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Aries: If your ram-child has been a little more cuddly than usual, that makes sense! Venus is in Aries right now, so your kid is aggressively seeking reassurance. Give them all that and more, plus a little reminder that you’re always there for them!
Taurus: Your Taurus has been begging for a(nother) pet lately, but you’re not sure if they’re ready for the responsibility. A reasonable worry, but we’re here to reassure you: that kid’s gonna love that dog more than anything. Just give them a little guidance, then hand them the leash!
Gemini: That’s one Chatty Kathy you’ve got on your hands! Mars is in Gemini, so your already energetic child is acting even more chaotic than usual. This one’s on you, mama. Treat yourself to an extra coffee and go into playtime overdrive. The only way out is through!
Cancer: This is a quiet month for your kid. After being cooped inside all winter, they’ll be playing outside a lot. Cancers value alone time, so just let them do their thing, and make sure they have plenty of activities to keep occupied!
Leo: Leos love a lot of attention, and it can be hard to totally attend to their needs, particularly when there are siblings to take care of. Set some time aside for a day with just the two of you! A little outing activity is exactly the kind of catchup they’re seeking.
Virgo: Your Virgo has been begging for a style change. Though their taste may seem a little “out there,” take a deep breath and indulge! Kids feel best when their individuality and autonomy is respected, and if you give them freedom now, they’ll trust you forever!
Libra: Sometimes your little Libra seems more like an adult than you do. It’s true– their foresight and wisdom can be uncanny for a child, but it’s simply the way they are! All signs point to yes: it’s time to trust them with a small allowance.
Scorpio: Scorpios are loyal, kind, and supportive friends, and your kid certainly embodies this. They’re such a natural giver, so make sure they’re occasionally pampered too. Treat them on a mini shopping spree at their favorite spot, with ice cream afterwards, of course!
Sagittarius: Lately, your Sagittarius has taken an interest in the kitchen. Though they may seem a little young for a chef, it’s a great idea to nurture this hobby now! Sure, there might be a few DIY-cake explosions, but you’ll both enjoy the quality time that cooking together provides.
Capricorn: On the last few playdates, you’ve caught your usually sweet Capricorn kid being a little, well, bossy. Not to worry! Their natural leadership abilities just need a bit of redirecting. Have a quick chat with them about sharing, and listen to their response. Sometimes it’s hard to be the smartest kid in the room!
Aquarius: Your kid is totally wiped from all the birthday festivities. For a few more days, indulge in their extra-long nap times. Even young Aquarians are extremely intuitive, and yours just may need some time to adjust to being a whole ‘nother year older.
Pisces: Pisceans are usually a bit shy, but lately yours has been basking in the limelight. Keep it coming! This month, they’ll share more of their inner world with you than ever before, then they’ll return to their quieter ways. Respect this natural rhythm and go with the flow!
More on Ragamuffin’s Parenting Horoscopes:
The last two decades have seen an unprecedented rise in conscious parenting. New approaches like Montessori, gentle parenting, and slow parenting have arisen as alternative options to the authoritarian style of yore. Additionally, the Internet has made it easier to share resources and learn from those who have “gone through it” before us. Of course, raising a child isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. Most parents will tell you that their own approach includes a little of this, a little of that, and above all else adjustments for their particular kid’s needs. Enter: astrology.
While plenty of articles explain your own parenting style according to the zodiac, there’s currently very little on how to adapt that to your child’s individual needs. That’s why Ragamuffin is now offering monthly Parenting Horoscopes. By cross-referencing resources like Astrology Zone’s Susan Miller, the Astro Poets, and NASA’s Solar System Tracker, we’ll suggest planet-informed parenting tips adapted to each sign of the zodiac.
Remember, these signs are written with your child’s sign in mind. That said, feel free to read the entry for your own astrological sign and report the findings back to grandma. Whether you truly believe the stars have a say in our fate, or you’re just reading for fun, we hope you’ll get some good insights on how to raise individual humans of every disposition.