There are no written rules or standards that categorize mothers as “good” or “bad.” Motherhood will always have its ups and downs. Chances are, you’re already planning what kind of mother you will be in the future. Perhaps you have even already decided that you're going to be "this" kind of mom, and not “that” kind of mom. While you can try to plan, your birth chart has more influence than you know. Your sun sign can help you predict the lowest lows and the highest highs in your motherhood journey.
If you’re reading this to better understand your own mother or you’re simply trying to predict whether you’ll be a good mom in the future or not - this article is for you, and what it says might surprise you.
Strengths: Confidence, fearlessness, strength, and self-awareness.
Weaknesses: Vanity, self-centeredness, anger, obsessiveness, competitiveness, and tunnel vision.
Parenting Style - Ruled by red-hot Mars, Aries moms are called “warrior mamas”. Known for your confidence and fierceness, you’ll definitely charge into parenthood with your signature style. There’s a diva in every Aries woman and you are intent on leaving your mark in whatever you do. You approach everything as if there is always a battle, and your alertness, confidence, and vigilance make you feel certain that you’re going to be successful in the end. Even if there are sudden challenges in motherhood, your confidence will not leave you for long.
For an Aries woman, the strangest part of motherhood usually happens in the early years. Because Aries is one of the most independent signs, you might have a hard time accepting that another human is being totally dependent on you. It will take a bit of adjustment to set your own needs aside. However, no matter how much you adore your baby, you have to keep in mind that you are separate human beings with distinct personalities.
As an Aries mom, you might expect too much self-sufficiency from your kids. You are a wonderful role model for this trait, just be sure to not overdo it. Moreover, once you begin to teach your kids about something, you will do everything in your power to make sure that the lesson sticks for life. You never felt the need to ask for permission for your goals, including motherhood. You are a one-woman accomplishment machine -- forever striving and achieving!
Strengths: Hard worker, common sense, good taste, and stability.
Weaknesses: Mood swings, vanity, indulgence, and materialism.
Parenting Style – A Taurus mom is the kind that puts the business in the front and party in the back - what some people may call the “mullet mama.” Some days, your stern demeanor can take over and your kids can feel your fears about things like traffic and creepy strangers. However, once you’re certain that your kids are safe and sound, you definitely know how to put the seriousness aside and have some fun.
A Taurus woman tends to be old-fashioned as well, which gives you the confidence to be firm with your standards. However, there’s also a natural goddess within you who’s extremely down to earth. You might be the kind that orders your kids to stay in Sunday school until they grow up but also the type to allow them to ride a motorcycle when they are twelve.
A Taurus mom is great when it comes to money as well. You always plan ahead to ensure a good return on investment. So if you invest and devote your life to raising your kids, you’d be happy to be acknowledged for it. You want your little ones to adore you and to respect your authority as you aspire to raise them with good manners. As long as your kids practice the core values that you’ve taught them and they respect you, there will be no trouble. However, once you feel that they are crossing your boundaries, you will never have second thoughts about putting your foot down.
Because a Taurus mom has natural managerial qualities, your businesslike nature makes you feel that you’re fit to be the CEO of your clan. You might not be aware but you love running other people’s lives; so the structured rhythm of raising a child will just feel natural to you. As a mom, you would prefer to be late to social engagements, but you will always be early when it comes to your kid. You always put your child’s best interest first and do so with laser-sharp focus.
Strengths: Creativity, originality, open-mindedness, curiosity, youthfulness, and versatility.
Weaknesses: Impatience, tendency to contradict self, inconsistency, and lack of boundaries.
Parenting Style – Ruled by the zodiac twins, Gemini moms are known to be complex. You have many personalities and even tend to contradict your own self. However, you are never the “boring” kind of mom. You tend to enjoy seeing your family members guessing what you would say or do next. Because you’re a natural versatile mom with varying personalities, there will never be a dull moment when you’re around.
