Momstrology: Parenting with Astrology

6If you have a Six Life Path child, here are some basics:


The Six Path came here to develop a sense of responsibility, acceptance, and an ability to see “the big picture.” They are learning nurturing, home and domestic responsibilities, and the pursuit of beauty and justice. Since what we’re here to do is never going to be the easiest thing for us to do, your child will have challenges and difficulties with developing and acting upon these very themes.


Your Six Path child’s here to get a handle around a proper sense of responsibility. Often the Six Life Path child feels overly responsible early in life.


Children with a Six Life Path will be challenged with learning to modulate their sense of responsibility. Just like The Three Bears, they’re being asked not to be irresponsible or overly responsible. Instead, they’re supposed to find the “just right” balance of responsibility and develop and act upon that consistently. Your child is challenged with being a perfectionist and a control freak. Letting go of (or coming to terms with) perfectionism and control will be a life-long endeavor for your child.


Your Six Life Path child is here to develop their sense of nurturing, balanced responsibility, justice, beauty, and is focused on home and family. You’ll have to work with them in these areas:

• The Six Life Path is often a precocious child with early verbal mastery.
• Your child can be a creative powerhouse – often the Six Life Path child is musically gifted.
• Your child thinks they’re in charge.
• Your Six Life Path child is a natural counselor and can see “the bigger picture” where others can’t. They can be easily frustrated with others’ lack of doing what your child thinks they should be doing.


Here are a few ways that you can support your Six Life Path child to be the best they can be:

Praise and then correct.

Your child does not respond to being told what to do. Period. Your Six Life Path child thinks that they’re in charge and so you’ll have more success when you praise them and give them positive reinforcement for what has been done correctly, with the secondary message being the corrective. For instance – Not effective: “I’ve told you three times already to pick up your dirty clothes. If you don’t pick them up right now you won’t get dessert tonight.” More effective: “Wow, I’m so impressed by the way you’ve organized most of your room. You’re really good at that. It looks so great and now it’s going to be so much easier to find those toys you’ve been looking for . . . I can see you’re just about ready to finish up and put your dirty clothes in the laundry room. As soon as you get that done, I’ll be able to wash your favorite shirt in time for you to wear it to school tomorrow.”

Encourage mistakes.

The Six Life Path child is developing their ability to see the perfection in the imperfection of everything, mostly in themselves. The more you support the idea that mistakes are not only okay – that they’re an expected part of life – the more your child can loosen the grip that their high level of perfectionism places on them.

Get rid of “should.”

Your child lives in a world of “should,” so much so that as they grow, they can lose sight of who they really are in the midst of attempting to do what they “should” be doing. This is a deep issue for them. Your child is an idealist. They have such high expectations for themselves, for the world, and for others (especially family members) that when their idealistic ideas about how life “should” be are not matched, they can become very disillusioned and default into self-righteousness.

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