What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Parenting Style

We channeled astrologer Walter Mercado—minus the dramatic cape—to tell you how your sign influences your parenting style.
Priscilla Gragg


Personality trait: Ambitious

School bake sale? While others may roll their eyes at yet another fund-raiser, you know this is your time to shine. Five hundred cookies coming right up!

Celebrity Capricorn parent: January Jones

Capricorn mamas are also pretty darn badass, with a laser-focus on their priorities, so it's no surprise Jones recently told Red magazine: "I don't believe in regret. I just try to be a better person. Try to be a better mom." Preach, mama!

All work and no play can turn Capricorn moms into workaholics. The Goat is known to like structure and planning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun every now and again.


Personality trait: Adventurous

Your free-spirited nature eschews routine, so bring on Pajama Day, breakfast for dinner, camping in the backyard… You’ve got a million ideas for raising little bohemians.

Celebrity Aquarius parent: Lauren Conrad

Despite being free-spirited, Aquarius moms are also stubborn. At the same time, they're all about the expression "it takes a village" to raise a child. No wonder LC thanked her lucky stars that she will have lots of family around to help with her son Liam, who she welcomed with husband William Tell on July 5, 2017.

    Aquarius moms are free spirits who can throw caution to the wind (you are an air sign after all!). While you love being creative, you’re also known to be a little messy. Oh well. You’ll clean whenever your horoscope tells you it’s time.


    Personality trait: Dreamer

    Pretend play is a lot more interesting in your house. You’ve even given your kid’s imaginary friends cool parents you’d actually want to hang out with.

    Celebrity Aquarius parent: Olivia Wilde

    Pisceans are known for their empathy and artistry, both traits Wilde undoubtedly exhibits in her family life. She's also all about wearing her heart on her sleeve while entertaining and relating to other mamas, often documenting her own motherhood trials and tribulations on social media.

    Pisces moms may be a little too sensitive at times, but they’ll go to the ends of the Earth for their families. Mermaid mommies are also known to be eccentric and creative, but should maybe practice self-censorship from time-to-time.


    Personality trait: Individuality

    Don’t mess with Mama’s “me time.” Your kid, partner, and even the dog know it’s nonnegotiable. In fact, you’re a better mom thanks to it.

    Celebrity Aries parent: Jennifer Garner

    Aries mamas tend to be a bit child-like themselves. They can also be impulsive, competitive, and naturally athletic. Garner likely is quite the master of her personal image (and has been handling it beautifully, in the wake of her split with estranged husband Ben Affleck). When she does get personal, she has no problem being direct about some of the less than glamorous aspects, as evidenced by her personal interview with Vanity Fair.

    Aries moms are independent and know how to separate their social life with their mom duties. But that doesn’t mean they neglect their responsibilities. What does astrology have in store for you as a parent? Let the stars reveal the answer!


    Personality trait: Stubborn

    Patience is key when getting a toddler to do just about anything, and you have it in spades thanks to your strong will.

    Celebrity Aries parent: Jessica Alba

    Taurus is an earth sign ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Alba is clearly a typical business-savvy, down-to-earth, and domestic life-loving Taurus. So, it's no surprise that as a mom, she's a pragmatic homebody ... who has an eye for fashion, of course!

    There is a reason the Taurus astrological sign is represented by the Bull. Creatures of habit, loving, and perhaps a little stubborn, moms with this zodiac sign are in total control.


    Personality trait: Indecisive

    Why should you make all the big decisions when you can just tell the kids to “ask Papi”? Problem solved!

    Celebrity Gemini parent: Angelina Jolie

    Gemini is an air sign ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and travel. No doubt Angelina's able to talk any emotional troubles through with her six kids, and they likely love learning about a bevy of topics from their knowledgeable, worldly mama. 

    Gemini moms are free-spirited and eternally youthful, but also require rules to make sure the household is being run according to their rules. No wonder the sign for the Gemini is the Twins!


    Personality trait: Sentimental

    Your mini Picasso will thank you one day when you empty out the storage unit and show him every piece of art he’s ever made.

