Which Zodiac Signs Are The Most (And Least) Compatible With Capricorn

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There seem to be some misconceptions regarding the Capricorn zodiac sign. People think that because they’re so hardworking, conscientious and disciplined, they’re also dull, stuffy, or tedious.

The truth is that Capricorns are forces of nature. They take all their talents and abilities, and focus them. Indeed, the Capricorn traits are what set them apart from other signs in astrology.

This zodiac sign has the star quality of a Leo, with the practicality of Virgo, and some of the humor of Sagittarius. They’re unstoppable when they put their minds to something.=

But with Capricorn compatibility, how can astrology provide answers for the zodiac signs? Zodiac compatibility is about more than just reading someone's horoscope and determining that you belong together.

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Capricorns tend to be planners, have highly developed BS-meters, and don’t handle embarrassment well. If you love to play pranks on your partner, you may not be compatible with a Capricorn. But they aren’t easily impressed, so don’t think it’s a given when you try to capture their attention with your many accomplishments.

The fact is, Capricorn has probably achieved more than you and they’d prefer if you were real with them, rather than trying to manipulate them. You have to be more than just surface flash for a Capricorn.

While Capricorns may take a while to open up, it doesn't mean they’re cold-hearted or indifferent. They’re cautious and need to make sure they can trust someone before they reveal all their secrets.

So, which zodiac sign is the most compatible with Capricorn?

Capricorn & Aries

These two signs might work as a couple but would probably be better as friends or occasional hook-ups. They're both very motivated individuals and they take success seriously. But Capricorns think things over and make very carefully calculated decisions, whereas Aries tends to take risks and does things without thinking them through.

For a Capricorn, security and making sure they have a strong foundation in place are extremely important; for Aries, not so much. It's highly likely that there would be a power struggle between these two powerful signs, and that can put a huge strain on a relationship. 

Capricorn & Taurus

Capricorn and Taurus are for the most part compatible. They both need security, have down-to-earth personalities, and like having money. Capricorn is more of a tight-wad than Taurus, who tends to be more self-indulgent. Both signs take their time in trusting others and both can be somewhat stubborn.

There are times that Taurus may not have enough "get up and go" for Capricorn. Capricorn may see Taurus as lazy, and Taurus may think of Capricorn as a workaholic. If they can strike a balance, their connection could manifest into a very profitable and practical partnership, which may not sound especially romantic, but with these two it's hot.

Capricorn & Gemini

Capricorn and Gemini sound like a cop show from the 1980s. Always-cautious Capricorn never makes a move until thinking it through carefully, and Gemini can talk their way out of any situation; they may not always see eye to eye but they're amazing at solving crimes. That's the thing about these two signs: they approach every situation from different points.

Capricorns are wise, ambitious, and disciplined, and Gemini, with their free-spirit, versatility, and lack of direction, are Capricorn's opposite. Both signs are intelligent and have good senses of humor, so if they accept each other's differences, they could be good for each other, but it will take effort.

Capricorn & Cancer

Capricorn and Cancer are two opposites that can work when joined together. Both signs are very focused on family, love, and security. Cancer is much more emotional than Capricorn, but Capricorn has the patience and the understanding to be there for Cancer. Capricorn will take good care of Cancer, which is something Cancer needs.

While Capricorn won't be as complimentary or say romantic things as much as Cancer might like, Cancer knows they can always depend on Capricorn to be there for them. Cancer can help Capricorn get outside of themselves a little bit and see the what magic the world offers. This pair would be great at parenting together.

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Capricorn & Leo

The good news is that Capricorn and Leo are extremely compatible in the bedroom; the bad news is that when it's not just intimate, they could rub each other the wrong way.

Both like to be the center of attention, but Capricorn is fine with an occasional turn under the spotlight, whereas Leo craves it all the time. But sometimes Leo is just too much for Capricorn — they're always on, always effervescent, and always the life of the party.

There are times when it may seem to them that their outlooks on life are entirely different. Leo wants Capricorn to loosen up more and Capricorn would love Leo to be a bit more practical and maybe not try to follow every single one of their dreams. 

Capricorn & Virgo

If every zodiac combination worked as hard as Capricorn and Virgo to make their relationship work, there would be fewer divorces or horrible breakups.

