What does the zodiac say about the unborn baby? Will she grow to be an astronaut? A painter? Is your child CEO material? What kind of parent does your baby need in order to be compatible with the particular traits of his astrological sign? Can the stars really provide these answers?
In ancient times, people believed the stars could predict this and so much more. They believed that the cosmos carried celestial messages of events to come. Our ancestors devoted themselves to learning about the cycles of the sun, stars and planets in the hopes understanding and predicting seasons, future events and the fate of the world. Celestial bodies predicted storms, famine or rich harvests, fertility, wars and peace.
There are four categories zodiac signs are divided into. The categories are named for each of the elements of the Earth:
- Fire Signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo
- Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
- Air Signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
- Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Fire signs are passionate, temperamental and can burn out quickly. Water signs are emotional, mysterious and sensitive. Air signs tend to have their head in the clouds and love movement and adventure. Earth signs keep it real and keep their loved ones grounded and on track.
So what do the stars say about your baby's personality, talents and strengths? This list will help you learn about babies born under all twelve zodiac signs as well as a crash course on your strengths and weaknesses as a parent under your own sign. Read through to the end to find out what your sign says about the kind of parent you are going to be.
16 Aquarius (Air Sign)
Due Date Range: January 20 – February 18
Aquarius babies are free thinkers. They love people and have unique problem solving skills. They may not be comfortable when others express emotions, however. Your baby may have more tantrums than your average child, and forget about convincing her to share her toys. Be ready to have a little shadow following you around everywhere you go, as Aquarius children don't like being lonely. Your baby will be a wonderful conversationalist and you will definitely never have a dull moment!
If your baby is born an Aquarius, she may be shy around newcomers, but given time, she will easily adapt to her surroundings. Your baby will be energetic and playful, but might need some quiet time to recharge, as they can be sensitive to their surroundings and can get overstimulated easily. You're likely to have a smart child who excels at problem solving. Aquarius babies tend to thrive in play groups but hate being constrained, so baby wearing might be challenging for this one. Your social butterfly will get bored easily, so have a wide variety of books and toys available to her and enjoy the ride!
15 Pisces (Water Sign)
Due Date Range: February 19 – March 20
You may have a little Picasso in the family soon enough. Pisces babies are very artistic. Or perhaps, she'll be a musical prodigy like Mozart! Pisces babies love music and art, so it's a good idea to enroll her in a Mommy and Me music class and stock up on the finger paints. Your Pisces baby will be a gentle soul who loves an engaging and calm play environment.
Your baby will likely be a good sleeper, so congratulations! As your child grows, she will be quite friendly, with the likelihood of making all different types of friends. Your child will be generous with his heart and his toys. Pisces kids don't like know-it-alls and hate being criticized, so you'll need to practice compassionate parenting with this sensitive soul. Your Pisces baby will be quite the little helper, so make sure to engage him in whatever task you are involved in, whether it be laundry, cooking or cleaning out the cupboards. Your Pisces baby will love helping out!
14 Aries (Fire Sign)
Due Date range: March 21 - April 19
Your Aries baby is likely to be fearless, so be ready to be on your toes! Aries kids tend to be impulsive and hot-tempered. But they are excellent leaders and have a mesmerizing confidence about them. It's important to keep your Aries baby stimulated, as they really dislike being bored. You'll need to enroll them in a wide range of activities and sports to keep this little one occupied. But in return, you will see your Aries baby blossom into a passionate, determined and firey young human.
I hope you work out, Mama, because you are going to be doing a lot of chasing your little spit fire on the playground. They like high-speed, high-risk play and have very little restraint. It definitely will not be a dull ride, so strap in and enjoy the excitement! The toddler years will be a blur and their childhood will be filled with soccer games, scraped knees, messy hands and big powerful hugs.
13 Taurus (Earth Sign)
Due Date range: April 20 - May 20
Patience and predictability will be your Taurus baby's strengths, so enjoy the stroll, Mama! Long walks in the park and on the beach are just what your baby needs. Taurus babies love nature and beauty. Make sure to cue up Baby Mozart early, as your baby will respond positively to music. As he grows, plant a garden with him, teach him to cook and work with his hands. Your baby will love the quality time as well as these enjoyable activities.
