Kidstrology: Your Parenting Horoscope for February

by Lindsay Tigar
Jan 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET

It’s true: The love you have for those rugrats of yours is about as powerful and unconditional as it gets. Even though you might still be gaga over your partner — yep, even after all the ups and downs — there’s nothing quite like the affection you feel for that sweet little spirit you greet each morning. Since February is the month of the heart — and of course all things Cupidity on Valentine’s Day — the scattering of stars in the sky is ready to guide you toward parenting with kindness and compassion.

The Jan. 31 lunar eclipse in Leo (much like the sensation of falling in love), affects everyone with a sudden resolution or culmination of events, explains Damon, premier astrologer and spiritual advisor at Beacon Truth. In other words, you might feel relief and be more tempted to play with your kids since the lion’s energy is running rampant. He adds that you might also find yourself and your family filled with more energy for the next 30 days, as Mars moves into Sagittarius.

Here, a look at the universe’s parenting predictions for February.

1 /12: Aries: March 21 – April 19

1/12 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

According to Damon, the stubborn attitude your sign is known for will be put to great use this month, especially if you and your partner have considered fostering or adopting — or if you’re in the process of blending families from previous marriages together. Well, now is a great time to begin. For those who might be going through divorce proceedings, you might finally feel the gratitude that comes with a conclusion and the opportunity to begin your life again.

Aries parents and caretakers will also be challenged to step in and help one of your kids who has been withdrawn lately, serving as their main source of support and enabling them to let go and build confidence. On a personal level, it’s OK if you feel a bit distracted from parenting duties or feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising an overactive or difficult child.

“With Uranus in your sign, you could rebel against the discipline it takes to care for children who exhibit behavioral problems,” Damon adds. “Yet sooner or later, you have a change of heart. Your easy state of mind makes the most of it.”

2 /12: Taurus: April 20 – May 20

2/12 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Taurus, you already know you’re a hard worker who values the grit it takes to be successful inside and outside the home. But teetering on that work-life seesaw might challenge you, especially in February thanks to the solar eclipse cycling through your house of profession.

Though your nine-to-five will be a little chaotic, Damon says the added stress brings a newfound confidence in your skill set, and your older children might step in to give you the extra push to share your talents on emerging social media platforms. If you sign up for the learning curve, Damon says it could ultimately bring you and your child closer.

“You may even turn this into a business venture involving them,” he explains. “The home reflects your very developed sense of style and a dreamlike place for the encouragement of your children’s imagination.”

3 /12: Gemini: May 21 – June 20

3/12 :Gemini: May 21 – June 20

If your parent or grandparent figure is a Gemini like you, Damon says you might see more of them this month, as the energy surrounding older mentors is strong. In fact, February might center around your extended family; Ferguson warns you might find yourself bickering with a sibling over the caretaking of their rambunctious children.

Tread carefully here — and, ahem, bite that tongue — as a dispute like this has the power to cause quite a rift. With the planets focusing on your health this month, Damon says you might also find relief in the form of medical reimbursement or helping another family with a tough diagnosis.

“You’ll find a medical insurance claim for a pediatric procedure you’ve been disputing approved to your surprise,” he notes. “You have a knack for helping the children of other family members with health-related issues or distress associated with handling paperwork and information.”

4 /12: Cancer: June 21 – July 22

4/12 :Cancer: June 21 – July 22

Even if the topic of money has always made you a little uncomfortable or stressed, it’s time to face your finances head-on, according to Damon. Since your house of money is being activated by both February’s lunar and solar eclipses, it’s challenging your homebody Cancer spirit to identify your true values and what’s important to you. Remember, the process might be one that’s riddled with ups and downs, but don’t turn away, as these decisions could impact generations.

“This could be the handling of legacies in a way that benefits everyone the most, especially your children, and not just about frivolous spending,” Damon predicts. “You are put into the position of working with legal experts to set up trusts on behalf of children. These are unwelcome surprises, yet you are equipped to bring these to completion and prepare personally so that your own children are protected.”

5 /12: Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

5/12 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

It’s a happy, joyful month for you, Leo. The January lunar eclipse affects you personally, helping you begin again after a long road of uncertainty. According to Damon, these changes and beginnings could take many forms. For example, you might take on the role of parent for nieces or nephews, directly or indirectly. You might also be tasked with caring for a friend’s child — or the idea of adoption could become of interest to you, encouraging you to research options and explore the possibilities.

Be mindful of the moods of your children in February too since the sun, Venus, Mercury and Neptune in the eighth house may reveal warning signs of bullying you didn’t notice before.

