An Aquarius mom's highest priorities for her children are independence, intellectual development, and self-reliance. How that works for an individual child and how she might have to modify what comes most natural to her in order to give her child a positive sense of "self" is partially seen in mother and child sun sign compatibility.
Mothering Traits of an Aquarius Mom
An Aquarius mom is non-intrusive, respectful of differences, and gives her children the personal space they need to develop into separate, self-sufficient individuals. She's an intellectually curious and patient mom who relishes those times with her child when they're learning something exciting together.
An Aquarius mom:
- Strives to meet her child's basic needs and keep them safe.
- Doesn't believe in authority or control for its own sake.
- Is open and non-directive, allowing her child the freedom to do for themselves.
- Accepts and honors her child's interests, opinions, and choices.
- Will objectively listen to and discuss her child's idea like she would a peer's.
- Lets her child push the boundaries of what's conventional.
An Aquarian mom's most significant challenges are in finding the right balance between honoring her independent nature and being a source of consistency in her child's life, and in going overboard with treating her kids like peers or equals.
An Aquarius mom will certainly like that her Aries child directly expresses his thoughts, and she'll also appreciate his independence. An Aries child can't tolerate being told what to do or what to think. An Aquarius mom is non-directive. All will be well as long as mom remembers that everything is good in moderation. Aquarian moms are not fond of strict discipline, but the mom must make every effort to prevent her courageous and reckless, self-willed child from going too far. An Aries child needs to learn to be assertive while not hurting himself or offending anyone. It's best for mom to use friendly persuasion to teach him how to behave.
An Aquarius mom is drawn to unusual people and experiences, while her mellow, affectionate Taurus child is most attracted to ease and familiarity. She'll be resistant to any of mom's efforts to push her out of her comfort zone. A Taurus child is as physically stubborn as his Aquarius mom is mentally stubborn, and she won't budge until she's ready. Mom should keep in mind that it's not because her Taurus child is fearful that she's so resistant; she's just not a particularly curious child and is slow to move on to something new until she sees something in it for her. An Aquarius mom will find it easier if she relies on her innate "live and let live" approach with her slow moving, stubborn Taurus child.
Like his Aquarius mom, a Gemini child is bright, has an endless curiosity about the world, loves being out and about talking to other people and is drawn to everything new and different. Both are students of life and capable of brilliant ideas. However, mom has greater focus; her Gemini child has so many interests, it can be difficult for him to focus on any one thing. An Aquarius mom will gleefully push her Gemini child out into the world, give him the freedom he needs to explore, willingly answer all his questions and discuss things with him, and will be a favorite of all his friends. The only thing mom needs to be concerned about is that she doesn't go overboard in treating her friendly Gemini child and his friends like peers or equals.
An Aquarius mom's instinct is to expose her kids to the world's many people and experiences. A Cancer child, on the other hand, is a shy and moody kid who is emotionally and physically sensitive, can be easily overstimulated, and prefers the comfort and security of home. In addition to not being a homebody like her Cancer child, an Aquarius mom is emotionally reserved and will have to step out of herself to give her child the reassuring, touchy-feely attention and encouragement on which a Cancer child thrives.
A Leo child, like his Aquarius mom, enjoys mingling with both old and new friends. However, while mom is cool and low key, he's passionate, dramatic and wants to be the center of attention (especially mom's). An Aquarius mom is a bit distant and impersonal, whereas her Leo child needs mom to be warm and personal. He will feel neglected and act out or show off in a big way to get her attention if she does not give him the personal praise and encouragement on which he thrives. However, if mom will stretch a bit and shower him with love, cuddles, open praise and admiration, all his acting out and showing off can be prevented.
A Virgo child wants to know what to expect and thrives in a stable, orderly environment, one with rules and routines. An Aquarius mom couldn't care less about her child having an orderly life; she's more about exposing her kids to interesting experiences and new ways of thinking. Mom is also prone to creating a certain amount of chaos just to keep life interesting and mentally stimulating, but chaos leads to worry and anxiety in a Virgo child. Though consistent routines may not feel comfortable for an Aquarius mom, these are the best way for mom to keep her Virgo child calm, grounded and centered.
An Aquarian mom and her Libra child are gregarious, outgoing and enjoy being around people. However, mom likes to work with large groups of like-minded people, while her Libra child is a friendly smiling child who enjoys laughing and talking to everyone she meets on a one-to-one basis. Mom might prefer if her Libra child made decisions for himself, but he has a hard time making decisions and sticking to them. An Aquarius mom and a Libra child are both verbal, objective, and rational, however, so mom will be able to help by discussing his need to be decisive.
A Scorpio child is strong-willed, super secretive, extremely sensitive, and an introvert. She might seem as cool and collected on the outside as her Aquarius mom, but on the inside, she's a powerhouse of extreme emotions and needs time alone to process them. An Aquarius mom couldn't be more different from her Scorpio child. Mom will have to appreciate and understand these differences, talk to her sensitive child about what she's feeling and give her the close emotional connection and open expression of love and affection she needs to feel secure in mom's love.
A Sagittarius child is a carefree independent child who has a basic need to learn everything he can and will thrive in the care of his Aquarius mom. He's a child that's completely independent and unobtrusive. His open mind is comparable to his mom's and will be expanded by her unique and sometimes eccentric ideas and friends. An Aquarius mom is lucky to have a Sagittarian child because she doesn't have to modify her innate nature for him to grow and develop naturally and freely.
A Capricorn child is reserved, quiet and traditional. An Aquarius mom is futuristic and talkative. Once past toddlerhood, a Capricorn child is like a mini-adult: she's responsible, wants to and can take care of herself, solves problems on her own, and doesn't like mom prying or interfering. As different as an Aquarius mom and her Capricorn child are, every mothering trait an Aquarius mom has is just what her Capricorn child needs. All mom needs do is to let her Capricorn child know that she loves her and is always available to help or give advice.
Like his Aquarius mom, an Aquarius child is naturally independent and needs plenty of freedom to explore his innovative and imaginative ideas and unusual friends. Plus, she's the perfect mom to let an Aquarius child push the boundaries of what's considered conventional. She may even encourage it by exposing him to all kinds of unconventional people, places, and ideas. Mother and child are likely to have some interesting, unique discussions, but best of all, mom will love watching her Aquarius child develop into a brilliant, original, and universal thinker.
A Pisces child lives in a world of emotions, feelings, dreams, and illusions. An Aquarius mom lives in the heady objective world of new ideas and intellectual discussions. A Pisces child needs love, affection and constant support from her mom to gain self-confidence, but an Aquarius mom is not naturally emotionally warm. It's crucial that an Aquarius mom get out of her head and always be physically kind, gentle, and warmly affectionate to her Pisces child so that she does not unintentionally hurt her Pisces child's developing sense of self.
Your Child's Astrological Sun
The Sun exemplifies the essence of a child, their developing sense of "self." Even if it not how a child appears, it does describe the core of their being. There are so many other astrological factors to consider that mother and child sun sign comparisons can sometimes be misleading. To truly understand a child and what they need from their mother through the lens of astrology, it's best to contact an astrologer who specializes in family dynamics.