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How Your Baby Will Actually Sleep, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

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I've always been intrigued by astrology. I'm not one to make decisions based on it or anything, but I'll check out my horoscope. I like reading descriptions of my sign, seeing myself reflected in the words, and I appreciate astrology for the comfort and understanding it provides. Now that I'm a mom, I enjoy reading my daughter's horoscope and seeing how it plays out in her little life, too, especially in one crucial area: sleep. With all this in mind, I've prepared a guide for how your baby will sleep, based on their Zodiac sign.

My daughter's due date was mid-May, so I was pretty sure I would have a Taurus on my hands, and I was OK with that. Although uncompromising, a Taurus is also patient, practical, and devoted. I managed to really offend my sister when I revealed that I was crossing my fingers and shamelessly hoping I didn't end up with a Gemini (the cutoff is May 21st). Don't get me wrong, I love a Gemini... in its adult incarnations. But in my albeit limited experience, they are difficult babies. My beloved sister had such terrible colic and slept so little that when I came along, my mom took me to the doctor to make sure there wasn't something wrong with me (all I did was sleep and eat — a true Cancer).

I went into labor on my due date and delivered my little bull baby the following day. True to Taurus form, she was reliable and stable. She's a little stubborn at bedtime, but overall, she's a great sleeper. Astrology doesn't have all the answers, to be sure, but it can clue you in on a few things and I happen to believe infant sleep is one of them.

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Aquarius

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According to Astrology Zodiac Signs, Aquarius needs times alone to restore power. Your water baby is very likely energetic when awake, but they'll need some good sleep to recharge. Keep in mind that an Aquarius will adapt to the energy around them, so if you want them to sleep, keep the environment calm and quite.

Pisces

Pisces enjoys swimming and sleeping. One of the friendliest signs, Pisces loves to be around people. It might be hard to tear your little fish away from the emotional relationship company provides, but you can tap into their natural affinity for music and ease them off to dreamland with a sweet lullaby.

Aries

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Ruled by fire, Aries is one of the most active signs. That's not good news if you're trying to get your baby ram down for a nap. You don't necessarily need to tame your energetic Aries, though. Too many restrictions can result in anger and aggression. Instead, provide love and patience to your independent spirit, and trust that they'll rest when they need to.

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Taurus

Astrology Zodiac Signs describes a Taurus as practical and well-grounded. As the most reliable of all the Zodiac signs, your little bull will likely be a solid sleeper. Remember, however, that a Taurus does not like change. Stick to that bedtime routine, and baby Taurus will be sleeping through the night in no time.

Gemini

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Gemini is the sign of contradictions, represented by twins to depict the dual nature of the sign. Gemini can be social and fun one second, then serious and thoughtful the next. A significant Gemini trait is their restlessness, which does not bode well for the sleeping patterns of your little one. Enjoy their versatility and inquisitiveness, but know that when it comes to sleep, you never know what you're going to get.

Cancer

Cancer is the consummate homebody. When there's peace at home, your baby crab will be happy and content  — a recipe for slumber. Keep in mind, however, that Cancer is prone to mood swings. According to Astrology Zodiac Signs, as children, Cancers don't have enough coping mechanisms. Be prepared to provide comfort and stability to your highly emotional child when their sleep is disturbed.

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Leo

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Dramatic, confident, and creative, Leos are natural leaders. Another energetic sign, your little lion would much rather play with their brightly colored toys and have fun with friends than sleep. Your king or queen of the jungle is a little on the self-centered side (just wait until they're toddlers!), so it probably won't occur to them that their nighttime antics are keeping you up as well.

Virgo

According to Astrology Zodiac Signs, Virgo gets its name from the way those under its sign feel that they are experiencing everything for the first time. Although kind and hardworking, Virgo is also shy and self-critical. Your worrier is going to need a lot of reassurance before bed. Little Virgo loves animals, though, so a stuffed bunny or bear may be just the ticket to assuage their fears.

Libra

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Libra is known to be peaceful and fair-minded. Seeking balance and symmetry, they prefer to do things in pairs. Because your young Libra likely hates to be alone, co-sleeping may be a good fit for your family. You can also tip the scales for your little one by spending time before bed engaged in conversation and reading interesting books.

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Scorpio

Cool as a cucumber on the outside, Scorpios are as passionate and assertive as they are jealous and secretive. Your baby Scorpio is clever, so don't try to pull a fast one on them in the sleep department or they'll never trust you again. Instead, tap into their natural bravery and independence to get them to sleep in their own bed.

Sagittarius

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Curiosity and enthusiasm are the traits that define Sagittarius, and they are intrepid travelers. Above all, Sagittarius values freedom. So what does that mean for your liberty-loving archer? You'll have to provide satiation for that adventurous spirit during the day or you'll have a baby explorer who climbs out of their crib.  

Capricorn

Responsible, disciplined Capricorn is a master of self-control. This serious sign is all about time and responsibility, which is great for your sleepy goat. They'll thrive on a sleep schedule, and their inner independence will allow them got to sleep on their own and self-soothe for nighttime wakings.

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