This is typically a good match, secure, committed, and solid in friendship, romance, and business partnerships. These two signs usually get along well and can forge a strong bond. However, lack of communication can be a problem because neither wants to appear vulnerable and both are slow to trust, which can make it difficult for a romantic relationship to heat up.
Both Scorpio and Capricorn are determined, ambitious, serious individuals who possess great willpower and perseverance. They tend to be hardworking and driven, so they will understand and respect these traits in each other. Both signs also crave security and stability in a relationship, and they can provide this for one another unless other elements in their natal zodiacs are less favorable. Neither has a casual approach to relationships, though both may hold back on making a commitment until they’re sure of the situation because they don’t want to take emotional risks.
Despite the many strengths of this pairing, there are some differences between these two signs that can create problems. Scorpios operate on instinct; Capricorns on logic and rationality. Scorpios tend to commit themselves passionately to people, ideas, and philosophies, whereas Capricorns are usually more objective and detached from the emotional side of things. When upset or hurt, Capricorns will usually become cold and distant, whereas Scorpios will seethe or confront to relieve the emotional pressure. Scorpios also tend to be more affectionate, whereas Capricorns are not as demonstrative, particularly in public.
In a worst-case scenario, Scorpio will find Capricorn cold and aloof, and Capricorn will find Scorpio overly demanding and emotional. In a best-case scenario, affectionate, compassionate Scorpio will encourage Capricorn to open up, and Capricorn will provide the steady, solid commitment that Scorpio needs. A typical Capricorn is not inclined to play games or flirt with others, so is less likely to provoke Scorpio’s jealousy, and Capricorn will be appreciate Scorpio’s strength of character, common sense, and impressive will power.
Lifestyle preferences will probably be harmonious with this pair because both signs prefer to cultivate a small number of deep friendships rather than to collect a broad assortment of acquaintances, and both tend to be somewhat shy and reserved, or at least cautious in new social situations. These two also typically prefer to engage in productive socializing (for example, combining social time with exercise, shopping, learning new things, pursuing hobbies, making or repairing things, or doing volunteer work) rather than just sitting around at pubs. Overall, compatibility tends to be high with this pairing.
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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