Libra and Capricorn: Compatibility in Love, Sex and Life


When Libra and Capricorn come together for love or any kind of relationship, it’s the perfect blend of power and pleasure! These two fashionistas know how to work a room together, which can lead to power couple status. A Libra-Capricorn relationship can also be superficial, since you both can struggle to drop your masks behind closed doors.

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Libra and Capricorn: Your compatibility clicks and clashes

Where you click:
As addictive as cocaine! This simmering obsession begins the moment you two fashionistas lock eyes. Capricorn brings the power and elegance; Libra supplies charm and beauty. Your combined social mojo could rattle the coolest snake charmer’s cage. Although together you could hock ice to Eskimos, you might also sell each other a false bill of goods. Looking good is important to both of you. 

Where you clash:
The social masks you wear for the world don’t come off easily when the two of you get behind closed doors. As a result, this relationship can remain superficial…even after knowing each other for years. Ambitious Capricorn puts career and financial success above relationships. Libra would sell the farm in the name of love. Reaching a happy medium is challenging for the long haul. If Capricorn is willing to be the breadwinner, earning a sizable enough budget for Libra’s tastes, you could divide roles along traditional lines.

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Love and compatibility by element
Libra is air and Capricorn is earth

Astrological odd couple? Your signs move at two wildly different operating speeds—which can create weird timing issues or make you a powerful duo if you play to your strengths. Grounded earth signs like stability and tend to want things to stay the same. By contrast, air is always on the move—the “winds of change” are always blowing for these variety-seeking signs. Another big difference? Communicative air signs are talkers, but may not always follow through. Earth signs are doers who prefer to let their actions speak louder than their words.

Your signs move at two wildly different operating speeds—which can create weird timing issues or make you a powerful duo if you play to your strengths.

Because of the earth sign’s rooted nature, the air sign may find them to be unadventurous or “boring,” stuck in a stagnant routine. The air partner may not get the spontaneity and surprises that keep them interested. The earth partner may see the air sign partner as flaky and full of “hot air,” all talk and no action. Or, the dizzying changes can leave the earth sign feeling destabilized and anxious, unable to plan ahead without feeling sabotaged from left field.

So, how can you strike a balance? You work together best when the air sign brings exciting ideas to the table and the earth sign builds them into a tangible reality. The air sign partner will also have to make a more dedicated effort to follow through on promises. Some measure of routine and consistency will have to be followed—even if the air sign abhors tradition. One solution for breaking up the “monotony” of, say, yet another family Christmas? Let the social air sign plan the parties, playlists, decorations, menu and other creative flourishes. And allow for some new faces to be added to the guest list. That way, the dueling needs for novelty AND consistency will both be satisfied. The earth sign will have to be more flexible and open-minded, willing to try the new ideas the air sign introduces. Earth partners will have to learn to be more spontaneous instead of always insisting on a plan. In return, the air sign must stick to SOME part of the plan, not changing the time, showing up late or inviting random tagalongs at the last minute.

There are four elements in astrology: fire, earth, air and water. Each one plays an important role in the greater whole of humankind. A love match with someone from of a different astrological element can be challenging, but also a beautiful opportunity to evolve. After all, differences push you both to grow and step outside of your own experience.

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Libra and Capricorn are both cardinal signs

In astrology, the “qualities” or “triplicities” reveal the role you play in a relationship or collaboration. Are you a starter, a doer or a finisher? Do you like to take charge and have a plan, or do you prefer to go with the flow? In astrology, you are both from the “cardinal” quality or triplicity. Cardinal signs are both leadership-driven, headstrong and like to be first. In this love match, you will always need to work on compromise. Otherwise, you can butt heads and fiercely dig in your heels, driving a wedge into your relationship. When you respect each other’s leadership abilities and strength, however, you can be a fascinating power couple who can take on the world or build an empire together. Birthdays, holidays and other occasions are NOT to be missed in a cardinal sign coupling. These are major life events that merit a grand celebration with an epic gift to match. Your signs can be sophisticated and status-seeking—you love dressing up and turning heads as a dashing duo (and yes, even inspiring envy among your friends). Impressing each other is part of your courtship ritual in a cardinal sign love match. Take turns plotting new experiences, surprising each other with reservations or vacations that you’ve carefully curated. To minimize fighting, one of you should take charge at a time. Or, create a shared project where you play to your differing strengths, each of you shining in your own rights, but never competing.

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Libra is yang and Capricorn is yin

In astrology, every sign has a “polarity”: you’re either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine).  In your sign match, Capricorn is a receptive yin sign and Libra is an assertive yang sign. When you play to your strengths, you balance each other out, each one contributing a different but complementary skill set. When things are off, you can become polarized. The yin sign can be too passive (or passive-aggressive) and sacrificing, while the yang sign may act domineering, aggressive and selfish. To rebalance, the yin sign needs to work on being more open, direct and confident, while the yang sign should cultivate more patience, tolerance and sensitivity.

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Libra and Capricorn are square (three signs apart)

In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Your signs are square, or three signs apart. Mommy and daddy issues, anyone? The square aspect is a harsh, 90-degree angle between two signs that creates a push-pull dynamic. It’s the relationship that helps you work through issues with a difficult parent, usually by reactivating old, painful wounds. There can be power struggles and clashing agendas. Don’t expect to kick back and put your feet up in this match. The dynamic tension will keep you active and keyed up. Of course, that could be exactly what you want. The opportunity of the “square” aspect is to teach you how to compromise with an equally strong-willed partner. When you strike that delicate balance, you can make an undeniable “power couple”—a true force to be reckoned with.

MORE LOVE HOROSCOPES:

Love Matcher: See all compatibility matches
Libra Love Horoscope
Capricorn Love Horoscope

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