Handling Your Child’s Mood Swings

What shapes a child’s personality? Are physical surroundings the only factor, or do planetary positions play an important part in inculcating their basic and dominant characteristics? Read this article to understand and handle your child’s mood swings from an astrological viewpoint.

Handling Your Child’s Mood Swings

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”
-Nelson Mandela

Raising our children well and showing them the beauty they possess help pave a bright future for them and generations to come. However, as humans, our personalities depend not only on our surroundings but are also governed by planetary positions in our birth chart which play a vital role in deciding the dominant and subservient characteristics we possess. And just like us, our children too express themselves as per their varying personalities and moods. Therefore, as parents, it becomes all the more important for us to understand our child’s basic nature and deep-rooted emotional and behavioral needs. Speaking of astrology, it is a cosmic empire of knowledge that knows no boundaries. Being a branch that relies majorly on the astrologer’s intuitive power to interpret the blueprint of one’s life, astrology can serve as a concrete guide for parents to understand their child’s behavior and other aspects in life.

Four Elements of Astrology

Under astrology, the twelve (12) zodiac signs are categorized into four elements in groups of three based on their basic nature and characteristics. These four (4) elements, i.e., Fire, Earth, Air, and Water along with their feminine and masculine energies are discussed below.

Fire: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Fire is one of the four elements associated with the basic characteristics of human life. According to ancient scriptures, fire was the first element created by the Universe and is symbolic of energy and vitality with action. The zodiac signs that fall under this element are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. This explains the passionate nature of children born under these three signs. Their horoscopes reveal abundant enthusiasm and competitive spirit, characteristics that their daily life isn’t wary of. Further, children with the fiery trait tend to be impatient and short-tempered but are efficient and independent in their work. They usually work with authority, independent spirit and confidence.

Channelizing the hyperactive nature of a child born under the Fire element requires utmost patience and attention. Here’s what you can do:

  • Support them in their endeavors without treading on their independence.
  • Give them the freedom to function on their own will and intelligence.
  • Give them maximum attention without ignoring others.
  • Feed their spontaneous and adventurous nature with love and care.

Earth: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Earth is the second element in the astrological chronology. Symbolic of trust and stability, people born under this element are well-grounded in nature and fall under Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn zodiac signs. For children born under these signs, the earthy traits define their capability to be persistent and follow a practical approach throughout their life.Prominent earth traits in their horoscopes reveal that they can be pragmatic, dependable and practical with their own version and terrain of thought process and actions. On the flip side, children born under the earth element can be extremely stubborn and rigid, not being open to new perspectives or changes to their regular routine, etc.

Channelizing the stubbornness, stability and need for consistency of children born under the Earth element needs guidance and adaptability. Here’s what you can do:

  • Do not interfere with their comfort zone and activities or the pace at which they work.
  • Connect with them emotionally while respecting their personal space.
  • Fulfill your promise(s) when they maintain their share of decorum in behavior and activities.
  • Avoid being over-protective and do not crowd them with your anxiety/fear for their constructive progress.

Air: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

Falling third in line, characteristics of children born under the air element include their charming abilities and refined social skills that adds a fizz to their intelligence, communications, and versatility. The zodiac signs covered under this element are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. A dominant presence of air element in one’s horoscope inspires the child to hold on to the logical, and not the emotional, aspects of any matter. Children belonging to air element are incredibly indecisive and fickle minded.

Channelizing young minds with Air element can promote better mental clarity and oratory skills. Here’s what you can do:

  • Encourage them to express themselves firmly. This will help enhance their creative abilities as well.
  • Provide them adequate time and space to make their own decisions, letting them shine bright with their definitive choices.
  • Avoid being over-possessive and do not curb their adventurous spirit into any kind of discipline.
  • Give them the required support and wisdom to move forward with confidence and responsibility.

Water: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Water is the fourth and final element of the astrological chronology. This element symbolises emotions, aspirations, healing, and nurturing. Children born under water elements have excellent intuitive abilities with an overall secretive aura being an integral part of their personality. Such children are prone to being more sensitive and gentler towards their immediate surroundings. However, their vision often tends to border along being moody and hypersensitive.

Channelizing the perspective and energy of children born under Water element demands timely support and understanding from the parent’s end. Therefore, here’s what you can do:

  • Timely support, friendship and close relationship will make your child stronger and more confident to face the world.
  • Develop a strong bond founded on love and affection and they will reciprocate your trust with the same strength of love and confidence.
  • Maintain their personal dignity, space and respect their dream world of wonderful adventures.
  • Avoid over-criticizing them for their wistful thinking and let their imagination blossom with freedom of mind, spirit, and heart.

While it is difficult for a parent to identify their child’s emotional and behavioral psyche, ever so often, we project our emotions and vulnerability on our children. It is at times like this that we fail to understand their perspectives, triggers and rationale.

However, with astrology, we can perceive the factors that influence a child’s understanding and emotions. This not only promotes a healthy parent-child relationship but also helps with better understanding and handling of a child’s mood swings.