Capricorn Cancer Compatibility
Capricorn Cancer is great for a short term fling but challenging to make work in the long term, with a good chance of a love-hate outcome.
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Note, this article is written from the viewpoint of the Capricorn man or Capricorn woman. There is a separate article from the viewpoint of the Cancer man or Cancer woman available here Cancer and Capricorn
You're ambitious, down to earth and responsible, while your Cancer is more interested in the home and family. On the surface this can make a great team, and if you can agree on just a couple of things it can be an excellent relationship.
The problem areas in this combination mostly revolve around your Cancers emotional needs and moods, which are likely to wear you out, while your reserved and analytical detachment will bring out the worst in them, compounding the situation.
Cancer tends to be a particularly moody and unpredictable partner, traits which you don't do well with. If you've previously been criticized for neglecting a relationship this may be a particularly bad combination, as this is a partner who will become more withdrawn and distant with every perceived neglect. Your emotional debt in this respect can rapidly become fairly substantial.
You both tend to hide behind a veneer put up for the world. This can be fairly one sided however as your Cancer is intuitive enough to see straight past yours, while you won't be nearly as successful, and may end up trying to figure them out for quite some time.
You both value security and stability in a partner, but sadly you're more likely to bring out the worst in this one, creating a vicious circle of volatility and emotional turmoil, as your Cancer becomes increasingly sulky if ignored for extended periods.
Compounding the above issues, you both can be very stubborn, and any arguments are likely to last a long time, and be often repeated. One notable flaw of your Cancer is a desire to bring up past problems and hurts, which often makes a bad situation worse.
You have several things in common with your Cancer, for example you're both home loving, and value security in a partner, and you both value financial security, tending to save or invest wisely.
Capricorn Cancer sex
There's excellent chemistry in this combination, as long as you can keep your Cancer happy enough to unleash it in the long term - a key to doing so is to make time for them, and ensure you put them first, something which can be a challenge for many Capricorns in the long term.
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. If you would like more information for your unique relationship please see the astrology compatibility reports page.
Other resourcesOften the best way to establish for yourself how compatible you are is to ask your partner questions. Sounds obvious and easy, but in practice it can be awkward.
Often the hardest questions to ask are the most important - for example, what are their views and expectations for raising children? sharing housework? saving money? career goals? etc.
One subtle and fun way to approach this is by working through a couples question book together - that way it's not really you asking, and delicate subjects can be covered easily. The best book for this I've found is Michael Webb's 1000 Questions For Couples
For reviews of this and other relationship ebooks on subjects ranging from improving your sex life to getting an ex back please see the relationship ebook reviews page.
A third method of further research is to share experiences with other couples of this same sign combination - you may be amazed how consistent they often are. Please see the links below for visitor experiences and questions.
In any relationship there are also very significant external factors. One of these is how well you understand yourself, your partner and your partnership - the more you do, the easier it is to make the relationship more exciting, fulfilling and satisfying for both of you, regardless of your starting position. The articles on how to Make him fall in love with you and Make her fall in love with you have information on how you can use astrology to revitalize a relationship.
Capricorn man and Cancer woman
Learn more about Capricorn men on our Capricorn man page.
Learn more about Cancer women on our Cancer woman page.
Capricorn woman and Cancer man
Learn more about Capricorn women on our Capricorn woman page.
Learn more about Cancer men on our Cancer man page.
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