Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Do you recall the moment you first beheld your Capricorn baby? There lay the old man or woman of the zodiac, tired, wizened, and apparently fed up with life before it’s even begun.
Saturn rules this baby, and Saturn has no truck with frivolities. It is the disciplinarian of the zodiac, and Capricorn is the 10th house of the zodiac, the house which rules ambition and career. It is the top spot on the wheel of fortune.
On the other hand you’re rearing a remarkable individual, one who will give you far fewer problems than children of other sun-signs – though she may start off in life as the ugly duckling of the maternity ward!
Capricorns are never content to rest on their laurels. Perhaps they know what’s ahead of them.
The first seven years in any Capricornian child’s life are probably the most challenging for the parents. Your child may appear sluggish with an olive, or even sallow, complexion rather than the usual creamy-pink skin one associates with babies. But another characteristic to look for is a certain alertness, an awareness which is far beyond her age.
So your Capricorn baby might have a sensitive skin, delicate hair, brittle nails and bones that can get broken? Yes, but before you wrap her up in cotton wool, she is of the longest living sign in the zodiac. Capricorn thrives on order and peace – a quiet spot in the house is essential for this baby when she sleeps.
You may be mystified by her apparent lack of interest in the world and this is a baby that needs much encouragement.
Uncertainty and pessimism are your child’s greatest problems and if you can start her out in life with a warm and positive outlook, you are going a long way towards helping her up those first halting slopes of the mountain.
As your little baby progresses towards the no-more-diapers stage, she’ll begin to organize your life into a definite routine. You’ll fall in because her ways suit you. She’s predictable, patient, and prudent.
That little sigh and sad smile she gives when you leave her to go out to that dinner date makes you hurry home, doesn’t it? If you’re not very careful, you’ll pick her up early from kindergarten for the same reason, and that would be a mistake, because she needs to learn to be with others.
Encourage: Optimistic outlook, wide range of expression.
Discourage: Selfishness, melancholy, ruthlessness.