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Does Your Parenting Style Fit Your Star Sign?

As a mom, you may already feel like you fit into a specific category. Actually, maybe you fit into more than one. Let’s see… there are crunchy moms, sanctimommies, easygoing moms and uptight moms. I err on the side of uptight. In fact, I have no idea how go-with-the-flow-type moms do it. If I don’t have a schedule to keep my life in check, I might as well be floating in an ocean with no life jacket.

Astrology, the study of how planets’ movements influence a person’s character and life path, can be a valuable resource for understanding yourself and others. “Sure, your zodiac sign (the sign that the sun was in when you were born) helps shape your personality and how you might deal with particular roadblocks and goals along the course of your life,” says Maressa Brown, astrologer and horoscope columnist. “Similarly, it can influence how you parent and interact with your little ones.”

We talked to her to learn more about what each zodiac sign says about your parenting style.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Ruled by Mars, the god of war, Aries moms are action-oriented, competitive, energetic and enjoy being physically active. You’re the mom that not only cheers on your kids while they’re out on the soccer field, but can also be found playing alongside them. You might spout off impulsively when the kids aggravate you, but you’ll cool down just as fast.

Celebrity Aries moms: Victoria Beckham, Mariah Carey

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, Taurus mamas are all about that home life. You want to make your abode cozy and can be a bit of a homebody, especially with your loved ones. You’re stubborn, and once you set the rules for your kids, you’re not going to divert from them so easily. But, you also have a long fuse. It takes a lot to get you angry and totally losing your mind.

Celebrity Taurus moms: Megan Fox, Adele

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, you love word play, language and having really animated, lively conversations with everyone, especially your kids. You may enjoy reading to them, helping them write and finding other ways to incorporate language into playtime. You’re also a bit picky, particular, finicky and can often switch moods on a dime, so your little ones best not get under your skin or else they may see the bad cop ‘twin’ pop up out of the blue!

Celebrity Gemini moms: Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Ruled by the moon, which in astrology is associated with our emotional personality and all things maternal, you are the natural-born mama of the whole zodiac. You’re sentimental, supremely family-oriented and are just an innate caretaker. Well before you had a child, you were babysitting and caring for pets. Your kids may be super-attached to your hip, either because you practice attachment parenting or that’s just the natural dynamic of the relationship. While you wouldn’t have it any other way, when you’re cranky, that’s a different story. That’s when you go into your shell. Even warm, fuzzy Cancers need their me-time.

Celebrity Cancer moms: Liv Tyler, Pamela Anderson

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Ruled by the sun, which in astrology is associated with confidence, energy, charisma and theatrics, you love to entertain others, including your babies. You’re the kind of mom who will spend a rainy Sunday orchestrating and directing an entire play with your kids and their playdates. You know, from costumes and lighting to script and music. You probably also want to run the PTA or start a new mommy and me music group. You’re very outspoken and ambitious and will want your little ones to be confident, stand up for themselves and own their unique personalities.

Celebrity Leo moms: Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Like Gemini, Virgo is ruled by Mercury (planet of communication), so you’re very much a detail-oriented, researcher type who will stop at no lengths to find the perfect stroller, the best-reviewed sippy cup and the ideal preschool in the area for your kiddo. You are your own worst critic too, so you may tend to feel mom guilt more than other mamas, but try not to be so hard on yourself. You’re just a perfectionist who wants to give her loved ones the best of everything, and that’s OK.

Celebrity Virgo moms: Beyoncé, Pink

Next Up: Does your mom style fit your star sign?

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