VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Here’s a tip, Mom- little Virgos not only like and crave stability. They need it. With back-to-school routines shaking up their summer-time chill, it’s a good idea to get your little perfectionists on board with the new routine by explaining what happens when, where, and in what classroom. These kids have high standards, of themselves especially. So while you have a high achiever in school, help smooth the rough spots (like the odd time they don’t instantly get something) with any help they need and a good dose of hugs.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
If your little Libra is of school-age, get them some clay, markers, crayons, or paints to see what artistic masterpieces they can conjure. Libra is, ruled by Venus, the planet of creativity and art. Your social butterfly also has pretty firm opinions about what they’ll wear to school. Lucky for you, Mom, they’ve got great taste, so not only will they look sharp on the first day back, they’ll probably be the best-dressed to boot! Perhaps a career in fashion design awaits?
SCORPIO (October 23-November 22)
Say, did your digital camera (or anything else that’s electronic and full of parts) go missing, only to be found disassembled a few days or weeks later? You might want to ask your little Scorpio if they had anything to do with that! These kids are natural investigators and they deep dive into subjects they find fascinating, like taking apart equipment to “see how it all works.” Be patient, Mom, and know that your kiddo’s natural curiosity is fueled by a pretty hefty intelligence and desire to understand. Who knows? Maybe you have a future cancer researcher on your hands!
SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)
Jupiter rules Sagittarius, which means these are good-time Charlies or Charlenes at heart. They’re intelligent children who naturally do well at school, but yeah, Mom, they just can’t resist a good get-together, social activity or party. Help them balance their love of fun with the “must-do’s” in life, like school. The upside? These clever Archers are smart enough to handle it, especially with your gentle guidance.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)
These “doers” like to keep busy, Mom, so ensure that your little Goat gets interactive, engaging projects to start the school year — especially those they can accomplish and feel good proud of, that’s key. Early Capricorn kids (those born December 22-31) often have creative streaks in them, be they fans of art, drama, or music. Whatever your kiddo decides to pursue, you can bet they’ll have the stamina and discipline to develop their talent in spades. The sky’s the limit, Mom!
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 19)
Back to school means back to socializing for your little people-loving water bearer. These kids usually prefer to join a team than to sit in solitude and practice an instrument for hours on their own. If that’s the case, sign them up for soccer, the drama team… whatever tickles their fancy this fall. These are bright, creative kids whose ideas and “out-of-the-box” thinking impress both you, Mom, and teachers alike.
PISCES (February 20-March 19)
If getting back into a routine is proving to be a challenge for your little fish, try taking them for a walk along a lake, the beach, a river- any body of water really. It will help them feel calm, grounded, and content. This is a sensitive child whose imagination is beyond fertile — give them a good storybook and they’re entertained for spells at a time. But if your child needs to blow off steam this fall, it’s a great time to enroll them in a dance class or in some activity where they can use their talented and agile feet! Tap class, anyone?
ARIES (March 20-April 19)
These spunky kids are always on the go… so yeah, that means they’re prone to leaping before they look, driven by a fierce competitive streak to be number 1 in just about everything (including academics)! If you go head-to-head with your little ram, remember to have all of your very good reasons/argument ready to be delivered. A flat out no will just lead to you butting heads. Be patient, Mom, and take the time to provide context. Sometimes your speed demons — who, by the way, may be future pro athletes or CEOs — need to slow down to grasp it all with your help.
TAURUS (April 20-May 21)
It’s a good thing your little Ox is patient because when things get stressful, they can handle it better than most. But while they’re easygoing, it’s going to be mighty difficult to change their minds once they decide they’re doing something. Remember, Mom, the more you push, the less this kiddo will budge. Here’s the upside, though: this steadfast approach is exactly what helps drive Taurus-born kids to succeed at school. And as they mature, this quality can help turn them into wildly successful adults. Many are, after all, entrepreneurs in waiting!
GEMINI (May 22-June 21)
Little Twins almost always shine in school. Part of the reason is their innate curiosity and quick minds. Their favorite question,”Why?”, is met with delight by teachers who like engaging their students and encouraging exploration. And yeah, Mom, they’ll keep you on your toes with the same question too, so be prepared! These effective communicators are also gifted at explaining things to others. Perhaps you have a teacher or professor in the making on your hands!
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
If your little crab has siblings at school with them, you can count on them being the sibs’ self-appointed protector. Woe betide the overzealous classmate who pushes this crab’s brother or sister around. While gentle in nature, crabs also have a determined, take-charge spirit, and they’re all about family. Part of them is greatly motivated by security, especially for their clan and close friends. Maybe they’ll decide to take over the family business!
LEO (July 23-August 22)
Attention-seeking Leos are self-assured little cubs with a determined side. And that’s a good thing, Mom, because you want a leader who thinks for themselves as they grow up, right? This sun sign needs an outlet for their almost never-ending energy, so consider signing them up for a school sports team or a drama class where they can shine and take center stage. It’s where they feel most comfortable.