How the Zodiac Signs Are as Mothers
Discover each mom's unique parenting style
Content authored by Nancy Frederickson
Moms are people, too. To many, mothers are simply there, ready and more than willing to take care of the needs of other. But Astrology reveals that each zodiac sign has its own special traits, needs, and foibles.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
The cuddly, sweet, apron-clad mom probably doesn't belong to this Astrology sign! She's busy and active and may spend an equal amount of time changing the oil in her motorcycle as snuggling the kiddies. That's a good thing for children who seek independence rather than a hands-on level of involvement. Eventually an Aries mom seems cool, once her tots are adults who can look at all the adventures their mom has enjoyed and think, "Wow!"
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Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Taurus moms' kids look back on a childhood filled with shopping trips and yummy food. No other mom is as involved in gustatory pleasures as this little lady. Whether she cooks or not -- and usually she will -- Taurus mom knows where to get the good treats, and every life crises can usually be solved with a nibble. A Taurus mother is also the one who offers her children a sense of security and stability by showing up to every sporting event, play, or school concert.
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Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Although a Gemini mom may seem too busy talking on the phone, reading a book, or watching television to pay a ton of attention to her kids, she is a super fun mother when it comes to play time. Board games bore this witty woman as it does most moms. She'll happily play for hours. Need a Pictionary partner or someone to challenge at Scrabble? She's your gal. And even as she gets on in years, a Gemini mother is willing to go on a bike ride with her adventurous adult children.
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Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Cancer signs all want to be mothers -- even the men. No other zodiac sign is as cuddly and nurturing and as willing to focus on their kids (almost to the point of worship). Nothing is more important to this mom than the security and comfort of her offspring. She's the sort of steel magnolia who will work three jobs, get up at dawn to make waffles, and immediately vanquish any minor dark cloud crossing the horizon of a beloved child.
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Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Children of Leo moms are always proud to have the snazziest mother in the room -- until their friends want to date her. This glamour queen has such an imperative to always look wonderful. She may spend just as much time using her gold card at the most upscale stores as she does tending to a case of the sniffles. She does know how to make life fun, and kids of a Leo mom always remember the amazing birthday parties she threw for them.
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Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
A Virgo mom always wants her kids to strive for perfection -- even more perfect than she is, and that's really shooting for the Moon. Organized, efficient, and precise, she should be running a country instead of a mere household. Her kids grow up not even knowing what a microwave dinner is because everything is done to perfection by this driven dynamo. Any problem is soon solved, every science project is done early, and life looks easy in her capable hands.
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Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Social, outgoing, charming, and lovable to the max, Libra moms are like Mary Poppins, spreading cheer wherever they go. They live in velvet and silks and are happiest when planning a party or reading a romance novel. Children of these ladies adore them, even when Libras are occasionally too busy with their own social life to pay a ton of attention to the kiddos. Eventually those kids grow up and enjoy sharing a cocktail with their Libra mother.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Most mysterious of all moms, this lady may be quite inscrutable. What you know of her is what she wishes you to see. Few people are privy to the secrets below the surface. Yet Scorpio moms are very passionately loving, and if anyone crosses one of this mom's kids ... forget it. She will fight to the death to protect her loved ones. This is not the woman to try to deceive. She knows everyone's secrets, so it's better to share your intimacies than aim for privacy.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Everyone yearns for the mom who doesn't care if the house is a mess, who will automatically say, "Yes!" when yet another stray animal comes looking for a home, and who is willing to pack up kids to trek across foreign lands. They should have had a Sag mom. Her values are as true as her sense of justice, and she raises her kids to have open minds and warm hearts.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Traditional, stern, and only occasionally quirky, this mom has a clear sense of what's important and spends ample time imparting to her offspring the need for discipline and success. This is the mom who will tirelessly coach a child until that Olympic gold medal is achieved. She doesn't feel that childhood is solely for fun, because to her, you must start working immediately to get ahead in life.
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Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Nobody expects a mom to be a forward-thinking, techno-savvy iconoclast, but that's what you get with Aquarius. She's not shy, not dainty, and she can take apart a computer and put it back together. The Aquarius mother is all about her friendships and her causes, and a child can learn a lot from being dragged straight from a community meeting to a volunteer group. She's not centered around emotions or personal attention, but she will help her kids face life from an interesting perspective.
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Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Sensitive, sweet, tender-hearted, and artistic, Pisces moms seem to be asked for more mothering than they can give some days. There's always such a long line of people waiting to talk to her and be snuggled that a child might get lost in the shuffle. The way to reach this dreamy doll of a mom is to crawl into her lap and connect subliminally. Those hours of doing creative projects together aren't just silly -- it's how Pisces moms bond with their kids.
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