    Celebrity Cancer parent: Kristen Bell

    Born on July 18, Kristen Bell is a Cancer, a water sign ruled by the moon that's perhaps the most maternal in the whole zodiac. There's no doubt that Bell is family-oriented and close with her daughters Delta and Lincoln with husband Dax Shepard. And as an emotional person who values her home life, it's no surprise that she makes a point to keep her daughters out of the spotlight as much as possible.

    Cancer moms: The mothers of all mothers. People with this astrological sign are known nurturers, giving Cancers the reputation of being the mothers of the zodiac. What does this mean for your parenting style? The horoscope reveals…


    Personality trait: Dramatic

    You have skills straight out of a telenovela, which makes you extra nimble when your little drama queen (or king) acts up.

    Celebrity Leo parent: Mila Kunis

    It's no wonder that Kunis feels comfortable in the spotlight, as Leos tend to absolutely love and feel quite natural being the center of attention. That said, as moms, they're really quite protective of their little ones (like a lioness!), so it makes sense that she and husband Ashton Kutcher try to keep their daughter Wyatt and son Dimitri out of the public eye as much as they can. At home, Kunis is probably quite playful and loving with her kids, as Leos tend to be kids at heart. 

    Only in astrology is it OK for children to play with lions! Leos are fun and always up for a game or activity. But make sure it doesn’t get out of hand as people with this sign are known to be a little self-centered. This zodiac sign revolves around the sun, not you!


    Personality trait: Organized

    Your child will never complain of boredom, considering that you’ve booked him on playdates until the year 2021.

    Celebrity Virgo parent: Beyonce

    This is one famous mama who is extremely comfortable with expressing herself, and since being a mom is such a huge part of who she is and how she identifies herself, she clearly loves incorporating her kids Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir, into social media photo ops, videos, her music, or her performances. As a sensitive, analytical, and service-oriented Virgo, we can see that her role as a mom most definitely has inspired her work and how active she's been about social issues

    Your horoscope may suggest you take a big risk, but that won’t sit well with practical Virgos. Moms with this zodiac sign need structure in all aspects of their lives, especially the kitchen.


    Personality trait: Diplomatic

    You bring out your inner Sonia Sotomayor to handle sibling squabbles—everyone knows Mama doesn’t play favorites.

    Celebrity Libra parent: Hilary Duff

    The Younger star and mom of two was born on September 28, which makes her a Libra. The air sign, ruled by the planet of love and beauty Venus, is known for prioritizing balance, justice, and harmony above everything else. No doubt Duff appears to have done a superb job of handling her post-divorce life and co-parenting with her ex Mike Comrie with absolute grace.

    Keeping the peace is not as easy as Libra moms would like it to be. Everything must remain in balance, hence your zodiac symbol is the Scales. Even if the stars aren’t always aligned, you figure out ways to make it work.


    Personality trait: Perceptive

    You secretly live for those moments when your kid goes quiet because nothing— nada!—gets past you.

    Celebrity Scorpio parent: Scarlett Johansson

    This water sign is known for being extremely private, so it makes sense that ScarJo keeps details about her home life out of the spotlight. As a Scorpio mama, she likely experiences emotions very intensely, greatly values traditions and family obligations, and has the potential to be strict, as Scorps tend to like being in control.

    The sting of the Scorpion may be intense, but don’t confuse strength with coldness. In astrology, Scorpios are known to command respect, especially from their little ones.


    Personality trait: Energetic

    Who needs a morning espresso? Not this multitasking mama. You hit the gym, do a load of laundry, and pack everyone’s lunch, all before 7 a.m.!

    Celebrity Sagittarius parent: Chrissy Teigen

    Sags are also known for being outspoken, which has certainly been the case for Teigen, who's known for her real talk on everything from postpartum depression to the bold outfits she rocks on the red carpet.

    Sagittarius moms, don’t be surprised if your horoscope tells you to slow down. People with this astrological sign are known to always be on the go. Life is always an adventure, and your kiddos get to go along for the ride.

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