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Mother-Son Relationships for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo Moms

By Samuel F. Reynolds
Provided by Tarot.com

A mother plays an important role in shaping how her son understands his very humanity. There is usually some measure of rivalry and distance that happens between men and their fathers. A mother, however, usually provides her son with unconditional love and support. With such a significant relationship, it's important that we become more self-aware.

Sometimes it's hard to get perspective on those we love. Astrology is here to help. The stars reveal the deep underlying patterns for certain behaviors. This brief guide will outline the key issues for each sign so mothers can help their sons grow up to be better men.

Aries Mother (March 21 to April 19)
You may come off as more of a fierce force than your son's father. Your son will definitely recognize the power of an independent woman, but your take-charge attitude may conflict with society's limited notions of femininity. He may either become too reliant on you or too protective of his own independence. Be sure to give him space to find his own way.

Taurus Mother (April 20 to May 20)
You may make it hard for him to ever leave home, as he probably won't find creature comforts anywhere on Earth better than those in your home. However, you may not be aware of how demanding you can be when it comes to being comfortable. In modern culture, men are encouraged to take risks, while you encourage caution. Help him to appreciate both.

Gemini Mother (May 21 to June 20)
Your son will always be able to talk to you, even when it's something that might hurt your feelings. However, be equally understanding and attentive to those times when he doesn't want to talk or share. There's a lot that's said in silence and with just a nurturing touch or gesture.

Cancer Mother (June 21 to July 22)
You may find that you're not only a mother to your son, but you're also the den mother for all of his friends. This is because you value the role of mother so highly, and your son will too. However, your son may see you so much as Mom, that it may be hard for him to see you as anything else. Be sure to let him see more of who you are beyond your role as mother.

Leo Mother (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Behind your back (or to your face), he may call you "The Queen." It may not sound flattering at times, but it is. Ultimately, it means he's your Prince. You can be challenging in your demands for his affection and attention, but overall he will always feel special in your eyes. Just be careful not to summarily dismiss him from your "court" when does something that displeases you.

Virgo Mother (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Your son may come to appreciate your practical and no-frills manner of taking care of business. What he may resist is your penchant for worrying and fussing over details that he'd rather let take their own course. He may actually show you how much he's learned from you, if you let him wing it on his own.

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