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Moms of the Zodiac

While the position of the Moon in your chart tells you a lot more about how you go about mothering and being nurtured yourself, it is fun to have a generalized look at how the different Sun signs go about this.

The Aries Mom or Mum

Aries is a fire sign and like all fire signs, this means that Aries moms/mums are impulsive, intuitive, and generally have a positive outlook on life. Life is rarely boring with an Aries around and motherhood is unlikely to change this much. She will instill independence in her children even as she desires to keep them close. She will take an active interest in her children and enjoy having fun with them but will also value her alone or “me” time highly.

Aries is a cardinal sign, which means that they are great at initiating things. She won’t be afraid to bring up topics that need discussing with her children – putting her head in the sand is not how she works. Ruled by the planet Mars, which embodies all types of energy, she will be known for her inability to sit still and quite possibly her temper.

An Aries mom is likely to be quite relaxed and easy-going most of the time, but her children will know when they have crossed a line, and if they are smart, they will learn to avoid doing so. She will teach her children to look for the positive and that if they want something; they just need to put their energy into achieving it.

The Taurus Mom or Mum

Taurus is an earth sign and this gives Taurus moms/mums a grounded, dependable and consistent personality. The term “earth mother” was likely coined for a Taurus originally. These moms don’t mind being outdoors and getting down and dirty with their kids. She will instinctively understand just how important it is for young bodies to be outside and connecting with the earth.

As a fixed sign, Taurus is known for its stubbornness and immovability. When a Taurus mom says no, very little is likely to shake her from that stance.  Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, which is about not only love and affection but also values. Her children will no doubt be taught to not only be kind and caring with others but to know the value of money as well as the things that money cannot buy.

She will teach her children the rewards of persistence and hard work, and give them the security of a rock-solid place to come home too – whatever their age. She will teach her children to see the beauty in the world and foster an appreciation of the arts.

The Gemini Mom or Mum

Gemini is an air sign and like all air signs, there is a strong emphasis on the mind and the intellect. The Gemini mom/mum is insatiably curious about the world and this is something that she will encourage in her children. She will place a high value on her children’s education, not only for their future career prospects but to round them out as individuals.

As a mutable sign, Gemini is able to adapt to changing circumstances quickly and well. She is less likely to mourn the passing stages of her children growing up but to look forward to seeing how they develop and grow as time goes on. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, so communication is very important to this mom. She will want to know all about her children’s day – and want to be part of their confidences.

Fun and laughter are synonymous with Gemini and she is sure to bring lots of adventure and good times into her children’s life.  She will teach her children the art of communicating well and the endless possibilities that life has in store for those willing to learn and explore.

The Cancer Mom or Mum

Cancer is a water sign, and as such can be quite emotional and sentimental. Cancer moms/mums feel deeply and care greatly and there may be a desire to protect their children from everything.  Like the crab that symbolizes their sign, they may bring out the claws if they feel that their child is in any way threatened.

As a cardinal sign, they are initiating types. She is the sort that will know when her child is not quite themselves and take it upon herself to find out why and provide emotional reassurance. Ruled by the Moon, there is a cyclical nature to this mom; she likely likes to have a routine and be good at getting her kids to follow a routine – at least early on.

The Moon itself is associated with motherhood and nurturing so Cancer moms are generally an excellent fit for motherhood. She will teach her children to approach life in a manner that is cautious but explorative. Her children will learn that with a supportive network of family and friends behind you, all things are possible.

The Leo Mom or Mum

The second of the fire signs, Leo moms/mums are proactive and dramatic. They are positive and upbeat moms. As a fixed sign they can be very hard to budge when they have made their mind up. It will do her children no good to appeal to their father or grandparents if Mom has laid down the law.

Ruled by the Sun, Leos are usually quite fond of the spotlight and see the world as their stage. Putting your best foot forward is important to this mom and she will likely be invaluable when it comes to helping her children shine as well. As the Sun is about our essential hero image of ourselves, she knows the importance of good self-esteem and will do her best to endow her children with a healthy self-image.

Creativity as well as artistic and sporting interests will be encouraged. She will teach her children that we all have our individual gifts and that when it comes to putting their best foot forward, they don’t have to compromise themselves in the process.

The Virgo Mom or Mum

Virgo is the second of the earth signs and as such, is down to earth, practical and reliable. The Virgo mom/mum will be the ultimate soccer mom given half a chance. This is the mom that will have the schedule on the fridge and everyone’s devices synced up to a family calendar. She thrives on having her family run like a well-oiled machine.

Virgo is known for its eye for detail and love of order, trying to pull something over this mom’s eyes is not likely to happen. Virgo is a mutable sign, which may surprise those that think that she is a slave to her scheduling app. She can roll with the punches and is indispensable in an emergency.

