When Capricorn and Aquarius come together for love or any kind of relationship, you’re in it to win it! These two status-seeking go-getters love a good challenge, which can put a damper on spontaneity. A Capricorn-Aquarius relationship can truly have it all, since you both truly understand each other’s tireless ambition.
Capricorn and Aquarius: Your compatibility clicks and clashes
Where you click:
Marriage material. You both thrill at the prospect of a challenge and will work tirelessly to achieve a goal. This is a relationship built for having it all, and dreams become a reality quickly when you join forces. Neither of you is a quitter, so when you commit to each other, you’re in it to win it. Capricorn brings out the practical planner in Aquarius, while Aquarius teaches Cap how to juggle multiple ambitions. With all that go-getter energy, you may splash cold water on each other’s spontaneous nature.
Where you clash:
Two project managers sharing one bed can turn disastrous if you don’t manage your overarching ambitions. When you inevitably start mapping out your relationship on an Excel spreadsheet…red flags! Red flags! How about scheduling in some fun for a change? Those vacations you used to love? Pause to assess the big picture before you commit to a lifetime of massive projects. Do you really need to renovate the house, home birth children, start a global charity, and take your parents to an Italian Villa in the same six-month period? Although you CAN do it all, loosen up the timelines you place on each other or you could burn out before your romance has a chance to heat up.
Capricorn is earth and Aquarius is air
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.
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. 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.
Capricorn is cardinal and Aquarius is fixed
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? Cardinal and fixed signs are both “take charge” in their own right. Cardinal signs like to lead and initiate—which is fine as long as they don’t tread on the fixed sign’s turf. The nature of fixed energy is to stand firm and resist change unless it’s really necessary. Fixed signs are set in their ways, while cardinal signs are a touch more fluid, though stubborn in their own right! The cardinal sign may introduce too many new ideas into the mix, or worse, try to “improve” on the fixed sign’s ideas by giving unsolicited criticism. This feedback, no matter how well-intended, could threaten the fixed sign’s pride, leading to a major ego battle. The fixed sign could also seem “boring” to the cardinal sign if they want to do the same thing week in and week out. In this love match, the fixed sign will have to be more open to “trendy” over tried-and-true. When the cardinal sign scores reservations at a buzzy new restaurant, resort, club or event, the fixed sign had better clean up and GO. In return, the cardinal sign must patronize the mom-and-pop bistro, the favorite karaoke bar, or another dinner with the fixed sign’s family. The fixed sign’s more traditional approach to romance can seem clumsy or heavy-handed to the discerning cardinal sign. So, cardinal sign, you got a conventional Tiffany locket instead of an Alexander McQueen limited-edition ring? Suck it up and say thanks—or start dropping hints a lot sooner before your next birthday!
Capricorn is yin and Aquarius is yang
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 Aquarius is an assertive yang sign. When you play to your strengths, you balance each other out, each on 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.
Capricorn and Aquarius are semisextile (one sign apart)
In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Your signs are semisextile, or one sign apart. Like next-door neighbors with a completely different style of decorating, gardening and living, the signs on either side of yours can stir up an instant love/hate vibe. Of course, all that friction can lead to explosive sexual chemistry, even an obsessive quest to figure each other out (you never will). Some astrologers believe that each sign is an evolved version of the one before it. The sign after yours is a teacher. However, like a rebellious teen seeking emancipation from a parent, you may never admit that this person has taught you anything. This cosmic combination can make for painful breakups, and a seething sexual tension that lingers for a lifetime.