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What's Your Mothering Style Based On Your Zodiac

Whether you're an experienced mother, a new mom or contemplating motherhood, there's a way to find out just what kind of mothering style suits you best.

Astrology can tell us a lot about our personalities, who we're compatible with and what happens when we get into a conflict. But, did you know it can also reveal your parenting style?

Check out what kind of mom you are below:


Strengths: Confidence, self-awareness, strength, and fearlessness.

Weaknesses: Competitiveness, anger, tunnel vision, obsessiveness, vanity and self-centeredness.

Style: You're the Mama Bear of the zodiac! While some mothers are nervous about parenthood, you'll charge into it with a fierce confidence. Aries women do everything with flair and motherhood is no different!

As someone with a strong sense of self, you model lifelong learning, high achievements and a level of self-sufficiency that your children can aspire to.


Strengths: stability, good taste, common sense, hard worker

Weaknesses: indulgence, materialism, mood swings, vanity

Style: You're a tough, but fair mother. Although you've got a stern demeanor that can put the fear of God in your little ones, you're also a tender heart who will stay awake with them all night until the thunderstorm passes.

You are a practical businesswoman who loves to bring order to people's lives.  You want the best for your children and you ensure that the family runs on schedule.


Strengths: versatility, youthfulness, curiosity, open-mindedness, originality, creativity

Weaknesses: inconsistency, lack of boundaries, tendency to contradict self, impatience, talking or lecturing instead of listening.

Style: You're a varied and versatile mama, which means there's never a dull moment in your household. You may contradict yourself at times, but that's how you keep your kids on their toes!

As one of the chattiest signs of the zodiac, you love to read books and sing songs to your babies - don't be surprised if they're saying their first words sooner than anyone else!


Strengths: playfulness, leadership, creativity, confidence

Weaknesses: self-centeredness, drama, too much energy

Style: you are a creative, dramatic lioness who absolutely loves her cubs! As a Leo, you're a hands-on mama who is stern about her standards.

You expect the best from others and from your kids too - but only because you believe so much in them! No one can outshine a Leo mama when it comes to lavish birthday parties. You might expect the best, but you also give your best to your babies.


Strengths: organization and structure, common sense, healthy habits, intellect

Weaknesses: judgmental tendencies, worry and neuroses, self-righteousness, tendency to over analyze

Style:  As one of the intellectual and healing signs of the zodiac, you have a tendency to crack open a medical textbook, do research online and keep detailed notes every time your child develops a cough or a fever.

You're great at giving advice and having children awakens your humorous, philosophical side. Interestingly enough, your fourth house of motherhood is ruled by Sagittarius - the sign of adventure and wisdom. So, while some women feel worn-down by motherhood, your children actually help to lighten you up!

Based on the most common traits of your zodiac sign and the planet in your fourth house of motherhood, you can discover your perfect mothering style.

The AstroTwins have published a book called Momstrology that breaks down all the insights into the parenting styles of different signs.

Delve further into compatibility by learning how to be the best parent to your little Leo or toddling Taurus!


Strengths: Strength, resilience, intuition, willpower

Weaknesses: control, paranoia, emotional unavailability, obsessiveness, intense

Style: Fiercely protective, impressive and somehow all-knowing. You've definitely mastered the art of the "mom glare." One look from you and your little ones will stop cold in their tracks - they're not sure how you know which one of them broke the vase, but they're pretty sure you're psychic.

Since Scorpio rules the house of financial security and long-term ventures, you've probably already started a college fund for your unborn babe. You faithfully trust your own inner guidance and, as a result, are sure to raise children who are strong in their own convictions.


Strengths: sensitivity, comfort, good taste, devotion, sentimentality

Weaknesses: overprotective, mood swings, fearfulness, jealousy

Style: As a Cancer, your sign is the symbolic matriarch of the zodiac. You were literally born for motherhood. You have strong maternal instincts and nurturing comes easily to you.

Your fourth house of motherhood is ruled by Libra, so you're deeply invested in your relationships with your children and always looking for ways to make your home a cozy haven for the family.


Strengths: patience, refinery, good taste, fairness

Weaknesses: inconsistency, snobbery, vanity

Style: Most days, you find your center point in motherhood. While you might be born under a sign famous for procrastinating, motherhood brings out a much more structured, type-A side to you.

As the zodiac's sign of relationships, life's good when you're surrounded by people - and what better people to surround yourself with than your own little ones?! While other moms are rushing from one play date to the next, you know how to stay in the moment with your babes and you teach them the value of really being present for others.


Strengths: planning, structure, traditional values, consistency, patience, thoughtfulness

Weaknesses: worry and anxiety, overly cautious, pessimism, self-doubt, overly serious

Style: As a mom, you're definitely the one in charge of family life. Capricorn is the zodiac's "father sign," which traditionally makes you a tough-love kind of mom. You value respect as an expression of love and you prefer to show how much you're devoted to your children through your actions.

You're an old soul who may keep many of her emotions on the inside, but you're a rock for your children and you will provide for them any way you can.


Strengths: youthfulness, open-mindedness, originality, fairness

Weaknesses: boundaries, drama, detachment, overly permissive

Style: Of all the moms on the street, you're by far the most eclectic. It's tough to squeeze you into a box because you're a wonderful combination of contradictions. Your home is an organized chaos and that's the way you like it.

Your quirky-cool style is tempered by Taurus in your fourth house of motherhood, which causes you to crave security and roots when kids come into the picture.


Strengths: adventure, wisdom, humor, perspective

Weaknesses: impatience, bluntness, lack of structure

Style: You're the free-spirit mother who's always up for a spontaneous road trip. You'll pack your family up for a last-minute trek across country, or even decide to take your kids out of school for a yearlong around-the-world adventure.

Motherhood might be quite an adjustment for you at first, but once you figure out how to bring your brood along into the adventure you call your life (with a little structure and guidance), you're a natural.


Strengths: compassion, imagination, nurturing, creativity

Weaknesses: kookiness, manipulation, instability, guilt

Style: As a mother, you are warm, enchanting and open. Your children always feel like they can climb up into your lap any time they need a cuddle. When it comes to playtime, your imagination is just as wild and wonderful as theirs.

You hate to be told what to do and when to do it, so it could be difficult for you impose the kind of structure children need. Once you find a balance between boss mom and fun mom, you'll find your children have grown into happy adults with a healthy sense of self-worth.

[h/t Astrotwins / Cosmopolitan]