Ruled by Mercury she is great at communication and her children will find her a great listener that truly takes their point of view into account. Education will be important to the Virgo mom, as will physical exercise and diet. A healthy mind and a healthy body are the Virgo mom’s goals. She will teach her children the value of hard work, education, and a can-do attitude to life in general.

The Libra Mom or Mum

Libra is the second of the air signs and as such is always thinking and evaluating things. The Libra mom/mum will want to be a big part of her child’s life and to know what is going on in their world.  As a cardinal sign, Libra is all about making the first move. She will not be shy about showing her appreciation and affection for her offspring. She will boast to anyone that will listen about her kids and will instill a secure feeling of being well-loved in her children.

With Venus as her ruling sign, there is a love of fairness, values, and beauty for beauty’s sake. Much like the scales that represent her sign, the Libra mom is always weighing things up. Her children will be brought up to appreciate the beauty in life and that there are often many different sides to a situation. Fairness and balance will be important to the Libra mom and this is likely to be taken aboard by her children as they go out into the world.

The Scorpio Mom or Mum

As the second of the water signs, Scorpio moms/mums tend to be quite emotional. Their children are their world and they will move any mountain, swim any ocean, and cross any desert for their kids. This mom misses nothing with her laser-like gaze and keeping secrets from her will be nigh on impossible.

As a fixed sign they can be hard to move once they have made their mind up about something. Her kids will have to develop master negotiating skills to get this mom to budge once she has made a decision. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, a sign is known for its intensity and they pour this into their concern for their children.

This is a mom that will take on the world if she feels that her child is not being treated as they should be. She will teach her children the power of having a passion and send them out into the world with the security of knowing that someone has their back completely.

The Sagittarius Mom or Mum

Sagittarius is the third of the fire signs and as such has an enthusiastic and impulsive way of looking at the world. The Sagittarius mom/mum is likely to be always on the move, kids in tow. Sitting at home looking at the four walls while supervising the kids is deadly to her. She will be out and about exploring the local neighborhood, and further, with her clan.

Sagittarius is a mutable sign and as such is quite adaptable to changing circumstances. In fact, she probably thrives on a little controlled chaos.  Ruled by Jupiter, which is considered the lucky planet of the zodiac, she will bring an optimistic, freewheeling vibe to whatever she is doing. She will encourage her children to broaden their horizons in all ways, through study, travel, and their way of approaching life.

Sagittarius is usually a sporty sign, so she may give Virgo mom a run for her money in the Soccer Mom stakes.  Life with a Sagittarius mom is always one big adventure. She will teach her children to roam far and wide, and that the glass is not only half-full but refillable.

The Capricorn Mom or Mum

Capricorn is the third of the earth signs and there is a very practical and sometimes conservative bent to this mom/mum. As a cardinal sign, Capricorn will not wait around wondering how her child is doing: whether that is why they are taking so long to find their socks, how they feel or how they are doing in school.

Ruled by Saturn, which is a planet that requires us to work hard for our rewards, there will be rules for her children, and they will be enforced. The Capricorn mom has high hopes and expectations for her children, but she is also prepared to put in the time and effort in helping her children reach their highest potential.

Education and good basic building blocks (good nutrition, exercise, enough sleep) is her recipe to see her children achieve their best. She will teach her children a healthy respect for family and that hard work and discipline can take you far.

The Aquarius Mom or Mum

Aquarius is the third air sign of the zodiac which may surprise those that think they are a water sign because they are known as the water bearer. This, in a nutshell, encapsulates the Aquarian in general. People think that they know them and yet they may be something else completely.

As an air sign, the Aquarius mom/mum values intelligence and communication. She is not likely to shield her child/ren from the world – she is out there showing them the real world. She will be protective but also expose them to all the wonder and joy that is out there to experience. The fixed nature of Aquarius might throw some people that don’t know her well.  She may seem almost bohemian in her approach to child-raising and life in general, but she will not be pushed when it comes to certain ideas and rules.

Ruled by Uranus, this is a mom that can surprise and delight her children. Her kids will be celebrated for their individuality and encouraged to do what makes them happy. She will teach her children to be accepting of others and also of what makes them different and unique themselves.

The Pisces Mom or Mum

As a water sign, the Pisces mom/mum is an emotionally based mom. She is often described as a dreamy type, but she can turn into a barracuda if someone she loves is threatened.  She will likely pass on her appreciation of the arts to her children and her home is likely to be full of music, lots of photographs, and creative projects in various stages of completion.

As a mutable sign, she goes with the flow for the most part. It could be that there are not a real lot of rules in her household. As her kids grow into teenagers it could be that there is sometimes a blurring of the boundaries about who is the child and who is the parent at times.

Ruled by Neptune, she is all about imagination and is very idealistic. She will inspire her children to aim high and encourage them to follow their dreams


Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.