Astro Parenting: What Type Of Parent Are You? Fire, Earth, Air Or Water?

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Hedy Damari


Apr 17, 2023

Some star signs get along with the greatest of ease while others require effort. A little astro parenting knowledge will help you to understand your child, making it easier to navigate problems and build bridges.

Unearthing your star combination’s strengths and weaknesses via your respective star element will help you to overcome any possible challenges. 

Astro Parenting: What Type Of Parent Are You? Fire, Earth, Air Or Water?

The Fire Parent – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – dynamic, spontaneous, fun-loving, passionate, impatient and feisty.

Fire parent/Fire child – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

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Madonna (Aries) and Rocco Ritchie (Leo)

This dynamic duo shares a creative, outgoing and enthusiastic temperament. Endowed with imagination and mischief, the Fire parent and child can transform the most menial tasks into a fun escapade. As a Fire parent, there’s a tendency to become overzealous, therefore you must give your ‘mini me’ space to develop their own identity without you superimposing your own traits. Apart from a mutual love of adventure, you also have feisty dispositions so it’s important to learn and teach your child the art of compromise.

Fire parent/Earth child – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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Miranda Kerr (Aries)  Flynn Bloom (Capricorn)

Fire is spontaneous, passionate and vibrant, while Earth is cautious, composed and calm, but there’s much to gain from your opposing qualities. Structure equals security for Earth children who will teach you to be consistent and patient. You, in turn, can encourage them to enjoy change, foster their imagination and instill them with a sense of magic. Earth signs loathe being rushed and so impetuous Fire parents may become frustrated with their measured pace. Steady support and patience is vital.

Fire parent/ Air child – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Reese Witherspoon (Aries) and Deacon Reese Phillippe (Libra)

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Reese Witherspoon

The combination of Fire and Air always spells excitement, energy and perpetual motion. Both love a steady flow of projects and will eagerly work together exchanging ideas and stories for hours on end. As a Fire parent you have a way of drawing out your Air child’s aspirations and encouraging them to fulfill their potential. However, avoid becoming overly passionate or pushy – you’ll run the risk of putting them off and some will resist simply for the sake of it.

Fire parent/Water child – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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Kate Hudson (Aries) and Bing Bellamy (Cancer)

This combination is particularly challenging. Fire signs are feisty, forthright and candid compared to the sensitive and profoundly complex nature of Water signs. Even the most patient Fire parent can find these enigmatic little creatures difficult to understand and become frustrated with their hypersensitivity, while Water children may become overwhelmed by the magnitude of some Fire parent’s personalities. Ultimately, though your Water child will teach you empathy and acceptance. You can, in turn, instil courage and confidence but only by example not pushing it upon them.

The Earth Parent – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – patient, organised, predictable, cautious and structured.

Earth parent/Fire child – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Jessica Alba (Taurus) and Haven Warren (Leo)

The stark contrasts of these personalities may be problematic at times but there’s much to learn from your respective differences. The measured, predictable and conservative nature of the Earth parent may prove stifling for the spontaneous Fire child. Discipline and consistency are a must but try not to sweat the small stuff. These vivacious little creatures can teach you flexibility as well as drive you to use your imagination and creativity. You can impart them with the stamina and focus needed to fulfil their potential.

Earth parent/Earth child – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Beyonce (Virgo) and Ivy Blue Carter (Capricorn) or January Jones (Capricorn) and Xander Jones (Virgo)



This is an easy combination. Being the same element you have the ability to intuit your Earth child’s need without too much verbal communication. Although you provide them with the stability and security they need you may overlook their basic need for fun, creativity and surprises. While most Earth children are naturally poised and mature Earth parents must avoid shouldering them with too much responsibility or becoming overly serious. Try to diffuse situations by bonding over your droll sense of humour.

Earth parent/Air child – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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Pink (Virgo) and Willow Hart (Gemini) Megan Fox (Air) and Noah Green (Libra) Bodhi (Aquarius) Michelle Obama (Capricorn) and Natasha Obama (Gemini)

Air children are inquisitive, sprightly creatures who live in a world of vision and ideas, whereas Earth signs prefer to deal with tangible reality. The Air child craves mental stimulation often flitting from one topic or project to the next. Their unpredictable nature and frenetic energy can be trying, while you, in turn, can appear to be a serious, rigid buzz kill.  It’s important to be flexible but also to teach the value of commitment which will enable them to transform ideas into reality.

Earth parent/Water child – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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Kate Middleton (Capricorn) and Prince George (Cancer)

Water and Earth elements are made for each other. As such, you’ll revel in the tenderness of your Water baby while they will thrive on the stability you provide. As a composed Earth sign you may, at times, see your sensitive Water child as highly strung and tire of their moodiness, while they can interpret you as being dismissive when you don’t respond to their emotional demands. However, their sensitivity will compel you to be more perceptive and compassionate while you can instill confidence and centredness.

The Air Parent – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius – logical, expressive, energetic, mentally challenging and free-spirited.

