Compatible Signs for Capricorns

Contributor: Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Patricia Lantz C.Ht. Patricia Lantz C.Ht.

Patricia has been working as a counseling astrologer for more than 25 years. She wrote a monthly column for the Atlanta Astrological Society and shares her insights in Daily Astro Inspirations.

Making a home can be important to Carpicorns.

The signs that are most compatible with Capricorn are fellow Earth signs, and Water signs may also match well with the steady Capricorn. On the other hand, The Air signs and Fire signs matched with a Capricorn may require more finesse to make the relationship work.

Making Connections With Capricorn

Capricorns are responsible, cautious, reserved, and ambitious. They set a goal, plan, cover all possible risks, work hard, persevere and make it happen. Their goal in life is material success, security, and status. Not only for themselves, but for their mates, children, communities, and the greater world. To make a connection with a Capricorn an individual will need to have some of these same characteristics.

Compatibility Between Earth Signs

Capricorns share similar characteristics with the other two Earth signs, Virgo and Taurus. Earth signs are grounded by earthly endeavors; subsistence and prosperity. Earth signs enjoy building and watching things grow whether it's a business, wealth, family, or plant life. There's easy compatibility between the Earth sign, but it's also wise to consider that too much compatibility and ease in a relationship can make it boring and stagnant.

Capricorn and Capricorn: Like Attracts Like

Another Capricorn might seem like the most obvious compatible match for a Capricorn, however, like can attract like and like can also repel like.

Couple hiking at the beach

What works for them?

  • They are both ambitious, mature, responsible, and honest individuals.
  • A family is extremely important to both
  • Both are loyal and committed.

What works against them?

  • Both can borderline workaholic tendencies
  • Both often have a negative outlook on life and can be melancholic.
  • Both are quiet, reserved, interior, and hold back their emotions.

At their best, they can create a loving, lifelong partnership; on the other hand, this is a relationship in which both individuals have difficulty communicating their feelings. Unless their birth charts, in one way or another, compensates for this lack of emotional engagement this is a pairing that can be dry and boring.

Capricorn and Taurus: Bountiful Love

Perhaps the best Earth sign match for a Capricorn is a Taurus. These two not only understand and respect each other, but they also admire one another, innately trust one another, and both want a quiet family life. They both also have a healthy work ethic, but their motivations are different and those differences can cause some difficulties.

  • Capricorn takes pleasure in work and the recognition it brings, while Taurus works so, they can afford the pleasures of the material world.
  • Taurus is prone to be extravagant and Capricorn is prone to be thrifty.

The beauty of this pairing is that a Taurus is an earthy "nurturer" who can break through a Capricorn's emotional reserve, bring pleasure into a Capricorn's life, and together they can create a bountiful life together.

Capricorn and Virgo: Steady Love

Capricorns and Virgos both have a responsible, conservative, and orderly nature. They're both disciplined and hard workers, but all work and no play can be the death of their relationship.

What works for them?

  • They converse easily and can intellectually stimulate each other.
  • They both value practicality, money, and rational investment.
  • They're both calm, behave rationally and make well thought out decisions.
  • Both believe that any problem can be solved and anything broken can be fixed.

What works against them?

  • They're both emotionally reserved.
  • Neither likes to discuss intimate matters.
  • They're both at times overly cautious and end up missing the fun in life
  • Both are hard on themselves and on each other.
  • Both can be unforgiving.

Due to their shared emotion revere, romance and sex may suffer, however, if they can call on their problem-solving skills and find a way to infuse their relationship with some fun and romance, they can have a happy productive, and fulfilling life together.

Other Possible Compatible Signs for Capricorns

The other elements of fire, air, and water have varying degrees of compatibility, but it's the water signs that can soften and nourish a Capricorn and facilitate their growth.

Earth and Water Signs Together

Earth soaks up and also contains water. Water softens and nurtures Earth. Although Capricorn is in many ways like the other Earth signs, earth without water is arid and dry. A Capricorn's best matches and most rewarding relationships are likely to be with a Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.

Capricorn and Pisces: Dreamy Love

A Capricorn and a Pisces might at first this may seem like a mismatch because Pisces is a dreamy, imaginative, and emotional creature, and a Capricorn is reality-based, all about the success in the material world. However, their relationship truly compliments and fulfills both, because each provides the other an opportunity to experience what they never have before.

Couple floating on lake holding hands

What works in their favor?

  • Both are loyal, enjoy harmony over drama, and both have a Universal way of looking at the world.
  • A Capricorn can be a safe harbor for a Pisces and a Pisces can provide a soft spot for a Capricorn to tap into their emotions.

Capricorn and Cancer: Rocky Road

Capricorn and Cancer create an "opposites attract" relationship, which can have a see-saw effect initially because both want to control. However, they can make a great team when they discover that each compensates for what the other lacks and they are better together. Though the road may rocky at times, at the end of the day, these two want the same things from life and can create a comfortable and secure lifelong match.

What works in their favor?

  • They have the shared goals of a happy and secure family life that includes marriage, home, and kids.
  • They have a powerful sexual connection and the intimacy they share will soften Capricorns emotional reserve and be the glue that holds them together.

Capricorn and Scorpio: Electrifying

A Capricorn and a Scorpio are drawn to each other by a mutual understanding the life is hard.

What works in their favor?

  • Neither has a problem with commitment
  • Both are loyal and will hang in through thick and thin.
  • Each is security conscious, equally good with money, and both are prepared to work hard to improve their long-term security.
  • Scorpio can draw a Capricorn to engage them emotionally
  • Capricorn can ground and center Scorpio's profound emotions in reality
  • Sexually they are electrifying.

Air and Fire Are Not Good Matches with Capricorn

The remaining zodiac signs are in the elements of Air and Fire. Traditionally, according to Sun sign compatibility, these don't make good mates for Capricorn. For Capricorn to have a healthy relationship with a Fire or Air sign individual, they'll need to look for compatibility elsewhere in their synastry.

Incompatible couple on a date

Air Signs

The Air signs, Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra, are too flighty for earthbound Capricorn, who won't appreciate the itchy feet these signs have. Capricorns and Air signs don't share the same interests and will talk past one another. A Capricorn is a practical, down to earth, thoughtful introvert, while the Air signs are extraverts that are filled with ideas but don't often consider the practicality of what they are saying and can change their minds from one minute to another.

Fire Signs

The Fire signs, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, can spark the flames of romance and be exciting to a Capricorn. They can even light a fire under Capricorn's feet and inspire them. However, what often happens in this Earth and Fire relationship is that the Fires sign burns out of control and scorches Capricorn's Earth; on the other hand, Capricorn's Earthy nature can smother the spark of life out of the Fire sign. In any case, Capricorns and Fire sign are not an easy combination.

Capricorn's Best Love Matches

Considering the Sun signs only, the Water signs might seem to be the best matches for a Capricorn, but when you look at a Capricorn's entire birth chart their perfect astrological match could be any of the 12 astrological signs. Sun sign compatibility is entertaining and somewhat accurate, but if you're a Capricorn and really interested in "who" your best love match might be you'll need to examine your entire birth chart, particularly the Moon, Venus, and Mars.

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