Each parent is different with their approach when it comes to taking care of their children. Some are more anxious while others are very lax; certain parents feel that the need for a strict home environment is necessary for the long-term growth of their kids while some are adverse to any kind of structure. There are factors that may trigger the kind of upbringing the parent follows. These include outside influences, demographics, and traditions that play a major role on a parent’s approach to childcare. And there might be some other factors that influence a person’s parenting style.
Before technology and during the early ages of civilization, there were plenty of worldly phenomena that were deemed inexplicable. The existence of things like storms, plagues, and seasonal changes was explained through astrology.
Through astrology, the Babylonians who are the earliest known users of the craft were able to predict seasons and celestial events. In time, reading astrological charts was passed down to the Greeks and soon everywhere else.
Today, despite the rise of technology and the advancement of science, many still find relevance for astrology and rely on their zodiac fortunes to foretell a possible future, match personalities and even improve relationships between their partners, friends, and children.
What zodiac sign are you?
According to the American Federation of Astrologers, the 12 zodiac signs are based on constellations that early astrologers linked to the progression of seasons which they learned then is based on the 12 lunar cycles before the sun returns to its original position. The lunar calendar that we use today and the 12 months in a year are all based on that understanding.
The signs of the zodiac are subdivided into four groups:
- Fire Signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo
- Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
- Air Signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
- Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
A person’s horoscope depends on the date and month of birth and wherein the zodiacal map (horoscope) it is. Each zodiac sign possesses a certain personality trait and fortune influenced by its ruling planet and the predominant planet during a particular period.
What’s your zodiac sign based on your birthday?
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
The new zodiac sign
New information about the zodiacs shook the world of astrology in the latter part of 2016. During those controversial months, zodiac believers everywhere were taken aback to put it mildly. What’s the news? That there was a 13th zodiac sign. What does that have to do with the twelve? Well, since each of the twelve revolves around dates and months of the year, having a new one means that if originally you were a Pisces, then maybe now you’re no longer one.
It started with a rumor that ran around the cyberspace that NASA added another zodiac sign called Ophiuchus which points to the sun from November 30 to December 18. Putting it in astrological terms in the horoscope, that would mean that the old zodiac sign dates will be moved one way or another.
New zodiac sign dates
With the addition of Ophiuchus, here’s how the supposed new dates will be:
Capricorn: Jan 20 – Feb 16
Aquarius: Feb 16 – March 11
Pisces: March 11 – April 18
Aries: April 18 – May 13
Taurus: May 13 – June 21
Gemini: June 21 – July 20
Cancer: July 20 – Aug 10
Leo: Aug 10 – Sept 16
Virgo: Sept 16 – Oct 30
Libra: Oct 30 – Nov 23
Scorpio: Nov 23 – Nov 29
Ophiuchus: Nov 29 – Dec 17
Sagittarius: Dec 17 – Jan 20
Old versus new zodiac sign
Fortunately for many, the confusion was swiftly cleared out by NASA saying that they did not add a 13th zodiac sign in the horoscope but also went on to say that the constellation Ophiuchus does indeed exist in the zodiacs. The space organization then adds an analogy of the existence of the 13th constellation to a pizza.
“The Babylonians lived over 3,000 years ago. They divided the zodiac into 12 equal parts – like cutting a pizza into 12 equal slices. They picked 12 constellations in the zodiac, one for each of the 12 “slices.” So, as Earth orbits the sun, the sun would appear to pass through each of the 12 parts of the zodiac. Since the Babylonians already had a 12-month calendar (based on the phases of the moon), each month got a slice of the zodiac all to itself. But even according to the Babylonians’ own ancient stories, there were 13 constellations in the zodiac. So they picked one, Ophiuchus, to leave out. Even then, some of the chosen 12 didn’t fit neatly into their assigned slice of the pie and crossed over into the next one.”
Long story short, the old zodiac dates is still what’s followed in the horoscope. If you’ve been a Libra all your life, you’ll remain a Libra… until further notice. So, let’s use the old dates to determine the type of parent you are.
What kind of parent are you (horoscope)
Unlike other zodiac signs, Aries is not a natural when it comes to parenting primarily because of their childlike characteristic and short temper. If you’re an Aries, you might have experience becoming easily annoyed when your child is too unruly or messy and when they don’t want to listen to you. On the upside, if an Aries embraces their becoming a parent, they can truly nurture their children in becoming more advanced in development because of their natural leadership capacity.
If you’re an Aries, you can focus on ways to manage your own emotions when things get stressful at home. A pro parenting tip is to get your kid’s energies used up so they don’t run around the house trying to wreak havoc. Try to look for ideas for activities active toddlers can join that will help them grow and use up all their energies.
Are you a stage mom or dad? Do you attend to each and every need of your child, big or small? It’s most probably your second nature as a Taurus.
Taurus are grounded individuals and as parents, they tend to be pampering and caring for their children. Unlike Aries, Taurus are natural born parents and they love the responsibility of taking care of their kids. However, there can be a downside with overindulging children and a tendency to spoil kids if not moderated enough, Some Taurus parents can also seem overbearing or controlling because of their desire to make sure everything is all good for their kids.
If you have this problem of giving way too much to your kids, then the best way to go is to set goals and boundaries for yourself as well as encourage independent play with your kids so that they learn to interact with others in a social situation. Taurus parents love indoor playgrounds because they provide a safe and controlled environment without being too controlling.
Gemini parents value learning above all else with their children. The dream is for an over-achieving child with the best of grades and a shining record. But it’s not only numbers that the Gemini mom or dad looks at. It is also how they learn to interact with others and the world around them.
