The Kind of Parent You'll Be, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Aries, you're not a regular mom, you're a cool mom.

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Becoming a parent is inarguably the biggest transition of your life. The moment a tiny baby is placed in your arms, your world will change (and nearly everyone will tell you this, too).

While it's impossible to say exactly how becoming a parent will change you and your lifestyle, see what the stars have to say about how you'll handle the ups, downs, and surprises of being a mom or dad.

Here's what kind of parent you'll be, according to your zodiac sign.

Aries: March 20–April 20

You're not a regular mom, you're a cool mom. Yep, it's true, Aries. Your fun-loving and playful nature will earn you the label of "cool" parent; someone who prioritizes playtime and won't sweat the small stuff.

Taurus: April 20–May 21

Your passionate ways may manifest into being controlling as a parent—which isn't always a bad thing, as long as it's kept in check. You'll be running the show and taking care of most of the details with a little one at home, but try to remember, it's okay to loosen the reigns, sometimes.

Gemini: May 21–June 21

Keeper of the calendar, head communicator, and perhaps over-texter, your need for clear and consistent communications will help you keep the household running smoothly. There will be no detail left unplanned for, just be sure to save some time for fun, too.

Cancer: June 21–July 22

Keep it together, Cancer! All parents get a tickle in their throats and tear in their eyes sometimes, but you'll really feel all the feels, all the time. Your emotional nature will lend itself to being the comforting, soothing parent, so prepare for all the cuddles.

Leo: July 22–August 23

Save the drama for your mama. Or actually, try not to. You have a flair for the dramatic, but as a new parent, there won't be much room to expend energy by focusing on the insignificant. You may struggle at first, but try to stay level-headed and calm whenever possible, instead of giving in to your emotionally-charged ways.

Virgo: August 23–September 23

You embody two key traits that will make parenting come quite naturally: organization and selflessness. It's your nature to care for others and to put their needs ahead of your own, which is essential in the early weeks of parenthood. Just be sure to practice some self-care, too. If you run on empty, it benefits no one.

Libra: September 23–October

You have a knack for diplomacy, which will come in handy while mediating any arguments amongst the little ones or during any other sticky family situations, for that matter. You’re also a problem solver, so be prepared to lend out lots and lots of advice to your parent friends.

Scorpio: October 23–November 22

Troop leader, coach, class parent, chaperone; you’ll probably sign up for all the things. You’re a social butterfly and enjoy interacting with others, which will help you be present and involved in your family’s extracurriculars and hobbies.

Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

You’re one of the most generous signs, but don’t let that come back to bite you. Of course, you’ll want to give anything you can to your little loves, but remember, there’s a fine line between generosity and spoiling. It’s essential to know the difference.

Capricorn: December 21–January 20

You’re used to being in control, Cap, but one thing parenting will teach you (fast) is that sometimes, you have to let go and go with the flow. Especially in the early weeks and months, try to plan less and be present more. Save the intense preparations for a little later when you can plan vacations, soccer schedules, and carpools, oh my!

Aquarius: January 20–February 18

Rainy days will be your specialty! With bustling creative energy, you’ll likely have fun playdates, adventures, trips and tasks planned for any occasion. Your house will definitely be the place kids will want to hang out.

Pisces: February 18–March 20

You spend a lot of time in reflective thought, Pisces. As a parent, it will be essential to notice when you get lost too far in your own head and aren’t in the moment. Try to practice mindfulness to stay present.

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