Capricorn and Virgo share more similarities than differences. They're both hard-workers, conscientious, and problem solvers. You can count on either one of them to save the day for you or do what needs to be done.

They share the same kind of values, and their level of commitment tends to make a union between these two long-lasting. Capricorn has their feet placed firmly on the ground, which helps comfort Virgo when they get anxious. Capricorn and Virgo go together well.

Capricorn & Libra

You might not think that Capricorn and Libra would be compatible. Libra tends to flit around like a butterfly, always changing their mind and losing interest, while Capricorn sees everything through to completion and is solid, safe, and reliable. But they give each other things that both need.

Capricorn needs someone to help lift their spirits and not look at the dark side of life, whereas Libra needs someone to give them direction and help them to focus enough to go for their goals.

Now, Capricorn can be somewhat controlling with Libra, but if it helps Libra stand up for themselves, that's okay. If Capricorn wants to be the main money maker in the family so that Libra can pursue a more artistic career, that works too.

Capricorn & Scorpio

The fact that these two signs get along as well as they do tends to surprise both of them, but it shouldn't. Scorpio is very sensitive and Capricorn not so much; however, Capricorn will always be honest and supportive with Scorpio, which is exactly what Scorpio needs. Scorpio likes to always have a little mystery, which keeps Capricorn intrigued.

Capricorn doesn't have the need to learn everything about Scorpio right away and would rather take the time to really get to know them. Both signs are strong, faithful, and ambitious, and those qualities work to strengthen the bond between them.

However, Scorpio shouldn't try to play games with Capricorn or they'll just end up frustrated. But if it's bedroom games we're talking about, Capricorn and Scorpio couldn't be more compatible or more open to doing all kinds of naughty things.

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Capricorn & Sagittarius

Capricorn and Sagittarius aren't exactly compatible, though they could handle each other in small, controlled doses, like if Capricorn was on a tour of Greece and Sagittarius was their tour guide. They both have good senses of humor, are smart and straightforward, but that's where their commonalities end.

Capricorns are consistent, Sagittarius are not; Capricorns are patient, Sagittarius aren't; Sagittarius are optimistic, Capricorns lean more towards pessimism. They both know how to make a strong impression on people they meet, but they're too different.

All Capricorn wants are ties and security and strong financial foundations, and Sagittarius wants none of those things. It's hard for these two signs to find common ground, and even then it's shaky.

Capricorn & Capricorn

Power couple alert! What's more ambitious and focused on success than one Capricorn? Two of them. Two Capricorns will work hard to have a successful relationship, and one that will withstand any conflicts and troubles they have to contend with.

The problem with this dynamic duo is that if one of them doesn't make sure they take time to enjoy their life and each other, these two workaholics may focus so much on their careers that they forget there's even another person in their life. In addition, they may get to the point where they know each other too well and become bored by the sameness and routine of their life.

Somebody needs to shake things up from time to time or it's going to be death by boredom for their relationship.

Capricorn & Aquarius

Capricorn and Aquarius aren't 100 percent incompatible, nor are they a perfect match; they fall somewhere between the two and could be good for each other. Both signs are very intelligent, hardworking, and tend to be more head-centered than heart-centered, and neither likes to have huge emotional meltdowns.

Capricorn tends to want to do things by the book, and Aquarius is the opposite with their outside-the-box thinking. There are times that Aquarius just wants to be outrageous and contrary for no good reason, and this confuses Capricorn.

The core difference between them is that Capricorn tends to follow rules and social protocol, whereas Aquarius does their own thing, no matter what the consequences are. Capricorn may seem uptight when compared to Aquarius during the day, but Capricorn has a freaky side at night that Aquarius doesn't have.

Capricorn & Pisces

On the surface, Capricorn and Pisces don't seem especially compatible, but they are. They're the yin and yang of compatibility. Each has qualities that the other needs. Capricorn can help keep Pisces focused and their feet on the ground, and Pisces helps Capricorn see the world in all its glorious colors — not just black and white.

Pisces is intuitive and able to give Capricorn what they need, even when they don't know they need it. Pisces are kind, and the type of caring that Pisces is able to give to Capricorn allows Capricorn to be their best self.

These two signs love to experience all kinds of culture and enjoy things like wine-tastings, museums, theater, and all different kinds of cuisine. Capricorn needs an infusion of creativity and color in their life, and Pisces can give it to them.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.