This can be a difficult combination. Although both signs tend to be active, motivated, and ambitious, getting along day-today can be challenging because they approach life so differently from one another. Capricorn is cautious, sensible, and practical by nature, while Aries is impulsive, impatient, and somewhat reckless. Capricorn takes time to consider important decisions, while Aries likes to jump in with both feet. And Capricorn is prudent with money, whereas Aries likes to splurge on a good time. Because of these differences, there is a risk that Aries will view Capricorn as a wet blanket, casting doom and gloom over everything and taking all the fun out of life, while Capricorn will view Aries as an immature, selfish, irresponsible child who needs to be controlled. However, in a best-case scenario, these two will have positive effects on one another, with Aries encouraging Capricorn to try new things and Capricorn helping Aries develop the restraint and perseverance required for greater success in life.
In addition to conflicting ways of interacting with the world in general, Capricorn and Aries differ in their relationship preferences. The typical Aries is warm and demonstrative and wants lots of affection in return, while the typical Capricorn is more reserved and not prone to public displays of affection. This can be quite a passionate match when these two make a romantic connection, but Aries might find Capricorn too emotionally inhibited outside of the bedroom.
Aries and Capricorn also differ in terms of lifestyle preferences. The typical Capricorn thrives on stability and structure and adheres to healthy routines, while the typical Aries is easily bored and inclined to seek new adventures. Capricorns also tend to prefer solitary pursuits or spending time with a small circle of trusted companions, whereas the typical Aries craves more diverse social interaction at a broader range of venues. Unless other elements in their natal charts bring their temperaments into better alignment, these two may clash over preferred social activities.
Despite the problems associated with this match, there is some common ground on which these two can build a relationship. Typical Capricorns like to be active, and Aries is an energetic, athletic sign, so they may bond over physical activities. Business may also bring these two together, as both are ambitious and their complementary traits (Aries entrepreneurialism and Capricorn business sense) can create an unstoppable partnership. In addition, these two share a great sense of humor, though Capricorn’s tends to be more dry and sarcastic while Aries wit is more playful and spontaneous. However, humor and shared activities may not be enough to hold these two together. For this match to be successful, Capricorn will have to lighten up a little and Aries will need to develop some maturity and self-control.
Note: There is more to astrological compatibility than sun signs alone. Other elements in a person’s natal zodiac also play a role. Ascendants (rising signs), moon signs, and other planetary placements and aspects also shape personality and affect compatibility. For example, a Capricorn with Leo rising will be more extroverted than a typical Capricorn, and a Taurus with Aries rising or the moon in Sagittarius will be more compatible with Sagittarius than a typical Taurus. For more information on other natal chart elements, see Astrology Sun, Moon, and Ascendant.
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