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Cancer - Capricorn Love Compatibility




Because Cancer and Capricorn have diametrically opposed personalities, for good love compatibility it’s essential that both people are willing to celebrate, and not criticize, the contrasting qualities which they observe in each other but which they don’t personally possess.


As far as love compatibility is concerned, the combination of Cancer and Capricorn is traditionally considered to be rather exciting! When two people are born under opposite Star Signs, such as Cancer and Capricorn, there’s often a strong attraction between them because they’re magnetically drawn to qualities and traits in each other which perfectly complement their own.

Each has the ability to compensate for the other’s weak points: here Cancer’s tendency to be a bit overly sensitive and moody at times is nicely offset by Capricorn’s more self-possessed and realistic approach. At the same time, Cancer’s nurturing skills and homebody instincts beautifully balance Capricorn’s ambitiousness and desire for worldly status. These are the 'mother' and 'father' signs of the Zodiac and often make ideal parents.

Problems arise only if one person tries to convert the other to their own particular way of doing things, in which case the differences between them can become a major hindrance rather than an asset. In a long-term relationship, emotionally needy Cancer has to accept it's unlikely ever to be successful in curbing the careerist Goat's workaholic tendencies; in turn, Capricorn – a big social climber who needs to be seen in all the right places – has to come to terms with the shy Crab's reluctance to leave home and hearth.


On the face of things, these two signs would appear to be quite incompatible, emotionally. While Cancer wears its heart on its sleeve, the self-disciplined Goat doesn’t easily show its feelings. Capricorn is highly uncomfortable with overt emotional displays which it sees as undignified and babyish and sometimes wishes the little Crab would grow up a bit. But to Cancer, the no-nonsense Earth sign may come across, at least initially, as rather cold and unfeeling.

Secretly, however, Capricorn longs for emotional closeness and tenderness just as much as any other star sign, and has a deep need for – and appreciation of – its Cancerian partner’s softness, sensitivity and sentimentality. In turn, with the mature and sensible Goat by its side, the insecure Crab always feels so much stronger, so much more in control, and gains such a lot in personal poise and confidence. Having once found one another, at the end of the day, how could a Cancer-Capricorn couple ever manage again without each other?


Sexually, these signs are among the best matched, their strong yin-yang polarity giving them the potential to complete each other like two halves of a perfect whole!

A bit of give and take is needed of course. For cool and collected Capricorn, the challenge is to warm up a little and show more sensitivity – while the vulnerable, and sometimes overly clingy, Crab has to learn to let go of its fears and insecurities and be more prepared to trust. But since Capricorn is probably the most dependable of all the star signs, surely that's not too hard!


A similarly conservative outlook on life forms a powerful mental bond between these two Star Signs. Both have a strong respect for traditional beliefs and ways of going about things, and both are ready to draw on guidance from the past in tackling contemporaneous issues. Because neither Cancer nor Capricorn are particularly progressive in their thinking, they’re not keen on new-fangled ideas which might prove risky, preferring tried and tested methods they know are reliable and safe. These two are cautious-minded people – and at times perhaps rather overly so.

Cancer and Capricorn couldn’t really be more different, though, in the way they approach discussions and decision making. While Cancer wants to talk mainly about how it feels about an issue, Capricorn is only interested in the practical implications. Whereas Cancer is led by its heart, Capricorn always follows its head. Arguments can break out when the Crab finds Capricorn too hard-nosed and unfeeling, or the Goat gets irritated by Cancer’s lack of realism. But if each respects, and cooperates with, the other’s principal cognitive strength – intuition on the one hand and commonsense on the other – they actually make a formidable team.


The best chance of success for a Cancer-Capricorn love match is for the two people to exploit their personality differences to their joint advantage and work together as a team.

Irrespective of gender, ideally the Capricorn individual should be the main careerist in this partnership, the one who makes most of the bucks, and the person who goes out and does battle with the big bad world, while the Cancerian takes on more in the way of the running of the home and fulfils a more nurturing role. Provided both people are ‘true to type’ and don’t mind swapping gender roles if necessary, they can balance one another perfectly.