Mother's role is all encompassing. She is your teacher and your guide. She's also a nurse, therapist, cheerleader, stylist, etiquette coach and a comforting friend. Mostly she is a place in your heart that will always, for better or worse, be home. And don't forget that when you celebrate your maternal source, you celebrate part of yourself.
So, what sign is your mother? Here are few ideas to help you honor her.
FIRE SIGN MOMS (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Her passion is contagious. And what she's most passionate about is seeing her progeny do well, be successful and find happiness. Father knows best but mother puts it in motion. Sometimes you wonder: Is she pushing you to do what she always wanted to do but never had the chance? More likely she sees a potential in you that you cannot see in yourself. The glow of your talent is so apparent to her that she can't help but encourage you in the direction that will really allow you to shine.
For Mother's Day: Take her on an adventure if you can. She doesn't need to parachute out of a plane or anything risky, though. For her, dining at a new restaurant and trying many different appetizers can be a wonderful adventure, as can shopping in a neighboring city or going on a garden walk. If she's not close by, send a gift to her that is a little mysterious. Put several small items to unwrap, and lots of loving notes in the box.
EARTH SIGNS MOMS (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Her selflessness is unparalleled. Sometimes her love is a kissing love, or a feeding love or a scolding love -- but it's always a pure love. Whether she is growing your confidence with luminous praise or putting fear in you to keep you in line, it is out of an intrinsic knowledge of what would benefit you the most. You've often heard her say that something is "for your own good," and looking back you realize she was seldom wrong about that.
For Mother's Day: Follow family tradition, or create one. To her, handing down the customs and beliefs of her kin is an essential part of being a mother. And having experiences that resonate with the ones from her childhood, now felt from the point of view of the motherly role, will complete a cycle for her. In the way of gifts you can't go wrong with jewelry for these signs. Earth Moms also love fresh flowers and any accoutrements of gardening.
AIR SIGN MOMS (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
She's a keen communicator. When she's proud, mad, excited, disapproving, elated -- she can say it all in one look. Or she can paint it for you with words in a way you'll never forget, and later tell your own children if you have them. She has not just taken care of you, she has shared her intellect with you. You know her opinions and views so intimately that if you try, you can see the world through her lenses -- like flipping down a pair of sunglasses. In moments of doubt you use this trick to answer the question, “What would mom do?”
For Mother's Day: She'll love if you think of her mind and the particular preferences that guide her intellectual life. Books are a good present, and so are magazine subscriptions. She'll also be thrilled with tech-presents like games and electronic readers -- and of course, anything to do with her phone. If your mom lives far from you, she surely wants a long, cheerful call -- or better yet, a video chat.
WATER SIGN MOMS (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Did your mom ever tell you that she has "eyes in the back of her head?" The mom who invented the saying was definitely a water-sign mom. She's a psychic when it comes to you. She not only knows what you're doing, but in some spiritual way, her intentions have paved the way for what you're going to do. Wherever you go, her prayers for you have already been there.
For Mother's Day: Go in a comfy-cozy direction, and bring it out with a big bow. She'll be delighted by fancy aprons, pajamas, hats or slippers. Why not get something sweet for yourself while you're at it? She'll be touched by the mother-child matchy-ness of it -- it will bring her back to younger days. Besides, it is because of you she had this opportunity to experience the expansion of heart and spirit that goes with the role.