scorpio, but once you see the positive impact it has on you and your family, the less of an obligation it will seem. Are there other parts of your life that could be due for a slowdown? Until Mercury returns to direct (forward) movement on April 4, take it easy—and when you catch yourself entering Momzilla mode, do your best to breath, move, or meditate your way out of it.