When we take our babies home from the hospital, it would also be great if, along with the pillow-sized maxi pads, enormous mesh undies, and teeny-tiny diapers, someone would also put how – to manual inside our hospital bags. By this, we don’t mean a generalized manifesto of “this is a baby and here is how to keep it alive”. We mean a guide specifically geared toward the particular model that we are tasked with parenting. But, let’s just face it: coffeemakers come with more detailed instructions than babies actually do.
When it comes to raising our kids, it is a guessing game. Their personalities are also a huge factor in how easy it will be for us. We need to navigate through life anticipating their reactions to certain scenarios, and they are also all different. For example, one kid is clinging to our legs when we try to drop him off at day care, and other is trying to unbuckle herself and get out before the car even stops moving.
But, there is still a way which can help us to be at least a little bit clued-in to our kids’ innate personalities, the things which make them tick, as well as the things that make them ticked – off: we can look at their sign in zodiac. By knowing even just a little bit about the classic characteristics of our offspring’s ruling sign, we can gain some insight into what drives them through life. Flighty or fearless, bubbly or bashful, their traits can actually depend on their horoscope – and we will also have the scoop on what to expect from each of them. Here they are:
1. Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
The kids born in the sign Capricorn are old souls. You will sometimes be surprised by their level of maturity. It can even seem like they are wise senior citizens living in young bodies. As a reason of this, they gravitate toward older friends and also adore spending time with their parents.
They are also ambitious and diligent, stable and consistent, and will also help keeping you in schedule. For keys born under the sing of Goat, consistency is the key. Their determination is also unwavering. This can also mean that they are stubborn when it comes to changing plans or deviation from usual path. You should introduce any changes slowly and appreciate your little Capricorn’s love of stability, as well as unparalleled loyalty.
2. Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
The kids born in Aquarius may not be the type to crave physical closeness (meaning no “huggers” here). They are fiercely independent and they possess a great need for personal space. But, you should not be offended, as this is just because they are too busy in exploring their environment, in order to spend their time being cuddled.
From the time they are babies, they will be poking their noses into every available nook and cranny. By the time when they become teens, they will be begging you to let them travel alone. The middle name of the kids born in this sign is adventure. They tend to be on the unconventional side, preferring to dance to their own drummer. If you attempt, as parents do in order to retain their little Aquarian in, you should prepare for a bit of rebellion. You should allow for as much independence as you can handle. Keep in mind that a traditional path, the eyes of an Aquarius, is not always the best one.
3. Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
The kids born in the sign of Pisces are prone to – as Katy Perry would say it – catching “feels”. They are super sensitive to the energies that are around them and their emotions also run high. They wear their huge, open their hearts on their sleeves, showing compassion and caring for the vulnerable people around them, without realizing that they themselves are vulnerable.
Your Pisces child may be a little on the shy side, just like real live fish, seeking refuge in a hiding place from time to time. We hope that the paint on the walls is washable, as sensitive fish may find solace from emotional overload in anything artsy. Kids born in this sign have rich and fanciful imaginations. They also love being creative, whether through drawing or writing, or simply acting out some dramatic scenes and toys. Having considerate nature means that these kids give ceaselessly of themselves and you should make sure that you refill their cup with a lot of love and nurturing.
4. Aries (March 21 – April 20)
You have a kid born in Aries? You should better have insurance. And caffeine as well, because Aries kids are spunky, as well as energetic little fireballs who want to explore everything headfirst, whether you want them to do that or not. They also possess a magnificent sense of determination, which will also be a great asset when they will get older, but may also cause them to butt heads when their strong will clashes with yours.
Aries kids are natural – born leaders, who can become frustrated really quickly when the things do not go their way. But, only a few encouraging words and a pat on the back can quickly recharge their go – getter spirit. They love applause for sure.
5. Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
You have probably heard the term “stubborn as a bull” sometimes. This is pretty accurate when it comes to the miniature bulls of the zodiac: aka Taurus kids. Trying to change a tiny Taurus’s tiny mind can actually be an exercise in futility, as they are very set in their ways.
We know that bulls are strong and solid, and so are the Taurus children, both literary and figuratively. They rarely get sick and despite their occasionally inflexible nature, their steady, dependable temperament and thoughtful disposition make them lovable. They thrive on a consistent daily routine, as it gives them a feeling of stability which they crave. And when your bull kid is showing those horns, your best bet will be to be calm, quieting influence.
6. Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
You should be prepared to say a lot of “mm – hmm”, as you won’t have the ability to get a word in edgewise with a Gemini kid in your home. They have diverse and ever – changing interests. Their sociable personalities also make them want to talk about it all (in details), so you will be in for a lifetime of listening.
