The moon… The stars… The swirling planets… The ancient… The great unknown…
Humans have been looking skyward for centuries for answers, and for entertainment.
If they used a little imagination, they could see the shape of an archer here, a bull up there, and something like a crab right over there.
It makes sense to me that people might look to the natural world around them – or even above them – when thinking about who they are and what their place might be amid all the apparent chaos (and yet also quite miraculous order) around them.
And yet, still, I do not really believe in astrology in the way that some people do. I don’t think that the date you are born should determine how you will behave down the road.
The details of your life and how you treat others are determined by, well, you. Sure, your upbringing and genetics probably play large roles in the whole thing, but it’s the choices we make each day that produce the outcomes that become our lives, both present and future.
It’s interesting, too, that many can identify with some aspects attributed to every astrological “sign.” Just read through a handful of generic descriptions, and I think you’ll find that the personality traits included are basic human tendencies that we all experience from time to time.
Regardless, for the fun of dreaming of all the different types of people your little one might become, let’s go through what babies might be like based on their zodiac signs.
15 Accessing An Inner Calm As An Aries (March 21-April 19)
Confidence: It can be a great quality for kids – and people in general – to have.
It might help them make friends, get jobs, do well in school, and attract potential mates, right?
Just think, your little Aries babe might turn out to be a great leader one day! (Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com describes this sign as courageous, confident, and also determined.)
So that’s exciting!
The thing is, babies have a long way to go, a lot to learn, and a lot of necessary trial and error to go through before they find their own strengths and successes. It’s just sort of what’s involved in this whole “being a human” thing.
It might sometimes be a path of frustration for the Aries child, although also, their innate confidence might help them to make up for any actual skills that they are still lacking.
The Aries sign is said to value comfort, quite literally, and what this makes me think of is how comfortably I tend to dress my own little ones. It’s not yet really about fashion or looking this way or that. It’s about wearing things that are comfy and easy to move in, so childhood may be an EXTRA comfortable and enjoyable time for a little Aries.
That short temper Aries are said to have may cause some discord, but, um, hello all toddlers ever…
14 Angry Aries (March 21-April 19)
Well, watch out, parents of Aries (okay, parents in general)…
Dealing with an angry little one, from the time they are a tiny tot and onward, can be one of the more challenging things parents ever have to do.
Being so close to them as their primary caregiver, it can really hard, too, not to be affected yourself by their moods sometimes and to give into that angry or frustrated vibe.
I’ve practiced plenty of deep breathing, myself, to successfully parent two little ones – doesn’t matter what their sign is!
There may be some issue with lacking patience, as well. With this already being a trademark quality of toddlers and kids, at least the ones I’ve ever met, it might be something to be extra aware of.
Aries supposedly dislike periods of inactivity and aren’t huge fans of delays. They also like to be the leaders in many situations.
Too bad little kids have to follow someone else’s lead much of the time as they learn and grow – before they are able to care for and protect themselves.
It might be frustrating, as it is for all kids sometimes, to have to follow someone else’s schedule and rules most of the time.
Pick your battles – that phrase has helped me in my pursuits as a mom.
13 Hold On Tight, Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Yeah, it can be really, really hard to just let go of control. And clearly, that goes for humans in general, no matter what traits are attributed to their particular astrological sign. It makes perfect sense that we try assert control over our lives and the world around us. It’s how we survive and thrive, if you think about it!
And if we use a little imagination, we might be able to discover some potential problems with a child being overly stubborn,
as Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com describes a Taurus as tending to be.
Being somewhat bullish in this way might get in the way of oh, say, learning, growing as a person, and also very basic necessities such as eating healthily, washing up, and generally doing what you need to do in order to be a healthy and well-adjusted person.
If you’re too stubborn to do what your parents tell you to do much of the time, you might end up working against yourself, and creating quite a bit of discord in the family unit.
At least babies and children do seem to have that natural urge to imitate their parents and others, to follow their cues and to want to please them, generally.
12 A Time To Grow For Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The astro site Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com includes the little tidbit that a Taurus may not exactly be a fan of things like sudden changes and complications. (Um, is anyone??? See what I mean about most of this stuff applying to, like, people in general? Still fun though.)
