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A comprehensive and approachable guide to raising infants and toddlers with help from the stars, from journalist and astrologer Maressa Brown.
Beginning with your baby’s sun sign, then diving into their whole birth chart, here’s how to use astrology to decode your little one’s personality, character traits, communication style, likes and dislikes, inspiration for happiness, and triggers for fussiness, even the best-suited books, toys, and activities. Divided into three parts—The Twelve Signs; A Guide to Your Little One’s Mind, Spirit, and Well-Being; and Parent and Child Relationships: Bonding with Your Growing Star—this book covers specifics on parenting based on your own astrological identity (an Aries parent and an Aries child will connect through competitive activities but may clash as a result of their being equally hotheaded). Best ways to foster your little one’s self-expression (art supplies are a must-have for Libras). How to boost your baby’s physical and mental well-being (a back rub before bed will be especially soothing for a tense Leo). In other words, it’s a parenting book tailored to your unique child, all based on the timeless wisdom of the zodiac.
About the Author
Maressa Brown is a Los Angeles–based journalist and astrologer who has written parenting, astrology, pop culture, and general lifestyle content for nearly two decades. She is a regular contributor to Parents magazine, resident astrologer for InStyle and Shape, and senior editor for Care.com. Her writing has also appeared in the Washington Post and on What to Expect digital, PopSugar.com, Horoscope.com, Astrology.com, and more. A graduate of Emerson College, Brown is a member of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), the Authors Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). She is the author of Raising Baby by the Stars: A New Parent’s Guide to Astrology (Artisan 2023) and a forthcoming book from Workman. Find her on Instagram at @maressa.brown and on Twitter at @MaressaSylvie. For more, visit maressabrown.com.
“An easy-to-follow overview of astrology. . . . [T]horoughness paired with . . . gentle advice makes for an ideal reference for the new age set. Open-minded parents will find this a fun resource.”—Publishers Weekly