Parenting can be a challenge for anyone, regardless of astrological sign, but have you ever wondered why some parents seem to have it easier than others?
Whether you’re an airy Libra struggling with a stubborn Scorpio or a practical Capricorn expecting a baby somewhere between the cusp of Gemini and Cancer, get some insight on what sign pairings make for the most harmonious households.
One way of looking at Sun Signs is through elemental groups of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.
Earth Sign parents (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) have the easiest job parenting other Earth signs and children who are born under the Water signs of Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer.
Moms and dads born under Earth signs are stable, “down to earth” parents and make the perfect anchor for their Water sign child’s sometimes tempestuous emotions. These parents are dependable and provide a strong support system that’s a comfort to the Water sign’s ever changing internal sea. These parents are hands-on and can relate to their serious little Water signs by literally “showing them the ropes” of life.
Air Sign parents (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) have the easiest job parenting other Air signs and children who are born under the Fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
This parent/child combo is full of excitement. Fire Sign children with these parents will never have the opportunity to grow bored or restless with Air signs as parents. They might even be too stimulating. But either way, both elements understand the other’s ever-running inner motor. Air signs have a strong streak of “forgive and forget”, or rather, they’re just too busy to get caught in the past, so children in their care will benefit from their ability to let each day begin anew.
Water Sign parents (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) have the easiest job parenting other Water signs and Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Whether a sensitive Pisces, an intuitive Scorpio, or a calm Cancer, Water signs are natural nurturers. Earth Sign children will feel emotionally validated and heard with Water Sign parents, and the calm, “chill” of Earth sign children pairs well with the Water signs’ need for periods of quiet. While water parents can be supportive, their guidance will rarely spill over into the realm of pushiness. This parent/child pair will know how to navigate the delicate social dance of closeness and separation, which will be a boon as the child grows into adolescence and on to adulthood.
Fire Sign parents (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) have the easiest job parenting other Fire signs and children under the Air signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Air sign children can be chatty, big thinkers and their Fire Sign parents will have a good time engaging them in conversation about their many, many interests. Fire Sign parents will have no shortage of activities and field trips planned for their little airy babies. These Fire Sign parents often have large personalities and their little Air Sign children will be entranced by their parent’s command of life.
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Written by Horoscope.com contributor Naeesa Aziz