Everyone knows someone who's that mom. That mom who bakes, cooks, paints, knits, sews, and basically just does it all. Whether you're hitting like on every single one of their Instagrams or unfollowing their deluge of posts, you can't deny that that kind of creative energy from someone who's got kids to raise is quite a feat. If you've ever wondered why you weren't born with a flair for some of those same talents, your star sign might actually be to blame. There are some Zodiac signs most likely to be Pinterest-loving, meal-prepping, all-around extra moms, but the reasons aren't always the same.
I spoke with astrologer Tara Vogel of Luminary Parenting to get her thoughts on how a mom's zodiac sign can affect her parenting. She breaks down which signs are usually feeling lots of creative vibes (hello, Pisces), which ones have an abundance of competitive energy (looking at you, Aries), and which ones simply want to do anything and everything for their children. She shows us how it can all add up to a mom that goes all out every time when it comes to her kids.
These five signs are the ones most likely to go overboard with anything related to their children.
Virgos are famously perfectionist, according to Zodiac Fire. Once they set their mind to something, they'll get it done and get it done well. Everything in their life needs to be orderly — so expect her house to somehow always be immaculate and her kids to be the best behaved ones on the block. And don't forget about those gourmet meals she'll whip up effortlessly. “Virgo is really health-minded; food is important to them. They’ll come up with an excel spread sheet for meal prep,” says Vogel.
A Cancer mom's world completely revolves around her child, according to Baby Center. This mom is going to super hands-on, so it's easy to imagine her making homemade clothes and throwing a party to celebrate her child's every milestone. "Cancers nurture through food," says Vogel, so you'd also expect a Cancer mom to be the type be pureeing her own baby food and making every meal from scratch.
Pisces moms are "super creative," according to Vogel. They love putting their artistic touch on absolutely everything. This is the mom who's waking up at the crack of dawn every morning to make elaborate pancake creations for breakfast, and who probably has a whole room dedicated to arts and crafts projects — and she probably spends more time in there than her kids. But Vogel warns that as a water sign, a Pisces mom has a tendency to over-mother, so she may need to tone down how extra she is or risk burning out.
Aries moms love to be original, according to Lunar Cafe. You won't find her following a Pinterest tutorial that a million other people have tried — she'll be whipping up her own one-of-a-kind projects. That creative energy may be driven by desire to be the best of the best. "Aries is ruled by Mars, so it just wants to compete. It’s so who they are." That kid who wins the Halloween costume contest every year with an elaborate homemade get up? Bet their mom is an Aries.
"Leos are a big kid at heart. They have so much pride in their kid, because their kids are a reflection of who they are," explains Vogel. They're also a font of creativity and natural born leaders, according to Culture Astrology. Put all those traits together, and you've probably got a mom who's the head of the PTA, and is always thinking up new ideas for fundraisers or bringing in amazing homemade treats for her kid's class.