Taurus Mom Horoscope: March 12 – March 18
It's that time again, Taurus! Yep, planet Mercury, ruler of all things communication, technology, and travel-related, goes retrograde (backward) from now until April 4, and it begins its trek in Aries, your twelfth house of completions and closure. Take a look at your relationships now—are there any friends, family members, or even lovers (for all you single mamas out on the scene) that drag you down more than they lift you up? Spend some time this week identifying ways in which these relationships could be improved, especially if they're causing you heartache and suffering. Is it just a matter of rebalancing the give and take between you and this person, or has the situation reached the point of codependency (aka, the point of no return). Although parting might be sorrowful, focus on the sweetness: would it be better for your emotional wellbeing if you cut the cord, at least for a trial separation? With all the positive people you DO have you in your life—your children, your significant other, your best friends—make sure you're leaving yourself enough time and energy to focus on their needs, not the needs of an energy vampire.
Because retrograde phases have a tendency to bring the past into the present, take a proactive stance in that direction this week: pile the kids in the car and go visit Grandma or Grandpa, volunteer your family's time at a nearby senior citizen home, or take a tour of a local historical museum with a program just for the little ones. Thankfully, Mercury retrograde isn't the only planetary event happening this week: there's also what we astrologers calls a "heavenly trine," with three planets in earth signs. As an earth sign yourself, you'll be deeply affected by this trine, especially in the most passionate sectors of your chart. If you and your hubby have been thinking of adding to your brood or moving the family to a faraway locale, now's the time to make that leap! And if you're on the singles' scene looking for a new partner to co-captain your household, there isn't a better time than now to open your heart to new love.