When I was in college, there was another student whose mother still not only made her lunch, but put positive notes in it such as “I love you” and “I know you’ll succeed.” I envied that woman for having such a loving and thoughtful mother.
My mother stressed things like independence and taking care of oneself — still valuable tools to learn, but without the emotional tie-in.
Do you know which zodiac sign is the best mother?
Sure, it’s fun to do a ranking, but the truth is that every zodiac sign and every mother has their own unique style of parenting and their own special abilities at mothering. And astrology can point out the best qualities you have for parenting.
Of course, Cancer is called the mother of the Zodiac because the Crab is naturally nurturing, and is motivated by emotions and home life. And when compared to the zodiac signs that make the best wives, any sign can be a great mom in her own way!
Moms work hard to make sure to raise their kids right. Many of them are single moms, and even though they seem to have double the work, they’re doing a great job as their children know that their mothers have their back and they’ll do anything for them.
Moms need to be so many things for their kids: an advocate, a supporter, a teacher, a caregiver, a driver, and a parent. Some moms are “cool” and others are more traditional and try to instill those traditional values in their children. I know moms who homeschool and others who spend hours and hours searching for the best school for their children.
From what I can tell, being a parent is exhausting, and as rewarding as they seem to believe parenting is, there are moments where the parents need a break. As a parent, you need to provide shelter, food, love, and opportunities for growth. It’s a tough job and not for everybody is good at handling all the responsibility of being a mother.
But some zodiac signs seem a little more qualified for motherhood than others.
Here are the zodiac signs who make the best moms, ranked from best to worst.
1. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is the kind of mom who instills an appreciation of the arts in their children and they encourage their kids to be creative.
A Pisces mom’s kids will be sensitive, imaginative, and will learn to treat other people with kindness and compassion. Pisces moms will hand down a love of nature, a sense of pride in helping others, and an independent spirit.
The Pisces mom may not know how to teach their children to make their dreams a reality, but they will support them the whole way as their children try to figure it out for themselves.
2. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries moms keep the schedules of their children full of music lessons, sports, hobbies, social activities, and camps. Meanwhile, the Aries mom has a full schedule herself.
She wants her children to be adventureous and not shy away from trying new things. She encourages them to face all challenges head-on and to fight for what they believe in.
She’s occasionally blunt but almost immediately regrets it. These moms can be pushy with their kids and sometimes need to listen and really hear what their child wants or doesn’t want to do.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini moms can talk about anything with their kids — they often have “the talk” very early on. Gemini moms don’t have any secrets from their children.
Her kids have great communication skills and are very aware of what’s happening in the world around them.
One of the things that make a Gemini mom so unique is her ability to understand her kids, regardless of their gender or their age. Gemini moms give the best parties and have the best play dates (because they seem like a party).
4. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn moms will fight to the death for their kids. Capricorns are fiercely loyal and will always stand up for them.
These moms do not mess around and take their parenting very seriously. They want to instill a good work ethic in their kids, and for them to have discipline and focus.
You can be sure if their kids get an allowance, they earn it by doing chores and taking care of their siblings. Capricorn moms are most often working moms and sometimes have to be reminded to take some time for themselves, and not devote every spare minute to their family.
5. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus moms are incredibly patient — so much so that they sometimes come off as saintly. But make no mistake, Taurus moms are very real and down to earth.
Taurus moms can be stubborn, which can lead to issues when her kids get to the teenage year. If you’ve ever witnessed a stand-off between a Taurus mom and her teen, you know it’s not pretty.
Taurus makes sure her kids have an appreciation of beauty and nature. Since she may be prone to overindulgence with food and spending, she needs to watch that she doesn’t overfeed her kids or that they don’t know the value of a dollar.
6. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras are great moms because they’re so balanced and peaceful. They encourage harmony in the home, and when there’s discord between siblings, she’s able to see each one’s perspective and help the participants to find neutral ground.
Libra moms don’t love having to be the disciplinarian and would rather be a friend than a parent, but usually wait to be friends with their kids until they’ve grown up.
The most important things that a Libra mom teaches her kids is how to share, how to feel compassion for others, and how to be good friends.
7. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
A Cancer mom is protective and nurturing. In fact, kids with a Cancer mom know that they’re truly loved and cared for.
Cancer is always there to listen to her child and help them feel better. She wants her home to be a place of love and comfort, and for her kids to be able to share anything with her.
When all else fails, the Cancer mom will make her child’s favorite cookies or snack just so they know how adored they are. She’s also great at helping develop a child’s creativity and isn’t shy about sharing her child’s genius with the world.
8. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius moms have huge hearts and want to share the world with their kids.
They very likely start traveling with them at an early age. They inject a thirst for knowledge and a strong sense of independence in their children, as well as a wicked sense of humor.
Sagittarians make fun moms and know that childhood is brief, so she wants her kids to enjoy every moment of it. However, she can be impulsive — one minute she’s in the carpool lane making her way to drop-off, the next she’s declaring that it’s a beach day instead.
She may not have as many rules as many of the other moms because she wants her kids to be their own people, not a carbon copy of her.
9. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Whatever is broken, the Virgo mom is going to do her best to fix it, whether it’s a toy or a broken heart. She has high expectations for her children and can be critical but she still loves them deeply, even when they fail her.
She’s the queen of multitasking as she parents, works, volunteers, and still keeps a very clean and orderly home. She wants her kids to have discipline and to not give up when things get hard.
A Virgo mom has perfectionist leanings and can ride her kids too hard if she’s not careful.
10. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio moms are scarily intuitive and often know what’s going on with their child before the child does themselves. Scorpio moms are big on loyalty, honesty, and protection, and as long as her kids tell the truth and look out for others, she’s good.
Watch out if you insult her children in any way or you create a problem for them — she’ll fight harder for her kids than for herself. She’ll put the needs of her family above her own and will passionately defend them whenever she feels they’ve been threatened.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarian moms are all about not conforming and being true to themselves. She may homeschool her kids but will make sure they have some outside classes. She’ll make sure that they know the importance of helping others and that her children are aware of important issues such as global warming.
The Aquarian mom will be sure to encourage imagination and experimentation in her kids. However, she will have very little patience for meltdowns and any of kind of emotional display.
She may need to be reminded that she can’t assume her kids know that she loves them and that she needs to reassure them.
12. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A Leo mom is the most childlike of the moms. She enjoys playing with her kids and giving them generous gifts. She can, however, be self-absorbed and may put her own needs before her children’s.
Is she having that expensive party because that’s what her son or daughter asked for, or is she doing it because it impresses the other moms?
She deeply loves her children but can have narcissistic leanings, thinking of her children as an extension of herself. She would have no qualms flirting with her child’s teacher, even if it embarrasses her kid in the process.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She’s had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Bustle, Medium, and Woman’s Day. Visit her website or her Instagram.