So here’s the problem that I could personally imagine for a youngster under this sign, assuming that they do in fact tend to dislike sudden changes and things of that nature:
Life is FULL of sudden changes and complications. Your state of development, classroom, group of friends, interests, social status, clothing… many, many things about you and your environment are bound to change dozens of times throughout your childhood, and that’s okay.
It might fall more than ever on this child’s mom, dad, or other caregivers to play the healer, the problem solver, and the ultimate sources of patience, comfort, and going with the flow.
Try letting your little one see firsthand that it’s okay to let go of control sometimes and just ride the wave, at least to some degree.
And even if they wipe out from time to time, well, falling in the ocean isn’t all that bad, is it? And they can just get right back on that board again.
The same astro site as above says that the Taurus dislikes insecurity, and of course kids enter this world completely unknowing and need their parents to provide all security and steadfastness for them.
11 Getting Used To Going It Alone For Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Although I had a sizeable family, multiple siblings, and plenty of friends while growing up, one thing I recall vividly about being a child was that it could be lonely.
Once you’ve been around on this earth for a few more years, in my experience, you start to realize that it’s not so lonely. Everyone feels the same way at certain times. We are all more similar than we are different, and the more you open up and share with someone else, the more they will open up and share with you.
It’s a beautiful thing, if perhaps a bit of a process to learn it.
The astro site Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com describes
Geminis as disliking being alone, so this potential element of childhood, or perhaps of personhood in general, may present a challenge for them time and time again.
Will your little Gemini perhaps have any siblings or a close-knit playgroup to keep him or her company?
Hey, will he or she even be part of a pair of twins?? (How appropriate!)
Let your son or daughter know that they are never truly alone because they always have you, as well as the potential to make a new friend wherever they are in the world or in life.
10 Again And Again And Again, Gemini (May 21-June 20)
I have two little ones who are not yet even school-aged. I am therefore very – very – used to a little thing called repetition.
I read the same set of stories night after night. I make the same foods many days. I serve them at the same times.
I go on the same walks, and I attend the same library story times.
And you know what? As a mom, it makes my life easier. It’s comforting to me and to my little ones to have predictable routines that we can depend on for things like socializing, comfort, entertainment, and enrichment.
Geminis, however, are said to dislike “being confined.”
If you thought your little tot would be happy enough playing quietly in the corner while you got something done around the house, you might wanna think again! (Again, this might be ANY child at ANY time.)
Although the babies and young kids I know tend to thrive on repetition and routine (as long as there’s a little excitement and plenty of learning opportunity thrown in there), those very things are said to bother a Gemini.
Try moving toys around to unexpected places, taking your tot to a different park, or checking out new books from the library each week.
9 Cautious Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is so funny to me, being just barely out of the infant months with my youngest and DEEP into toddlerhood with my older child:
The astrology website Astrology-Online.com lists one of the main traits traditionally associated with the Cancer sign as being “changeable and moody.” Ha! I’m dyin’ laughing over here.
Like, have you ever spend any time at all around a baby or toddler? So many emotions in quick succession.
Will your little Cancer tot be even more prone to such shifts in mood?
What might be a challenge, if I think about all of this a little more, is for the mom, dad, or caregiver to not give in to these emotional changes and extremes.
It’s so hard for me on some days to not let my own mood be too affected by the constant ups and downs of the two tiny people constantly at my skirts (as I might say if I was a mom of yore).
Maybe you, mama or dada, can be the one to hold steady, and show that you care about your child’s emotions but that there is some steadiness and calm in the world, too: You.
Astrology-Online.com also says a Cancer is often “shrewd and cautious” – so be prepared to encourage your child to let go and explore the world, to try that couscous, jump over that wave, and whoosh down that big slide!
8 All Hail Leo, Ruler Of The Realm (July 23-August 22)
Leo the lion, the fierce and brave king of the jungle, in folklore, in legend, and in, well, the actual jungle.
The traits often associated classically with the Leo sign are well known, accordingly. I mean, every toddler I’ve met recently in my daily life – and I meet a lot of them – knows about lions, tigers, and bears. (Those are the ones that ROAR!)
