The first week with a newborn can be a trying week for any new parent. Most parents are consumed with new baby worries like making sure the baby is eating enough, sleeping enough, passing enough wet and dirty diapers, and just trying to get a little sleep themselves. Often times, parents are at their wits end in the first few weeks of their newborn's life, and they are willing to read up and try just about anything. They spend late nights and early mornings scrolling through parenting forums, just searching for any piece of advice to help them get through those newborn struggles. They shush, shush, shush the baby while rocking him or her back and forth, back and forth, all while praying to any power that the baby will just fall asleep already so they can get a moment’s rest. Some moms even turn to their Zodiac sign for guidance during the baby’s first week, there are good reasons why.
Horoscope.com describes astrology as the oldest system of a universal wisdom for self-knowledge and awareness, as well as divination using natural phenomenon. Who isn’t looking for a little universal wisdom as they try to care for a newborn while running on little to no sleep? Horoscope.com also states, “The 12 Zodiac Signs are seen in the sky in the constellations. Each has a wealth of mythological tales originating from all cultures. Each one represents an archetypal energy of consciousness.”
Intrigued yet? Want to know how a new mom uses her zodiac sign to help guide her through the first week of motherhood? Grab a cup of coffee and browse through the list below for some tips on how new moms can rock their way through the first week of motherhood, with universal wisdom on their side!
15 Aquarius Moms Will See Two-Sides Of The Story, Perfect Start To Motherhood
Horoscope.com describes the Aquarius as someone who has, “Both personality types have an uncanny ability to see both sides of an argument without prejudice, making them excellent problem-solvers. While very much attuned to the energies around them, Aquarians have a deep need to take time out alone and away to rejuvenate themselves. The keyword for this sign is imagination. The Aquarian can see a world of possibilities even when there appears to be none.”
In the first week home with a new baby, the Aquarius mom will want to be sure and to make time for herself.
With the baby being only days old, this might be hard to accomplish. Even taking a bath or shower solo will give a new mom the time she needs to be alone with her thoughts and recharge, which is just what an Aquarius mom will need to keep sailing smoothly through the first week, and beyond.
Horoscope.com also describes the ideal environment for the Aquarius as any gathering of people to exchange ideas. The Aquarius mom shouldn’t hesitate to sneak out the door for a local mommy and me group. She will benefit greatly from bouncing thoughts, frustrations and questions off of other moms in the same position.
14 Pisces Moms: Open Up, Buttercup
The Pisces mom will be off to a good start with her newborn. Mom’s cool and calm demeanor will help her, her baby and other family members to also feel relaxed, which is the ideal environment for a newborn. Horscope.com describes a Pisces as, “Their willingness to give of themselves emotionally lends to an aura of quiet empathy. A Pisces is comforting to be around.”
Horoscope.com also describes Pisces as enjoying as being near the water. A good way for a mom and baby to relax would be to introduce baby to the water. Both -mom and baby- would benefit from a relaxing soak in the tub together. Safety first, be sure to keep baby on your chest and out of the water. It’s also best to make sure another adult is around to retrieve the baby from the tub once bathtime is over.
Momstrology.com states, “You’re a super-sensitive sign, but when your own feelings get hurt, you can fall into the “tender trap.” Rather than communicating directly, a Pisces mom can become passive-aggressive or emotionally manipulative.” It’s important for any mom to stay in tune with her emotions and feelings. It is especially important to communicate feelings postpartum, as you don’t want to let those feelings swell up and develop into bigger problems.
13 Aries Moms, Listen Up
The Aries mom will want to be sure to slow down and enjoy the first week with the new baby. According to Horoscope.com, “The world according to an Aries makes so much sense, that they have a hard time listening to, much less accepting, alternative viewpoints. Slowing down is also tough. A Ram's mind goes a million miles a minute, and slowing down for others can be excruciating. But when it comes to maintaining relationships, Aries must learn to adapt and embrace other ways of doing, being, and seeing.”
If she is an Aries mama, she will benefit from accepting help from those around her, especially that first week with her new baby.
Let grandma cook dinner for you, invite your best friend over and see if she wouldn’t mind doing a few dishes or sweeping your floor. Ask your partner to watch the baby for a little while so you can get out of the house, even if it’s just for a walk around the block.
