How to Navigate Love & Relationships With Capricorns

Posted on December 22, 2020
Updated on January 12, 2021

A couple is painting their new home blue while planning for their future. One is on a ladder leaning down to kiss the other.

Each month, the Sun moves into a new sign, marking a new astrological season and bringing with it new themes, fresh energy, and a unique focus. These astrological seasons also influence our love lives, and as the Sun approaches the constellation of Capricorn, it’s time to explore this loyal sign and its relationship with love.

While the Sun transits through your sign, Capricorns will enjoy a boost in confidence – thanks to the spotlight being shone on their own special energy. That makes today the perfect day to take a look at how Capricorn season will affect our relationships, as well as Capricorn compatibility!

At first blush, Capricorns may appear emotionally reserved in romance – but anyone who’s loved a Capricorn will gladly speak to their warm hearts and loyalty in relationships. Maybe you’re a Capricorn yourself, hoping to learn more about your ideal match. Or perhaps you’re currently crushing on a Capricorn, looking for the insider info that will help you show your interest in a way that they’ll appreciate.

It’s always important to remember that when looking at astrological compatibility, we are typically only looking at the compatibility between two Sun signs.

However, your birth chart is like your own personal map, filled with so many more aspects and placements than your Sun sign. So, for a truly in-depth look at your compatibility with a potential or current partner, it’s always best to contact a professional astrologer and request a relationship synastry chart reading. (You’ll need the date, location, and time of birth for each party.)

Let’s take a closer look at the sign of Capricorn, its symbols and meanings, and how this sign relates to romance!

Inside the Mind of the Capricorn

Capricorns are ruled by the element of Earth – the element associated with grounded energy, responsibility, hard work, and success. Earth signs crave routine and stability, and they always have a backup plan hidden up their sleeve.

Furthermore, Capricorn is a Cardinal sign, the signs that lead the zodiac. Cardinal signs are headstrong, and they desire great achievements in their lives. When you combine the grounded nature of Earth with the leadership skills of a Cardinal sign, you’re facing a powerhouse of potential!

That might also explain the more emotionally reserved state of our goat friends.

It isn’t so much that you’re uncomfortable spreading the love. It’s just that you have so many things on your to-do list already. Caps want to make sure that everything is taken care of before they settle down for rest, relaxation, or romance. The only problem with this go-get-‘em mentality is that a Capricorn can always think of something else that needs to be completed.

Saturn is Capricorn’s ruling planet – the planet that acts as the stern, fatherly figure of the zodiac.

Saturn is concerned with karma, responsibility, and discipline, leading Capricorn to feel more driven towards success and hard work than romance and good times. Yet, this sense of responsibility also bleeds into Cap’s social life, as this sign is completely devoted once they’ve committed. In fact, Capricorns value family with an intensity that makes them excellent partners.

Saturn is also a planet of lessons, meaning that prominent Saturn placements within a natal chart may indicate that certain lessons must be learned before commitments can be made. And as Capricorn is associated with the 10th house – the house of career and social status – these lessons may very well revolve around learning to balance your career and personal lives, making sure to give each the attention they deserve.

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Capricorn Personality: The Good & the Bad

Each zodiac sign possesses both strengths and weaknesses, so we’re not singling you out, Capricorn! However, understanding romantic compatibility is much easier when we look at the traits and tendencies most strongly associated with a certain sign.

Capricorn Strengths

  • Hard-working
  • Disciplined
  • Responsible
  • Mature
  • Stable
  • Focused
  • Loyal
  • Respectful
  • Traditional
  • Successful
  • Witty

In relationships, a Capricorn is strategic.

You know what you want, and you’re skilled at finding out what you need to do to get it. If you like someone, you won’t shy away from letting them know – but your technique may be less rom-com material and more of a pragmatic, direct approach. And once you’ve committed to someone, your devotion remains intact.

You might shy away from deep feelings or experience discomfort when someone moves too fast; let potential partners know your boundaries upfront to avoid uncomfortable conversations in the future. You might feel more relaxed if you’re allowed to take it slow with someone new.

Capricorn Weaknesses

  • Stubborn
  • Emotionally reserved
  • Cold/distant
  • Workaholic
  • Detached
  • Critical
  • Impersonal in relationships

It can be difficult for you to show or tell someone just how much you love them, but you must try.

With all of the grounding, earthy energy brought on by Saturn, the 10th house, and the element of Earth itself, Capricorns are certainly not the most emotional group of the astrological bunch. In fact, emotional detachment or appearing aloof is one thing that Caps tend to catch the most heat for.