If we get a little more detailed with it, though, as listed on Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, a Leo likes positive attention, admiration, and generally being treated like a queen, or a king. Whatever floats your boat.
The thing is, as every child must inevitably learn, through no small effort on the part of their parents and educators, is that the world does not revolve around them.
There may be siblings. There are mom and dad, who can’t always cater immediately to their child’s wants and needs.
And that’s the way it should be, perhaps, because it is a more accurate reflection of real life.
This may, therefore, be sort of a rough realization for some Leo children.
Also, though, maybe that love of attention and attitude that they should be treated like royalty will be quite beneficial to them, and make them a loveable and interesting person in some ways.
Future prom king? Famous actress? Hey, the sky’s the limit, so get ’em, Tiger! Er, Lion.
7 Seeking Some Vavoom For Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Virgo… I’ve always liked the way this sign sounds, as in the actual sound of the word. It roles right off the tongue in a sort of pleasant way.
A child of this sign, however, might tend to be a little less easy-breezy and a little more serious business.
Virgos can tend toward being quite practical and analytical, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, anyway.
These tendencies and the hardworking nature of a Virgo may certainly be helpful when it comes time to study hard, get good grades, or (thinking more about the youngest years) say, clean up your toys.
But children don’t always exactly fit into neat systems. What they do and how they behave won’t often make sense and could be frustrating to a very practical mind, even a very young one.
Perhaps the carefree nature of childhood, in general, will win out for a time for a tot born under this sign.
There are some other aspects to consider, here, too. The weaknesses of a Virgo are listed as including being a worrier and being overly critical of the self and of others. With all the necessary falls, slip-ups, and learning experiences of childhood, will it be rough for a tot to let loose, learn, and just live?
I think that can be really hard for all of us sometimes.
Let your tot know that it’s okay to just BE, rather than always being PERFECT. Don’t put too much pressure on your child – they are probably already putting quite a bit of pressure on themselves.
6 Liberty First For Libra (September 23-October 22)
I was always raised to think that, well, thinking outside of the box can be a good thing.
Being different can make you stand out, and that can be beautiful.
If you are a kid, though, it might be hard sometimes. (Or, um, a human…)
The fact that Libras dislike conformity (according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com) might be seen as a pretty darn good thing. Think of how exciting it might be for a child to become an adult who values marching to the beat of her own drum, questioning authority, and generally thinking for herself! Yay for that.
Instead of blindly following, there is bravely leading. Instead of being a yes man, there’s being a clever man.
It might just be exactly what the world needs now, maybe – just maybe – more than ever before.
Then there’s also the fact that various stages of childhood – and adolescence – can include quite a bit of pressure, peer and otherwise, to… conform.
We do it to get in with certain groups of friends. We act “normal” to get jobs. We follow the heard simply not to risk rocking the boat.
When your child is a baby, maybe he’ll be the only one to draw a blue duck instead of a yellow one… The sky’s the limit…
5 Unlocking Scorpio’s Secrets (October 23-November 21)
The Scorpio sign: Does a person born under this date range tend to maintain somewhat of a protective shell? (Does, like, everyone from time to time??) You can decide.
What has been said before about the astrological sign of Scorpio is that people who happen to be born under it may just have a tad of trouble letting their truest selves shine on through.
At the site Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, a main weakness of Scorpios is presented as being that they can be quite secretive, actually, and also that they dislike revealing secrets. (I suppose one would quite obviously tend to follow the other, if you just think about it a little bit…)
But as a child, letting your true self shine through can really help you out, and be a good habit to form for those adult years.
In fact, one might say that it gets harder and harder with each passing year to really be in touch with who you are inside, and to authentically share that with those around you. It’s called bonding, and yeah… it’s pretty darn important to living life as a human being.
Perhaps Scorpios will find other ways of connecting to people or simply present what they perceive as a favorable surface-level persona, which can surely work, too.
If your little one seems to need a bit of encouragement to open up, offer it, and you can always try creative approaches such as reading, artwork, or a casual group setting.
4 ‘Are We There Yet?’ With Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Okay, so I’ve pondered the traits traditionally associated with Sagittarius, as listed quite niftily at Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, with babyhood and childhood in mind.
One main phrase continues to feel central and prominent to my English-major, mother-of-two-toddlers brain, and in sort of a big way.
