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Capricorn - Aquarius Love Compatibility



What are the chances of success of a Capricorn-Aquarius love match? How compatible are Capricorn and Aquarius emotionally and sexually – and what are their relationship strengths and challenges?

Certainly, there are some big differences between Capricorn and Aquarius due to the conflicting Earth-Air combination – the former basically being quite traditional and pragmatic, while the latter is much more independent and non-conformist.

Nevertheless – probably because they're next-door neighbors in the Zodiac – consecutive Sun Signs such as these are traditionally considered to have quite a good level of love compatibility and a reasonable chance of understanding each other and getting on. There’s a surprising ability to tolerate each other’s contrasting way of going about things, and they can generally relate to one another’s weak points, which each can help the other to overcome.

Aquarius, for example, can often temper Capricorn’s overly developed sense of duty, encouraging it to be a little less cautious and a little more experimental. In turn, Capricorn can give practical advice on Aquarius’s wacky ideas – some of which it may secretly find quite exciting – and provide a bit of much needed grounding.

In a long-term relationship, however, these two signs' dramatically different attitudes towards risk and convention can sometimes cause a few problems. The free-spirited Aquarian's 'anything goes' approach can be embarrassing to conservative Capricorn, whose strict adherence to the status quo means it's always concerned about keeping up appearances. On the other hand, egalitarian Aquarius may be equally uncomfortable with the ambitious Goat's relentless status-seeking and one-upmanship.
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Cool-headedness, rationality and a commonsense attitude towards contentious issues are the main emotional trademarks of a Capricorn-Aquarius relationship. Neither sign freely expresses, or feels comfortable with, strong feelings – Air sign Aquarius’s responses being governed largely by logic and reasoning, while down to earth Capricorn has little time for what it sees as ‘childish’ or ‘unproductive’ displays of emotion. The end result is that serious problems may be ignored or downplayed until it’s too late.

There are certainly some big differences between Capricorn and Aquarius people, emotionally speaking. Ruled by Uranus, the planet of revolution, Aquarius is the most forward-thinking and rebellious of all the star signs. Ruled by Saturn, the planet of stability, Capricorn is probably the most traditionally minded and security conscious. Aquarius wants to try new ways of doing things, Capricorn prefers to stick with what’s proved and tested.

In its relationships, the Earth sign is into long-term monogamy and commitment. Keeping a sense of personal independence tends to be more important to Aquarius, who hates to feel trapped or pinned down, however much it’s in love.

Whether or not these differences create major problems between a Capricorn-Aquarius couple, depends on the willingness of the two people to learn from, and counterbalance, each other’s contrasting styles – and how much they genuinely want their relationship to work.


Sexually, Capricorn and Aquarius are so different in their needs and outlook, they don't always click initially.

Security-conscious Capricorn may complain that Aquarius is too unpredictable, too irresponsible and too unwilling to commit, while to the uninhibited Aquarian – who enjoys experimenting with sex – the Goat's unadventurous love-making can seem a bit staid and boring. Aquarius loves to shock, while Capricorn is easily embarrassed. Sexual variety is the spice of life for Aquarius, but Capricorn feels more comfortable with a carefully ordered lovemaking routine.

For things to work sexually between these two, Aquarius has to be more willing to follow Capricorn’s ‘rules’, while Capricorn needs to loosen up a bit!


The degree of challenge in a Capricorn-Aquarius relationship fundamentally depends on just how representative the two people are of their respective star signs.

A stereotypical Capricorn is a dyed in the wool traditionalist who’s highly suspicious of new-fangled ideas and disapproves strongly of all forms of outrageous behavior. A typical Aquarian is a hard-core progressive who wants out with the old and in with the new, and is unashamedly proud of its eccentricities and non-conformism.

In the worst case scenario these two would find it incredibly difficult to co-exist in a close relationship without driving each other to distraction. But because of how horoscopes work, neighboring star signs like Capricorn and Aquarius often share some of each other’s traits and have more in common than you would initially expect – and this is especially the case if they are romantically attracted to each other.

For this reason, the odds of a Capricorn-Aquarius love match turning out to be successful are estimated at 50/50.


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