Tapping into the frenzy over the royal baby's birth and whether he would be a Cancer or Leo star sign, we look at astrology predictions for your child.
Your Child's Star Sign
In the nationwide frenzy surrounding the royal baby's arrival, there was plenty of speculation over whether the new majesty would be a sensitive Cancerian or a feisty Leo. According to the latest reports, it seems the baby prince will share his father Prince William and grandmother Princess Diana's sun sign of Cancer. A child's star sign can give you the first glimpse into his/her developing personality and indicate what sort of activities they might enjoy. Get some insight into your little one's psyche with this junior astrology guide.
ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 20) Junior Aries will race around in a whirl of energy and action, leaving exhausted adults trailing in his wake. Dynamic and forceful even as a child, he expects his playmates to follow his lead. Keep a watchful eye on his exuberance or he may take a tumble. Key words: Independent, forceful, courageous, strong willed Star Advice: Let him see the advantage of having quiet time once in a while; calm him down and fire his imagination with an action-packed bedtime story
TAURUS (Apr 21 - May 21) Give junior Taurus the stability she craves with an established daily routine. Generous and affectionate, she will be the calming influence among her group of friends. Ask her opinion as Taurus will not always speak out. Encourage her to try crafts as Taurus is talented in this area. Key words: Tactile, creative, friendly yet quiet, well behaved Star advice: Show her/him that not all change is scary; sometimes doing things differently makes for better results
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Holding this child's attention is a tall order. Junior Gemini enjoys flitting from one thing to another as they are easily bored. With inquiring minds, he can talk your socks off and will ask you probing questions about life - so be prepared! Key words: Talkative, adaptable, racing ahead, bossy Star advice: Keep them occupied with a wide variety of entertainments but make sure they finish each project before beginning another
CANCER (June 22 - July 23) An emotional and sensitive child, who needs gentle nurturing to tease her out of her shell. Given strong family bonds and stability in the early years, junior Cancer will be an empathetic child who is held in high esteem by her peers. Junior Cancer loves being around people, even if she seems shy at first so make sure you include her in your daily activities. Key words: Generous, expressive, sympathetic, complex Star advice: Encouragement and support will help this child to blossom
LEO (July 24 - Aug 23) Leos love the limelight so your mini me is likely to be a natural entertainer, singing into a hairbrush or posing perfectly in family snapshots. Confident and brave your Leo child relishes a challenge so make sure you keep them entertained with physical activities like sports. Once you win junior Leo's trust you'll have a loyal friend for life. Key words: Dramatic, bold, excitable, loud, kind Star advice: Make sure junior Leo doesn't become too dominating by helping them channel their bags of energy
VIRGO (Aug 24 - Sept 23) With a keen need for order and neatness, you may well find young Virgo tidying up after you. She has an eye for detail and will quietly take in all she observes. Junior Virgo will knuckle down to homework or learning of any kind without complaint meaning junior Virgo has the potential to excel at school. Key words: Modest, brainy, critical, hard working Star advice: Think before you speak to junior Virgo as criticism will hurt them deeply whereas praise will help them thrive
LIBRA (Sept 24 - Oct 23) Disliking conflict, junior Libra will try to patch up family rows. Make sure he doesn't take too much responsibility upon his young shoulders. Enjoying the company of friends of both sexes, junior Libra is sociable and fun loving with a keen sense of fair play. Help him express his arty side. Key words: Harmonious, friendly, clever, creative Star advice: Encourage junior Libra to make his own decisions and not to be swayed by other people all the time
SCORPIO (Oct 24 - Nov 22) A deep thinker, junior Scorpio soaks up knowledge and ruminates on criticism. A clever child who has a magnetic charm, it's difficult to win her trust but Scorpio is extremely loyal to friends. Give her space to be on her own sometimes instead of filling every minute with activities. Key words: Resourceful, secretive, emotional, analytical Star advice: Don't try to fool junior Scorpio because her psychic-like sixth sense will see straight through parental half-truths
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21) This naturally happy child will easily grasp ideas but sometimes loses interest before the task is completed. Gregarious and popular, junior Sagittarius always sees the positives in people and situations. Encourage your child's optimism but gently let them see that being too trusting has its pitfalls. Key words: Happy-go-lucky, energetic, rash, intelligent Star advice: Guide your Sagittarius child's galloping enthusiasm from start to finish
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 20) Junior Capricorn likes to have goals set for her so she can see her achievements. A hard worker, she has the potential to be very successful. Junior Capricorn will surprise parents with her determination to succeed in anything she attempts from a young age. Key words: Careful, ambitious, responsible, serious Star advice: Encourage Capricorn to let loose with some boisterous play or sports
AQUARIUS (Jan 21 - Feb 19) Junior Aquarius will astound you with his originality and ability to think outside the box. A free spirit at heart, this child needs his independence and may not respond well to being told what to do. A very creative child, he has an innate respect for the natural world and animals. Key words: Independent, high spirited, artistic, original Star advice: Establish boundaries with junior Aquarius and reward him with trust and a bit of independence when he keeps to them
PISCES (Feb 20 - Mar 20) A dreamy child with a kind heart, music and arts fascinate her. She genuinely cares about the needs of others and will go out of her way to lend a hand. Encourage her generosity but teach her that not everyone is as kind as her. Pisces has a natural leaning towards spirituality so be prepared to discuss the meaning of life with her from an early age. Key words: Compassionate, intuitive, imaginative, mystical Star advice: Keep junior Pisces feet on the ground with some earthy sports like football, netball, or racquet games, alongside her music and art