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.

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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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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