In the months leading up to my due date, I couldn't help but think about what kind of parent I might become. Sure, you can plan everything out on paper and read every single parenting book you can get your hands on. But, in my experience, all that preparation tends to go right out the window the minute you give birth. That's why I've always been curious about what factors into your unique parenting style. For instance, can you tell what type of mom you'll be, based on your zodiac sign? I wasn't too sure myself, but having something to read — even if it's just for laughs — is definitely a great way to pass the time in the third trimester.
Whether you're a skeptic who prefers science over speculation or you simply adore learning about ancient traditions, exploring the principles of astrology can be a fun exercise in cosmic curiosity. Plus, you can even see how your friends might compare to their astrological predictions. Do you think you'll be a no-nonsense mom or a laid-back parent? How will you handle the challenges of motherhood? Guessing aside, check out what the zodiac has to say about what kind of mom you'll be.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Aries is symbolically linked to the aggressive ram, but does that mean you'll be on the charge? According to the experts at Astrology, Aries is a fire sign with the temperament to match. So you might have the be predisposition to be a rambunctious mom.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
A Taurus is bull-headed and obstinate, according to What's Your Sign. Don't be surprised if you find yourself getting into power struggles with your little one. You could earn yourself the title of Mom Most Likely To Win Debates.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
If you're familiar with the zodiac, then you know that the third sign is represented by twins. This is to signify how a Gemini is both silly and serious, according to Astrology Zodiac Signs. Basically, you'll be the kind of parent who joins in water balloon fights one minute and enforces study time, too.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
The fourth sign didn't get a reputation for being crabby by accident. According to Astrology, both the mascot crab and a a cancer defend their home and highly value their sanctuary. So if you were born under this sign, you'll probably be a mom who prefers an evening in with the family instead of a raucous night out on the town.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Again, associating animals and astrology is a common theme in the zodiac. The fifth sign is just like a lion since Leos are natural leaders who take pride in their family, as Astrology Zodiac Signs noted. You'll probably be the mom who gives standing ovations at every recital and volunteers to chaperone school-related functions.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Most people born under the sixth sign tend to play by the rules. According to Astrology, Virgos are analytical and tidy people. So don't be surprised if you find yourself getting really excited about making a chore chart or color-coding your kids' homework assignments.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Libras value balance and harmony, as What's Your Sign noted. Perhaps being the mom who does Pee-Wee Pilates or creates a Zen-like home is right up your alley.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
OK, I'm biased. Being a November baby, I'd like to think that Scorpio moms rule. But that's probably just because the eighth sign of the zodiac is intense and competitive, according to Astrology. Personally, I don't see that as a bad thing at all.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
The saying, "not all who wander are lost," probably resonates with you because, as Astrology Zodiac Signs noted, a Sagittarius is naturally impatient and doesn't want to stay in one place too long. I predict many adventurous road trips in your motherhood future.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Did you ever wonder why the tenth sign of the zodiac is a goat and fish hybrid? Apparently, that's to signify that Capricorns can adapt to any environment, according to Astrology. Essentially, you're the MacGyver of moms.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
If Hallmark cards may you blubber, there's a reason for that. As Astrology Zodiac Signs noted, an Aquarius is highly sensitive. You'll totally be the mom that makes a point to ask their kids how they feel since nurturing is in your nature.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
The twelfth sign of the zodiac takes sensitivity to a new level. According to Astrology Pisces is the most emotional sign of all. This is totally not a negative thing. This just means you might need to set aside time to practice self-care since you give ceaselessly to others.