LEO (July 23-August 22)
This summer, Saturn is calling on all confident Leos, cubs and lions alike, to learn more about themselves and become a stronger, better version. And while that’s a good thing for the most part, Mom, remember that your little lion really doesn’t like disappointing their parents. At all. Make sure you let them know you love them just as they are, even when they’re not perfect, because frankly, who is? Here’s where A+ for effort really does count!
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
It’s likely that your little Virgo will be a bit withdrawn at the beginning of the summer, thanks to Mercury remaining in Leo for a spell. But by the end of July, Venus swings past its home sun sign and encourages little Virgos to seek the company of those they love. And that’s good news for you, Mom, because these children like to help and learn, so crack open those books, science kits, and art supplies. No matter the result, let your overachievers who strive for flawlessness know they are loved just the way they are — messy science and art experiments included.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
This summer calls for group activities for little Librans, who will have Saturn paying them a visit. That means your little ones will be called upon to be more cooperative than they usually are. But that’s OK, because your child is the rational listener who likes to hear all perspectives before making any decision. And when they pull you into the fray, Mom, looking for your POV, pay attention because by asking questions in return, you’ll learn about your kiddo’s inner-most thoughts, hopes and fears. Powerful stuff, right?
SCORPIO (October 23-November 22)
If your little Scorpio starts acting up this summer, don’t sweat it, Mom. It could be that they don’t feel appreciated or recognized for the hard work they feel they’re doing, but with Mercury and Venus in Leo this summer, you’ll hear them loud and clear. Your water sign child feels deeply (like all water signs) and that means they can harbor some of those hurts. So ride the tsunami with them and know that the one way to burst any hurt bubble, perceived or real, is through unconditional love, Mom. At the end of the day, that’s all these little people really want.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)
Are you planning a trip this summer with your little Sagittarius, Mom? Because if you are, boy are these kids walking with an extra bounce in their step right about now! These Archers like variety and adventure, and they’re never short on energy. So no matter where your travels take you, Mom, make sure you let these kids blow off some serious steam or it’ll be 10 PM and you’ll still be trying to coax them to “sleep.” Exhausting at times? Totally! But think of the fun you’ll have!
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)
Hooray! Your little Goat will really start to come into their own leadership style this summer, something that’s been percolating since the beginning of the year. This is really good news, Mom, because your little Capricorn wants to be the best, in just about everything they try. So bolster that self-confidence and throw in a little physical activity this summer with hiking or rock climbing. Those should appeal to their inner, natural climber!
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 19)
Does it seem to you that your fun-loving Aquarius child is being a bit more reserved or even quieter than usual? Don’t fret, Mom, it’s just that your kiddo likely wants to be the observer, more than the spotlight seeker, this summer. They may even be experiencing strong waves of intuition, so let them express their emotions through words, art, or even theatrical “plays” that might give you some insights as to what’s happening in that amazing mind of theirs.
PISCES (February 20-March 19)
These kiddos aren’t yellers, per se, in order to get their way, so why, you might be wondering, is there a shift happening right now? Swap yelling and tantrums out for a little Piscean dramatic flourish, and you have a blossoming actor on your hands. This is how they process change, because Pisces like routine and consistency, but when called upon to change it up, they may just turn to their dramatic side this summer. So encourage that by taking them to see a theatrical show, join the drama club (we’re serious!), or take singing and/or dancing lessons. It’ll be a great release for them and a respite for you, Mom.
ARIES (March 20-April 19)
Mars is back in your little Ram’s sun sign, where it wants to hang out for much of July, which means your kiddo’s confidence should be soaring these days. As with most Aries children, these youngsters love and crave applause. But remember, Mom, that you want to save those high fives for good behavior and a job well done. Especially because these rams can get frustrated quickly and fire hurtful, verbal missives at those they love (it goes with the overconfidence, alas). So count to 20 and be patient because these kids love to learn and with your guiding hand, these lessons add up and take root in someone who can grow to be a well-rounded adult whose inner diplomat will shine through.
TAURUS (April 20-May 21)
Home and family feature strongly in your little Taurean all summer long. If you have a garden, take them outdoors and let them help you out, even if it’s just weeding or admiring the new summer blossoms. Little Oxen love fresh air, the outdoors, sunshine, beauty in most everything they look at, and time spent with family. And if that also includes making their surroundings look prettier, your little helpers are even more fully on board. Live in an apartment? Make sure you have some potted plants or herbs that you tend to with their aid. They’ll love seeing the fruits of their labor in a flower or well-cared for plant.
GEMINI (May 22-June 21)
Your little socialite will enjoy the many festivities and gatherings this summer brings. A young Gemini enjoys a vast array of friends, kind of like their own personal, curated collection of all personalities who are “cool,” in their estimation. Some of those friends though, can feel a little left out if your little Twin decides today’s shiny new bestie isn’t them. That’s where you jump in, Mom, and coach your little communicator in the fine art of active listening and being present, because everyone wants to be friends with your charming little Twin. Who can blame them?
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Your little one might be drawn to this or that new sparkly toy, book, or bike this month, but keep in mind, it’s Mom’s and Dad’s TLC they want the most. At the end of the day, that “must have” thing they’ve been jonesing after for a while, will likely dissipate as quickly as a summer rain shower. But watching a great movie with you, Mom, alongside a tasty bowl of popcorn or snack, and a snuggle, that never goes out of style. No matter the season.