Yet, unless a person’s chart contains an overwhelming amount of Capricorn energy, there tend to be other placements or aspects of a natal chart to balance these emotional reservations out. For instance, a prominent Water sign placement in one’s chart – like a Moon in Pisces – will bring emotional warmth and depth to a personality.

For those who aren’t Capricorns, it’s also important to remember that just because a Capricorn may not be as touchy-feely or overly romantic as other signs, it doesn’t mean they don’t care for you deeply. They may simply show their affections in other, more practical ways, like acts of service: Changing a tire when yours goes flat, fixing a broken sink, making lunch for you.

Now that we know more about our driven Capricorn friends let’s see who would be most compatible with this sign in a more romantic setting.

Learn more about compatibility: The Truth About Astrological Compatibility

Most Compatible Signs With Capricorn

First, we’ll look at the signs that seem to vibe with Capricorn’s energy on a soulful level.

Taurus

Taurus is a fellow Earth sign, meaning they naturally understand certain parts of the other’s personality. Taurus is also associated with the 2nd house – the House of Wealth – and the planet Venus, which delights in luxury.

When Capricorn and Taurus get together, they know how to live the high life.

While Taurus may not be quite as driven as Cap, no one is, so this shouldn’t cause too much strife. But you’re both stubborn, so to make this union flow smoothly and amicably, you’ll need to take a deep breath and back down every once in a while.

Taurus does appreciate playtime a bit more than Capricorn, which helps Cap focus more on relaxation, allowing them to avoid physical or mental burnout. On the other hand, Capricorn’s extremely responsible nature helps Taurus feel more motivated to take care of those chores they’d rather avoid.

Virgo

Virgo is the other Earth sign outside of Cap and Taurus, so they too gravitate towards responsibility and hard work. In fact, Virgo craves stability and routine just as deeply as Capricorn does. You two will enjoy your own little routines and traditions, helping you develop a deeper bond.

This can work out to be a match made in heaven – if you learn how to communicate your emotions to one another.

Neither Virgo nor Capricorn are particularly emotional signs, so getting you two to sit down and talk about your feelings might feel like an impossible task at times. You’re each going to have to be willingly vulnerable if you want to develop deep intimacy and connection.

Scorpio

While Scorpio is a Water sign, their emotional depth can actually help Capricorn connect to their own emotional center. And as a bonus, while Scorpio is indeed more emotional than Cap, they’re also level-headed and not prone to outbursts.

Scorpio helps Capricorn tap into their center of passion and creativity, inspiring them and bringing light back into their eyes.

Scorpio is also pretty reserved about their emotions. Their still waters run deep – very deep – but they hold their feelings close to their chest and protect their heart in most situations. So, it will take some work on both of your parts to learn to open up to each other.

Once you’ve established trust, don’t be afraid to show yourself to one another.

You might also be interested in: How to Navigate Love & Relationships With Scorpio

Pisces

Pisces is another Water sign that just seems to mesh well with Capricorn. Pisces is a dreamy, imaginative sign that helps Capricorn tap into their inner romantic and allow them to come out and play. At the same time, Capricorn’s grounded energy positively affects Pisces’ emotional nature by helping them focus on a solution rather than a problem.

Capricorn is enchanted by Pisces’ enigmatic, whimsical nature – inspiring them to channel their own inner free-spirit!

Pisces may be more willing to put themselves out there emotionally, and they tend to be more sensitive than Capricorn. So you’ll need to be gentle when delivering any kind of criticism. But, as long as you two can find a communication style that works for you, you can quite beautifully balance each other!

Least Compatible Signs With Capricorn

Before we move onto the least compatible signs with Capricorn, it’s important to remember that this guide is only based on Sun signs. If you’re crushing on a foxy Capricorn right now, don’t be discouraged if your own sign appears on the list below, as there are many more aspects of your birth chart that might bring you two together harmoniously!

Cancer

While two of the most compatible signs with Capricorn are Water signs, Cancer is the sign that opposes Capricorn in the zodiac. That means they each tend to focus on different areas of life.

For Capricorn, those areas tend to be financial security and success in their career. However, Cancers are more domestic and family-oriented, preferring a cozy day on the couch with candles and a good book to a day of hard work.

While you both value tradition and fairness in relationships, communication can be an issue that arises in this union.