Parents of this zodiac are often quite immersed in the education of their children and encourage extra-curricular and social activities. Like the Taurus, Geminis love indoor playgrounds but also outdoor play areas. Their kids get to interact with others and learn along the way. Because going out can be quite expensive (and being Geminis, there must be a lot of other things your child is enrolled in), there are ways to lessen the cost of going out.
Cancer as people are very caring and nurturing. They love to be around others and are always the ones throwing parties or organizing get-togethers. Cancers value the proximity of loved ones and love to surround themselves with love.
As parents, Cancers are arguably the most natural in all of the zodiacs. They almost always seem to be ready to be parents. Cancer moms and dads are loving, sweet and nurturing. They love to be around their children and want to go out on trips and enjoy meals together with them all the time.
Does this sound like you? Then you also might have noticed that you tend to be overprotective of your child and sometimes smother them with too much attention and affection. Going on trips, instead of staying cuddly at home, is a helpful way to keep the bonding with your kids without making them feel overwhelmed. It will also help them learn more about the world around them and create precious memories.
Do you have two, three kids already and somehow seem to be wanting another? If you’re a Leo it really is not surprising. This zodiac’s personality can be described as quite childlike and playful. They love being with children because the energy kids give, helps keep them feeling youthful and light-hearted.
Leo parents enjoy going out to travel with their kids and family because of the free new places give out. If you’re a Leo parent though, sometimes you forget to be more of an adult especially in financial matters and disciplining your child because adult stuff is a little bit boring to you.
Especially when on a tight budget, Leos can get carried away and overspend on a day out trying to have fun with the family. Fortunately, there are many other ways to enjoy a day with the family that won’t break the bank.
Virgos are great parents most of the time because they know how to balance discipline and fun. Their approach in parenting is benchmarked on balance and they understand the needs of their children.
While the Virgo parent is often seen as the perfect parent, there is a tendency for this zodiac to become a perfectionist and set impossibly high standards for their kids to meet. However, with enough moderation and care, Virgos are naturally good parents.
Libras are another zodiac can easily be great at parenting. They are good at keeping disputes at bay and communicating with the family. Because Libras are considered one of the best zodiacs for keeping and managing relationships, they tend to be the best at creating a harmonious household. Even Libra children are usually the peacekeepers of the home.
Because Libras do not like conflict, they tend to be lacking in disciplining their kids and tend to get stepped on every now and then. Setting boundaries for your kids and learning to muster the will to call your kids out for bad behavior will benefit you in the long term– furthermore, it will help your child grow into a respectable member of society.
Scorpio parents are the best disciplinarians because of their unwavering resolve and determination in life. Generally, either as parents or singles, this zodiac are usually the overachievers on any group because of their strict resolve and need for excellence.
While discipline can be highly beneficial for kids, too much of it can traumatize and overwhelm children and create a desire to rebel. Perfectionism is often something the Scorpion parent struggles with especially when it comes to their kids.
If you’re a Scorpio and feel that this is often your problem too, finding a balance is a key to resolve it. For instance, you want your child to study and study but your kid is tired. What you can do is allot a few minutes to hours to play with them or you can make a reward for their hard work more enticing like going on playgrounds or having a special treat.
As parents, the Sagittarius is easily the opposite of strict Scorpio. These zodiacs like to have fun and are often the life of a gathering. They enjoy parties, playing and are usually best buds with their kids.
However, like every other zodiac, too much of something can be bad. Like the disciplinarian Scorpio, the Sagittarius does get carried away sometimes and can be too lax and concentrate on enjoying and having fun and forget discipline and structure. If you’re having difficulty with creating order in your home and putting in some house rules (as well as keeping them), then you can ask a fellow Scorpio how they structure their parenting and get some tips along the way. Maybe you can also share a few tricks to having some serious fun with your kids.
Another opposite of the wild, fun-loving Sagittarius parent is the Capricorn mom and dad. These zodiacs love structure and embrace a strict and organize, military-like lifestyle. While this will truly create more disciplined and achieving children, it can also drain the fun out of them, which according to studies is a detrimental part of child development.
For your zodiac personality, a structured play that can still satisfy your desire for order as well as create a fun place for your child is the way to go. Places like indoor playgrounds, activity centers, home-based puzzles or obstacle courses can serve both you and your child.
Unlike other zodiacs that seem like natural-born parents, your sign is a little adverse to caring for children because of your highly independent and individualistic approach. You might notice struggling to enjoy child care during the earlier years of your kid. This is because you would rather talk to sensible, mature individuals than try to understand children.
With all that said, it doesn’t mean though that you can’t be a parent. However, there might be quite a number of instances that will test your patience and resolve. But the good side of all these is that when your child becomes an adult, unlike other parents, you’ll thoroughly enjoy their company and might even become best of friends.
If you’re a Pisces, you know that you have quite a loving and empathetic side and it doesn’t take you a lot of effort to stretch a hand of understanding towards your child. Because of this trait, you are able to form a close bond with your child. Looking for more enjoyable activities you can do together can sometimes become challenging to you though because it seems you’ve been able to do all of it from parent-child dance lessons to costume parties.
While you’re definitely a natural at parenting, you can tend to overreact in some instances. Make sure to give your child some controlled freedom as well like giving them options or letting them loose in a controlled environment. Book a ticket for indoor playgrounds regularly and let them play with other kids in a safe space. You’ll be happy with the results.
To end things…
No matter what zodiac sign you have, parenting is serious work. While for others it is less difficult, there is no approach to parenting that is perfect. We hope this article helps guide you on or at least relate to you.
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