Aquarius Women and Capricorn Men

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Aquarius and Capricorn

An Aquarius woman and a Capricorn man can seem appear incompatible on the surface, but they actually work quite well in many ways. These two can have a beautiful relationship as long as each is appreciative of the other.

Aquarius Women and Capricorn Men Romances

At first glance, this seems like an unlikely pair since Aquarius is an outgoing, freedom-loving free spirit, and Capricorn is a fairly regimented and disciplined planner. However, appearances can belie what's going on inside. Capricorn is known to have deep emotions, but on the outside, he gives the impression of being a very cool calculating businessman. In private, he can be a very passionate and attentive lover.

Air and Earth

Aquarius is an air sign and Capricorn is an earth sign. It's not just difficult, it's impossible for the earth to hold on to the air. These elements in nature are often at odds as witnessed when air currents gather to form dirt devils or tornadoes. Both of these wind-related events stir up the earth and leave it scattered and destroyed in air's powerful wake. These basic elemental qualities are also mirrored in the astrological signs of Aquarius and Capricorn.

What Aquarius Wants

Aquarius wants options in life. This sign needs her freedom to come and go as she pleases. She's a strong person who enjoys meeting new and interesting people. To a conservative, practical sign like Capricorn; Aquarius seems to be from another planet with her eclectic lifestyle. Aquarius is intelligent and needs the mental stimulation of the arts, the theater and many creative pastimes. Aquarius collects friends the way other people collect objects. This can be disconcerting to Capricorn who enjoys order in his life and isn't thrilled with the unexpected, especially surprise dinner guests.

What Capricorn Expects

Capricorn is all about home and hearth and his job. Capricorn is practical and has a definite career path mapped out. In fact, he probably made those plans the first moment he became self-aware. Capricorn wants a supportive partner and has high expectations of his mate. Those expectations include a partner who will nurture him and help create a home life that feels safe and comfortable.

Compatibility Issues and Obstacles

As you can see, these two lovers are going to have some very real compatibility issues. Some of the obstacles they must face may be too much to overcome because the problems aren't merely situational, but are personality-driven. Compromise will make those bumps in the road easier to handle, but that fine art may be difficult to achieve since both signs can be quite stubborn. Even if the two of you are able to rise to the challenge, your efforts still might not be enough to smooth out the wrinkles that will only continue to accumulate as your relationship grows.

Different Views on Intimacy

One of the basic areas in which these two signs differ is the approach to building a relationship. Once Aquarius makes up her mind that she wants to pursue intimacy, she's dedicated to exploring her mate and discovering how compatible they are. On the other hand, Capricorn is cautious and isn't a risk-taker. Intimacy takes a long time for the ram (goat) to achieve because he needs to be reassured there isn't a great emotional risk involved. This hesitancy reveals the true emotional nature of Capricorn. This earth sign needs his relationship with Aquarius to be firmly rooted in love before he's comfortable taking it to the next level of physical intimacy. This slow pace can be trying for Aquarius who is accustomed to acting on her feelings without such in-depth contemplation and planning.

Appreciation and Understanding

Aquarius is appreciative of Capricorn's social skills. Capricorn understands the importance of networking in order to excel in business and is patient enough to grow many valuable business connections. All of this can make Capricorn powerful and successful, two elements that intrigue Aquarius. Capricorn is equally curious about Aquarius and her chameleon-like ability to fit into any social setting.

Don't Fence Her In

Capricorn is especially attracted to Aquarius's femininity and can easily see her being the mother of his children. He daydreams of the ways he plans on domesticating her. Woe unto the Capricorn who actually believes he can do this. That's not to say Aquarius can't be domestic, but her nature is to live and let live, so controlling such an environment isn't her top priority in life. If the house needs dusting, she'll wave her hand and comment that it'll be there when she gets through with her shopping spree. If the dishes are piling up in the sink, she'll shrug and tell Capricorn that life's too short to worry about the mundane.

Making It Work

Aquarius women and Capricorn men can make a relationship between them work if both are willing to give the other one room to be who they truly are. This kind of open appreciation and acceptance will ensure their relationship remains healthy.

Aquarius Women and Capricorn Men