You just got the news that you're expecting a baby. Are you Excited? Surprised? Scared? Probably a little bit of all three. And while you've heard the popular saying before, that every pregnancy is unique, you've no doubt got a million questions zipping through your brain on what your pregnancy will be like because right now, that's the only one that matters. If you're concerned about how pregnancy will affect you, then there is one potential way to get insight ahead of time: Check out your zodiac sign. Here's the kind of pregnancy you'll have based on your sign, according to the best divinations.
The way you approach pregnancy pains, emotional swings, and even baby name choices may all be affected by your zodiac sign. If you're interested in astrology already, then it's only natural to look to the stars for one of the biggest events of your life. After all, it's nice to have a explanation of some sort for the many changes that pregnancy brings about.
For a quick refresher on astrology, remember that there are twelve signs. First, the three earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, and these individuals tend to value practicality, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs. Next, the water signs include Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Those who bear these signs tend to be intuitive and emotional, according to AstroStyle. Meanwhile, those with one of the fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are passionate and enthusiastic, as noted by Astrology.com. Lastly, the air signs are Aquarius, Gemini and Libra, and they tend to be idealistic thinkers, as noted by Ivy Roses. How do these tendencies affect your pregnancy? Keep reading to find out.
1. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Independent and intellectual, people born under the water bearer sign tend to dislike boredom and limitations, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs. Aquarius moms-to-be might have some difficulties adapting to the many changes that pregnancy brings, especially once they find that they definitely reach a limit when it comes to anything from walking to sleeping to eating to everything else. In the meantime, they will probably use the time to heavily research pregnancy, delivery, and parenting to keep their mind occupied and informed.
2. Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Born under the sign of the fish, Pisces individuals are compassionate and gentle, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs. During a pregnancy, these women will likely do anything and everything to make sure the growing baby is happy and healthy. Careful about making every doctor's appointment and trying to keeping their diet in tip top shape, this woman will adapt well to the demands of pregnancy, which hopefully will be as gentle to her body as she is to everything around her.
3. Aries (March 21 to April 19)
The sign of the ram, Aries people are energetic and candid, according to Building Beautiful Souls. Even if they are faced with a difficult or painful pregnancy, these moms will brave through any issues, but don't be surprised if you find yourself offering a lot of unsolicited details about your journey. Your revelations about the realities of morning sickness may be TMI for your more squeamish friends, but also pretty fascinating, too.
4. Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
No bull: Taurus people are strong and protective, according to Building Beautiful Souls. Taurus moms will do anything to keep their growing baby happy, but they may not react well to any unexpected surprises during the pregnancy. Leaky boobs, changes in shoe size, and other "things they don't tell you" about pregnancy may freak out the Taurus mom if she is not informed in advance.
5. Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
The sign of the twins, Gemini individuals are gentle and adaptable, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs. This sociable sign will probably have a lovely pregnancy, enjoying the experience of bringing a new person into the world and taking every unexpected news with grace. The nesting instinct may hit this sign especially hard, though, so get ready to prepare the nursery room early.
6. Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
The sign of the crab, Cancer individuals are loyal and emotional, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs. The stereotypical emotional ups and downs often experienced during pregnancy may affect Cancer women especially, so if this is you, keep a pack of tissues on hand. It's totally cool if you're more teary than usual.
7. Leo (July 23 to August 22)
The sign of the lion, Leo people are natural leaders and humanitarians, according to Building Beautiful Souls. The lioness mammas will bear any pregnancy with grace, but they might bristle at people who offer too much unsolicited advice. She knows what she's doing.
8. Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
The sign of the Virgin, Virgos are ferociously independent and perceptive, according to Building Beautiful Souls. These pragmatic folk will deal with pregnancy well, because they have realistic expectations about the condition. They know that fatigue and other physical demands are part of the process. Hopefully, though, Virgos won't overdo it, because pregnant women are more prone to injury due to the increased production of the hormone relaxin, according to Kids Health. It's a good time to rely more on friends and family to do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively).
9. Libra (September 23 to October 22)
The sign of the scales, Libras are cooperative individuals who enjoy harmony, as noted by Astrology-Zodiac-Signs. Known to be indecisive, Libras may spend the entire pregnancy making and remaking decisions about delivery plans, baby names, and doula decisions. These moms would do well to practice relaxation techniques or prenatal yoga to keep body and mind in balance.
10. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
The scorpion sign, Scorpios are brave and passionate, according to Astrology-Zodiac-Signs. As they tend to feel pain deeply, Scorpios may find pregnancy especially challenging. But thanks to their assertiveness, Scorpio moms won't suffer in silence. They will be quick to discuss any concerns with their OB-GYN and find a solution.
11. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
The sign of the archer, Sagittarius people are enthusiastic and positive, according to Building Beautiful Souls. If you see a pregnant lady who appears impossibly serene and happy, then she is likely a Sagittarius. These moms really rock the pregnancy glow and abundant hair growth.
12. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
The sign of the sea-goat, Capricorns are ambitious and competent, as noted by Building Beautiful Souls. These moms-to-be will approach pregnancy with determination and wisdom, ready and willing to accept its many challenges. But the loss of concentration that sometimes affects pregnant women will likely hit Capricorns extra-hard, given the sign's tendency to prize organization and pragmatism.
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