The Astrology Guide to Getting Pregnant and Parenting

Kelli Fox

The astrological signs of the zodiac can help you plan a family. From the best times to getting pregnant to your child’s personality as well as parenting tips for each Sun sign. The best time to get pregnant is when the Moon is in a fruitful sign and phase. These fruitful Moon signs for pregnancy are Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius. The most beneficial of them is when the Moon is in its own sign of Cancer. Avoid getting pregnant when the Moon is making its final major aspect in a sign and before it enters the next sign, which is referred to as the Void of Course Moon. Your child’s personality is influenced by their sun sign. Use the guide below to help you determine when you would like to have your child.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)

If you want an independent child that is a natural leader then plan for an Aries child. This sign of the Ram is active, energetic and optimistic. Aries learn by doing and love to try new things. They especially love sports. Teach your little one responsibility, patience and kindness. Otherwise they may be prone to an aggressive, hot temper. Aries have a deep-seated need to be loved and accepted. Rather than harsh punishment, which could lead to rebellious behavior, try talking things through with them.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

If you want a child that is hard working and studious then plan for a Taurus child. This sign of the Bull prefers structure and routine. Provide your little one with plenty of activities that engage as many of their senses at once. Taurus’ sensitivity to color and sound make them natural singers, musicians and artists. Encourage their creativity at a young age. They also enjoy the outdoors and are content at being quiet and alone. Provide them with regular encouragement to be more social and spend time with their friends.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

If you want a curious, intelligent child that is talkative and good with their hands then plan for a Gemini child. This sign of the Twins is playful and witty.. Gemini likes to read and write and easily learn new things. Provide your little one with plenty of stimulating mental and physical activities so they don’t become restless. Indecisive Gemini will do many things at once due to a short attention span. They rarely have difficulty relating and interacting with others, so encourage a lot of play time with other children at an early age.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)

If you want a sensitive, imaginative child with strong family values that stays close to home then plan for a Cancer child. This sign of the Crab is calm, nurturing, and intuitive. Their creativity inclines them toward music and the arts. Cancer often uses humor to gain much needed attention from others. They can get reclusive and lonely and do well caring for plants and pets. Any tenacious or overly emotional behavior may just be an expression of their fear. Teach your little one how to express their moods through creativity, otherwise they may repress and hold onto their unexpressed feelings.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)

If you want an extroverted, demonstrative child that loves to perform then plan for a Leo child. This sign of the Lion enjoys being the center of attention and needs a lot of room to shine. Leo are dramatic, confident and charming. Their natural leadership abilities will blossom through group activities. They don’t like to disappoint or make mistakes, and benefit from explained consequences and punishments. Otherwise, your little one may become rebellious, immature and argumentative. Social Leo is demanding and may at times become bossy, particularly if they don’t get what they want.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)

If you want a practical, communicative child with a pleasant disposition then plan for a Virgo child. This sign of the Maiden does best with stability and routine. They enjoy books, learning and fixing things. Virgo tends to be cautious and introverted, perfectionistic and overly self-critical. They are also alert and learn by mimicking others. Encourage your little one to be more social and spend time with others. Communicative Virgo enjoys helping people and animals. If your little one is a picky eater it could be because they are prone to a sensitive stomach.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)

If you want a gentle, thoughtful, intellectual child that loves to please others then plan for a Libra child. This sign of the Scales does best with a calm, balanced and harmonious environment. Libra enjoys games, music, art and reading. They are private yet social and can learn though role-play. Provide your little one with gentle, but firm boundaries since they do well with routine and order. They enjoy team sports, but may procrastinate or appear lazy at times. Diplomatic Libra wants everyone to get along and tend to avoid conflict.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

If you want a quiet, introspective child that is energetic and strong-willed then plan for a Scorpio child. This sign of the Scorpion is serious, brave, determined and often misunderstood. Scorpio enjoys solving puzzles and mysteries. They are resourceful, energetic and require stimulating physical and mental outlets. Gentle discipline and regular reassurance help soothe your little one’s sensitive and volatile emotions. It will also make them more obedient and eager to please. Keep in mind that they prefer privacy and don’t adapt very well to change.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)

If you want an intelligent, outspoken child that’s independent and nontraditional then plan for a Sagittarius child. This sign of the Archer are lifelong learners and thrive in progressive learning environments. Sagittarius is easily bored and may try a lot of different things. They have a vivid imagination, are great storytellers and can easily entertain themselves. When Sagittarius feels they have enough autonomy, they become joyful, outgoing and optimistic. Otherwise they may become rebellious, reckless, awkward and argumentative. Give your little one plenty of room to explore, and provide logical explanations and reasons for decisions and punishment.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)

If you want an observant, obedient child that enjoys family tradition then plan for a Capricorn child. This sign of the Goat is gentle, polite and sweet. Their focused and deliberate nature makes them great scholars. Capricorn sometimes knows what type of career they want at an early age. Their drive and ambition prepare them for successful careers. Provide your little one with structure, order and routine. Otherwise they may become reserved, critical and moody. Bright, methodical, curious Capricorn prefers the company of others.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)

If you want a creative, innovative child that is unconventional then plan for an Aquarius child. This sign of the Water-Bearer are unpredictable, spontaneous and dramatic. Aquarius is easily bored with routine. They enjoy puzzles, computers and mysteries. Encourage your little one to use some of their energy through physical activities. They are easily distracted with daydreams, but can become quite brilliant and amusing when allowed to explore and experiment without strict boundaries. Social Aquarius may need help relating to the feelings of others. They also tend to be rebellious and impressionable.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)

If you want an intuitive, affectionate child that enjoys nature and the outdoors then plan for a Pisces child. This sign of the Fish is compassionate and good at nurturing others. Provide your little one with a structured home and learning environment. They can be cautious, private, withdrawn and seem to live in a world of their own. They are actually smart visionaries that are often misunderstood. Pisces are empathic, intuitive and require a lot of attention. Creative Pisces love music, dance and the arts.

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