Since your parenting standards can be altered without notice, your kids can sometimes feel that they are living on a houseboat in the middle of the ocean, waiting for the next wave. You can be so picky when it comes to your kids’ toys or clothes but will have no second thoughts on taking them to a smog-filled metropolis. Your unpredictableness might lead you to want to take your kids to a theme park one day, but the very next all you want to do is to take them to the library. This unpredictableness can be hard on both you and your children sometimes.
Gemini moms are ruled by the planet of communication, which is Mercury. You tend to have an active intellect which means your brain simply never shuts off. With your mental energy, you can easily be the most opinionated or most eccentric mom in town. Sometimes, you might be viewed by people around you like a breezy mom, however, it will be hard for them to pin you down because of your unique maternal instinct.
Strengths: Confidence, leadership, creativity, and playfulness.
Weaknesses: Self-centeredness, too much energy, and drama.
Parenting Style – Hello dramatic Leo mama! Motherhood feels so natural to you and you’re more than willing to throw your heart and soul into this job. From the earliest days of reading how to be a successful mom and to doing a birth chart analysis to better understand your child, and then raising your kids into adulthood, Leo moms are considered the most hands-on mothers on Earth. Simply put, you want to be involved in every aspect of your kids’ lives even after they’ve grown up as successful citizens.
You tend to be the most supportive mother as well with little-to-no-room for being mean. However, you definitely know how to exercise discipline. For your kids, you’ll be a tough one to follow as you’re a natural-born achiever. You view your standards as lofty ones and that’s why, sometimes, you are not aware that you might be pushing your kids too much. However, this can be channeled in a positive way if you make your children feel as if you are pushing them closer towards their dreams. Moreover, your innate sense of entitlement can work to the advantage of everyone around you. Your confidence when you’re on a mission is so high and nothing can sway you until you reach your goals. Even if your kids grow up and choose to live a lifestyle different from how they’ve been raised, your role as a mom will always have some impact on their decisions.
Leo moms are hard workers. But when you decide that it’s time to party, the sky is the limit. Whenever you plan a celebration, no one can rival your lavish layout. You also love to give gifts whenever there’s an occasion and your generosity will always outshine the rest. For you, giving presents to your kids is not a way of spoiling them. Instead, you want them to feel that they matter, which is why you took the time to find something just for them.
Strengths: Common sense, organization and structure, intellect, and healthy habits.
Weaknesses: Tendency to overanalyze, self-righteousness, judgmental, worry, and neurotic.
Parenting Style – Just like Geminis, Virgo moms have an interesting mix of contrast. Most of the time, you’re very thoughtful, which allows you to act as the planner, the manager, and the director. But you are also very willing to let loose and play - you're a mom who’s always ready for an adventure with your kids. However, you like to make sure that you have some personal time. Sometimes, you can even feel that your little ones are invading your peace and privacy. The shift from Ph.D. to ABC can sometimes be confusing; however, with a little effort, you can find ways on how to balance things.
The fourth house of your motherhood is ruled by Sagittarius. It means that you have a passion for wisdom, travel, and adventure. Your relaxed nature allows you to get rid of tunnel vision. You know how to trust your kids and you also inspire them to see the bigger picture. Your friends find you dependable and always go to you for advice. While other women suddenly feel old with motherhood’s responsibility, you welcome it as a grand adventure. You see the joy in your kids’ eyes and you always like to share with everyone how much you had fun with them. You value your personal space and it can be quite a challenge to give that up when it comes to catering to your child’s needs. One of the lessons that you will learn from motherhood is how to ease up your self-critical tendencies.
Strengths: Willpower, resilience, strength, and intuition.
Weaknesses: Emotional unavailability, paranoia, obsessiveness, control, and intensity to a fault.
Parenting Style – A Scorpio mom is quite a mix of intimidating personalities. You can be both inspiring and controlling which makes you a magnetic mama. Your kids can either cling to you for your coolness or they will hide themselves from your wrath. You, however, never turn your rage on them. Instead, you use your controlling personality to keep a willful child in line. Inside every Scorpio mom is a mafia matriarch who will do everything to protect their kids with unrivaled strength and spirit. Such was your power that nobody would dare to cross you twice.
