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The Zodiacs Which Make The Best Parents, Ranked Best to Worst

Being a parent is one of life’s most rewarding features. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing your own flesh and blood develop and mature into valuable members of society. That said, being a parent is also a very difficult role, which can feel like a full-time job, and some just can handle the pressures of children as well as others. Does your zodiac sign make a good or bad parent?

While there is no objective way to measure parental success, you can feel satisfied as a parent if help your children get on to the right track in life. There are a number of different ways to do this; for example, some parents encourage traditional education, whilst others promote creative freedom from a young age. What kind of parent is your zodiac sign? Is your zodiac sign the best parent in our ranking?

Parents ranked from best to worst by zodiac sign

Each zodiac sign has a different approach to parenting and some have way more patience and understanding than others. The 12 star signs all have diverse attitudes and parenting styles and we've used their personalities to rank them! Which zodiac signs make the best parents?

1. Cancer

The most understanding parent

While Cancer’s emotional sensitivity holds them back in other areas of life, it is an asset which makes them incredible parents. They intuitively know their children’s needs and provide them with never-ending love and support. They place family before anything else and will give all of themselves to develop their children’s interests, especially creative avenues.

2. Gemini

Fun parents

A Gemini’s adaptability and their heightened skills of communication means that they make fantastic parents. Known for their childlike nature, Geminis share the same curiosity for the world as their children and are more than happy to sacrifice their time to their children’s interests. Your eagerness to teach your kids everything you know means that you raise well-rounded, happy children.

3. Taurus

Mature parents

A Taurus makes for a great parent. Known for the reliability, wisdom and trustworthy nature, any child lucky enough to have a Taurus as a parent will never feel let down by them. Taurus loves spending time with the family, so expect them to always set aside some time even if they’re overloaded at work. Let’s not forget their unending patience, which is the unspoken key to raising content children.

4. Pisces

Extremely loving parents

As a water sign like Cancer, as a Pisces you aim to promote your children’s expressive and creative side. As a zodiac which is renowned for its empathy, kindness and sensitivity, you aim to develop these qualities within your children and therefore they well-liked by others. Your leniency in most aspects of life will leave your children with the memory of a tranquil and a nurturing childhood.

5. Leo

Proud parents

In your role as the king of the jungle, it is only right that your kids take the throne, right? The proudest zodiac, you look to compliment and celebrate your children’s achievements, which builds them up into confident and assertive children. A Leo's children are life’s greatest gift and you do all you can to give them the world. However, while instilling confidence and displaying limitless love is the sign of good parenting, be wary of sometimes overlooking both their shortcomings and their needs.

6. Libra

Educational parents

With your natural inclination towards balance, you try to raise your children holistically, making sure to instill strong morals within them. Like Pisces, you are a very lenient parent who sometimes gives in a bit too easily to your children’s wants, as you dread confrontation. The value a Libra places on beauty opens up the artistic world to them from a young age but can also put them under unnecessary pressure, especially in social situations.

7. Capricorn

Adoring parents

Just as in the world of work, Capricorns put their heart and soul into parenting and can never be faulted for their efforts. Practical, patient and attentive, expect a Capricorn parent to sit down and help their children with their homework, as they often place a lot of value on education. You want to give your child the best possible chance of finding success in life, but its important to remember they’re still kids and need to have fun, else they may have negative memories of childhood later in life.

8. Aries

Fiery parents

Belonging to the group of fire signs, Aries are passionate parents who will push their children to take explore their interests, until they find the one that suits them best. Ambitious and strong-willed, an Aries will pass on these qualities for success onto their children, as they will take inspiration from your own success. However, your strong-will can quickly turn to stubbornness which could negatively impact parent-child relationship, so try not to push them too much!


9. Sagittarius

Cool parents

As a Sagittarius, you aim to raise your children in an environment which promotes physical and mental freedom, as you wish to share your worldly outlook with them. As a result of your love for travel and exploration, your children will quickly gain appreciation of other cultures and philosophies, which will help them quickly mature into well-informed, accepting individuals, usually with a good sense of humor. Be wary of too much movement though, as constant movement is both mentally and educationally taxing on children.

10. Virgo

Practical parents

On paper, a Virgo has all the qualities to be the perfect parent. Their combination of intelligence, practicality and reliability means that they know exactly what a child needs to go far in life. While they may seem detached to others, when it comes to family they have no problem showing affection. However, their harsh criticism of themselves and their children tends to lower the esteem of both parties, which can potentially lead to long-term confidence issues.

11. Scorpio

Strict parents

As a result of its ruling planet Mars, Scorpios are highly expressive and decisive and this doesn’t change as a parent. Scorpio parents aren’t afraid to show a bit of tough love so that they are ready for the real world and can stand up for themselves when necessary. While this approach has long-term benefits, kids need to be kids and make mistakes without too much repercussion. Sometimes it’s better to take a step back as a parent.

12. Aquarius

The most relaxed parents ever

With their need for a degree of independence and alternative perspective on life, it can sometimes be difficult for an Aquarius to connect with their children in the same way other Zodiacs can. The peak of an Aquarius’ parenthood often comes when their children have reached adolescence, at which point they connect more so as friends rather than parent and child. While this a healthy dynamic in later years, Aquarius’ lack of tact can often blind them from their children’s emotional needs.


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