Capricorn and Aquarius is a relationship which is often very good as friends or as a casual fling. In the longer term it can be challenging to make work however. The very low scores represent the initial compatibility of this match. But, you're both strong willed enough to make this work, and if you succeed the scores would be much higher.
If you can both adapt to the others style this is a relationship which will improve steadily over time, and eventually rival any other match. The low scores then represent a high initial challenge, and not a long term pessimistic view.
These scores show the averages for data collected from my clients over the past 20 years. It's important to note however that individual relationships vary enormously. This is a summarized picture, a real compatibility reading is needed to judge a real relationship. It's also worth noting that Soulmates can be found in any sun sign match, even those which are statistically likely to have low compatibility.
This article is in two halves, the first is written from the viewpoint of the Capricorn man or Capricorn woman, and the second is written from the viewpoint of the Aquarius man or Aquarius woman.
Initially you may be drawn to this partners fast mind, dynamic character, and sense of individuality. This is a free spirit, typically with unique and fascinating ways of approaching life.
This is however a very independent person, who often doesn't take well to the type of concrete plans and stability you often prefer in a relationship.
The main problem in a Capricorn Aquarius match is that while you often like to have a mental plan and rules to follow, your partner typically doesn't.
While Aquarians do often have a goal or direction in mind, they're often very experimental and relaxed in finding the best route towards it, often viewing plans and rules as little more than temporary tools, to be ignored or discarded once a better approach is found.
This can make for an exciting short term partner, however in the longer term it's likely they will frustrate you and seem very unpredictable. They aren't inspired by the satisfaction gained from formulating and sticking to plans or rules in the same way that you are.
This difference in viewpoint manifests in numerous life areas, each of which is likely to disturb you to some degree if you're relying on them as a partner.
For example, your Aquarius has relatively little interest in their public image or social expectations. This is a partner who often will shock and offend in social situations, particularly if amused or offended by someone's closed mindedness or arrogance.
Aquarians are always analytical and objective, and can even come across as aloof or emotionally distant due to how intellectual they are. You can be the same way with strangers, but unlike yourself it's often not a veneer with this partner. They can remain that way, no matter how serious a relationship develops.
Due to this and the above experimental tendencies you may find little overall security in the relationship, unless you make an effort to understand and accept them you may feel like you don't really know who your partner is sometimes.
This is "just how they are" at times, and not an indication that they don't love you (and note that you may be equally guilty of the same thing in different ways!)
You both can be very stubborn, though in different ways, often making reconciliation of differences challenging. This is also a relationship where you may find you're each focused elsewhere, and you both can be guilty of neglecting a partnership for extended periods in the absence of a partner who keeps you focused on it.
Other minor differences in a Capricorn Aquarius relationship include the likelihood that your Aquarius looks to the current or future, and is interested in the cutting edge, while you are more likely to be interested in the past and tradition.
While you may envision a house full of family heirlooms squirreled away over decades they're more likely to have a computer, TV and numerous electronic gadgets front and center. You're likely to be much more materialistic than your Aquarius is, however they do enjoy their technology and toys.
Money may also be an issue here. You take a much more structured and methodical approach to your career and financial security. While typically not a reckless spender, Aquarius is unlikely to have the same level of desire to steadily improve their financial security.
You both prefer fun sex to the heavy or overly romantic, and as such this union is typically both exiting and adventurous, and likely to be one of the best aspects of the relationship initially.
In the long term you may feel your partner doesn't take sex seriously enough, and may equally be somewhat shocked about how open and blunt they can be at times. In the scheme of things these are relatively easy things to compromise on.
It's important to note however that we're looking only at sun signs here. There are many other planets which can have an equal or greater effect on someone's personality. Makes sense, as ultimately everyone is of course unique. Generalizing too far based just on sun signs can therefore be misleading.
To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results.
This unlocks the real power of astrology, and gives much more useful and specific information: everything from how they view you, how to turn them on, how to avoid arguments with them etc. If you would like to explore this further please see the compatibility readings page.
Initially you may be drawn to your Capricorns reserved exterior - this is likely to be a contrary and intriguing partner to explore once you glimpse the fun personality hiding below that cool exterior.
They generally lack your friendly and outgoing nature with strangers and as such, first impressions can be deceptive.
Over time it's likely you'll come to find this partner to be very disciplined and structured, and possibly even indirectly controlling or smothering - which won't sit well with your independent nature.
Your Capricorn is likely to thrive on plans, goals and rules, with an unyielding mental discipline to follow them, no matter what. While you also have a healthy respect for direction you're far less hung up on individual rules and plans used to get there. If you have a plan, you tweak and change it based on feedback and results, and enjoy the freedom to do so. This partner doesn't.
Your Capricorn is also likely to embrace rules as a cornerstone of stability and direction in both life and relationships, often holding fast to a plan or commitment like a security blanket.
This is a partner who often likes to know that you'll be doing 8 hours of overtime for the next 7 weeks in order to take a vacation in 54 days time. That type of dogged premeditation and focus can sometimes be a major turn off for an Aquarian, if you're the type who enjoys a little chaos occasionally to keep things interesting.
Overall your mental flexibility can make you appear unconventional and unpredictable, when compared to this is highly predictable and 'stable' partner.
This also leads to the next area of potential conflict: This is a very hard working, down to earth and practical partner, who overall you're likely to find somewhat materialistic, serious and at times even boring.
Another notable area in an Aquarius Capricorn relationship is the way you each fit into society. This partner typically cares deeply about their public image (even with complete strangers who they will never meet again) - whereas you probably don't give yours much thought, beyond personal entertainment value.
Another quirk of this relationship is that Aquarians typically look to the current or future and are interested in the cutting edge, while Capricorn is more likely to be interested in the past and tradition. Don't be surprised if your partner has a storage container full of "treasures" dating back to their early childhood, or ancient furniture once owned by distant ancestors - they can be the ultimate packrats and often hate throwing anything away!
Commitment may be an issue in this match. Your partner likes it early in a relationship, while you're more likely to be comfortable with a more casual arrangement, at least until your partner has become a very close friend.
You both can be very stubborn though in different areas, sometimes making reconciliation difficult.
You both take career and work seriously, though for different reasons - your Capricorn is largely building future security and status. This can of course be a very valuable quality in a long term partner.
The final challenge in an Aquarius Capricorn relationship is that there's a good chance you will each be focused on aspects of life outside of each other. To a degree you each tend to ignore a relationship in the absence of a 'needy' partner who encourages you to focus on it. This one is easily fixed however by dedicating romantic time together regularly.
You both prefer fun sex to the heavy or overly romantic, and as such this union is typically both exiting and adventurous, and likely to be one of the best aspects of the relationship.
Your partner may prefer a slightly more sensual or passionate approach to love making than you do, while you may find them somewhat closed minded when it comes to trying new things. With compromise you can both get the best of both worlds though!
So is this article conclusive? No! This article is based only on sun sign interaction. In order to provide a lot of people with information it's a convenient and fast way to generalize, but it's far from conclusive at this broad level. To get a complete picture we need to take all the other planets and their interactions into account for each of you, with a real astrology reading...
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