You only need a short time to adjust yourself to motherhood. Although it’s not easy for you to warm up to other people, your kids can easily melt your defenses with their smiles. Once the walls are knocked down and you feel so attached, the next huge challenge of motherhood for you will be how to let go.
Fiscal security is one of the most important things to you and you’ll work hard to plan your children’s lives so that they will have a rock-solid future. Even if it means sending them to an elite school and giving them things that are quite an investment; you will never have second thoughts on spending for their future. With all things planned ahead, life with Scorpio moms can sometimes be exhausting. However, the way you control and maneuver the game is supported by your natural intuition, which seldom steers you wrong.
Strengths: Sentimentality, sensitivity, devotion, comfort, and good taste.
Weaknesses: Jealousy, mood swings, overprotectiveness, and fearfulness.
Parenting Style – Cancer women have the maternal instinct wired into their DNAs. Cancer is a matriarchal sign, making you a superior mother. You are a born nurturer and it’s easy for you to share your maternal touch with everyone, including your siblings and friends. You’re the kind of mom who doesn’t need to do a birth chart lookup as you are naturally born for the job. Cancer moms are typically more comfortable to have a home birth and you enjoy breastfeeding your baby.
Your fourth house of motherhood is ruled by Libra, a sign of a beautiful and loving relationship. You have the passion to create a comfortable home and you always find ways on how to make an idealistic approach to your family. You want to be as close to your kids as possible and make them feel that they can rely on you as their lifelong best friend.
A Cancer mom tends to be a little shy. You are comfortable with a smaller group of friends and this group is usually filled with people that are close to your kids as well. You have the habit of quietly screening the people in your kids’ lives and judging if they are worthy of your trust or not. However, once a person has won your trust, you’ll have no trouble opening up more of yourself and your family to them. While some might see you as a snobby mom, those that have managed to break the walls will experience the warmest kind of affection from you. You might not be that keen to welcome other people in your life but once you do, you will always treat them like family.
Strengths: Fairness, patience, good taste, and refinery.
Weaknesses: Vanity, inconsistency, and snobbery.
Parenting Style – Libra moms try to reach an elusive balance. You are ruled by the sign of swinging scales, but motherhood is one thing that can help you bring calmness into your chaos. You tend to stop and smell every single rose you find. But once you’ve known you’re on the journey to becoming a mother, you suddenly become the epitome of a great mom. Because your zodiac is the sign of relationships, being a mom is the perfect excuse to lean into your natural tendencies. You have this habit of organizing lives and you’ll give everything you can to your kids. Libra moms like to please so if your kids ask for oversized dollhouses, trucks, and other toys, you’ll most likely give it to them. You want to witness every second of their childhood days and how they grow. Whenever your little ones ask questions, you are willing to spend hours to answer them.
Seeing your child's amusement is one of your life’s greatest delights. As a Libra mom, you also want to be the best model for your kids. You want to dress well at all times and motherhood won’t stop you from being vain. You want to make sure that your kids are dressed in stylish outfits as well. However, you still stop from time to time and remind yourself that they were not born to be your personal ambassadors. More often than not, you will find yourself striving for a healthy balance between separateness and togetherness.
Strengths: Patience, thoughtfulness, planning, consistency, structure, and traditional values.
Weaknesses: Self-doubt, overly cautious, worry, anxiety, seriousness to a fault, and pessimism.
Parenting Style – Capricorn is the “father sign” in the zodiac. Your ruling planet is Saturn, which represents masculinity and authority. As a mom, it means that there is an additional twist to your parenting style. Although you still have that feminine side, you find it easy to set the limits in the house and be firm with your rules. You have the longing to be close to your kids, yet you are not willing to let your guard down whenever they are trying to cross the line. You respect your own parents and want to feel that respect from your children as well.
