Whether you’re an expectant mother, a new father or you have a small brood of kids at home, it’s natural to want to be the best parent possible.
You’ll try to get the balance right between being supportive and showing discipline, allowing freedom and setting boundaries. But it’s not always easy, especially if it feels like your instincts are pulling you in another direction.
Well, there may be a reason for that. Just as your horoscope influences your personality and outlook on life, your zodiac sign also plays a part in determining your parenting style.
Check out our zodiac parents guide to learn more!
Your Guide to Zodiac Signs as Parents
While there are many books devoted to parenting, the oldest manual is the one written in the stars. Astrology experts like those at askastrology.com understand how the stars guide us in all aspects of our life, including our style of parenting.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries can be childlike in nature, meaning they’ll often embrace taking part in fun activities with their children. As natural leaders, Arians also make good role models. But, this desire to lead and get kids involved in activities may seem overbearing if their child is a little shy or reserved.
As such, Aries parents should avoid resorting to anger or frustration when they feel they’re at cross purposes with their child. Instead, this is when Arians should let their children see the loving and tender side they often hide from the world.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Loyal and committed to providing the best, Taurus parents are the rocks that their children can always count on. But they can sometimes go too far and may end up indulging their child’s every wish to the point of spoiling them.
Taureans are also in danger of letting their steadfast approach to parenting turn into stubbornness. It’s important to allow children to explore their own identities, even if that means making mistakes.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are curious and love to learn. Encouraging their child to engage in educational and social activities is often a top priority. As such, they’ll want their children to learn and grow as much as possible.
But sometimes, this constant emphasis on doing can feel overwhelming for children. Gemini parents need to enjoy simply being with their children as a way to connect on an emotional level too.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer parents strive to create a warm and loving home life for their families. But this unwavering support and love can make them prone to over-protectiveness.
Nurturing your child is fine, but Cancerians should be careful not to stifle and shelter their children. Without the freedom to explore and make mistakes, their children may end up rebelling.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Optimistic, generous, and playful – Leos relate to children and love nothing more than spending time with them. Leo parents are also loyal and stand up for their children no matter what.
But, while Leo’s constant enthusiasm and generosity of spirit often rub off on their children, they can get upset when their children don’t show gratitude. Leos need to understand that their children aren’t an extension of them and will find their own ways to express themselves.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
With a balance of practicality and sensitivity, Virgos often make great parents. But, Virgos should consider that, while we all want to help our children excel, a desire for perfection can result in setting impossibly high standards.
Virgos need to avoid being too critical. Instead, they should appreciate how praise is more effective when a child is learning and developing. And that sometimes, a lack of order is necessary for optimal development.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Thanks to their skill for managing relationships, Libras are often able to resolve conflicts without resorting to anger or authority. But Libra parents should be cautious of being too permissive, as their children may take advantage.
Libras can also have a tendency to be too honest at times. While full disclosure has its place, Libra parents must learn to avoid over-burdening their children with information and responsibility beyond their capabilities.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio parents feel a deep bond for their children. But their parental style often involves tough love as a way to prepare their children for the world.
Teaching strength of character is crucial, but tough love can sometimes come off as uncaring. Scorpios should learn when to show their sensitive side and how to nurture the same sensitivity in their children.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians are full of natural curiosity and a zest for life. As parents, they often encourage their children to explore and fulfill their desires.
While this freedom and sense of adventure are great, children also need consistency and stability to feel secure. A Sagittarius parent needs to know when to set boundaries and give responsibility to their children.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Striving for excellence may lead to career success, but it can make Capricorns too strict as parents. Some children respond well to a structured and disciplined upbringing. But it can be intimidating for children who don’t feel like they measure up.
Capricorn parents should take the pressure off and learn to have fun with their children. Too much focus on work and success can end up hampering a child’s natural development.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius parents are good at encouraging their children in social and intellectual pursuits. But their individuality can sometimes make it hard for them to relate to children in general.
Aquarians can help strengthen the bond they have with their children by showing their emotional side. They also need to remain supportive and must learn not to withdraw if their children push them away.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisceans often make excellent parents thanks to their ability to tune in to their child’s needs. But Pisces parents also need to learn to give their children space to solve their own problems.
Similarly, although Pisces parents excel at nurturing their children’s imagination and individuality, they need to teach them about the harsh realities of life too.
How Astrology Affects Your Parenting Style
As this guide shows, every zodiac sign has a distinct way of parenting, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.
But being aware of how astrology influences your parenting style can help you understand and, if necessary, adjust your behavior to be a better parent.
Another way to ensure you’re the best parent you can be is not to lose sight of your own needs. Check out why parents should make themselves a priority too!
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