With demands over career, finances, and school, it is not a surprise to see why being a parent in the household is not an easy task.
But, per Tolstoy’s observation, there are happy families, too.
And these happy families are more alike than they are different.
Great. But what exactly makes a family and household happy?
An important consideration is a compatibility.
After all, you cannot put a circle in a square peg and expect nice results.
And, when it comes to compatibility, there’s wisdom found in the Zodiac.
The Zodiac signs feed off each other, especially if compatible.
But they also mark against each other, too—especially in dysfunctional pair-ups.
They are still valid pair-ups, of course, but it may indicate that things tend towards problems rather than solutions.
Tolstoy could have been a fan of the Zodiac!
Here is a breakdown of each Zodiac Sign and their particular views on parenthood, what their ideal household is like, and which signs form the best parent-child tandem.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Their View of Parenthood: Due to their often competitive natures, Aries will likely become a results-driven parent. Not often someone for niceties, they usually want to “best” the accomplishment of the past generation of parents. And though this does not always result in aggressive decisions, Aries secretly takes some thrill in this tendency of theirs.
Their “Ideal” Household: For an Aries parent, the “ideal” household is uncommon. They have often wanted to test out different options, whether that’s “unique” for their children or a house set up that no one’s heard about. For Aries, the role of a parent in the household is to see experiment on other options than what is often provided.
Their Best Tandem: Gemini
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Their View of Parenthood: The Taurus will generally take methodical steps towards something. This is especially true with parenthood or the development of their children in the household, where the results are discussed or criticized. Compared to other areas in their life, this is something that Taurus would like to use their tendency to not rush things.
Their “Ideal” Household: The “ideal” for a Taurus parent is often non-negotiable. If a household is not placed with a solid foundation of material success (e.g., bank money, commodities, furniture, etc.), then it is not ideal—at all. For a Taurus, it is not a household, but a bunker for future calamity.
Their Best Tandem: Scorpio
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
Their View Of Parenthood: Gemini, at first glance and on paper, is probably a nice parent to have. After all, they often socialize with other people easily. But they’re also complicated, since they can also easily split their allegiances with family, whether it’s their parents or their children. In other words, a Gemini often fickle as a parent, which is not admirable.
Their “Ideal” Household: Since it’s often Gemini’s fickle-minded nature that gets them to curry favor with certain people, the household won’t look stable. Added to this is the increased probability for family politics and children that want to “get out” of the main house. Thus, the “ideal” household for a Gemini parent is an RV trailer, where their household expenses are “spread out” and might even have a couple of poor-managed apartments.
Their Best Tandem: Aries
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Their View Of Parenthood: if there’s a sign that needs the comforts of parents in the household, it’s Cancer. This is a nice thing, as they can extend the same concerns of their parents over to the next generation once they become parents.
Their “Ideal” Household: What a Cancer desire in the “ideal” household is somewhere “cozy”. This normally refers to the parental ideals (and concerns) of protection and that of secure places. So long as Cancer has these two things in “the bag”, they’re not too fussy about “specifics”. Unless their children insist otherwise. One concept that can describe Cancer’s ideal as a parent and as a householder is the Danish term, hygge.
Their Best Tandem: Capricorn
Leo (July 23 – August 22)