According to my zodiac, I am sensitive, overprotective and devoted but at least I have great taste. Yep. Sound about right to me. When it comes to reading your horoscopes, it’s fair to say that it’s easy to use an open mind to almost “create” what the astrologer is predicting. I’ll lose a little money today? Probably because I bought two packets of crisps instead of my usual one. An old friend will return from my past? That explains why I keep seeing her Facebook profile pop each time I refresh. Weird. Although my star sign is not always accurate, I do believe in the basic qualities of my star sign.

My guilty pleasure is reading my horoscope every week in The Sunday Times and then discussing them or relaying them down the phone to my mum! If I offer to read out my husband, he’s not that bothered. Spoil sport. Like a tequila, I recommend we just read it, enjoy it and digest it quickly with a pinch of salt. Here’s an extract from an article I was reading a few months ago on what the stars say about what type of mother you are.

Apologies in advance if you don’t like the list below. I am apologising in advance as I’m a sensitive mother (it says so).


Strengths as a mum: Confidence, self-awareness, strength, and fearlessness

Weaknesses as a mum: Competitiveness, anger, tunnel vision, obsessiveness, vanity and self-centeredness


Strengths as a mum: Stability, good taste, common sense, hard worker

Weaknesses as a mum: Indulgence, materialism, mood swings, vanity


Strengths as a mum: Versatility, youthfulness, curiosity, open-mindedness, originality, creativity

Weaknesses as a mum: Inconsistency, lack of boundaries, tendency to contradict self, impatience, talking or lecturing instead of listening


Strengths as a mum: Your playfulness, leadership, creativity, confidence

Weaknesses as a mum: Self-centeredness, drama, too much energy, Pollyanna tendencies


Strengths as a mum: Organisation and structure, common sense, healthy habits, intellect

Weaknesses as a mum: Judgmental tendencies, worry and neuroses, self-righteousness, tendency to overanalyse


Strengths as a mum: Strength, resilience, intuition willpower

Weaknesses as a mum: Control, paranoia, emotional unavailability, obsessiveness, intensity to a fault


Strengths as a mum: Sensitivity, comfort, good taste, devotion, sentimentality

Weaknesses as a mum: Overprotectiveness, mood swings, fearfulness, jealousy


Strengths as a mum: Patience, refinery, good taste, fairness

Weaknesses as a mum: Inconsistency, snobbery, vanity


Strengths as a mum: Planning, structure, traditional values, consistency, patience, thoughtfulness

Weaknesses as a mom: Worry and anxiety, overly cautious, pessimism, self-doubt, seriousness to a fault


Strengths as a mum: Youthfulness, open-mindedness, originality, fairness

Weaknesses as a mum: Boundaries, turbulence and drama, detachment, overly permissive tendencies


Strengths as a mum: Adventure, wisdom, humour, perspective

Weaknesses as a mum: Impatience, crudeness, bluntness, too much spontaneity and lack of structure


Strengths as a mum: Compassion, imagination, nurturing, creativity

Weaknesses as a mum: Kookiness, manipulation, instability, guilt

Find any of this accurate? If you do, please leave a comment on my Facebook page. Whatever you believe, at least one thing is true. No matter what your star sign, there is a very good chance you will suffer from mum guilt! I don’t know why this is not listed in every section!

I think I was meant to be a Pisces…