Astrology is not my profession. Writing (especially about pregnancy, childbirth, and babies, these days) is my chosen trade – and maybe that’s why I do still find the topic interesting, even if I don’t believe that the date a person is born dictates their personality or future behavior in any way.
I love how a room full of people will all identify with qualities listed under most zodiac signs (as proven in my university psych survey course).
The pros, cons, ups, and downs of each sign hit on universally HUMAN qualities that we can all identify with. Maybe we feel guilty for possessing some traits at times (perhaps being distrusting or holding a grudge), or proud that we think of ourselves as tending toward others (being a loyal friend, wise, or a “team player”).
The great thing about all of this, if you ask me, is that considering traits described under the various signs means, at least, taking the time to consider your own behavior and tendencies, the control you have over them, and the way your actions affect the people around you and even the course of your life.
In other words, I like it when people are sensitive and think about their own and others’ feelings. (That, by the way, helps me to NOT go crazy as a mom to two tiny tots.)
So let’s have some fun as we consider what might just drive a gal crazy about being a mom based on her zodiac sign.
15 Stepping Out Of That Comfort Zone As An Aries (March 21 - April 19)
While the confidence of an Aries mom may make her a great leader (Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com describes this sign as courageous, confident, and also determined) and therefore give her certain strengths when it comes to being a strong role model for a young child, she, like everyone else, might find herself somewhat frustrated about certain aspects of new parenthood, as well.
Take, for example, that Aries are described as valuing comfort – literally. They are said to enjoy wearing comfortable clothes. Well, what I think of when I recall the early days and months with a newborn is that it is certainly not always physically comfortable to play the role of “Mom” in this scenario. Clothes may not fit well, breasts may be uncomfortable, and the physical work of carrying and rocking and feeding a newborn can be quite a strain.
Plus, Aries are said to not so much enjoy work that doesn’t use their talents – and first-time parents, especially, won’t yet have all the talents required to be moms and will have to learn as they go. Impatience and having a short-temper may of course also present certain challenges with babies and young kids.
14 The Anger Of An Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Aries supposedly dislike periods of inactivity and aren’t huge fans of delays. They also like to be the leaders in many situations. Well, they better find a way to get used to having to follow someone else’s lead and someone else’s cues around the clock, at least for a little while during that newborn phase. It might very well be somewhat frustrating to let go of some of that sense of confidence and control.
They also are said, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, to tend toward aggressiveness, letting out their anger by directing it at other people, and also acting quickly before thinking things through. While quick action may be helpful when protecting and guiding a baby, it also may be counterproductive in some cases (such as rushing a child to do something they’re not ready to do, hurrying them to finish eating when they’re not ready, and things of that nature).
13 The Tight Grip Of The Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Oh, my, how hard it can be 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 to assert control over our lives and the world around us. It’s how we survive and thrive, if you think about it!
But let’s think about what happens when a parent is rather stubborn, as Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com describes a Taurus as tending to be.
It might just lead to frustration and being unhappy – because babies cannot be controlled. We can nudge them toward favorable sleep schedules. We can comfort them and provide for them – but so much of parenting a baby is about learning to follow someone else’s cues and cater always to their needs.
12 Adjusting To Flux As A Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
According to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, a Taurus may not exactly be a fan of things like sudden changes and complications.
The problem is, as people with a couple very young kids (like yours truly) know, the life of a mom is full of sudden changes. It’s full of all sorts of complications. It often falls on mom to play the healer, the problem solver, and the ultimate sources of patience, comfort and going with the flow.
The uncompromising personality of the Taurus, therefore, may present some issues.
The same site says that Tauruses dislike insecurity “of any kind,” and of course kids enter this world completely unknowing and need their parents to provide all security and steadfastness for them.
Getting used to a constant state of change or flux may just be one of the biggest challenges that a Taurus mom (or any mom?) is presented with.
11 A Lonely Life For Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Having given birth and gone through the newborn period twice in the last handful of years now, I recall how it can go clearly. Heck, my kids are still so young that I’m still living with many of the very real factors of being a parent to young kids.
What many new moms can identify with, including one seeking advice on BabyCenter.com, is that although you have the “company” of your baby all the time, you can feel rather isolated and alone. It can be a struggle to get out of the house and socialize, and it’s much easier and more comfortable to be caring for a newborn, especially when you’re at home and in your element.
The astro site Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com describes Geminis as disliking being alone, so this element of motherhood, particularly, may present a challenge for them.
10 I Know Why The Caged Gemini Sings (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis are also said to dislike “being confined,” so that struggle to get out of the house as a new mom may be hard. Babies and young kids thrive on repetition and routine, too, and unfortunately, those are said to be things that bother a Gemini.
On a related note, Geminis are described on Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com as being sort of inconsistent and indecisive. This is pretty much the opposite of what many young kids need in a parental figure.
Parenting.com, multiple other popular parenting sites, and my own doctor all stress the importance of consistency, both in how a single parent reacts to any given behavior from a child as well as in how all caregivers to a certain child react.
The trouble with this as well as trouble being decisive may make it hard for a parent to be the clear, strong mother that her young child craves.
9 A Cautious, Changeable Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
It is completely fascinating to me how closely my two kids’ emotions are connected to my own. If my face looks serious for a moment as I do something on my phone, if my tone gets a bit angry, or if my voice gets suddenly lower, you better believe it’s reflected in my toddlers’ own voices and moods and body language, as well, often instantly.
Well, the astrology website Astrology-Online.com lists one of the main traits traditionally associated with the Cancer sign as being “changeable and moody.” Therefore, we could definitely see a Cancer mom being in for a wild ride as her own child or children react to her own moods, ups, and downs.
