My daughter who is five has been having a hard time with the idea of “getting old”. I have no idea where this is all coming from because she’s only five, but she’s VERY sad that her daddy will be turning thirty this month, and she always tells me that she doesn’t want us to get old. She even told me in the shower today that she wants to stay “eighteen” for the rest of her life because she doesn’t want to get old.
I told her that she’s a Capricorn, so if anybody shouldn’t worry about being “old” (with age), it’s her. Could something explain this, and what route should I take with a Capricorn child when it comes o easing her fears about this? I wish you could see the look on her face when he worries about this 🙁
Yes it can be explained.
With natal Saturn @ 8 degrees Gemini, your daughter is having her first Saturn square Saturn transit. This sets off the whole configuration… Saturn trine Neptune and Mercury in Aquarius which essentially creates irrational (Neptune) eccentric (Aquarius) fears (Saturn) in the mind (Mercury / Gemini) and while I think it is fine to tell her it is okay to be old, I am not sure how helpful it will be to a 5 year old.
Reason being it is too far off and away and out of realm. Think of it as being extremely top down where I think she’d fare better if you worked bottom up.
To work from the bottom up I would teach(Saturn) faith (Neptune). I would try to reassure her that everything comes out okay in nature and I would also watch my language. When you tell her what she “should or should not” think or feel she almost has no choice but to #1, rebel, and #2, feel like crap for fearing that she has thought wrongly. It sounds worse than it is. She’s got a trine there so work with it. Teach her magic and brilliant, innovative thinking. With this tack she can and will become masterful over time. Good luck.