Pregnancy & Birth

What’s your baby’s star sign?

Astrologist Sharon Knight reveals how your baby’s star sign affects their character

Sagittarius

If your baby is born between 23 November – 21 December, your baby's star sign is Sagittarius

Sagittarians love lots of movement and being outdoors from a very young age, so take her out of the pram and, once she's toddling about, let her run outside as much as you can. She is visual and adores bright colours and watching what's going on. As long as you've worn her out physically and mentally, she'll be a good sleeper. Of all the star signs, Sagittarians are the most sociable.

Capricorn

If your baby is born between 22 December – 20 January, your baby's star sign is Capricorn

If anyone has ever leaned over your baby's pram and said 'she's an old soul', then your child is very true to her star sign. Capricorn children are incredibly thoughtful and a lot goes in, even though you might not get much of a reaction. So don't worry if she just stares at you when you smile at her – rest assured it's all being absorbed. She's interested in different tastes and textures, and this will make it easy when you start her on solids.

Aquarius

If your baby is born between 21 January – 19 February, your baby's star sign is Aquarius

An Aquarius child realises early on that a big smile will distract her parents and allow her to get her own way. She is clever and will chuckle while thinking, 'I've got you where I want you!'. She loves movement and colour so a mobile over her cot will be a hit. Older children don't like to sit still for long, so potty training could be tricky. Teach her new things in short, sharp bursts.

Astrologist Sharon Knight reveals how your baby's star sign affects their character
Astrologist Sharon Knight reveals how your baby's star sign affects their character

Pisces

If your baby is born between 20 February – 20 March, your baby's star sign is Pisces

Pisces babies are gentle souls. They don't like loud noise and need plenty of security and hugs. Use a baby sling to carry her around so she feels protected. And choose smaller, calmer baby or toddler groups for her to attend. Don't worry if she clings to your legs – she won't forever! If you are expecting another baby, take extra time to help your Piscean toddler adjust. A new sibling could make her feel insecure so help her understand that a new baby won't mean she is loved any less.

Aries

If your baby is born between 21 March – 20 April, your baby's star sign is Aries

Aries children are fiery, excitable and need lots of stimulation and love. With such inquisitive minds, they can quickly get frustrated. Rather than getting her to focus on one thing for 10 minutes, give her several things to keep her attention. Keep her wardrobe simple: she needs to feel free, so dress her in simple cotton or jersey.

Taurus

If your baby is born between 21 April – 21 May, your baby's star sign is Taurus

Taurean children love things that are nice to hold, so tactile textures such as velvet will make them happy. Give your warm and loving Taurean child lots of cuddles as she needs plenty of touch. Her nature is placid, unless you rush her. She'll find life a lot easier if you give simple commands and deal with her clearly.

Taurean children love things that are nice to hold, so tactile textures such as velvet will make them happy
Taurean children love things that are nice to hold, so tactile textures such as velvet will make them happy

Gemini

If your baby is born between 22 May – 21 June, your baby's star sign is Gemini

Gemini children are the most inquisitive of all the star signs and will wander off in search of novelty. Gemini children need a lot of mental stimulation, so join a local library and sign up for a music or movement class. And encourage her to think things through. She thrives on learning so give her options, then let her decide for herself which is best to do.

Cancer

If your baby is born between 22 June – 23 July, your baby's star sign is Cancer

The most family-focused of the star signs, a Cancerian baby will enjoy being swaddled as she needs to feel secure. She's caring and will be aware of duty to family from a young age, which means she's a brilliant older sibling. She also loves to be useful, so she'll thrive on being in charge of 'tidy time'. Any big change to her routine, such as starting solids, can make her feel insecure, so take it slowly and give her lots of reassurance and encouragement.

Leo

If your baby is born between 24 July – 23 August, your baby's star sign is Leo

Leo children will respond incredibly well to rewards. A gold star will make your little Leo very happy! She needs to feel important, and in charge, so rather than telling her what to do make her feel that it's her idea. She needs lots of physical reassurance, so pile on the hugs. And – you probably already know this – she can be incredibly stubborn. She'll roar if she doesn't get her own way, but stick to your guns! She's also possession-led so spend time teaching her how to share.

A gold star will make your little Leo very happy!
A gold star will make your little Leo very happy!

Virgo

If your baby is born between 24 August – 23 September, your baby's star sign is Virgo

Virgo babies absolutely love routine. And while this is great when she's a baby, encourage her to be a little more flexible as she gets older otherwise it could lead to problems if things don't run like clockwork. Of all the star signs, Virgoans are the easiest to toilet train, as they're fastidious and won't like a dirty nappy. This orderly nature means she's also likely to be tidy and prefer her surroundings to be clutter-free. She loves pretending so entertain her with lots of role-play games as she grows into a toddler: a play doctor's kit would be top of her wish list!

Libra

If your baby is born between 24 September – 23 October, your baby's star sign is Libra

Air signs find it hard to sleep, so exhaust her physically and mentally in the daytime. She's very visual and loves pretty colours and sparkly things. She's likely to be sociable and happy to go to busy playgroups. Normally placid, it's usual for her to bounce quickly between being upset and being happy.

Scorpio

If your baby is born between 24 October – 22 November, your baby's star sign is Scorpio

This little one is cautious, so always be encouraging. She's a deep thinker and will have two modes of expression: crying and temper tantrums, or withdrawn and quiet. She needs security and can be distrustful of strangers. She'll also need you to help her learn how to share.

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