There’s a fine line when it comes to being protective and being way too clingy.
However, the Capricorn man comes off as being too overprotective but it’s not as bad as you might think. There are quite a few logical reasons as to why he acts this way.
Be sure to keep reading on to find out why he’s so protective in the first place.
What Does It Mean When A Capricorn Man Is Protective?
If Capricorns have a middle name, it would be “Security”. This is what Capricorns are about; life is lived in space and time, space and time are limited, therefore, live it well, live only for the best, and don’t settle for anything less.
But, the “Best”, for him, means tried, tested, proven, safe, sure, stable, reliable, predictable, and high-status.
So, when he focuses on his material ambitions and painstakingly works towards their achievement, it is because for him, achieving material security is the first goal of living well.
Along with this, he considers relationships with a special loved one, family, and good friends very important, too, because they provide emotional security to his life.
They form his tangible anchors and emotional ramparts against a crazily unpredictable world. Therefore, he is protective of his relationships just as he is protective of his material security. They are the two essential oars to his boat.
Why Are Capricorns So Protective? Here Are A Few Reasons
When he is acting overprotective, he is basically just in his Capricorn element of needing to feel secure in life as much as he can.
However, the underside of his strong need for security reveals deeper emotions he rarely speaks about, much less show to most people.
1) The Capricorn Man Is Afraid Of Loss
It would be devastating to him, and it results in his expressing the darker and lower-vibrational energies of his Saturnian nature: extra picky and difficult to be with, selfish, controlling, and overly materialistic.
Usually, this happens when he has lost emotional security, so he overcompensates by clinging to material security, his remaining oar. This is why he is very protective of what he already has: if he loses them, he loses his bearings in the world.
2) The Capricorn Man Is Afraid Of Change
He equates “Security” with “changelessness”. This is also why he is known to be very conservative, low-key, discreet, and goes for the tried-and-true timeless values and objects.
He does not want unpredictability and too much emotionality because for him, these represent threats to the established order of things and a shaking up of what he views as “Security”. He loves to control things, situations, and people as much as he can and to keep things constant and unchanging.
Unfortunately, all of Life is about change and growth. So, you can imagine how scary this is for a Capricorn man. This is why he does his best in securing and protecting all he already has and makes sure they remain safe, stable and secure, in the midst of Life’s ever-changing waves.
3) The Capricorn Man Truly Cares About You
When he notices little details about you and mentions them to you, guards you by frequently making calls to check up on you and asking you to text him when you get home, takes off his coat to cover you in chilly weather because he’s afraid you might catch a cold.
These are signs he truly cares about you.
Outside his emotionally secure circle of people he loves, he can actually appear reserved, cold, and aloof, caring only about his work or business, his money and status, and achieving his goals. So, count yourself blessed for being on the receiving end of his overprotectiveness.
So Are Capricorns Overprotective? Absolutely
This can be an issue, though, if you are not used to this kind of attention and protectiveness, or you’re just the kind of person who needs a lot of space and independence.
You might find yourself chafing under your Capricorn man’s protective gestures, and even irritated by him, perceiving it as his controlling you.
How do you deal with this now?
Basically, don’t take it personally by interpreting it as his controlling you, his not trusting you, or even his being clingy — especially if he is not at all like this around other people.
In his strange way, he must really like you and care for you. Humor his ways and assure him that you are a safe, emotional place to be with.
However, if you find yourself triggered by his overprotective ways, do some inner healing work on yourself and your beliefs about:
- Openness to being protected.
Examine why you react so adversely to protective gestures. What was it in your past that causes you to react so negatively now? It’s a good time for more self-discovery and soul growth.
You can share your discoveries with him, too, in a non-threatening and non-accusing manner, and in a spirit of inner sharing of what’s going on inside you. It would likely draw him closer to you as your vulnerability invites his own, as well as more of his caring and protection.
When your Capricorn man is overprotective, it essentially means he sees you as his emotional sanctuary, even as he faces his fear of loss and change.
Soak it all up. Savor and bask in the privilege of his protection. Go gently and tenderly with him. It’s not every day you get that close to a Capricorn man’s heart.