Your child will have the ability to perceive the bigger picture and stick with tasks until they have reached completion. Your child will love Legos, arts and crafts and anything she can build with her hands. Make sure to be careful with sudden changes, as the Taurus baby doesn't handle those very well. She prefers predictability, stability and security. You can expect your child to be a reliable friend and confidant. She will likely remain friends with those she meets in preschool, as loyalty is a trademark Taurus trait. Make sure you remind them to enjoy the journey in the moment and be ready for a lot of quality time with your little one.
12 Gemini (Air Sign)
Due Date range: May 21 – June 20
Get ready to explore with your Gemini baby! Geminis are curious creatures, always looking for the next adventure. They are gentle and affectionate, which makes them excellent cuddlers. They like to be on the go and aren't big on routine, so surprises and adventures are definitely in your future. They can get a bit restless if they don't feel stimulated, so make sure to change it up often and keep it fun.
You may have trouble getting your curious baby to go to sleep because they have a serious fear of missing out. Geminis are fascinated with the world around them and long to be a part of it. Expect to have a full playdate calendar, because your baby will be constantly expanding his friendships. The other side of the coin is that they can be indecisive, moody and quiet at times. They sometimes have trouble sticking with one thing, so you may need to emphasize the importance of following through. Depending on the day, your baby could be social, happy and ready for fun, or flip to become serious, pensive and restless. You never quite know which one will show up!
11 Cancer (Water Sign)
Due Date range: June 21 – July 22
From castle forts in the living room to ships wrecked in the back yard, your Cancer baby will bring it all with his wild imagination. They don't give up easily, so they will probably be slightly ahead of the curve developmentally. Your baby will keep trying until they master crawling, walking and talking. Cancer babies are wary of strangers, so you may want to wear your baby during social gatherings to make her feel safe.
Cancer babies are homebodies and love to do intimate activities with the people they love the most. Arts and crafts, puzzles and dress up are ideal ways to pass the time for your little one. It may take your child a while to make friends, but once she does she is loyal and devoted. Cancers are ruled by their heart, so they may not alway think logically. Approach with care and your baby will grow to be a happy thriving child.
10 Leo (Fire Sign)
Due Date range: July 23 – August 22
Your Leo baby will rule the playgroup, as she is sure to be a natural leader. Your child will be confident, the first one to make up and lead games, dramatic and charming. Leos can achieve anything they set their minds to. Your baby will definitely be “king of the jungle,” in his world. Be ready to entertain lots of friends because your child will surely be a loyal and generous playmate. This sun baby will have the ability to unite people of all different backgrounds and lead them toward a shared cause. Get ready to laugh a lot, because Leos are usually endowed with a shining sense of humor.
Leo babies are fire signs, which means they are warm-hearted and have a zest for life. They have excellent problem solving abilities and are always looking to get better at tasks they learn. Leo children are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely charming. They are usually able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. Leo kids are generous and loyal friends, so your social calendar will be full with birthday parties and play dates. You'll be laughing a lot, as a Leo typically has a terrific sense of humor. Make sure your child doesn’t become too attached to their achievements or the way others see them, or they could become too vulnerable to being hurt when things don't go the way they want.
9 Virgo (Earth Sign)
Due Date range: August 23 – September 22
Your Virgo baby will be very methodical in the sand box. They won't try new things until they have thoroughly calculated all the risks. Your baby will be tender, but may be slightly introverted. They can be hard on themselves, especially when they are learning something new like walking. Because of this, they will need parents to remind them to enjoy the ride and let go of control.
Your baby may be an early talker, as communication ability is strong with Virgos. A career in creative writing or journalism may be in your child's future. They love to read, so stock up on those Dr. Seuss books now. Virgo kids thrive most when they are caring for others, so make sure your child has plenty of extra juice to hand out at the playground. Justice is very important to Virgos, so if they have siblings, be ready to hear well thought out reports on why their brother or sister isn’t being fair. It’s important to embrace their need to help others and contribute to a sense of right and justice in the world around them.
