30-Oct-2014, 18:19 UT/GMT
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Relationships aren't easy for Capricorn. You might expect this, since control is always important to the Goat, and letting down the solid protection of that suit of armour takes a lot of effort. Capricorns wear that suit of armour for so long that it gets rusty at the hinges, and you hear some pretty loud groans and protests as it comes off. And no matter how much they love, there's always a last secret place inside which Capricorns won't relinquish. They're often loners, climbing their own private mountains. And sometimes they won't allow themselves to accept either help or sympathy when the going is rough. Thanks very much, they'll manage on their own.
They will often work hard to help friends and loved ones in need, and they know how to give, especially when it comes to the things of the world. But sometimes they don't know how to receive very well. Capricorn pride is ferocious, and no Goat can bear a situation of weakness and dependency. That means not being in control.
Capricorns are secret romantics, but they won't allow their romanticism to dictate their decisions. They will often sacrifice the great romantic love for the safe, suitable partner who is a social asset as well. They may throw everything away for an ideal, or for family, or in the name of service; but love? Not likely. Capricorn wants a stable life, and takes vows and promises seriously. Better not to promise than to marry in haste, repent at leisure, and have hefty maintenance payments afterward.
Some Capricorns marry and rush into family life early, but that's usually because they are either looking for fathers or trying to play fathers. Most take a long time to make a real commitment. If you're in a hurry, pick another sign. Yet this isn't a bad way to be. Capricorns place more value on deep respect, duty, loyalty and the power of the family bond than on a few months of wild passion. Not that they turn their backs on passion. This is an earth sign, and the sexual drive is often strong. But many Capricorns keep this side of themselves out of their serious relationships, because they often don't trust their passions.
Unless you're the childlike type looking for a parent- surrogate, be prepared for a challenge. A Capricorn will always try to take charge in a relationship. He isn't interested in submission, dependency or abdication of power. If you hurt his pride or take away his self-respect, he won't forgive or forget. Because of that earthy, controlled nature, he may also find it hard to express love and affection spontaneously. Sexual attraction, yes; but love can make him vulnerable. The Capricorn partner may love you deeply, but you may never hear it said. Yet he's deeply drawn to those who can loosen him up a bit.
The same thing that makes many Capricorns secret spiritual seekers also makes them seekers after people who are able to open up the romantic and imaginative side of life for them. This old-young man needs a partner who can help him free his inner child. The trouble is that, when Capricorns find this kind of partner, they often take the role of a stern parent with a child, repressing rather than encouraging spontaneity. Yet if Capricorns can let that stern, stiff streak be thawed by the gifts of love and trust, they truly have the world at their feet. Then there is no more loyal and devoted partner, nor one more worthy of lifelong respect.
Meet this man while he's still in his twenties and you won't see the real Capricorn. When young he may seem unsettled and unsure of his ... read more