If a baby is born premature does that affect their zodiac sign or birth sign? My baby was born 3 weeks before she was due.
Well, for a start, the sun sign is not the be-all and end-all of astrology; as explained elsewhere it is but a small part of anyone’s total astrological make-up. Therefore being one sun sign instead of another is really neither here nor there. Most astrologers, myself included, believe that a soul itself decides when the moment is right for its birth, be that ‘when due’ or early, or late. Therefore premature or late births are entirely correct in the astrological scheme of things, and that baby’s astrological inheritance is entirely right for him or for her – ‘due dates’ are for adult convenience only, and really have no bearing on astrology.
The issue of spontaneous (as in not induced or surgical) birth versus caesarean or induction is an interesting one. If we take the belief stated above that the child’s soul chooses its time of birth, then where does that leave the souls of little ones who are denied that choice? Well, the difference in my experience seems to stem from the reasons behind the surgical birth. If it is an emergency caesarean, as in the birth of my own daughter, where the child may well not have survived without that intervention, then we take that as being the ‘right time’ for that child’s birth, and treat it exactly the same as a spontaneous birth, even if it is very premature, as my daughter’s birth was.
On the other hand, if the surgical birth is chosen for the convenience of the mother and/or hospital staff then clearly the issue of the soul’s own choice no longer applies. In this case, it is true that there may be a very slight anomaly in the child’s personality, perhaps best described as wearing a shoe that it slightly too big. As most ‘elected’ surgical births take place quite close to the ‘due date’ in any case, however, the anomaly is so small as to be insignificant – the differences in the astrological chart the child is born with and that which it might have chosen for itself will be outweighed by the child’s life experiences, and he or she will grow up to be entirely comfortable with his or her astrological inheritance after all.