Wouldn't it be nice if there was a perfectly logical explanation and solution for every challenge in life? Well, until that magical time comes (or Black Mirror becomes some type of meta-reality), most folks will just have to look to the cosmos for their answers. Whether you believe in the legitimacy of the stars or not, you have to admit there's something relatable about the whole thing. For instance, the zodiac just might hold the key to all the parenting struggles you face based on your astrological sign and how to fix them all in one neat, little package. A gal can dream, right?
You don't have to be an expert in all things astrological either. As long as you know when you were born, then you're off to a pretty good start. Though there will be outliers with any kind of group, for the most part, the sign you were born under will give you a fairly accurate snapshot of what makes you tick. What better way to work through your challenges than by learning to understand yourself first?
So if you're even just a teensy bit curious about what the stars could have in store for you and how you might be able to solve your parenting struggles, then check out these pieces of insight based on your astrological sign.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
If you already know you're an Aries, then you probably also know that people tend to assume you're a bit on the stubborn side. Since you're a fire sign with firm opinions, as Astrology noted, then you might tend to lose your temper on a fairly regular basis. How to fix it? Try and take a deep breath and count to 10 before jumping to any rash decisions.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Similar to the stubborn goat, Aries, the second sign of the zodiac can be just as bull-headed about things, too, as What's Your Sign noted. It can be tempting to "lay down the law" with your kids, but a peaceful solution for everyone might involve you needing to compromise every once and a while.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Instead of thinking of this sign as two-faced, flip it around and picture Gemini as being able to adapt to any situation, as Astrology Zodiac Signs noted. Rather than being at odd with your multifaceted nature, harness that duality and use it to roll with whatever life has to throw your way.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
What do a crab and the fourth sign of the zodiac have in common? According to Astrology, a crab and a Cancer are both homebodies—one literally and the other figuratively, of course. Your struggle may be that your kids are tired of couch surfing while you just want to chill. Though no one is suggesting you become the energizer bunny overnight, it might be a win for the whole family if you set aside one night and dedicate to going out for some fun.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
It's no coincidence that the animals which represent the signs of the zodiac share similar traits. A lion takes great pride in its pride (a pride being their family). So it's not surprising that Leos tend to be proud and protective parents of their little cubs, as Astrology Zodiac Signs noted. If your kids are starting to act a little embarrassed by all this well-intentioned showering of love, consider dialing it back a bit and maybe work on creating a real life photo album as a way to simultaneously bond with and brag about your kids.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Virgos are often known for their analytical personalities and play-by-the-rules mentality, according to Astrology. Though that's all well and good for keeping the house tidy, it can become an exhausting habit if taken to the extreme. So why not give yourself a break and indulge in a little guilt-free "me" time? Trust me, a happy parent makes for a happy family.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
One of the few signs not to have an animal represent it, as What's Your Sign noted, Libra is depicted with the symbol of scales to represent their devotion to harmony, balance, and fairness. You might be used to playing referee in your family by now, but perhaps it's about time to take a timeout from acting as peacemaker. The next time your kids are fighting over something, see if they can use the skills you've demonstrated to reach a happy resolution instead of jumping in to solve it for them.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
As a Scorpio myself, it's hard not to be a little biased, but even I can admit that the eighth sign of the zodiac tends to strike when defensive. According to Astrology, Scorpio's quick instinct is more about self-preservation than being mean-spirited. So, similar to Aries, when you feel the need to back up your bark with some bite, take a minute to process the situation. Often times, what seems like a threat turns out to be no big deal in the end.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
As Astrology Zodiac Signs noted, a Sagittarian's biggest struggle can be one of impatience. A wanderer at heart, you're probably not content to stay in one place for too long. You can turn this challenge upside down by allowing yourself to be carefree every once and a while. In fact, you can even start a fun family tradition and pick a random day to play hooky with your kids and take a drive to the beach.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Most signs just get one animal, but you get two for the price of one with Capricorn, the goat-fish hybrid of the zodiac. It turns out there's a reason for this Frankenstein-esque creation, as Astrology noted, because this shows that the tenth sign of the zodiac is skilled in any environment—land or sea. Keep that in mind the next time you start to doubt yourself. You've got this.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
A nurturer by nature, Aquarius is the embodiment of selfless caring, as Astrology Zodiac Signs noted. Though it's admirable that you're always ready and willing to be there for those you love, you don't want to neglect yourself in the process. My maternal grandmother had a saying, "a well can't quench anyone's thirst if it's not full of water itself."
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
With a penchant for feeling all the feels, Pisces is perhaps the most emotional of all the astrological signs, according to Astrology. That's not to say that being in touch with your inner self is a bad thing, but you just don't want to drain yourself in the process. Similar to Aquarius, self-care is vital for the parental Pisces to continue giving out just as much love as they feel.