Momstrology states, “Aries love to be the best at whatever they do, and you take fierce pride in all your methods and opinions. When you find yourself getting all “sancti-mommy” about organic produce or childproofing, recognize that you probably just need to be acknowledged as an incredible mom.”
The Aries mama will also want to be easy on herself that first week home with her baby (as most moms should be doing, regardless of signs.) Don’t go mom-shaming yourself over the small stuff. After all, the first week is mostly about just keeping it together and trying to get some needed rest when you can!
12 Taurus Moms Are Used To All-Nighters Already!
“With a rep as one of the hardest-working signs in the Zodiac, a Bull is never afraid to roll up those sleeves and get to work, and won't blink an eye at pulling an all-nighter to get the job done. But it's not all work for Taurus. Anchored by the earth, this passionate sign is all about sensuality, and is always seeking out pleasure,” states Horoscope.com
The ability to pull an all-nighter will surely come in handy for a Taurus mama during the first week with a baby. But, don’t hesitate to slow down and savor those early days as much as you can. Try to tune into the more passionate side of your energy and save the hard-working part for when you have a toddler!
Momstrology states the following, “Children fundamentally need routine, which happens to be a specialty for rock-steady Taurus. Being a creature of habit, you have no problem setting certain basic guidelines like bedtimes, mealtimes, and naps.” Getting your baby into a routine will be a great start for both of you. Though newborns have unpredictable schedules and needs in the first week, you will benefit from starting simple, like teaching the baby the difference between night and day, as early as possible.
11 Gemini Moms Are Smart Cookies
“Highly intelligent, Gemini are adept at seeing a 360-degree picture of a situation almost instantaneously, and they rarely become indecisive when making the next move,” states Horoscope.com. This ability to think quickly will surely come in handy. Babies tend to be unpredictable.
One minute, they’re sleeping peacefully in their bassinet, the next thing you know, they’re awake and crying. You go to change their diaper and suddenly, they’ve released themselves all over you, and the changing table and you’re wondering what the heck to do next.
Gemini moms have the upper hand in this situation, so navigating the first week with baby will come more simply.
Momstrology describes Gemini moms as honoring their children’s desire to learn, especially through play and discovery. Momstrology.com states, “Their education will be of prime importance to you.” But, whether you're a Gemini or Cancer, it’s never too early to start educating baby! Pull out the black and white books, and books with lots of texture and show baby the books during some tummy time.
Fear not, Gemini mama, the universe is with you on this one. Follow your intuition and you are sure to always be one step ahead of your baby’s needs. This trait is sure to help out with the transition to life with a newborn!
10 Cancer Moms Channel The Aura Around Her
In tune with both- themselves and the shifts in the physical world, Cancer moms are sure to have strong bonds with their newborn right from the start. Horoscope.com states, “Practically psychic, Cancers can take the emotional temperature of almost every room they're in, and can intuit whether a situation is good or bad before anyone says a word.” Sensing a baby's temperament will help Cancer moms stay ahead of the curve. If you sense your baby is unhappy, try and adjust your own attitude to help soothe him.
Stay in tune with nature, as this is instinctual for a Cancer. Try going outside with the baby. In the first week, it can be hard to move out and about, but if you can get the baby into the stroller for a stroll around the block, it will certainly be a great way for you to bond with baby and get some fresh air.
“Ruled by the moon, Cancer is incredibly in tune with the earth's rhythm and finds solace and pleasure in nature. More than many signs, Cancers intuitively know that tuning into the natural rhythms of the earth, the moon, and the planets can help when they have a problem,” states Horoscope.com
9 No One's Messing With Leo Moms
“Who’s the boss? Mama, that’s who. Confident Leos can be warm and laid-back, but when it’s time to lay down the law, you do. You’re an active mom and a lifelong learner who’s never too old to try new things. Your incredible willpower and ambition can set quite an example for your kids, who feel safe under your fierce protection,” states Momstrology.com. If you’re a Leo mom, then relax and trust those instincts!
Leo moms will benefit from their natural energetic spirit.
The first week with a newborn will leave many moms’s feeling drained, but don’t buy into it. The ability to remain energetic is in your instincts, so positive affirmations and reminders will help you remain positive, awake and happy, even for those 2 am wake-up calls.
