Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned pro, having a baby is one of those things you can never fully prepare for. But much of the way they act and interact with you (and you with them), could be due to their astrological sign. Now in her new book, Babystrology, Judi Vitale looks at how astrology can help parents prepare for the birth of their baby and better understand the child as they grow.
“Baby astrology does for parenting what GPS does for navigating roads,” Vitale says. “You can go into raising a child with just your intuition … [but] it would be so much better to use astrology to more fully understand their psyche and gain some appreciation of who they can become.”
Knowing how a baby’s astrological sign affects their characteristics and how it impacts their relationship with you can help you become more prepared for their arrival.
What the Stars Say
Is your baby going to be quiet and timid or is she going to be a feisty fireball?
Vitale says astrology can give you insight about your baby’s traits and tastes to help prepare the nursery and to choose clothing and toys. For example, if you’re going to have a Leo, you may want to opt for a nursery that has plenty of colors, while a Virgo baby would much rather prefer calmer surroundings.
Vitale shared these stand-out characteristics of each sign with Parentology:
- Aries– Physical and Feisty
- Taurus – Quiet, Pleasant, but Stubborn
- Gemini – Verbal and Mobile
- Cancer – Nurturing, but Moody
- Leo – Proud and Generous
- Virgo – Discerning and Tidy
- Libra – Sweet but Indecisive
- Scorpio – Perceptive and Somewhat Secretive
- Sagittarius – Cheerful and Highly Active
- Capricorn – Businesslike and Organized
- Aquarius – Offbeat and Community-loving
- Pisces – Sweet and Otherworldly
While you may be planning for a Taurus baby who is more on the quiet side, remember that babies have a mind of their own when it comes to their due date.
“The signs change around the 21st or 22nd of each month, one day can make all the difference,” says Vitale.
So, that tranquil April 20th Taurus baby you may be hoping for could turn out to be a feisty Aries if she comes just one day sooner!
Clashing Zodiac Signs
Just as there are some zodiac sign combinations that could clash in the dating world, Vitale says there are some combinations between parents and their children that are more challenging than others.
The important thing to remember is that no combination is hopeless. Here are some of the more challenging combinations that Vitale shared with Parentology.
- Aries with Scorpio or Virgo
- Taurus with Libra or Sagittarius
- Gemini with Scorpio or Capricorn
- Cancer with Sagittarius or Aquarius
- Leo with Capricorn or Pisces
- Virgo with Aquarius or Aries
- Libra with Pisces or Taurus
- Scorpio with Aries or Gemini
- Sagittarius with Taurus or Cancer
- Capricorn with Gemini or Leo
- Aquarius with Cancer or Virgo
- Pisces with Leo or Libra
Vitale says these particular sign combinations are “in aversion,” meaning that they like being together but often have trouble seeing the world in the same way.
“There can be friction, but with awareness, there can be learning and deep appreciation,” says Vitale. She adds that there can also be other planets in the baby’s chart that inspire the child to teach parents lessons they may have been trying to avoid. “The Universe always knows what’s best for us,” she says.
Becoming a Better Parent?
Since astrology can give you insight into your baby’s traits and personality, it can also help you to become more understanding as a parent.
“If you’re the kind of parent who always wanted to have a lively, active kid, and yours is a dreamer and/or a thinker, understanding their basic nature based on the child’s sign can help you deal with it,” says Vitale.
Vitale suggests learning to respect what your baby wants and offer activities and toys that can help them to expand their awareness and not just be what their sign says they should be.
World Situations, Astrology, & Your Baby
When it comes to different situations going on in the world, some parents wonder if they will affect their baby’s astrological signs.
“The position of the planets in the sky when a child is born will affect the baby on a personal level. The societal and physical environment is another, separate thing,” says Vitale.
As for parents wondering if they should bring babies into the world during crazy or volatile times, Vitale says she always tells them, “Yes.”
“They could be inviting the soul or souls who could bring the very stroke of genius we need to solve some of this planet’s problems,” she says.
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Astrology Baby Birth — Sources
Judi Vitale, Babystrology