Zodiac Signs as Types of Mothers
Typical "Mom" Traits for Every Sign of the Zodiac
You approach motherhood just like you do everything else—head-on. But even though you’re confident and sometimes a bit diva-like—fellow Aries Kourtney Kardashian and Victoria Beckham definitely are—your fourth house of motherhood is in Cancer, meaning you’ve got plenty of maternal instinct and nurturing qualities. You naturally put your needs first, which makes motherhood a big adjustment. However, it’s also helpful for teaching your kids independence and self-sufficiency. “You may be better at the playing the stereotypical ‘dad’ role…and you may be the tough disciplinarian,” write the AstroTwins. “Even if you still play the stereotypical ‘mom’ role, your strength and boundless energy still permeate your every move.”
You’re old-fashioned and rigid in some ways, but down-to-earth and chill in others—what the AstroTwins call the “original ‘mullet mama’—business in the front, party in the back.” You’re all about making a good impression, teaching your kids good manners, respect, and dedication, but it’s okay to take a break from performing for others. Your children will no doubt embarrass you aplenty, and in doing so, they’re teaching you a lesson: Appearances aren’t everything.
Until you had kids, you were free-spirited, bohemian, and always kept everyone guessing. That part of you still exists, but motherhood has pushed it aside. Thanks to a Virgo-ruled fourth house, you’re a sterner, more regimented, and highly organized mom who naturally gravitates toward attachment parenting. Since it’s difficult for you to focus 100 percent of your attention on your family—you tend to have a lot of balls in the air—it may make sense to follow in Angelina and Heidi’s footsteps to create a big family that’s a posse all on its own.
The AstroTwins call Cancers “the zodiac’s mother superior”—Gisele's glam breast-feeding moment was very much true to the sign. Your maternal instructs are hard-wired, and in your quest to nurture everyone and everything, you can be overprotective to a fault. And while you want to create the perfect home for your family, sometimes second-guessing your every move, it’s important to be more authoritative than you naturally are. Your kids will have greater respect for you—and still want to be your best friend.
A mix of uptight and free-spirited, you often closely manage and get overly neurotic about every little detail. Motherhood plays into your natural quest for order—just think about how carefully Rachel Zoe and Beyoncé must work to dosomany things—but it can also make you overly judgmental of yourself, your fellow moms, and your kids. You’re a great mom, so work to ditch that needless insecurity that’s not doing you or your family any favors.
You’ve spent most of your life seeking balance—hence those swinging scales—and motherhood is just the thing to help you find your center. You live for your kids, which helps them feel secure and loved, so long as you know when it’s time to loosen the cord. Your exacting standards (think about the ship Gwyneth Paltrow runs) can be hard to live up to, but behind them is the fear that you’re ultimately not type A enough. Letting go of that and embracing your natural knack for relationship building is what will really make you happy.
Hey, hot mama! You’re equal parts quirky, controlling, inspiring, intimidating, fiercely protective, and, yes, sexy, just like momager Kris Jenner and anti-vaccine crusader Jenny McCarthy. Sure, you present a tough exterior, but with your family, you’re intensely loyal and compassionate. “The Scorpio mama is a force of nature, but she’s got her children’s backs,” write the AstroTwins.
For the zodiac’s freest spirit, Sagittarius, parenting is a major adjustment, even more so because you so cherish your independence. However, since you understand the childish mind-set, you tend to treat your kids more like equals, which creates a unique bond between you. Your daredevil, spontaneous nature has its pros and cons—it’s great fun, but can make the planning and structure necessary for managing a family difficult to get right. Keep treating motherhood like an adventure, using your innate sense of humor to get through the tough stuff.
Traditional and conventional, you’re not afraid to set healthy limits. And since Capricorn is the zodiac’s “father” sign, you may find yourself acting more like a stereotypical disciplinarian dad than a mom who wants to be best friends with her kids. Like Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton, you’re beautiful on the surface but also incredibly strong, never shrinking from your duties. For you, the big challenge is living in the present, realizing that those obligations will still be there tomorrow, but you’ll miss your children’s major milestones if you look away for too long.
Eclectic hardly begins to describe you. “You’re affectionate yet aloof, stern yet spontaneous, the world’s mellowest control freak,” write the AstroTwins. Organized chaos is your specialty, meaning that your family life never becomes boring. You might be surprised by the depth of emotion motherhood has brought to your normally intimacy-fearing self—and you have your fourth house of motherhood, governed by traditional Taurus, to thank for that. Be careful not to lose site of your true edgy self or you may build up resentment or trigger an identity crisis.
Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Love Hewitt are typical Pisces moms, meaning they’re seductive sirens and earth mothers rolled into one. Empathetic, spiritual, and sensitive, you keep your family in a cozy but luxurious bubble. Like your sign symbol, which shows fish swimming in opposite directions, you sometimes contradict yourself, acting totally together one minute and becoming a wreck the next. To keep an even keel, you need to take well-deserved breaks—they’ll help you be a better mom.
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