Whether your child is a newborn, toddler, certified "big kid," or even a teenager, you just can't predict what kind of personality you're going to get from them on a day-to-day basis. For instance, some days my son gives me hugs "just because" and I could melt from his sweetness. Then other days, he'll throw me ridiculous shade and give me the silent treatment because I had the audacity to suggest his hair needs washing. So wouldn't it be great if you could tell what your kid's mood is likely to be, based on their astrological sign? I don't know about you, but I'll take any opportunity to gain a sliver of insight into my son's temperament.
Even if you don't put to much stock in the stars, there's really no down side to seeing if the zodiac sign your child was born under actually has any kind of influence on their disposition. In fact, it might put your mind at ease a little if you can blame the constellations for your kid's crabby mood, skeptical nature, or endless energy.
So if you want to see if the forecast will be sunny, stormy, or a bit of both, then check out what your kid's mood is likely to be based on their astrological sign.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
If your child was born under the first sign of the zodiac, be prepared for a lot of activity. "Aries plays as hard as they work and they're a bundle of energy," noted Astrology. So you can probably expect your child to be excited and ambitious from the moment they wake up and until the moment they fall asleep, probably on the living room floor amongst toys.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Compromise may be the new four-letter word in your house with this one. According to What's Your Sign, "stubborn by nature, the Taurus will stand their ground to the bitter end, sometimes even irrationally so." Well if that isn't the definition of a toddler, then I don't know what is. The bright side, though, is that this strong will is a great foundation for independence and self-sufficiency, too.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Represented by twins, the third sign of the zodiac can be a bit tricky due to its dual nature. "Gemini is versatile, inquisitive, fun loving and wants to experience everything out there," noted Astrology Zodiac Signs. So, in a way, you get the best of both worlds with a child who can be both studious and silly.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
The fourth sign of the zodiac is symbolized by a crab for a reason—but not the one you may think. Though they get a bad rap for being "crabby," the reason is they're associated with this crustacean is because, "much like the shelled little critter, Cancers are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood," according to Astrology. Give your little one some space if they're feeling shy or introverted, and they may poke their head out after all.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Leos, just like the lion which represents their sign, can be intimidating to outsiders. But for those who are members of the lion's pride, they know a Leo can be just the opposite. "When it comes to family, a Leo will do whatever it takes to protect them," noted Astrology Zodiac Signs. Your cuddly cub may come off as fierce, but it's just because their loyal nature makes for an unbreakable family bond.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
The sixth sign of the zodiac is known for their keen, problem-solving skills. As What's Your Sign noted, "with Virgo's analytical personality, they may become short-tempered and impatient." If your pint-sized planner is ready to put their idea in motion, you might want to just buckle in and enjoy the fast-paced ride.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Your little Libra is probably the peacemaker on the playground and the referee at home. According to Astrology, "the great strength of the Libra-born is their quest for fairness, peace and harmony; they abhor conflict." Your sensitive sprout is generally in an easy-going mood, so try to steer clear of potentially confrontational situations to keep the peace.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Many people associate the eighth sign of the zodiac with the strong sting of a scorpion, but they aren't always so intense. "Scorpios are known by their calm and cool behavior, but are very emotional, when they are in pain," Astrology Zodiac Signs noted. Keep an ice pack on hand for any boo-boos and you should be good to go.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Despite Sagittarius being depicted by an archer, which you would think requires steady hands, "they are not very patient and expect quick results," according to What's Your Sign. That means it will be up to you as a parent to decide if you want to teach the virtue of waiting or try to keep up with their snappy mood.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Almost the exact opposite of Sagittarius, "Capricorns are patient and won't make a lot of waves," according to Astrology. This is probably music to your ears if you're the parent of a Capricorn since they will likely be in a pretty chill mood.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
The eleventh sign of the zodiac is decidedly emotional. If your child has been your little shadow lately, there may be a reason for that. "Considering that Aquarians are highly sensitive people, closeness to them means vulnerability," noted Astrology Zodiac Signs. Your child might need a little extra attention and reassurance that you'll always be there for them.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Similar to an Aquarius, "Pisces are honest, unselfish, trustworthy, and often have quiet dispositions," What's Your Sign noted. You might want to mix up the day's activities, though, since your unselfish and gentle Pisces might not even want to tell you they're bored.