You’re the kind of mom who shows affection through lectures instead of hugs and kisses. Although you’re not that comfortable in being touchy, the devotion you feel for your kids cannot be taken for granted. There’s a steel woman inside every Capricorn mom and you think that everything that’s easy for you should be easy for the people around you as well. Once you’ve devoted your life to your kids, you feel that it’s their obligation to succeed - as a sign of gratitude for your efforts. Chances are, as a child you strived to be the person your parents wanted you to become. Yes, you can be aloof, stern, and distant at times but when it comes to working hard and providing for your kids, nothing can rival a Capricorn mom.
Strengths: Originality, youthfulness, fairness, and open-mindedness.
Weaknesses: Detachment, boundaries, drama, turbulence, and overly permissive tendencies.
Parenting Style – You get an Aquarius mom when you mix together the girl next door, a pageant queen, a rock star, a karate black belter, and your childhood best friend. Yes, Aquarius moms face the world with eclectic glory. Ruled by the unconventional Uranus, an Aquarius mom is impossible to put in a box. The signs of your ruling planet consist of rebellion, detachment, and surprises, which give you a curious character. You can be the sweetest and most spontaneous at times and the next second, you’re the most aloof and stern character in the room. Like Gemini moms, you can be unpredictable and your parenting style can change without notice. You want your kids to feel that being with you is like being inside a world of magical utopia. It is the reason there is a little room for dull moments under your roof.
You find it easy to make casual connections with others. However, you’re quite uncomfortable with intimacy and motherhood can drown you in a pool of emotions. After the surge of emotions, you’ll put your game face on. Eventually, it will be a cycle. You might use your hot and cold settings as an excuse when issues arise. However, one thing is clear; you crave security. You might be an adventurous person yet you will find motherhood quite a challenge. You strive to keep a strong individual identity at all times and there are moments that you would feel motherhood might be like a trap. However, by inspiring your kids to honor your individuality, you will find it as a source of consistency that can help you in your journey.
Strengths: Wisdom, perspective, humor, and adventure.
Weaknesses: Lack of structure, bluntness, impatience, crudeness, and too much spontaneity.
Parenting Style – Sagittarius moms are ruled by planet Jupiter, the zodiac’s freest spirit. You cherish your independence so much and you always want to live in the moment. The thought of motherhood might feel surreal for you at first. You might find it hard to think that you’re entering a new level of permanence. Adjusting yourself to a new situation might be a challenge for Sagittarius moms. You will find it hard to decide whether you want to be your kids’ best friend or a disciplinarian. While you can show your kids how much you adore them, it’s a challenge for you once they begin to consume a lot of your time and energy. Moreover, you will feel that your life is running on a packed schedule.
Despite typically never having trouble integrating other people’s needs and demands into your active routine, it might take you time to get the proportions just right with kids. However, you might not be aware that you’re already overcommitting yourself in the process. This is why Sagittarius moms are considered as double-edged swords. You’re the kind who can serve pancakes at dinner and then offer leftover Chinese food for breakfast the next morning. You have no passion for planning and structure and would prefer an impromptu vacation instead.
Strengths: Creativity, nurturing, imagination, and compassion.
Weaknesses: Manipulation, kookiness, guilt, and instability.
Parenting Style – A Pisces mom is the combination of an earth mother and a seductive siren. Pisces moms always make sure that they appear cozy and luxurious whenever they step out of the house. Chances are, you have an absolutely exquisite wardrobe. Fortunately, your love for luxury doesn’t make you appear intimidating to other moms. Instead, you have this warmth that enchants the people around you.
Watery Pisces is the last sign in the zodiac. You are emotionally intelligent, spiritual, and sensitive. You are ethereal and emphatic as well. You know how to embrace your self-worth and even encourage other moms to do the same. You can easily convince the people around you to treat themselves like a goddess, and you set the perfect example. Even if you have high-end taste, you find it easy to welcome others into your world. However, this freewheeling attitude can lead to a lack of stability or boundaries. You might not be aware that you’re slightly embarrassing your kids as they get older because of your lack of structure. As a Pisces mom, you find it uncomfortable to take orders from other people. As a result, you find it hard to exercise authority over your kids as well. Oftentimes, Pisces moms depend on a partner who can help them enforce disciplinary routines. Alone, you might feel that you’re overwhelmed with the challenges of parenting.