Horoscope.com describes Leos as having a giving nature, "A Leo's secret weapon is his or her boundless capacity for love, affection, and generosity.” Channel some of that energy into, well, just trying to stay awake and attentive to your newborn. But, if you have some energy to spare, try taking photos of your newborn or journaling about these first precious days. Your child will love this memento in the future!
8 Virgo Moms Are The Most Organized
Virgo moms probably have a freezer full of premade meals and frozen breakfast burritos, (of course, homemade.) The baby’s nursery is probably ready and the hospital bag was more than likely packed a few months in advance. Momstrology.com states, “You’re the patron Saint of new mamas, too, offering a wealth of helpful advice for every age and stage. Virgos love details and trivia, so you find the whole process of child development fascinating—from diaper variations (Virgo rules digestion) to sleep training—and you know just about every fact and figure on it all. You’d be wise to set up a mommy blog and monetize it, stat!”
Once the baby arrives, mom will be thankful for all of her preparations!
Horoscope.com fills us in that Virgo’s are intelligent and enjoy learning, “Virgo loves trying new things, reading books, and learning about the world. They'll happily sign up for an adult-education course, and they consider an afternoon in bed with a book pretty much ideal.”
You will have a lot of downtime with a newborn, so try watching an educational documentary or listening to some informative podcasts. It’s intuitive for you to want to learn new things, plus the noise will probably help baby relax and get that much-needed sleep. Snuggling newborns are so fun, but if you’re ready for a break, try swaddling baby and laying them in their bassinet for naps.
7 Stop And Smell The Roses, Libra Moms
Momstrology.com states, “The Libra mommy knows how to stop and smell the roses, and she doesn’t sweat the small stuff. You can have a magical effect on your family, giving them the sense that everything is going to be okay.” If a mom says so, it must be true! The Libra mom will benefit from opening up the windows, lighting a candle and simply being present with her newborn family, and any additional family members.
Horoscope.com states, “Librans' imagination is unmatched, and they can always come up with a new way of looking at an issue. Libra is also blessed with boundless creativity. Even if they're working in a data-dominated field, their creativity shows them novel ways to see things.”
Libra moms can channel that creativity to not going stir-crazy, in those first few days with a newborn. Try getting creative with activities to do while your baby is awake. Listen to music and show baby your crazy dance moves. Walk around and show the baby different colors and textures around the house. Cover your face with a blanket and play peek-a-boo. Sit on a bit exercise ball while carefully holding the baby. It’s never too early to start learning and exploring!
6 Motherhood Makes Scorpio Moms Completely Zen
Scorpio moms will be anxious to get home from the hospital after the baby is born! Momstrology explains, “Home is your sanctuary, and you’ll create a beautiful space for your family to Zen out together. Domestic bliss is essential for your happiness, Scorpio. You love to curl up on a comfy sofa and watch movies.”
There’s no better time to catch up on your favorite shows or watch the movies you’ve been wanting to see. Snuggle up with your newborn, have your partner pop some popcorn and enjoy!
If the baby wakes up fussy, a Scorpio mom will likely be able to quickly figure out the baby’s needs and have them back to peaceful and resting in no time.
Horoscope.com states, “Also, it may not seem this way at first glance, watchful Scorpio can read a room very quickly and can clue into how everyone else is feeling. Because of this, they can immediately tune into someone who needs TLC and often knows the right thing to say or do to change the mood or aura of a room when it needs to be changed.” This trait will be useful in more ways than one during the early days with a new baby. A Scorpio mom should be sure to stay in tune with her own feelings as well!
5 Pack Your Bags, Sagittarius Moms
“Sagittarius is a born adventurer and loves solo travel and exploration. Sagittarius also loves exploring the inner workings of their minds, and love stretching their horizons through a good book or movie,” states Horoscope.com. A newborn baby will certainly be a stretch of the horizons! The Sagittarius mom will enjoy reading up on the development of their newborn baby.
According to Momstrology.com, “The Sagittarius mother never slows down. You’re forever taking risks, expanding your horizons and seeking new frontiers. As a result, your kids will have a potpourri of experiences, and might even be seasoned travelers before they’re old enough to be charged for a plane ticket.”
Great idea! Why not start planning the baby’s first vacation? Or, if that’s too ambitious, start a savings plan for baby’s first vacation! It will be good to focus on something different while your baby naps. Whether your dream is to travel to state parks in an RV, or if you can’t wait to take your little one to Disneyland for the first time, it’s never too early to start making plans!
