I know the moon, 5th house, Cancer etc are often related to children, conception and the like but I as a Capricorn, I’ve noticed that anything to do with my “womanhood” tends to follow Saturn. I got my first period a few days after I turned 14, first significant (mature, committed relationship) at 21, major shake-up and shattering of delusions regarding “bad men” at 28, first real strike me down with lightening love at 35 . . . you get my point. I’m turning 42 next week and don’t at this point have children.
My family and friends predominantly think I’ve missed the boat. Am I naive to think that 42-47 is when I have children? I’ve been late all my life with key “women” things (relative to other women I know) so why should this be any different?
PS: I have a stellium in Sag including mercury as well as Neptune + Venus conjunct so I concede that I may be unrealistically optimistic and delusional?
I think everything you wrote is correct. Your friends and family are correct when they tell you that many ships have sailed. For example, you can’t be a young mother!
You are correct in thinking you could have a baby, late in life. This is true up until menopause.
You are also correct in seeing that you’re prone to believing that anything is possible. Possible does not mean probable though, and you can see this as well.
Since all this information gets you nowhere, I think you’d be better off to ask a different questions. Like these:
- Are you sure you want a child at this stage in life?
Having a baby places demands on your body. Keeping up with a baby and then a toddler is also demanding, never mind getting this kid through twelve years of school, just as you’re slowing down.Also, there are also a lot of risks for both you and the baby.
- How will this be for the child?
If you have a baby at 47, you will be in your mid-fifties when he or she starts school, and most likely menopausal. Your child’s peers with have parents in their 20’s.It’s also worth looking ahead, thirty years. As a Capricorn, the last thing you want to do is be a burden to your children. I would think about that as well.
These are very serious considerations. And it might be easier for you to accept being childless if it’s a conscious choice you make, rather than seeing it as something you missed out on.
I also think it would be good to channel these feelings in some positive direction. I am sure there are many ways you can contribute to and support the younger generations.
Based on what you mentioned of your chart, it sounds as if you’re naturally parental. You don’t necessarily need to have a baby to find expression for this energy.
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