Did you know that each sign of the zodiac exhibits their unique astrological traits as early as infancy? It's true! And if you're a parent or close to a child you've probably witnessed their celestial traits and tendencies more overtly than you realize. Each of the twelve signs carries a different set of needs, attitudes, and attributes, and it's important to nurture each young sign accordingly. Here is a helpful guide to astrological parenting :
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Your fiery little ram happens to be the youngest sign in the zodiac cycle, which means you may have your hands doubly full! Bristling with energy and self-assuredness, there are few obstacles the assertive Aries child won't tackle with enthusiasm. However, keep in mind the importance of tempering your child's keenness with consideration for others; in their pursuit of personal goals, the Aries often forgets the feelings and personal boundaries of others. Keep your ram curious and confident, and let them know how wonderful it is to share these qualities with others!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurean children, much like their adult counterparts, enjoy a comfortable and conflict-free life, and are quick to dig their heels in when unwanted changes disrupt their routine. It's important to build a safe and dependable environment for you little bull, but make sure you expand their horizons a bit by pushing them to try new things and consider all sides of an issue before forming an opinion.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your clever, vivacious Gemini child may seem like several children in one–because they are! This twin sign has the energy and personality of two, and it will be necessary from an early age to give them plenty of activities, hobbies, and adventures to keep them satiated and out of unintentional mischief. Your Gemini child is a social butterfly for sure, and they'll likely be at their finest in group settings where they can contribute to their fullest potential.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The sensitive and domestic crab is happiest when tucked away in their bedroom abode or helping out in the kitchen; this sign craves a serene and dependable home to retreat to after an arduous day. Cancer children are nurturing souls from the get-go, and nothing hurts their feelings more than having their good intentions misconstrued. Let you Cancer child know how valued they are, and give them plenty to do alongside of you to show how much their help is appreciated.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Your little lion was born with a spotlight on them, and they won't take kindly to being nudged into the background. Confident and outgoing, the Leo is happiest when honing his or her talents and letting the world see them shine. Encourage your Leo child to use this powerful trait to help fellow peers overcome shyness and uncertainty, for nothing is more inspiring than a lion with a heart of gold.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The Virgo child already has business on their mind, and their mature and pragmatic nature may strike you as a bit odd for one so young, but don't fret! Your Virgo child loves feeling useful, and it's not uncommon to see their little hands scribbling to-do lists from an early age. Respect your Virgo child's need for order, but make sure to encourage them to live a little and enjoy all the perks of being young and as-yet-unburdened by adult concerns.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Your Libra child was born with a pair of scales in their hands, and as early as infancy you'll likely see them put to good use. These polite and socially conscious signs deplore ugly or unfair treatment, and are quick to seek peace when trouble arises. Lovers of the finer things in life, young Librans exhibit a unique gift for crafting beauty out of seemingly thin air, and your child's flair for the refined will serve them well in social and professional circles. Keep them on track and fighting the good fight!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Intense and full of mystery from a startlingly young age, do not be fooled by your little Scorpion's darker side: these children need lots of love and reassurance. The Scorpio child's tough exterior shields a deep need for support and structure, and without proper guidance they may seek validation through unhealthy means. Keep an ongoing and nurturing dialogue with your Scorpio child; listen to their fears and dreams as you would an adult, and watch what strong and loyal adults they grow into.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Full of good nature and even better intentions, the young archer walks, talks, and explores at an age when most are still snoozing in their cribs. Your Sagittarius child is the go-getter of the zodiac, and probably won't be content to sit around the house all day with such an exciting world outside. Make sure to sign them up for plenty of sports and creative activities to put all that gusto to good use!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Like Virgo children, young Capricorns are quite mature, and eager to embark on their goals and routines early in life. Capricorns are dedicated individuals, and your child will likely show their talents and interests as soon as they're able to express themselves. Pay attention to the little goat's requests, as they are not ones to pick up a hobby and drop it. With the proper foundation, your child will be well on their way to accomplishing truly great things.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
A natural born philosopher, little escapes the thoughtful Aquarian child's observation, and you may find yourself on the losing end of more than one disagreement as they grow up. Aquarians thrive on intellectually stimulating pursuits, and require more “food for the brain” than most, so don't let these active minds go to waste! Keep your Aquarian child engaged by taking them to plenty of museums, libraries, and cultural events, and don't be afraid to let them explore their own personal philosophies and ideas along the way.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisceans are the oldest of the astrological souls, and your child will no doubt exhibit a bit of the supernatural as soon as they're born. Highly intuitive and twice as sensitive as their eleven companion signs, your Piscean child is a dreamer with little interest in earthly matters, but nonetheless a deep love and concern for others. The arts and occult will likely fascinate them, and you'll be astonished at what the Piscean imagination can conjure. Make sure to nurture this fairy child's ethereal qualities while keeping at least one foot firmly planted on terra firma, and dedicated to less interesting but equally important responsibilities.