That phrase is “very impatient,” and it just happens to be listed under the category of “weaknesses.”
Do any seasoned parents or caregivers reading this have any guesses as to why this one stood out to me so majorly?
Yeah… it can already feel like babies and young kids are very, VERY impatient. It can take quite a while to learn about that whole “waiting” thing.
Some kids I know (okay, all of them) go through at least one phase in the toddler years of straight up SCREAMING at the top of their lungs the second that they don’t feel like they are getting exactly what they want – and RIGHT away.
So basically, if your little one turns out to have this trait, you are SO not alone that it’s not even funny.
Try to teach your child patience and calmness, and a keen awareness of the needs of others.
If you are able to model staying calm, caring, and patient – even through those tantrums – you will only be helping your little one and yourself.
3 The Careful Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
I believe the phrase is “stubborn as a mule,” but some might say “stubborn as a goat,” or even, if they were astrologically inclined, “stubborn as a Capricorn.”
By the time we’re adults, even if it’s been a very challenging journey, most of find that we need to at least TRY to just go with the flow sometimes.
We can really only control so much in life, and while being very intentional and in control can lead to fulfillment and success, both, trying to assert control over EVERYTHING around us can only lead to things like frustration, pushing others away, and even disaster (if you ask this humanities major).
You can plan and plan it all in life, from how you’ll spend every cent you make to which college you will attend, and all of that will very likely need to go out the window. (Keep in mind that, again, I’m not saying careful planning and goals won’t help, just that you might have to be prepared to ditch your careful plan many times and make a whole new one.)
This whole concept might just be a little frustrating for someone who already has some trouble being optimistic. At Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, Capricorns are described as “expecting the worst.”
Being sort of a know-it-all and coming across as somewhat unforgiving and condescending might hinder personal interactions.
A Capricorn child might need to be encouraged to go with the flow, perhaps through modeling the behavior and pointing out favorable outcomes.
2 All For Excitement As An Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
It’s a common trait under the sign Aquarius to dislike limitations. They also can tend to enjoy things such as having fun with friends, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com. (Again, let me remind you that I personally think the reason astrology is an interesting lens through which to think about being a person is that the descriptions for each sign tend to apply to EVERYBODY at one time or another…)
In any case, an Aquarius doesn’t exactly love the idea of boring, same-ole situations. Oh, and they also don’t relish spending time with people who tend to disagree with them.
Hopefully, an Aquarius tot can play nice with others in preschool. Try, also, to provide plenty of variety in their activities and play from a very early age.
I mean, everybody likes to mix it up every now and then!
Being a small child can necessarily involve a lot of repetition, though. Meals and snack times need to occur at the same-ish times every day to provide adequate nourishment and avoid fits of the hangry variety.
Repetition can lead to both comfort and learning.
Throw a little spice in there just for your Aquarius child. Grab a CD of unfamiliar tunes from the library to pop in the car every few weeks, or try some wacky new foods together and make a big, fun thing of it. Why not?
1 A Piece Of The Pie For Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
So much of this article, in thinking about how various personality traits might be manifested in babies and toddlers (as divided by the various astrological signs, just for kicks…) has tended to discuss subjects such as dealing with a tot who thinks everything is about them, despises limitations, or isn’t good at waiting for the reward at the end of the work and waiting.
Here’s where we shake it all up: Show your Pisces tot (or, again, any tot…) that in many important ways, the world does revolve around them!
They are loved! They are so, so special! You do wondrous work to care for them and provide for them, and you will no matter what.
See, the thing is, the negatives or “weaknesses” listed for this particular sign at Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com seem, actually, rather extreme after scoping out the general descriptions of all of the other signs.
I mean, words and phrases such as these are included: “sad,” “desire to escape reality,” “victim,” and “martyr.”
Let your little love know, perhaps, that being criticized, sometimes is a part of life, and not the end of the world. In fact, it can help you to learn and grow – and not all criticisms are correct! They’re simply someone’s opinion. (Pisces are said to dislike being criticized at all and to tend toward being fearful.)
But then, a Pisces may also be gentle, intuitive, and compassionate, and think of the interpersonal and professional successes that could bring!