Toddler Horoscopes

Confession: I am a habitual reader of horoscopes. And I particularly enjoy reading those that apply to my nearly two-year-old daughter. Maybe it’s because the artful horoscope writer taps into the same elemental human reality that is terribly and wonderfully evident in the life of a two-year-old. Take today’s horoscope from the Spokesman Review, for example:

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) *** — Your reversal could throw others out of kilter. If you get attitude, you will know why. Think of those around you and the implications of your acts. You might choose to act a bit differently. You don’t need conflict.

This is almost a verbatim transcript of exactly what her mother and I were telling her last night at 11:00 when we’d been trying to get her to go night-night for the previous three hours.


  1. Don’t be alarmed. It’s a sure sign of high intelligence and exceptional academic potential when a two year old requires less sleep than typical. High intelligence generally skips a generation and I have it from a reliable source that this child’s paternal grandfather is well known for original research on forces of nature, and in fact has a patent on both gravity and wind.

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