8 Libra (Air Sign)
Due Date range: September 23 – October 22
Friendship is important to Libra children. They love to work alongside their peers as a team, building blocks or playing a game. A Libra child is all about fairness. As long as the game is fair, your little Libra will have a great time. Highly intelligent, your baby will need consistent stimulation from books, activities and games. They do sometimes have trouble making decisions, so keep that in mind when you are asking if they want string cheese or crackers.
Make sure to decorate the nursery with bright, shiny art and trinkets, as they are mesmerized by all that glitters and sparkles. Your Libra baby might be a picky dresser, as they tend to have sophisticated taste and a love for the finer things in life. It's important to teach your baby to use her words, as they tend to avoid conflict. But she will be the best dressed kid on the playground.
7 Scorpio (Water Sign)
Due Date range: October 23 – November 21
Your baby will enter this world a glint in his eyes that he is privy to the secrets of the universe. He may be referred to as an "old soul" and will have the ability to see the deeper meaning in everything, even as an infant. Your Scorpio child will be brave and indomitable. He will make lifelong friends at an early age and will be known as a great secret keeper because he is reliable and trustworthy. Scorpio kids can be very passionate while being grounded and prepared for anything. Watch out for stubbornness, which Scorpio kids have in spades.
Because your baby is a water sign, they will have a lot of emotions to express. Always calm, cool and level headed, your Scorpio child will be the one others turn to in a crisis, whether it be a missing toy or the fact that the cookies are all gone. Scorpio children can see through lies with ease, so tread lightly with the Santa and Easter Bunny stories. Don't worry if your child gets the urge to explore as he grows. He will always come back to your loving arms.
6 Sagittarius (Fire Sign)
Due Date range: November 22 – December 21
Hang onto your hat because your baby will have a strong wanderlust and need for freedom and adventure. With these open-minded and enthusiastic kiddos, don't be surprised if you find yourself in new and exciting situations with your eccentric and free-spirited little one. Your child will have a fun sense of humor and a love for laughter. Embrace it. She will make friends with ease and will have the ability to easily manifest her heart's desires rapidly.
You may need to do some damage control with regard to your Sagittarius baby, as they tend to be too honest for their own good. They need to be taught what's appropriate to discuss in polite company. Stock up on interesting books about different cultures and parts of the world so you can travel in your own bedroom at story time with your baby. She will love you for it. Stay light and keep moving, Mama. You'll catch up to this big dreamer eventually.
5 Capricorn (Earth Sign)
Due Date range: December 22 – January 19
Get ready for one picky baby! If your baby wants things a certain way, that is the way he will have them. If it's a battle of wills he wants, a battle of wills he shall have! Capricorn children can be very serious by nature, which can make them strong leaders later in life. They learn quickly from their mistakes, so you may have a chess master on your hands. Move over Bobby Fischer!
As a parent of a Capricorn child, it will be up to you to guide and encourage them to accept the differences of others. While Capricorn kids can be practical and responsible, they can also be cold, stubborn aloof and unforgiving. Remind them that everyone makes mistakes and deserves a second chance. You will definitely have to pick your battles with this little one, but his dedication to family makes it all worthwhile.
What kind of parent will you be based on your sign? Click through for a crash course in your zodiac strengths and signs you are compatible with.
4 Parents: Fire Signs
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your greatest compatible signs are Libra and Leo. Aries parents are ready to the hero parents. As a parent, you love carrying your child high on your shoulders so they can have an even better life than you have had. Aries parents rule with the head and lead with the head. They are naturally brave, youthful and full of energy. Regardless of their age, they have an inexhaustible life force, perfect for the demands of raising children!
Your greatest compatible signs are Gemini and Aries. Sagittarius parents love friends and family. You will have your baby laughing non-stop because you love a good giggle. Your love for life and culture will enrich your baby’s world. Your generous spirit and your willingness to do anything for family make you an exceptional parent.
