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Astrology for Lovers

by Liz Greene
I am a  and
She / He is a  and

Capricorn with Capricorn

Capricorns are complex people with great vulnerability protected by great strength, pride, and self-sufficiency. The two of you, both born under this earthy sign, are likely to share many values, and you can respect each other's abilities and give each other support in precisely the way you need.

Material stability is likely to be important ...  read more

You are a Capricorn

People who think that Capricorn can be summed up by mundane ambition are sadly mistaken. Hardworking, cautious, shrewd, ambitious, you are also, in your secret heart, a kind of magician, a seeker after mysteries. To manipulate and organise the stuff of the world is no mean feat, and takes more than just ordinary garden-variety patience. Whichever realm ...  read more

The Capricorn partner

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 ...  read more

The Capricorn man

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 direction. Or he'll appear to have given up and saddled himself with an unpromising future in some job he dislikes. But stick with him, or meet him later, and you'll see the Goat in true form. He'll always have a goal he's working toward, and his way of showing love is to share that goal with you. And his expectations in love are that you do everything in your power to help him achieve his goal.

Capricorn men tend, on the whole, to belong to a more traditional school. Once again, you might not see this in the early part of his life. But because of his emotional complexity and inhibitions, and because security means a lot to him, he'll usually look for a stable, solid relationship which can give structure to his personal life. Some Capricorn men want very badly to have sons. They have a strong sense of what masculine dignity and pride are about. If you want a Capricorn man to consider your opinions, you need to be a diplomat. He respects diplomacy as well as strength. What he doesn't like is rebellion.

You'll often see a fatherly quality in the Capricorn man. He can be wonderfully protective and supportive, and is usually the kind of man who, when he says, "Don't worry, I'll take care of it," really does. He can be a pillar of strength and a source of wisdom and help. The problem is that you may only get all these goodies if you're prepared to be helpless and in need of support.

Many Capricorn men dislike capable partners because it takes away their need to be the strong figure in a relationship. Sometimes you see this reversed, however. The Capricorn man who hasn't come to terms with his need for structure and authority may behave like an adolescent still rebelling against his father. Then he may look for paternal qualities in a partner, letting his loved one make all the important decisions. But usually these Capricorns have been badly hurt in childhood, and want to stay children. More often, the Capricorn man is usually only too happy to play the strong, capable role. It's just sometimes hard for him to share it.

His career naturally comes first. That means that if his firm moves him from London to Middle Wallop, you smile cheerfully and learn to like Middle Wallop. If you have ambitions of your own, you're expected to adjust them to his. Either you accept this with grace and joy, or you assert your independence and maintain a relationship with your Capricorn that isn't very close. That usually means a sexual relationship without any commitment. He's not going to commit himself unless he knows that you're prepared to commit yourself to both him and his goals.

This man may be the perfect partner for some, and a walking disaster for others. It depends on your own needs and nature. You can't dominate a Capricorn man, except by the most devious emotional blackmail - and he'll always spot that in the end and despise you for it. You can't make yourself more important to him than his inner convictions and commitments.

The Capricorn man usually knows what he wants. If it's you, he'll be pretty tenacious about getting you to surrender, and he rarely deviates once he's decided. You can either love and respect him, or leave him alone. It's almost impossible to change a Capricorn man, since his business in life is to change both himself and the world. And nobody can do it for him.

Text based on the book
"Astrology for Lovers",
Liz Greene, Paperback - 368 pages, 1990
© Liz Greene / Astrodienst AG

 

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