There are numerous types of relationships to explore when considering compatibility between two signs. We grow up in a parent/child dynamic. Outside our family, we form friendships with other children and eventually other adults. We look for and find love. And, we go to work and have careers, interacting with employers and co-workers.
Each sign-to-sign interaction guides our behavior in every relationship. Read through this section to find out how each of the above dynamics works astrologically so you can experience the optimal way to communicate and get along with your sign and all the other signs.
The Capricorn-and-Aquarius relationship is manageable, as are all relationships with a Capricorn. It’s not out of the question, but not very likely either. Capricorn is the “I produce” sign of the Zodiac and is responsible, goal-driven, and practical. Aquarius is the “I revolutionize” sign of the Zodiac and is social, idealistic, and individualistic. A long-term relationship (outside parent/child) is much more likely professionally than personally. Capricorn can support Aquarius in expressing his or her unique views if they serve the Capricorn’s goals, and Aquarius can help the Capricorn find where they should lead and produce.
Capricorn Parent/Aquarius Child
The Capricorn parent and Aquarius child can work on a narrow bandwidth. Aquarius, as a type, is usually quirky or unique in some way, focused on what is new and innovative. Capricorn, as a type, enjoys leading and exerting control. The Aquarius child often appears to be from a “different world” regardless of who is the parent (except maybe another Aquarius), and this can prove to be a point of friction for the status-conscious Capricorn. Unless the “uniqueness” of the child aligns with the goals of the parent, this can be a very challenging relationship.
Aquarius Parent/Capricorn Child
The Aquarius parent and Capricorn child can be problematic, but not difficult as the reverse. There will be rules with the Aquarius parent, like with any fixed sign, but they will probably be clear enough that the Capricorn child will easily understand them. Capricorn is the cardinal earth sign, and like all earth signs, prefers patterns and reliable processes. These two energies can work respectfully together, with the Aquarian parent helping the Capricorn child to learn how to socialize. Difficulty can arise if the Aquarian parent is very different from the social norms, which are part of the energy that Capricorn supports, even as a child.
Capricorn Friend/Aquarius Friend
Capricorn and Aquarius friends can happen, but probably rarely, and with the help of other elements of the charts. Aquarians tend to be idealistic and very social. Capricorns tend to be pragmatic and serious, focused on achievement. In traditional astrology, the pairing is much more likely because they would have both been ruled by Saturn. But in the modern era, Uranus became the ruler of Aquarius, introducing a revolutionary element that can lead to real friction with Capricorn. If their values and ideals align, they can be powerful friends, but their day-to-day energies suggest they would probably just not connect.
Capricorn Lover/Aquarius Lover
This romance, love, sex combination can be surprisingly kinky if they become lovers. All fixed signs can have lasting relationships, even though Aquarius will be the most unusual of the bunch. The romance may not be the most intense, but it might be the most powerful in terms of measured success. Aquarius can be very calculating when it comes to sex and romance, largely due to the intellectual influence of its element, air. Capricorn can be focused on status, and how a relationship “performs”. If these two fall in love, they can make a powerful couple.
Capricorn Employer/Aquarius Employee
The Capricorn employer and the Aquarius employee match is one of the better combinations, mainly because of the professional environment. Generally speaking, an Aquarius will not work for someone or a company that does not match with his or her ideals. Capricorn wants to see the company run successfully and perform optimally. Aquarius loves to innovate and find unique ways to solve problems or do his or her work. The Aquarius can enjoy working for a Capricorn boss if the Capricorn employer has rules or parts of the process built into the overall vision of success for the company that allows for innovation.
Aquarius Employer/Capricorn Employee
If the employer is an Aquarius and the employee is Capricorn, this combination also works. Aquarius likes to see a team thrive through the efforts of its individuals. Capricorn will appreciate being given the chance to lead the team and applying the Aquarius vision for work output and success. Aquarius leaders understand the need for each sign to do what it does best and behave how it prefers to behave. They should be able to see how the Capricorn employee can provide leadership and a competitive edge in the work environment, which, if managed properly, can make the company vision successful.
Capricorn Co-worker/Aquarius Co-worker
This combination may be problematic for the same reasons as the Capricorn and Aquarius friendship; one sign (Capricorn) is committed to following the rules and the other sign (Aquarius) wants to innovate and break the rules. A wise manager will not have them work in tandem, but in different divisions or areas of the company. They might come together when there is a presentation involving the work of both, but they would do well to operate separately unless they find a mutual accord on their own.