Luckily, though, Gemini are gregarious and funny. You will often be entertained by their exuberant nature and zest for communication. You will also be exhausted trying to keep up, as your little Gemini will change preferences like most of the people change their underwear. This means that there will also be a lot of unfinished projects. But, you just need to remind yourself that each new undertaking is satisfying your Gemini’s rabid curiosity. It keeps them from getting bored, as they tend to do so easily.
7. Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
The symbol of the kids born in the sign of Cancer is a crab and it is fitting, as those kids make good use of their figurative “shell”. They are sensitive by nature, and when they are overwhelmed with feelings, they retreat protectively into themselves, just like an actual crab would do.
Despite their armor, they can be hurt very easily. You should be careful about what you say when you are irritated. Even if you don’t mean it, your angry words will pierce your little crab right through their heart. But, as inconvenient as their sensitivity can be at times, it is also an asset, as those soft hearts are made of gold. Cancer kids are also considerate and caring for others. They do not like to be leaders, and they sometimes prefer solitude to the company of others. So, you should keep that in mind when you are planning their extracurricular activities.
8. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
The kids born in the sign of Leo are the lion cubs of the zodiac and you will definitely hear them roar. If not opinionated, they are nothing. The way they have is the best way, and they enjoy being number one. This can make it a bit difficult for them to be a team player sometimes – they would rather lead the team than just be a member of it.
Leos also want to be the best at everything. They can get particularly disappointed when they feel that they are not. So a positive reinforcement goes a long way for these little Lions. They are also proud and love the feeling of being important. Any opportunity to make them feel like leaders is welcome, and appealing to that ego will work in every aspect of their lives, even if it is just telling them that you are having them unload the dishwasher, as no one else does it better.
9. Virgo (August 23 – September 23)
For children born under the sing of Virgin, “perfection” is the keyword. This is not because they are perfect, but because you will never see anybody try harder to achieve this status. They are typically tidy and fastidious, meticulously tending to every little thing from their rooms to their personal hygiene, to their health.
Kids born in this sign are also naturally helpful, as if there is anything that they can do in order to contribute to an orderly and peaceful environment, they will do it for sure. But because they are such creatures of habit, and so determined in order to make everything perfect, they can be even hard on themselves if they fall even a smidge short. What can help you in keeping your little Virgo from becoming overly stressed under their own self-imposed pressure to keep everything just-so, you can keep a steady routine and gently remind them that they are doing a great job.
10. Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Most of the parents can hear from their kids the phrase “It’s not fair”, but parents of kids born in the sign of Libra might hear it just a little more often than usual. In such cases, the children are probably right. Libras, with their symbol the Scales, are inborn seekers of harmony and balance. This also makes them natural peacemakers, as well as fantastic at mediating and helping people work together in compromise.
Unluckily, if you lay down a parental rule they feel it is unfair and you can even find yourself in an argument. But the good news about this is that these pint – sized arbitrators can be convinced by a solid explanation. Libra kids also have a big appreciation for music and beauty and thrive in a peaceful households – negativity can be toxic for little Libra.
11. Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
You will early learn to trust your Scorpio scamp’s natural intuition, because as the most physically sensitive sign in zodiac, the kids born in Scorpio possess the keen ability to “read” people and situations. You will not always know what are they thinking or feeling, as they are also among the most private of signs – meaning great secret – keepers. It can be both good when someone is confiding in them and terrible when they are trying to hide something.
Your little Scorpion kid is probably also equipped with quite the proverbial stinger. He/she is champion grudge-holder when he/she feels that is wronged. Scorpio kids also love deeply and benefit greatly from displays of affection. They are bold and unafraid, as they trust their own sharp instincts. These kids are just as intelligent as they are intuitive, so they are not fools. They don’t enjoy being talked down to.
12. Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
The kids born in the sign of Sagittarius have warm and sunny personality – the smiley face emoji of the zodiac. These happy – go – lucky kids are always the life of the party, as they carry it inside them wherever they go with their natural exuberance. These kids are endlessly optimistic and that is a wonderful quality – until it involves risk – taking.
Children born in this sing are so sure things will turn out positively that they sometimes fail to even consider the possible negative consequences. But, it will take you a lot to put a damper on such a bright spirit, so they bounce back remarkably well when things do go awry. Little kids in this sign are very independent, and, just like their sign, the Archer, they are also straight shooters: they will tell you what they exactly think, and it will always be the truth, even if it is painful for you. These are the kids who will cheerfully tell their aunt that her salad is not better than the one of their mother.
Raising children is not a simple task always, but the better we understand our kids, the more effective and better parents we will be. We may never have definitive and specific how – to manual, but if their zodiac sign can provide even the tiniest glimpse of insight, parenting them according to that will be definitely worth a try.