“Firm communication on a daily basis ensures that you keep abreast with the reality of what might be bothering your child. Leo is about spreading light to whomever you love,” Damon adds.

6 /12: Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

6/12 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

After many moons — literally — of go-go-go, February is a time when you’re propelled to rest and reflect on your past due to the lunar eclipse on Jan. 31. Damon explains that because you’ll be spending more time mulling, as Virgos tend to do, you’ll not only discover new ways to improve your own health; you’ll be impassioned to heal others too — especially those who need you the most. Though this might mean your children could catch a cold or fight a stomach bug, it’s your love and attention that’ll nurture them back to health.

And regardless of whether you're planning to expand your family, fertility is high in your sign this February. If you’re struggling to get pregnant, now is the time to follow your doctor’s advice to the letter.

“An emphasis on health suggests paying extra attention to... diet and exercise for healthy baby development,” Damon explains.

7 /12: Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

7/12 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Cupid’s bow is aimed at one thing this month, Libra: your creative spirit. Not just amping up your own artistic efforts, but encouraging your children to find what inspires them too. Because you’ll feel fulfilled by your own imaginations, Damon says you’ll feel a renewed drive to sign your kiddos up for extracurricular activities, school performances and more.

“They will actively seek the lead role or principal dancer, putting the work in willingly. You encourage and support this to the fullest,” he says.

A word to the wise, though: Damon warns to find the right balance between keeping kids on a tight schedule and also allowing them the freedom to, well, be children.

8 /12: Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

8/12 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

This year, Jupiter is in your sign for almost the entire 365. What does that mean? According to Damon, one of your parents may become an integral part of your life, especially if you’re starting your own family as a first-time parent.

“Your dad or father figure plays a huge role in helping you adjust to these new family changes taking place. His is a more experienced perspective, helping you to plan your future clearly,” Damon explains.

If you already have a child, they may struggle this month with a developmental or social issue, and you'll need to be their emotional source of healing. Damon says that while this is a benefit for you and your child, it’s important to set super-clear, straightforward boundaries and rules so they don’t take advantage of your empathy.

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Roll up your sleeves and press your nose to the grindstone. Damon says there’s a lot to accomplish for Sagittarians this month. Not only might you take short trips with your fam this month, but your children will be influenced by your own sense of drive and your lifelong state of wonder. For parents of high school-age kids, this could mean talking about their upcoming life in college or the "real world" — or beginning the school/job application process. Whatever stage you’re in, your support and encouragement are paramount.

“You want them to get involved in their passions in the most direct, quickest and sometimes riskiest way possible, though you would ask them to be careful. You encourage them to employ their competitive edge,” Damon adds.

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan.19

10/12 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan.19

This month, you have six whopping planets in your sign, signaling major self-transformation and self-refinement. Damon explains this means you’ll be concerned with how you appear to your children, how they feel about you and what you can improve on as a parent. By getting honest with yourself, you reap the opportunity to reveal a new, softer and more exciting side of yourself to your kids.

Damon adds that this time in life "slowly changes you into a more compassionate, redefined and authentic individual. Showing your kids your fun-loving side makes them want your attention even more. This attitude also translates into the discovery of new talents, resulting in new sources of income. This is a month to release your old self and let go.”

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

11/12 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

It’s time to let go of how you were raised and your old assumptions about what it means to be a parent. As Damon explains, the solar eclipse in your sign suggests an interest in releasing the past. This might mean you take a step back to spend some time in self-discovery.

“You may be that rare breed who defers the responsibility of child care to nannies or more willing and able siblings,” he says. “Show your children that there is power in being self-sufficient without disregarding anyone, and they will show you their world you knew little about.”

12 /12: Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

12/12 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

As one of the more intuitive and sensitive signs of the zodiac, Pisces should spend more time inward than outward this February. Perhaps you’ve been distracted by responsibility — or feeling less-than-stellar overall — but for the next month, visualize what you hope for your future via meditation. Just make sure you don’t think so far outside the realm of reality that you end up disappointed since the solar eclipse will likely make you overly optimistic and dreamy.

Though this positive energy can translate into creating what you hope for, remember: You aren’t magical, unfortunately. Your child might end up going through an ordeal you just plain can’t solve for them, which will challenge your loving nature.

“A child may need rehabilitation that you are unable to provide. The upside to this scenario is that the spirit works miracles too,” Damon says. “And just as you are doing for your own inner work, sharing this [introspection with your child] can be miraculous too.”

Regardless of what the universe conspires to do, though, always pay attention to your superstar parenting intuition, as it’s the strongest star of all.