Air parent/Fire child – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

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Angelina Jolie (Gemini) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt (Leo)

Air and Fire signs get on exceptionally well. Both are spirited, fun-loving and outgoing creatures who cherish their independent. However, as an Air sign you can be aloof on occasion and find it difficult cope with the passionate nature of your Fire child, especially when tantrums arise. Flexible as you are, your Fire child will test your limits and ability to compromise with their willful behaviour. Teach them objectivity and try not to intellectualise their feelings or they will feel invalidated.

Air parent/Earth child – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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Gwyneth Paltrow (Libra) and Apple Martin (Taurus)

Although Air folk are logical you aren’t very practical. Earth signs, on the other hand, are pragmatic and feel more comfortable with concrete reality rather than intangible concepts. It’s important for Air parents to provide routine and structure but also a hands on, experiential approach through experience rather than explanations. Earth signs love participating in things that yield tangible results from a piece of pottery to cooking a meal. You can provide them with valuable guidance by adding sound planning and logic to their methodology.

Air parent/Air child – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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Isla Fisher (Aquarius) and Olive Baron Cohen (Libra)

When Air meets, or rather rears Air there’s a charged atmosphere of constant chatter, laughter and stimulation. Such a meeting of minds makes communicating with your child easy, and although you’ll foster your child’s intellect and imagination there’s a risk of getting caught up in ideas and talk, as well as an absence of practical grounding. There’s also a certain detached objectivity prevalent in Air signs so instead of fixing a problem with rationale sometimes a hug is all they need.

Air parent/Water child

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Kim Kardashian (Libra) and North West (Gemini)

Air is all head whereas Water is all heart which makes relating to and understanding your child’s moods and innate sensitivity extremely difficult. While you’ll always be verbally available they may not be prepared to discuss their feelings. Therefore it’s important to intuit their needs and emotions. This means you’ll need to become a master of nuances to detect and tackle the onset of problems. Don’t force them to open up – a knowing look or silent hug is the best key.

The Water Parent – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces – empathetic, intuitive, emotional, passionate and understanding.

Water parent/Fire child – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius (Cancer) and Milo Langdon (Sagittarius)

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Liv Tyler, Gisele Bundchen (Cancer) Vivian Brady

Although your temperaments are vastly different a Water parent’s understanding of human nature will generally enable you to overcome differences. Your Fire child’s enthusiasm can be a little overwhelming and they, in turn, find that your languid approach rains on their parade. Exhausting as it may be it’s important not take the path of least resistance or they will walk all over you! You can teach them to be more sensitive and selfless, while these intrepid little creatures will inspire you to be daring and fearless.

Water parent/Earth child – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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Drew Barrymore (Pisces) and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman (Taurus)

The connection between the Water parent and Earth child is effortless. You delight in each other’s company and share a tactile union. While the Water parent isn’t wildly unpredictable you can be somewhat erratic so apart from providing the affection most Earth children crave a steady routine too is a must. It’s also important to be decisive and consistent. Keep even the smallest promise and stick to the day’s plan – don’t introduce new options or change things at the last minute.

Water parent/Air child – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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Julia Roberts at the Osars after party.

Julia Roberts (Scorpio) Henry Moder (Gemini)

Air signs tend to be analytical whereas Water signs are emotive so there can be a lot of effort involved. Luckily, as a perceptive Water parent, you can intuit your child’s needs and moods. Although it important for you to foster your child’s sixth sense don’t forget to provide them with the mental stimulation they need. Encouraging them to discuss their feelings won’t be difficult but maintain your composure and don’t let your emotions eclipse theirs by coddling or comforting them to excess.

Water parent/Water child – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces


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Jerry Hall (Cancer) and Elizabeth Jagger (Pisces)

There’s a tacit understanding between the Water parent and child which stems not only from a similar temperament but the shared gift of intuition. There’s also great ease and affection but mutual moodiness can create discord, and only after a period of brooding (usually on the child’s part) is reconciliation reached. With such an emotive combination there’s a tendency to become totally absorbed in the realms of emotion so it’s important for you to be empathetic, yet strong and not indulge bouts of melancholy prevalent in most water signs.


By Hedy Damari


Hedy Damari is an astrologer, writer and author. She was the editor and features writer of Your Destiny magazine for eight years and star columnist for Good Health. She is the current astrologer for TV Week, Yours and the online astrologer for Australian Cosmopolitan. Hedy has written three astrology annuals for Woman’s Day and is a regular contributor for Cosmo Pregnancy, New Idea, Woman’s Day and Wellbeing Astrology. Hedy has written two books - Absolute Astro and Absolute Love Astro (Park St Press). Hedy’s monthly stars appear on her website



3 thoughts on “Astro Parenting: What Type Of Parent Are You? Fire, Earth, Air Or Water?

  1. Thank you ! I really enjoyed it . So if Im a Libra and Im planning to concieve , whats the most compatible sign that I should plan for the baby ?

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