Each sign of the Zodiac expresses certain energies in certain ways. There are four elements: air, earth, fire, and water. Air represents thought; earth represents practical life; fire represents action, and water represents emotions. There are three modalities: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Cardinal signs lead; fixed signs establish, and mutable signs adapt.
Each sign influences the energy of how we love, work, play, raise a family, make friends, and so on. This article will explore the sign Capricorn and how it loves and is loved by all 12 Zodiac signs.
Capricorn: The Cardinal Earth Sign
Capricorn’s most common perception, as a sign, tends to be about ambition, success, and achievement. Often known as “the captain of industry” or “the tax collector”, Capricorn connects to the world through goal setting and productivity. This sign rules business, commerce, bureaucracy, and government.
As the ruler of the 10th House, its energy oversees prosperity, production, and responsibility. Someone with a Capricorn Sun, Moon, or Ascendant (but especially the Sun) will seek to lead and excel in their field of work, daily life, and spiritual purpose.
Capricorn and Love
The Capricorn parent, child, or lover shows and feels love when they can demonstrate their success, their ability to take care of themselves and others financially, and their excellence. There is a deep need to prove themselves as friends, parents, children, co-workers, bosses, employees, and lovers.
This sign, like all the earth signs, is practical and realistic … turned on by stability, reliability, and financial success. They are one of the best and most adept masters of status. The more they are challenged to prove themselves, the more turned on they become. They like to build measurable success in the world with their partners; they love being one-half of a power couple.
Capricorn, Love, and the 12 Signs
Aries is a cardinal fire sign that likes to “go for it” in love. This sign squares (conflicts with) with Capricorn, which creates an intense and challenging dynamic. Competition is the aphrodisiac for these lovers. Something long-term will require both partners to keep the competition from “getting out of hand” and doing real damage to one another’s feelings.
Taurus is the fixed earth sign that likes to “settle down” in love. This sign trines Capricorn, which means they collaborate well together and form a strong positive feedback loop. Taurus is the ultimate homebody and Capricorn loves to provide for the home. If Capricorn can trust the Taurus individual to take care of the security and management of the home and Taurus can trust the Capricorn individual to make sure they have enough, and more, then this relationship can be fantastic!
Gemini is the mutable air sign that likes to “learn and communicate” in love. This sign inconjuncts, or “disrupts to grow”, with Capricorn. This can be a constant “work in progress” combination, because Gemini loves to learn and experiment in life and love, while Capricorn prefers a clear direction, in life and love. To make this relationship work, Capricorn will have to be open to changes in direction more frequently than normal and Gemini will need to stick with choices longer than preferred.
Cancer is the cardinal water sign that likes to “nurture” in love. This sign opposes Capricorn, which means they seek balance from one another. Cancer is a “home is where the heart is” partner and Capricorn is the “I provide” partner. These signs represent the classic “worker in the world” and family manger in the home (homemaker) dialectic. When in balance, this is the most enduring relationship combination.
Leo is the fixed fire sign that likes to “romance” in love. This sign inconjuncts, or “disrupts to grow”, with Capricorn. This can be a constant “work in progress” combination, because Leo loves to play and perform in life and love, while Capricorn prefers to be serious and achieve, in life and love. To make this relationship work, Capricorn will have to be open to fun and grand displays of affection and Leo will need to reign in some of its desire for extravagance and attention.
Virgo is the mutable earth sign that likes to “serve” in love. This sign trines Capricorn, which means they collaborate well together and form a strong positive feedback loop. Virgo is the ultimate support person (administrator) and Capricorn loves to lead and direct (the boss). If Capricorn can rely on the Virgo individual to take care of the details of the relationship and Virgo can trust the Capricorn individual to make sure they have enough, and more, then this relationship can enjoy ever-increasing success.
Libra is the cardinal air sign that likes to “harmonize” in love. This sign squares (conflicts with) with Capricorn but is far less intense than the Aries/Capricorn square, because Libra naturally wants to harmonize and be fair in a relationship. Doing what is right is the elixir for love between these two signs. Something long-term will require both partners to be ethical in every facet of life. They will struggle when Capricorn pushes for a result before Libra has finished analyzing the situation or Libra takes too long to come to decision and interferes with Capricorn’s agenda.
Scorpio is the fixed water sign that prefers intensity in relationships. These signs sextile, or complement, one another. This combination can make a “power couple” since Capricorn has goals and a desire to succeed and Scorpio loves to gain power and transform all situations. This combination is likely to be the most intensely sexual and “power-hungry”. These two can enjoy a ruthless joy taking life by storm together.
Sagittarius is the mutable fire sign that prefers to explore in relationships. This sign sits “beside” Capricorn, which means they have very different, but not conflicting (square) or frustrating (inconjunct), perspectives. They can learn from each other without the strain of challenge that comes from the square or inconjunct aspect. If they can accept each other “as is”, they can have an enduring relationship. Capricorn can find a “willing to go to the top” partner and Sagittarius can find a “do what needs to be done” partner.
Capricorn to Capricorn lovers can be unstoppable or disastrous since they operate with the same energy. If these two align in their goals and definitions of success, they can reach the pinnacle of any aspect of partnership faster and better than any other combination. If they disagree, they will attempt to overpower one another. For this combination to really succeed, both individuals need to be individually successful before entering the relationship.
Aquarius is the fixed air sign that likes to “revolutionize” in love. These signs sit side-by-side, so they do not easily “see one another”. Therefore, there is potential to learn from one another, or “pass each other by” without much fanfare. If these lovers do connect, curiosity will enhance and help the love affair, but they will need to be diligent with their efforts to stay engaged. Capricorn will want measurable success and Aquarius will want to be authentic and engaged socially. If these two energies can form a complementary bond, they will last as a couple.
Pisces is the mutable water sign that likes to “dream” in love. These signs sextile, or complement, one another. This combination favors both signs in very different ways. Capricorn can get some much-needed compassion and emotional support from Pisces and Pisces can get some much-needed direction and focus from Capricorn. This dynamic is the classic leader/follower dialectic. If both signs engage their roles authentically and positively, this can be a lasting relationship.