The same site says a Cancer is often “shrewd and cautious” – and this might be a good thing for certain aspects of parenting, such as protecting a little one. However, sometimes children need to be encouraged to let go and explore the world, to brave that big open sandbox and dig in!
8 Leo Relinquishes The Crown (July 23 - August 22)
Ah, the brave lion – king of the jungle in folklore and legend.
The traits commonly associated with the Leo the lion sign are well known, accordingly.
For example, as listed on Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, a Leo likes positive attention, admiration, and generally being treated like a queen.
The thing is, when a baby comes along, life sort of has to shift to become much more about somebody else. This may, therefore, be sort of a rough adjustment for some Leo mamas.
Being self-centered and also somewhat lazy and inflexible (as described on the same astro site as above) might not exactly help a Leo in her parental pursuits, either.
It might be so long to taking those beloved holidays and having fun with friends so often, which Leos are said to enjoy… at least compared to how things used to be.
7 Venturing Out Of That Orderly Comfort Zone For Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Ah, the Virgo… tending 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 mom it up, in some ways. Lord knows it can be hard, hard work to take care of a child, from the newborn times on up through the times I don’t yet dare imagine as a parent to two toddlers…
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.
With the weaknesses of a Virgo listed as including being a worrier and being overly critical of the self and of others, a mom of this sign might just find herself, well, sort of working hard at working against herself.
Being “all work and no play,” as the same astro site lists, as well as being somewhat shy and not liking to be rude might conflict with what’s needed at times to be a successful parent.
6 Rebel Mama Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Hey, in some ways, the fact that Libras dislike conformity (according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com) might be seen as a pretty darn good thing. Think of how beneficial it might be to a child to be raised into an adult who values marching to the beat of her own drum, questioning authority, and generally thinking for herself! Yay for that.
However, I’ve found that just like junior high, new motherhood can be a time during which there is great social pressure to do just that: conform. When venturing into uncharted waters, it can be tempting and easy to follow those around you or those who came before you.
It might even be frustrating to watch as every member of the mommy group buys the same brands of diapers and desperately checks in with the other mommies to make sure her tot is “keeping up” with the rest of the pack.
5 The Secretive Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
The thing about a Scorpio is that she may just have trouble letting her truest self shine through – on Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, a weakness of Scorpios is listed as being that they can be quite secretive, and also that they dislike revealing secrets.
In my experience, motherhood requires you to be really, really honest about what you’re thinking and feeling. It’s how you teach your little ones to understand and express what they’re feeling, and to realize that the thoughts and emotions they have are all normal and OK. It might be frustrating, therefore, to a secretive person to be forced to open on up, both to her kids and to her partner about the joys and trials of being a new mom.
If a Scorpio also has the listed traits of being jealous or even violent, needing to be selfless and gentle with a baby all of the time might be a challenge.
4 Seeking Patience With Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
When I check out the traditional traits listed for Sagittarius at Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com with motherhood in mind, one key phrase stands out at me, big time: That phrase is “very impatient,” and it’s listed under “weaknesses.”
Any guesses why this one stood out to me so majorly? Yep, it’s that as a mom to two tiny tots, so far, I know so, so thoroughly how much patience being a parent requires. I’ve reflected on this often. I think it can either make people who are stretched too thin in life angry at the world – or it can make people realize just how much patience and kindness they are capable of (essentially making them better people in all aspects of their life, not just parenthood).
Having to live according to someone else’s schedule and needs might be tough for a Sagittarius personality, then. Having to stay calm through tantrums, toddlers taking two hours to eat a bowl of cereal, and so much more might be torture.
3 Can’t Let Go, Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Okay, so I’ve found that motherhood is very much about just, well, going with the flow. You can plan and plan everything, from how you’ll spend each dollar you earn to which college your kid will attend, and all of that will very likely need to go out the window. (I’m not saying good planning 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.”
Other things might cause some frustration, as well, such as being sort of a know-it-all and coming across as sort of unforgiving and condescending.
It might take a lot of effort for a Capricorn mom to let go, go with the flow, and accept motherhood for what it is, and as it changes along the way.
2 Accepting Limitations As An Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
According to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com, it’s a common trait under the sign Aquarius to dislike limitations, as well as to enjoy things like having fun with friends. They apparently don’t care for dull or boring situations or people who disagree with them.
Experienced parents are probably piecing together a similar interpretation of this as I am.
You love having fun with friends, huh, Aquarius momma? Well while that may very well certainly still be a part of your life as a mom, I can tell you from experience that scheduling anything social – and keeping your plans – can become more challenging once your life becomes governed by a little one’s meal and nap schedule. That’s just the way it is.
Hopefully, an Aquarius won’t find the extreme repetition and necessary routine of life with a baby to be too dull either – but they wouldn’t be alone if they did.
1 Poor, Poor Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
This sign is always an interesting one to consider, especially when considering how traits traditionally associated with it might translate to parenthood in both positive and negative ways.
The negatives and weaknesses listed for this sign at Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com seem rather extreme, almost, when compared to the more negative traits listed for the other signs. Words like “sad,” “desire to escape reality,” “victim,” and “martyr” are included in the sign’s description.
Pisces are also said to dislike being criticized at all and to tend toward being fearful.
When parenthood requires bravery, facing reality boldly every day, and being the one who needs to turn that tiny frown upside down (and manage to not become bummed out herself), things might get tough, as they could for any parent.
Hopefully, the compassionate, intuitive, and gentle side of a Pisces mom will make her motherly job easier in some ways and provide a counterbalance.