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Aries and Capricorn Compatibility: Are They a Good Match in Love and Friendship?

Aries is battle-ready at all times, and Capricorns much prefer a good strategy.


Our horoscopes and astrological signs are often used to make sense of the world around us. They can help us to understand how we walk through life, the way we communicate our needs and feelings, and even our priorities and what matters most in our day-to-day. They may also teach us to better understand our relationships with others and create more lasting and important bonds. Wondering about the connection between the fiery Ram and earthy Sea Goat? Here’s everything you need to know about Aries and Capricorn compatibility and what to expect from friendship and love between the two. (Click through to read your horoscope for this week.)

Aries-Capricorn Relationships: The Signs at a Glance

Before you can begin searching for compatibility, companionship, friendship, or love between the signs, it’s useful to understand their individual traits, behaviors, and interests. Explore Aries and Capricorn further with a look below. 

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Aries is the first fire sign of the zodiac, which means those who fall under the Aries sign are associated with passion, boldness, creativity, and fearlessness. At times, these qualities can also get fire signs into some trouble, as the other side of the coin is destruction and damage; it’s important for fire signs to take a moment to look before they leap. Aries are both the first fire signs in the zodiac and the first sign in the zodiac overall. That helps to explain why they’re happily the first ones to jump into the fray, and they’re not likely to back down from a challenge. Aries women and men are known for being ambitious and often make for great leaders because they’re always willing to forge ahead, even when the going gets tough. They don’t have much time for the details and specifics, however, and can often get frustrated when they feel like time is being wasted on the little things. They are, at their core, motivated by action and not the type to sit around planning out a strategy.

Part of that has to do with Aries’ ruling planet Mars, which was named after the Roman God of War. Aries is also represented by the head of the Ram, which makes sense given their courage and quick temper. But don’t let the battle stance scare you away. While Aries may be quick to anger, they’re also quick to forget and move on. Their best side is truly the best, with contagious joy, engagement, and extroversion that can’t help but to draw others in. An Aries can really inspire those around them to try new things, do what scares them, and take that next step into a new project, game, or adventure without fear. (Click through for more on Aries Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Characteristics and Aries Women: Personality Traits and Characteristics.)

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

In contrast to the fiery and excitable Aries, Capricorns are earth signs, and they pride themselves on having their heads on straight and both feet planted on firm ground. Earth signs are known for being reasonable and practical, and they’re not ones to give into impulse. If you’re on the hunt for a friend you can trust or a partner that will help you to build your business, a Capricorn simply cannot be beat. Capricorns women and men may appear a little intense at first blush; they’re remarkably ambitious and won’t back down from a challenge when it comes to building something for the future. Part of that has to do with Capricorn’s ruling planet of Saturn, which is known as the taskmaster of the planets. It’s associated with responsibility, hard work, and determination, all common traits to the Capricorn — but most importantly, time. Capricorn men and women like to think in the long term and often work as though time is running out. (To them, with all their big goals and aspirations, it often feels that way.) That’s why these goal-oriented signs typically skip the small stuff and the details and focus on how to achieve their ambitions.

Interestingly enough, Capricorns actually begin to relax a little as they get older. It’s said that Capricorns have the tendency to age backward, which may have to do with the feeling of comfort that develops when they’ve achieved their goals. While they may be hardworking and intense, even cold at times, there’s a mischievous side below the surface that only a special few get to enjoy. They can really embrace a party and often have a playful and troublemaking side that comes out when they’re feeling secure. They are represented by the Sea Goat, after all. (Click through for more on Capricorn Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Characteristics and Capricorn Women: Personality Traits and Characteristics.)

Aries and Capricorn in Friendship 

Aries and Capricorn may not seem like natural friends at a glance, as they have very different approaches to life. However, if they’re willing to work for it, they can turn out to be a pretty dynamic duo. The important thing to remember is balance and communication. Otherwise, they’ll find themselves butting heads… and nothing good happens when a Ram and a Sea Goat lock horns. Part of the reason they may want to make it work is because Aries and Capricorn signs are both dedicated to realizing their goals — they just go about it differently. Aries jumps into the deep end with both feet, whereas Capricorn makes a plan that extends for years into the future. While neither of them really sweats the details, Aries is battle-ready at all times, and Capricorns much prefer a good strategy.