Cancers are openly emotional, and they aren’t afraid to speak their minds when it comes to how they’re feeling. Capricorn prefers to keep those emotions to themselves and find an activity or an outlet for their frustration. If you two can find a way to meet in the middle, this union may help each of you grow and evolve.

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Libra

Libras are an Air sign, signs which are intellectual and thought-oriented, rather than focused on action. Libras like to mull over their decisions, while Capricorn likes to make a choice and enact a plan immediately. Beyond indecision, Capricorn may also be irritated by Libra’s carefree nature – you won’t likely find an organized planner in a Libra’s bag.

Conversely, Libra sees Capricorn’s obsession with routine and hard work as rather dull.

However, these two are both Cardinal signs, so while they might take a different approach to responsibility, they’re both natural leaders who know how to make things happen. Therefore, this can actually be a powerful union if you have other complementary placements in your chart.

Libra’s lighthearted nature can grate on Capricorn’s sensibilities. But there may be times when Libra can lift Capricorn out of their seriousness and help them have a little fun. You’ll both need to compromise for this relationship to reach its full potential.

Learn more about Libra & romance: Libra in Love: Relationships & Love Compatibility

Aries

Aries is a Fire sign, full of passionate, intense energy. Their impulsive, impatient nature feels chaotic to Capricorn, who has no problem taking their time or waiting patiently for results.

While each of these signs is determined and motivated, their approach to success is as different as night and day. Aries takes chances and follows their gut instincts, while Capricorn prefers a more calculated path.

Additionally, this duo may clash in social situations, as Aries’ fiery, outgoing nature can seem too extroverted for the reserved and cool Capricorn.

But, if Cap can learn to step out of their comfort zone and have a little fun, while Aries learns to plan ahead a bit more and avoid impulsive decisions, you may be able to balance each other wonderfully. It will take work on behalf of each of you to make this relationship flourish, but it can lead to emotional growth.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius, like Aries, is a Fire sign, impulsive, sociable, and maybe even a bit wilder than Aries.

While Capricorn may initially enjoy their lighthearted, gregarious nature, they might quickly find themselves irritated by Sag’s lack of direction or desperate desire for freedom and independence. And Sagittarius might find themselves yawning at the suggestion of yard work or cleaning the house every Saturday – they need more adventure than Capricorn craves.

However, if Capricorn is yearning for exploration and the ability to see the world with a sense of wonder, Sagittarius may very well be able to bring that aspect out!

And the grounded energy of Capricorn helps Sag find their center and focus a bit more on responsibility. This relationship will definitely take patience and work, but it could also be a blessing in each of your lives with focus and commitment.

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

Another thing to keep in mind regarding astrological compatibility is the fact that men and different have different traits, even within the same sign. If you’re trying to woo a Capricorn, it may be useful to explore the differences observed between Capricorn men and women.

Capricorn Man in Love

  • Helpful
  • Direct
  • Generous
  • Shy

While the Capricorn man is direct, he’s also shy. He might fall head-over-heels in love with you months before he’ll actually tell you. But once his affections are confirmed, he’s happy to shower you with attention and acts of service.

If you feel like your Capricorn man hasn’t been paying attention to you lately, look around the house – he may be trying to show you with small acts of kindness, like fixing a curtain rod or changing the oil in your car. And while you may not initially appreciate this desire to fix everything over public displays of affection or a bouquet of roses, you’ll soon learn that this is how Capricorn men relate to romance.

If he likes you, he’ll tell you, or perhaps even show you. They’re willing to work hard to win over the object of their affection!

Capricorn Woman in Love

  • Self-sufficient
  • Committed
  • Resourceful
  • Traditional

Capricorn women are pretty independent, preferring to take care of certain things for themselves rather than relying on anyone else. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t appreciate acts of kindness; in fact, she’ll be thrilled to find that you’ve done something practical for her that lightens her load.

There’s so much on her to-do list that taking care of a few small things can really brighten her mood and help her feel supported and appreciated.

While Cap women are independent, they’re very committed once they’ve decided that you’re the one for them, and their traditionally romantic nature might catch you by surprise! You’ll just have to be patient with her because she’s not likely to jump into anything too fast.

If you can wait for her to open up, you’ll be over the moon that you’ve waited because their love is worth the wait!

Love is Love!

Once again, we must remind you that this compatibility guide is only based on Sun signs and that there is so much more to your birth chart than that. So, don’t let yourself get discouraged if you aren’t the “most compatible,” as only a professional astrologer can help you determine your true compatibility.

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!

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