What happens when rebellious and eccentric Aquarius falls in love with serious and responsible Capricorn? As the adjectives that describe these two star signs show, the Water Bearer and the Goat are essentially very different — sometimes even diametrically opposite — characters.
If you're an Aquarius who has your sights set on a Capricorn, don't lose hope. Although you're not an ideal horoscope match, there are some qualities the two of you share that, together with some luck and commitment, may just tip the scales of fate in favor of Aquarius and Capricorn friendships and relationships.
Aquarius vs. Capricorn: The Signs
Aquarius is a fixed sign, which means that those born under this sign are strong-willed and sometimes also stubborn. The ruling planet of Aquarius, Uranus, is associated with science, unconventionality, and innovation. These traits can often be detected in Water Bearers, who tend to rebel against the status quo and think outside the box. Although the symbol of Aquarius is the Water Bearer, it's an Air Sign. Those born under air signs are generally thinkers and idealists who tend to have their heads in the clouds.
Capricorn, on the other hand, is a cardinal sign. People who are born under a cardinal sign are natural leaders who tend to drive things forward. This bodes well for the Water Bearer and Goat, as fixed and cardinal signs are generally compatible. Capricorns are ruled by the planet Saturn, which means that these are disciplined and ambitious people who believe in following rules and adhering to social conventions. Ok, so we have stumbled upon a problem here — the Goat's fondness for rules and social order versus the Water Bearer's fondness for breaking these very rules and rebelling against conventions.
Aquarius and Capricorn: Compatibility
Aquarius and Capricorn are in a 2-12, or sextile, vibrational pattern. In a sextile relationship, one party normally has lessons to learn from the other, whereas the one who has lessons to teach will be willing to forgive the weaknesses of the other. In this instance, it's Capricorn, which is a sign ahead of Aquarius, that senses they have some karmic lessons to learn from the Water Bearer, with the latter showing a strange compassion for the Goat's hang-ups with duty and tradition.
However, the unexpected and impractical behavior of the Water Bearer will often shock and perplex the Goat. As Goats are levelheaded and practical people who think and act according to rules and proven fact, they find it difficult to deal with the eccentric behavior of Water Bearers. If the Goat senses that the Water Bearer is really on to something special, though, like a new invention or discovery, they will support their partner and even perhaps help turn the dream into reality with their tenacious and practical nature.
Aquarius and Capricorn in Bed
The physical side of an Aquarius and Capricorn relationship may need a bit of work. Although, as a Water Bearer, you may initially be attracted to the earthy sensuality of the Goat, you require imagination and mental foreplay to experience sexual satisfaction. The problem is that the practical and analytical Goat, ultimately, will never fully understand the ethereal and other-worldly nature of the Water Bearer. However, through the Goat's patience and capacity for gentle affection and the Water Bearer's tolerant understanding of the Goat's nature, these two can learn to fulfill each other's needs.
Although Aquarius and Capricorn women and men have wildly different natures, the good news is that they become more compatible with age, and possibly in marriage. This is because Capricorns actually start to loosen up as they get older, displaying a carefree abandon and childlike enthusiasm, which makes them far more compatible with their wild and strange Aquarian partners. So, dear Aquarius, stick around — your Capricorn will eventually join you in the place of dreams where you live.