Donna says: This weekend being Father’s Day, I wanted to publish a book excerpt from Mary English’s series of in-depth zodiac portraits, which always contain a helpful section about fathers who belong to the sign involved. This is from How to Cheer up a Capricorn and is posted here with permission of the publisher.
©2012, by guest blogger, Mary L. English
I know a few Capricorn fathers. They take their families very seriously. They take their role of provider and leader equally seriously. They also get dreadfully upset if their children get into trouble, or aren’t realising their ambitions.
Please keep in mind what sign you are, however. If you understand yourself, and your own motivations, you’re less likely to clash with other people. I have heard clients of mine complain about a Capricorn father, if they are Fire signs or Air signs and sometimes Dad is accused of being severe and overly formal.
These tend to be clients whose parents are now very elderly, so maybe this is because of the values of the older generation not fitting in with modern life. However, I don’t have many clients that make an appointment to discuss their father. It might come up in conversation but that isn’t the reason they come to see me.
To understand a Capricorn father, tackle him based on what element is predominant in his chart.
If he is a Capricorn with lots of fire in his chart, you will bond best by doing physical things, being excited, rushing around, being sporty or challenging.
If he is an Airy Capricorn things will need to be discussed, debated, thrashed out, thought about, spoken about, and decided.
If he is a Watery Capricorn, he will want to talk about his feelings, other people’s feelings, old hurts, old upsetment, sentimental things, things that are cherished.
If he is an Earthy Capricorn, he will want to know you have sorted out your physical world. He will be focused on money, security, meals, shopping (food), health, your work, his work, other family members’ work and will probably lend you money if you ask nicely! He’s also likely to allow you a considerable amount of responsibility from an early age.
I know a Capricorn father who allowed his young daughter aged five to walk to school on her own. Her journey involved crossing three roads, not especially busy roads but with a regular amount of traffic during the rush hour. I found out later that both she and he were Capricorn.
At the time, I was walking my young son to school and noticed her walking unaccompanied. I visited the family and expressed my worries about her walking on her own, and Dad launched into a vicious tirade. He said if he were too namby-pamby she’d never learn anything, and she needed to learn how to walk on her own. I agreed but pointed out that a child that young might be capable but the risk was with other people.
The next time I saw them he was walking her to school, mug of tea in his hand looking very grumpy, as if his breakfast had been disturbed, and her looking equally upset. Had I known at the time that they were both Capricorn, I would have kept my own opinion!
Readers, do you have a Capricorn father, or do you know one? What do you observe about their parenting patterns? Leave your thoughts in the comment section.
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Biography: Mary English was born in London and educated in Switzerland at the American International School of Zurich. She comes from a large family and is one of 5 children. Mary has been writing since she was 13 when her sister Lucy (a published author of fiction) gave her a diary for her birthday. Mary lives in Bath, UK with her husband, son, and her black cat.
She sees clients face-to-face and writes personal Birth Charts for visitors to her website. It was these consultations that inspired her to write about the Sun Signs to help her clients understand their motivations and learn about their Astrology profiles. Mary is a member of the Society of Authors, The Astrological Association of Great Britain and The Association for Astrological Networking. Visit her website at http://www.maryenglish.com.
More Posts from Mary’s Zodiac Series:
- How to Survive a Pisces Dad—and How I Survived Mine
- How to Survive Your Pisces Sweetheart
- How to Bond with an Aquarian Woman
- Scorpios in Service Careers—Dealing with Life and Death