Capricorn in Love: Relationships & Love Compatibility

Posted on December 04, 2019

Capricorn is an Earth sign, which makes it practical and focused on everything it does (and earthy it is!). It’s also a Cardinal sign, so it has no problem taking charge and is associated with career. At first glance, Capricorn doesn’t seem like much of a lover! But there is more than meets the eye with Capricorn and love.

Capricorn doesn’t like to waste any time. It’s got too much to do! So, when Capricorn is interested in someone, it’ll usually pursue. This is a zodiac sign that knows what it wants and isn’t afraid to go for it, and this is not only true professionally. It’s also true in their love life!

Capricorn may not make it obvious at first though, and overt romance probably isn’t their game (depending on other positions in their natal chart). Instead, they’ll be incredibly considerate, go out of their way for you, and try to impress you. They want your attention, and they’ll give you as much of theirs as they can. They can be loyal, dependable, and responsible with your heart once you reciprocate.

Capricorn is associated with the 10th House of Career, so this part of life tends to get priority, especially in their younger years. Over time, they can learn to balance the personal and professional. The 10th house is the highest part of your natal chart, so they have very high aspirations, and this applies not only to their careers. It applies to their love life too!

So they have to work on tempering their expectations because it can be almost impossible to live up to them (which just breaks their hearts!).

The natural ruling planet for Capricorn is Saturn, and this is the planet of lessons. Wherever Saturn is positioned in your natal chart, you often have lessons to learn and are a bit of a late bloomer. In their love life, Capricorn may have a lesson or two to learn before fully committing to someone.

If you’re a Capricorn, make sure to check out your Capricorn love horoscope!

Capricorn Personality: The Good & the Bad

The Capricorn zodiac sign is just like every astrology sign, meaning it has its good and its bad. Let’s go through a quick list:

Capricorn Strengths

Capricorns are…

  • Hard-working and disciplined
  • Mature and responsible
  • Ethical and practical
  • Goal-oriented leaders
  • Committed and respectful

Capricorn Weaknesses

Capricorns tend to be

  • Emotionally cold/distant
  • Overly realistic/pessimistic
  • Tragically ambitious
  • Transactional and impersonal in their relationships

Most of the knock against Capricorns in love is their lack of emotional connection. This isn’t the most emotional sign, not by a long shot!

If they have some Water signs in their chart (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), this can help open them up. But even then, you may find that they’re a little cold and distant sometimes. It’s not because they don’t care about you though. They just always feel like they have to stay on top of everything and not break down.

Check out horoscopes for all signs, including love horoscopes!

Zodiac Signs Most Compatible With Capricorn

Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces

Taurus and Virgo are fellow Earth signs, and this brings a natural affinity between them. They understand the practical nature of Capricorn, and won’t be too bugged by the lack of emotion. Taurus helps to ground Capricorn, while Virgo helps to keep them busy. A pairing with either is sure to get a lot done!

Scorpio and Pisces are Water signs with complementary compatibility, and they can bring some of the emotion out of Capricorn, making Capricorn more comfortable with it. Scorpio helps to bring the passion out of Capricorn, while Pisces helps bring out imagination and whimsy. A pairing with either can show Capricorn’s a new side to themselves.

Zodiac Signs Least Compatible With Capricorn

Aries, Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius

Cancer is the sign that opposes Capricorn, so this can bring polar opposite focuses in life. If there are other more positive connections between your natal charts, this can bring sizzle that actually helps bring you together. But you may find yourselves at the opposite spectrum in situations and arguments pretty often!

Aries tends to have more energy than Capricorn likes and can be a little too impatient and impulsive. Aries also likes to take the lead, which Capricorn likes too, so there can be sparring over who is in charge.

Libra may not be focused enough for Capricorn, and the famous Libra indecision can drive Capricorn bonkers. Libra can also have difficulty with how practical Capricorn is, and Capricorn may view Libra as flighty or superficial.

Sagittarius may be a little too blunt, a little too adventurous, and a little too wild for Capricorn to handle. Sagittarius is all about freedom, wanting lots of space to roam, while Capricorn wants to buckle down and get to business. Sagittarius may fly high while Capricorn is firmly planted!

Learn about Capricorn compatibility with Geminis, Leos, Aquarius, other Capricorns.

Capricorn Man in Love

  • Helpful
  • Direct
  • Generous

The Capricorn man wants to give heaps of attention and can go out of his way to do things for you. He’ll pay attention to the little things that you need help with, and feels like he’s being a good partner by helping. At times, this may become a little annoying when it feels like he has to fix everything, but show appreciation for his consideration.

Capricorn men will be much more direct with you, and you usually don’t have to worry too much about them holding back their interest. They can work hard to impress you as a way of winning you over.

Capricorn Woman in Love

  • Self-sufficient
  • Committed
  • Traditional

The Capricorn woman is pretty self-sufficient, so you don’t need to do too much for her. She can do plenty for herself. But she can appreciate when you take care of little things or get some of the personal, mundane stuff out of the way for her so she doesn’t have to worry about that. She’s got enough to worry about!

Capricorn women can be very committed to you once they do commit, and they tend to be more traditional in love than you’d think. You’re probably not going to jump ahead with the phases of the relationship quickly and progress forward steadily in a way that makes logical sense.


Know that when it comes to astrology and compatibility, it’s far more than just your Sun sign, so if you’re of a zodiac sign that seems incompatible to Capricorn and a Capricorn is who has your interest, don’t despair!

You can assess your Moon signs for emotional compatibility, Mercury signs for mental compatibility, 7th houses for basic relationship compatibility - and on and on! Make sure to grab your birth chart with the free birth chart generator to get started!

Want to learn more about compatibility? Read The Truth About Astrological Compatibility next!

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Nic Gaudette’s astrology career began in 2004. She’s performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, has written over a dozen horoscope… Learn More About The Author »

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