Every parent has their strengths and flaws. (I myself am fantastic at reading bedtime stories and having heart-to-heart talks, but I nag more than I should.) Astrologically speaking, however, there are certain zodiac signs that are naturally great parents, so much so that they almost seem fated to have children (and if they don't, they're probably amazing as aunts, uncles, godparents, and fur-baby parents).
"They're all very affectionate, passionate, giving signs," he tells Romper via email. These four sun signs are also known for their protective nature and love of home and family, which are fine qualities in any parent.
No disrespect meant to any of the other eight signs. All of them have personality aspects that make them excellent parents in their own right, Thomas affirms. For example, Aquarius parents may not be as domestic as Taureans, but they will "reveal their affection to their children by showing them new experiences, whether that's through media, travel, or education." Free-spirited Sagittarius parents encourage their kids to take chances and explore the world around them. Scorpios are "strong and devoted," says Thomas, and willing to do anything to ensure their children are provided for. On the flip side, the four signs Thomas cites have their weak points, despite their natural parenting instincts. Cancers have to guard against moodiness, Leos against overreacting, Taurean parents against stubbornness, and Pisceans against being impractical.
Read on for more details about the zodiac's top parents. If you're one of them (or were raised by one), you have reason to be proud.