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Capricorn Compatibility: Best and Worst Matches for Capricorn Zodiac Sign

Their partner should be up to the task of becoming one-half of a power couple.

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Born between December 22 and January 20? If so, you’re a Capricorn woman — one of the strongest and most hardworking signs of the zodiac. They make great partners and friends, and they enjoy living well. Not everyone, however, gets their vibe. Capricorns are birds of a very distinctive feather. So what are their most compatible signs? Virgo? Leo? Libra? Keep reading to learn more about the best and worst matches for Capricorn, the most ambitious of the earth signs. 

What are a Capricorn’s typical traits?

For insight into the personality traits and characteristics of a Capricorn sun sign, let’s first talk symbols: the Sea Goat. Capricorns are widely recognized as the hardest workers of the zodiac — just like the tough and hardy animal that represents them, they don’t stop until they accomplish their goals. Sea-Goats are surprisingly strong, and Capricorns are exactly the same. Beneath their calm, cool exterior is unrivaled ambition and work ethic. Their partner should be similarly oriented — up to the task of comprising one-half of a power couple.

Creatures of Comfort

Capricorns are earth signs, which means they enjoy material things and pride themselves on curating luxurious environments. Capricorns don’t need the biggest house or the fanciest car, but they do need a home and car that they love, and they’ll take their time turning their dream spaces into reality. Grounded earth signs are the same way with their social circles — they might not be as extroverted as social butterfly Libra, but they make sure that the people they let into their lives are quality, and they remain loyal forever. Once you’ve gained a Capricorn’s trust and respect, you have it for life. 

Saturn’s Rings

Before diving into Capricorn’s sign compatibility, it’s important to know that they are ruled by Saturn, the planet that governs laws and time. This makes sense on a literal level — Capricorns are exceedingly responsible, and they love maintaining a detailed calendar. On a philosophical level, Capricorns keep things in perspective; they know they won’t live forever, so they don’t sweat the small stuff. If it won’t matter in five days (or even five years), Capricorns aren’t worried about it. Their work ethic and sense of perspective make Capricorns a great match for other earth signs. They also find balance in relationships with water signs, such as Cancer. But these pragmatic goats aren’t for everybody, particularly overconfident fire signs. Every sign in the Zodiac has some great matches and some, well, not-so-great matches. 

Best Match: Capricorn and Taurus

As two earth signs, it makes sense that sweet Taurus and level-headed Capricorn are two peas in a pod. The harmonious connection between this pair is thanks primarily to the shared values of pragmatism and pleasure. A home shared by Capricorn and Taurus will be worthy of a spread in Architectural Digest, and neither will stop the other from indulging in luxurious self-care items. 

Capricorn can thank its ruling planets for this appreciation of earthly pleasures. Ruled by Saturn, they’re aware of time’s limitations — so why not enjoy things while they last? Meanwhile, Taurus, ruled by sensual beauty queen Venus, has a deep appreciation of beautiful objets d’art. Both Capricorn and Taurus know how to decorate a home and make it a special place. That’s just one of many reasons why these two earth signs get along so well. 

A Well-Suited Balancing Act

Another reason this pair aligns is their ability to balance each other. Capricorns take charge to provide a safe space for Taurus and create the security needed to forge a trusting, long-term relationship. Meanwhile, gentle and compassionate Taurus helps Capricorn open up and shed their fears around vulnerability. Once a successful bridge of communication and intimacy is established between these two signs, they’re unstoppable in whatever they pursue, whether business endeavor, friendship, or romance. 

If the latter, one challenge a Capricorn-Taurus pair will confront is obstinacy. Earth signs are typically laid back — that is, until something makes them angry. In a dual earth sign-relationship, the couple will likely butt heads and dig their heels in more often than they seek compromise. Another challenge is boredom in the bedroom. As practical, down-to-earth signs, this couple may feel their love life lacks passion. They’ll need to put in extra effort to keep the relationship interesting and vibrant — but when they do, this pairing is soulmate-material.

Most Passionate Pairing: Capricorn and Scorpio

Few couples experience as much explosive passion as fiery Scorpio and grounded Capricorn. They are two signs apart in the Zodiac, so they’re predisposed to a friendly relationship. But it’s their shared values of ambition and success that give this pair their spark. The strategic thinkers of the Zodiac, Scorpios always have a plan and don’t let anything get in its way. This quality pairs well with Capricorn’s workaholic tendencies. Both signs respect the other and have a mutual understanding that bodes well for long-term romance. 

However, the real fire in this relationship comes from their differences. Scorpios play it cool, but are actually controlled by their emotions, which can explode in aggression and passion. Level-headed Capricorn provides a counterbalance to this intensity, allowing Scorpio to express and work through their feelings. Each sign in this pair is enchanted by the other, constantly curious about the differences between their approaches to emotions and self-control. While this could lead to a dead end — Scorpios may feel that even-keeled Capricorn is dousing their fire — it usually lays the foundation for the kind of passion found in romance novels. A Capricorn-Scorpio pairing is a once-in-a-lifetime relationship, so long as both are careful not to lose their heads in the flames of passion. 

Least Compatible: Capricorn and Pisces

Although Pisces are water signs, which generally match well with earth signs, the pros of this pairing just can’t beat the cons. Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, which represents the continual struggle between the real and fantasy lives that coexist in the mind of this dreamy sign. Pisces swim in the murky depths of human experience, plunging deep into the mysterious realm of the subconscious. 

Capricorns, on the other hand, couldn’t be more firmly rooted to the ground. Though initially curious about each other, drawn by their totally opposing views towards life, these two quickly realize they have almost nothing in common. Practical Capricorn is ruled by common sense, and finds Pisces’ daydreaming unbearable. Meanwhile, Pisces sees Capricorn as demanding, emotionally distant, and overly pragmatic. To Capricorn babes out there: If you’re considering starting a relationship with a Pisces, don’t.

Least Compatible Runner-Up: Capricorn and Libra

Like Taurus, Libras are ruled by Venus. But unlike Taurus, Libra is the Capricorn sign’s worst nightmare. Libras are air signs, along with Aquarius and Gemini. They are flirty, outgoing, often indecisive, and sometimes lacking in practicality. This ephemeral nature clashes with the grounded, goal-oriented Goat. Where airy Libra prefers to just wing it,.Capricorns need a game plan with concrete steps. In the best-case scenario, they move past their differences — Libra infusing Capricorn with spontaneity, and Capricorn grounding Libra’s air-sign tendencies. Most of the time, however, they’ll drive each other mad. 

Capricorn Love Compatibility in a Nutshell

Capricorn men and women have their feet firmly planted on the ground, and they know what they want. It’s why they’re good matches for earthly Taurus and passionate Scorpio, and absolute mismatches for Pisces and Libra. At the end of the day, there’s a perfect match out there for everyone (and an entire birth chart to analyze). 

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