Mother’s Day Horoscopes 2024: A Cancer Moon Brings Nurturing Vibes All Weekend

Here’s how every zodiac sign can celebrate Mother’s Day.

How perfect is this? The moon is in Cancer, the sign of the mother, for all of Mother’s Day weekend in the U.S. It settles into the sign of the Crab on Friday, May 11 at 11:13 PM EDT, and remains there until Monday, May 13, at 6:36 AM EDT.

If you are a mom, celebrating a mom, or you’re a pet mom, we wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day weekend!

Mother’s Day Horoscopes

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for Mother’s Day weekend 2024. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

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Aries (March 21-April 19) Mother’s Day horoscope

Mother’s Day couldn’t be more perfectly timed for you as the moon keeps rolling through your maternal fourth house on Sunday. Whether you’re feting the woman who raised you or enjoying your role as the star of the celebrations, you’re bound to be tearing up today, too. Dial up the nostalgia and review old photos or mementos from times you’ve shared. Instead of another basic brunch, revisit a place of magic from your shared past. Can’t meet up with your mom? Gathering with your favorite ladies can also make Sunday a red-letter day.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) Mother’s Day horoscope

Levity abounds on Sunday for your Mother’s Day horoscope, as the moon continues to flutter through your playful and fun loving third house. Take the important mothers in your life on a  little road trip or maybe an activity date. A few hours of antiquing or brunch at a quaint little B&B might be the perfect way to celebrate. With your curiosity piqued, you could enroll in a one-day workshop, like DIY furniture restoration or a French cooking class. 

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Gemini (May 21-June 20) Mother’s Day horoscope

With the moon perfectly positioned in maternal Cancer and your practical second house, you could take charge of the celebrations with the skill of a professional entertainment director. That said, you may have to pitch in with some last-minute planning. Make sure that every glass is filled and that dessert gets picked up from the bakery. Are you the mom-of-honor? Ditch any lavish plans that require too much effort, like cooking and cleaning. Bag up gourmet groceries for a picnic in the park or put your name on the list for brunch at that fancy bistro. You can get some shopping in while you wait for your table!

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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Mother’s Day horoscope

As a sensitive soul, you’re often found taking care of the needy types—or anyone who might need your trademark TLC. But no replying to SOS calls unless it’s a true emergency (and doesn’t require self-sacrifice). Close the validation station and focus on the opinion that matters most: your own! It’s going to be hard to tear yourself away from a passion project, but try not to check out during Mother’s Day celebrations. Devote at least a couple hours to feting the matriarchs in your life—or, if you’re the guest of honor, drinking in all the love and appreciation coming your way. 

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Leo (July 23-August 22) Mother’s Day horoscope

Focus on tying up loose ends, as the twelfth house rules closure. If you can, spend some time in a restorative yoga class or just treating your bedroom like it’s Studio 54. A solo dance party to your favorite playlist could be just the Rx you need.

This might also mean detouring Mother’s Day plans to the nearest day spa. Massages, steam rooms, mani-pedis: Anything that helps you relax and unwind will be beneficial. Or escape with the arts! Pick up a pair of tickets to a matinee performance or meet for a museum date. Not in family mode? Treat Sunday like a one-day retreat. Cancel plans with basically everyone and lounge to your heart’s content!

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Virgo (August 23-September 22) Mother’s Day horoscope

The more close alliances will be the merrier as the moon keeps rolling through Cancer and your laid-back, communal eleventh house for Mother’s Day weekend. If everyone in the group is up for it,  you might even merge Mother’s Day celebrations with another family’s. (More hands could also mean LESS cooking and cleaning: a win-win.) Celebrate the spirit of caretaking in all its forms. A homemade meal could be an instant bonding agent for the Virgo squad—especially if you work in a recipe from one of your family’s matriarchs.   

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Libra (September 23-October 22) Mother’s Day horoscope

Sunday could find you at the center of all Mother’s Day activities. Whether you’re feting your own mama, friends who are moms or yourself, your “entertainment director” superpowers are back. Keep things from ballooning out of proportion or into chaos, perhaps by devising a strategic seating chart of relatives for the brunch table.

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Mother’s Day horoscope

If you haven’t nailed down solid plans for Mother’s Day, how about taking the fiesta on the road? If all the farm-to-table restaurants or buzzed-about city bistros are booked, opt for a hike and picnic instead. Warning: With the Cancer moon dousing everyone with truth serum, you may be tempted to broach a touchy topic. Don’t do it! The only thing you should be transparent about is how much you truly adore all the mamas in your midst!

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Mother’s Day horoscope

With your intimate eighth house activated, skip the madding Mother’s Day crowds and organize a home celebration. Dashing to the bakery to pick up croissants, coffee and fruit is a lot less stressful than shouting over families in a busy restaurant. Try to get in some one-on-one time with your mom or a favorite lady in your life before the day is through. Then you can talk about the things you REALLY want to discuss, which will be cathartic for both of you. 

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Mother’s Day horoscope

Although Sunday is Mother’s Day, you’re craving one-on-one time. Meet up with your favorites (shhhh!) for a little QT before any larger celebrations. After you’ve handed off bouquets and enjoyed brunch, go hang with your bestie or the person who gives you butterflies. Keep plans flowing and spontaneous, and let the day unfold like a fairy tale.

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Mother’s Day horoscope

You might have to be the happy helper on Sunday and offer yourself up for Mother’s Day duties, like picking up the cake for helping set up the celebration and wash dishes. If you’re the one being feted as the matriarch, you might struggle a bit to get in the royal role. Let yourself be queen for the day. It suits you, Aquarius! That said, no one can stop you from doing a little spring cleaning and organization between festivities. Try not to start too many projects all at once, though.

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Pisces (February 19-March 20) Mother’s Day horoscope

As you celebrate the mothers in your life (and yourself if you’re a mom), make it a day of luxury and pampering. Surely a mama would appreciate your company for side-by-side spa pedicures, shopping and an indulgent brunch. How about an inspirational walk through a museum or gallery exhibit? Whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s an elevated experience filled with beauty, sensory stimulation and an opportunity to dress up in all those spring outfits begging for a seasonal debut. 

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