Dealing with the daily intricacies of domestic life can tire even those with the greatest patience. In honor of Mother's Day, let the planets help you handle family life with grace this week!
1. Make family time adventurous.
Spice up domestic life by exploring all-things exotic. Revamp your decor with bright colors and inspiring scents. Expand family meals by splurging on cookbooks that feature Indian, Middle Eastern or Asian cuisine. And, if you’re overdue for a family holiday, opt for something physical or go to a brand new destination. At home with young kids? Make daily outings exciting again by getting out of your local neighborhood. Variety is the spice of life!
2. Neutralize power struggles.
Making peace with your own power means not biting when siblings, kids or your parents nag or criticize. Wednesday’s Pluto influence brings an opportunity to change established power dynamics in family relationships. Take charge of what’s important and ignore what’s not. As they say, it’s all about picking your battles.
Thursday’s Mercury-Neptune link suggests unwinding and getting creative. While rules and responsibilities are important for a smoothly run home, it’s also important to show your human side. This escapist energy suggests fun and bonding are most important. Get messy and creative and share a few laughs -- it’ll help everyone feel closer again.
4. Be generous with your family.
Jupiter’s influence on Saturday suggests that you spoil everyone with special indulgences. It might be Mother’s Day this weekend but that doesn’t mean the good times can’t be shared. The more you give the better you feel now, so whether it’s quality time or sharing life’s little luxuries, it’s okay to bit a little lavish now.
5. Make small improvements to make things easier.
Sunday’s grounded Mercury-Mars link will help you make important changes. Technology and outsourced support (help with driving duty or domestic chores) exists, so take advantage of it where it suits your lifestyle. With everyone doing a little bit, nobody has to do it all. Health and fitness are also highlighted. Lead by example and get active as a family.