That said, they can help to balance each other out, especially when it comes to play. Aries loves a good adventure or spontaneous trip, and Capricorns will more than come out of their shell when given the proper incentive. Aries men and women can help their Capricorn friends to put down the pen and paper and actually get out on the town for a while, and Capricorn can give Aries guidance, so they can actually see their goals through to fruition. Aries will also help the more introverted Cap get out and make new friends, and Capricorn is great at helping Aries enjoy the softer, quieter side of life. 

It’s important to note that both of these signs can be remarkably stubborn, almost as stubborn as Leo, Aquarius, or Scorpio. But if you know that going into your friendship, you can watch for signs and find ways to open the lines of communication before the frustration sets in. Aries does prefer the short-term gratification of a good jaunt, and Capricorn is all about the long game. Still, the balance between the two can be quite beneficial when properly nurtured. 

Aries and Capricorn in Love 

Similar to a friendship, a love match between Capricorns and Aries signs can be challenging — but not impossible. In fact, with good care, communication, and intention, these two can make a remarkable power couple. It might not be easy, but it will be worth it. Aries and Capricorn are both cardinal signs, which is why they have the potential to get along as much as they do to butt heads. The cardinal modalities, which also include Libra and Cancer, are known for getting things done. Each of the signs represents the changing of the seasons (Aries for spring and Capricorn for winter), and both Aries and Capricorn are known for their innovation, ambition, and willingness to do what it takes.

As previously stated, they both go about meeting their goals very differently, but that might not be a bad thing for romance and marriage compatibility. Aries loves an adventure and won’t back down from a challenge, so any relationship with the Ram is sure to be one of excitement, new places, and plenty of new friends — plus a little healthy competition, of course. A Capricorn woman or man, on the other hand, likes to have a plan. While this may make for an area of disagreement, it may also be a place in your relationship where true balance will emerge. Aries can take care of the day-to-day, ensuring no two days look the same, and Capricorn can have your future on lock.

Possible Struggles

One of the most important things to consider if you are looking to engage in an Aries and Capricorn relationship is communication. Both signs are more than just a little prone to stubbornness — in fact, they practically invented it. But because they take a stance and stick to it, Aries and Capricorn may be able to understand each other better than they realize, which can make for healthy conversation and engagement. On the other hand, you may also end up in a situation where an immovable object meets an unstoppable force; in which case, it might be a good idea for both signs to take a breather and come back for a more useful conversation later on. 

An Aries and Capricorn love affair might be a little unusual, but that will probably appeal to both signs. Aries never backs down from a challenge, and Capricorn is driven by ambition, even when the going gets hard. If there’s any duo that can really put in the work and makes it work, it’s these two. When properly nurtured and cared for, an Aries and Capricorn bond can go the distance.

Capricorn-Aries Compatibility: A Final Word

There are many different ways in which our horoscopes can provide insight into the world around us and into the deeper relationships we hope to cultivate. Using our sun signs, moon signs, ascendant signs, modalities, and elements, we can understand our place in the universe, our intrinsic goals and motivations, and what we seek throughout our lives.

Astrology is also useful for finding friends and long-term partners. Our birth charts can tell us the common characteristics of certain individuals and help us understand common weaknesses in certain partnerships. Aries and Capricorn may be an unusual combination of personality trait — still, given their similarities in ambition and fearlessness, there’s a way to create a truly wonderful life between these two, in which they make the most of their shared traits and navigate the competing ones with ease.

Aries, learn more about your sign by reading the stories below:

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Capricorn, learn more about your sign by reading the stories below:

16 Famous Capricorn Celebrities That Live Up To Their Star Sign

Capricorn Compatibility: Best and Worst Matches for Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn Explained

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