Your greatest compatible signs are Aquarius and Gemini. As a parent, you will be fearless and strong. But be careful, you tend to be a bit aggressive when dealing with conflict. You and your baby will be the rulers of the playground, but you love snuggling up at home with your baby too. You will both need that quiet time to restore your lion-like strength. You will be an unstoppable force when it comes to making sure your baby is happy and strong, just like you.
3 Parents: Earth Signs
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your greatest compatible signs are Taurus and Cancer. As a Capricorn parent, your greatest enemy will be yourself and your own inner demons. You have the ability to transform anything, whether it be fear, doubt or negativity and create value from it. As a parent, you will be an excellent planner, probably on the PTA and the organizer of play dates. While you learn from your mistakes very quickly, you need to allow your child room to be who she is. Accepting others’ differences is challenging for you, but necessary if you are parenting a child whose personality is different from your own.
Your greatest compatible signs are Scorpio and Cancer. Your tender nature will make you a very loving and attentive parent. You don’t like sudden changes, so you will need to learn to go with the flow in order to thrive when it comes to parenting. In a chaotic situation, your child will come to rely on you as the voice of reason. You will stick with any task, whether it be helping with your child’s science project or making gourmet baby food, until the job is done to your satisfaction. It is important to remember to make time to play and enjoy the unpredictability of life.
Your greatest compatible signs are Pisces and Cancer. As a Virgo parent, you are dedicated to family and bringing out the good in everyone. Methodical and intellectual, you will have researched all the best parenting methods. Your house would win a baby-proofing trophy and you have all the ideal baby books and toys ideal for helping your baby reach his full potential. But your attention to detail can leave your baby craving one-on-one time in which you aren’t being ‘productive,’ in your sense of the word. Try spending time with your baby exploring, without plans or expectations. See where your child leads you. It’s good for you to let them lead once in a while.
2 Parents: Air Signs
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your greatest compatible signs are Aries and Sagittarius. Libra parents are all about balance. They need a sense of balance in order to feel at peace in this uncertain world. This can make it difficult at times to make decisions. You will be an excellent mediator among siblings if you have more than one child. Justice and fairness is very important to you. Your household will be a harmonious one, and you will lead with a gentle hand.
Your greatest compatible signs are Leo and Sagittarius. Aquarius parents can be social among the other parents in the play group. They tend to put up walls if intimacy seems pushed on them or false. Leave it to you to think outside the box when it comes to parenting. You will be able to think of fresh ways to solve age-old parenting dilemmas with ease. You may have some trouble adjusting to the feeling of being constrained as a parent. You and your child will probably be on the go quite a bit to keep you feeling free and without limitations.
Your greatest compatible signs are Sagittarius and Aquarius. As a Gemini parent, you will be playful and at times, downright childlike, making you an excellent candidate as the fun parent. Gemini’s are highly devoted to their family and friends. You will surely share your child’s fascination with the world around you. You will thrive as a parent as long as there is excitement, passion and variety around you.
1 Parents: Water Signs
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Your greatest compatible signs are Capricorn and Taurus. Cancer parents can be short on patience at times. They make up for it with their giving nature, however. Cancers are loyal to family and have a powerful ability to empathize with others. Typically homebodies, Cancer parents love doing arts and crafts at home with their kids. They enjoy good meals with friends and family and love a good conversation.
Your greatest compatible signs are Taurus and Cancer. As a Scorpio parent, you are known for your calm and cool behavior. You have a deep wisdom and understanding of the ways of the Universe. Scorpio parents are dedicated leaders and great secret keepers. Expect other moms to be lining up to confide in you. You are brave and will easily attract a lot of playmates for your little one. Be careful of your suspicious nature and try to adapt to different types of human behaviors.
Your greatest compatible signs are Virgo and Taurus. Pisces parents are deeply in tune with their babies emotionally. You will be able to perceive what your baby needs at times even before your baby knows. You will be a very forgiving parent, always giving your child the benefit of the doubt. Your wisdom and grace will serve as a loving example to your baby.