Virgo Mom Horoscope: May 7 – May 13
You'll know it all, and then some, this week, Virgo, thanks to mental Mercury's presence in your ninth house of travel, education, and expansion. Mercury will be in this sector of your chart until May 24, perfect for all you mamas dying to get out of town for a few days or maybe even sign up for that upcoming weekend workshop. Don't think you have the credentials to hang with the rest of the class or worried about how the kids will do without you and your hubby for a weekend? Get over it, Virgo—everyone will do just fine, including you. Be on the lookout for connections with people from far and wide. Does your company have an office in Beijing, Paris, or London? This week could find you communicating with colleagues from afar or Skyping with international clients.
Bring an international flair to your everyday life now, as well: pick up one of Madhur Jaffrey's great cookbooks, and whip up a banquet of Indian cuisine. Not so comfortable in the kitchen, or don't have the time to grind spices in addition to ferrying the kids from school, to soccer, to dance? Take the family out to dinner in an area of your town or city known for its ethnic cuisine, and don't be surprised if it becomes a family favorite. No matter how small your town is, there's bound to be a place where you can celebrate a faraway culture.
On Saturday, an Aquarius quarter moon illuminates all things self-care related—in other words, your health and fitness, Virgo. If you've yet to work off those stubborn ten pounds still left from your last pregnancy, this is the perfect time to find a fitness program that really works for you and your lifestyle. Hire a personal trainer to personalize a workout, visit an acupuncturist and herbalist to get your body back in balance, and maybe even start keeping a food journal to track what you eat and how it makes you feel. Get your kids involved in this project as well, especially if their habits need a little cleaning up, too.
And for the main event of the week: Mother's Day! Yes, an entire day dedicated to celebrating all the wonderful and sometimes unsung things you do for the people you love most in the world. If you're looking for an exciting and fun way to celebrate, go for something active: pack a picnic and hike somewhere beautiful or take a road trip to a place that means something special to your family. Honor your own mom (and other moms in your life) with a candid acknowledgment of your appreciation and love.