4 Capricorn Moms Are Ready For A Challenge
The Capricorn mom will face the challenges of new motherhood head on. Colic baby? Bring it on! The baby had day and night confusion? Challenge accepted. Horoscope.com states, “They believe that they truly can do anything, and they will dig in and get it done, no matter how exhausting or tedious the task. Capricorn will stay up all night if necessary and are almost superhuman in terms of being able to ignore exhaustion and laser focus on the task at hand.” This trait will sure come in hand for the baby’s first week home.
Momstrology says of Capricorn moms, "You're like to carry on family conventions and pass down strong roots to your clan." If you’re a Capricorn mama, spend some of the baby’s early days starting new traditions or documenting everything.
Try taking one photo a week for baby’s first year.
You won’t regret having these memories documented to show baby. Plus, you’ll be thankful for the foundation of documentation if and when another baby comes along! Start a tradition and do a planting of a special tree or bush in your yard or house, depending on the season. Photograph your child alongside the plant of your choice and watch them transform in time. Talk about strong roots!
3 Gemini Dads Have Always Dreamed Of Being Dads
Dad plays a big role in caring for the baby during the first week too! The Gemini father will transition easily into fatherhood. He will rely on the mother to help establish routines, but will easily take on his role as the goofy, fun dad. This light-hearted personality will bring a much needed and appreciated sense of calmness, and happiness to the home that the first week with baby.
According to SunSigns.org, “Very much like the Gemini mother, the Gemini father personality traits show he is a lighthearted and compassionate person, bringing joy into the lives of others. He also requires constant movement. He enjoys the feeling of change and new experiences. Allowing variety into his life is of utmost importance and rarely does he ever stick with a monotonous routine for too long."
If you’re the father of a Gemini newborn, try to get outside and take your baby for a walk. Give mom some alone time and walk or drive to the grocery store and surprise mom with a treat when you get home. It will do you and your baby good to get out and about, and your partner is sure to love the gesture.
2 The Calmest Baby Of The Zodiac Family: The Taurus
Taurus babies are known to be gentle and calm, so parents of a Taurus baby are hopefully in for a treat the first few weeks with their newborn. Momstrology.com explains, “No need to rock this baby to sleep. This is a kid who has turned napping into an art form. Taurus rules the five senses, so when they are hungry, tired, or ready to play, be prepared. Otherwise, they likely start screaming and shouting to get your attention. Generally, their disposition is sweet and leisurely.” Maintaining a calm demeanor around your newborn will help them feel calm too, so try and keep your cool with your newborn, even if you’re frustrated that the baby is hungry, again, and you’ve only been asleep for a 45-minute stretch. If you have a Taurus baby, hopefully, he/she will go right back to sleep for you!
Taurus babies love a playmate, so if you don’t have other kids, or don’t plan on having other kids, Momstrology.com suggests scheduling regular playdates for your baby.
Getting mom and her baby out of the house can be a lot of work, but it’s so worth it!
Another tip from Momstrology.com explains you might want to hold off on the pacifier if possible. “Taurus babies are the thumbsuckers of the zodiac: this is a baby that loves putting things in his/her mouth! Think twice before popping a pacifier in this baby’s mouth. While it may quiet little Taurus, it can also become a hard habit to break.”
1 The Most Talented Baby Is The Gemini
“Congratulations! You’ve just given birth to a real, live Baby Einstein. Gemini kids are all born with a touch of genius to them. They may exhibit an early musical gift, talk or read before other kids, or have a rare ability that makes them contenders for “America’s Got Talent,” states Momstrology.com in explanation of Gemini children.
Parents of a Gemini baby are encouraged to be consistent, and even with a newborn, this can be put into play. If there are certain things you want to do with a baby, like have a bedtime routine, daytime routine, playtime activities, etc., it is not too early to begin. It may be doing more good for mom and dad instead of the baby, but there’s no harm in doing so. Plus, if you set good habits and routines now, it will be easier to keep it up when the baby will benefit from such routines, and that will happen more quickly than you think!
A tip from Momstrology.com suggests the following, for Gemini babies, “Gemini is the sign of the twins and these kids thrive in a social setting. Note: they prefer to be with kids close to their own age, so get them into preschool and playgroups as early as possible.” It’s never too early for Mommy & Me groups!