Due to a rare alignment between Uranus and Pluto this week, the Moon is aspecting both of them, unleashing an intense and unpredictable energy. Kids are especially sensitive to these cosmic undercurrents, so if you’ve got little ones -- or grown-up ones -- here’s your survival guide!
Be prepared for short tempers and a few outbursts. Keeping your cool is key to minimizing how your kids react. This is definitely a pick-your-battles week, so try to think before you respond. Prepare yourself by planning extra exercise to burn off any of your frustrations or anger.
Be flexible. Uranus shows there’s unexpected changes ahead, which will likely mean last-minute changes in plans. Have extra snacks or diversions ready in case your child doesn’t get to attend an event they were looking forward to.
Pluto is the power planet and, under its influence partners and children can get intensely demanding. Young ones want to exert control over their life, so even though you might normally make the decisions, let them exert their ability to call the shots (within reason, of course!). It’s a great opportunity to teach them that with power comes responsibility.
On Thursday, a settling Saturn influence kicks in, helping everyone get back to routine. It’s at this point that being firm on discipline is key, mostly to create a sense of stability that was missing earlier in the week.