Aquarius and Capricorn: Can They Make It Work?

In today’s article, we are going to go over the Aquarius and Capricorn compatibility on all levels and with all scores. 

These two signs definitely feel akin due to the shared ruler/co-ruler – Saturn. Capricorn is the 10th Zodiac sign in charge of the 10th house, also known as MC (midheaven), and it’s ruled by Saturn. Its element is Earth and its modality is cardinal. 

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn as well, through the lens of Traditional Astrology, and it succeeds Capricorn; it governs the 11th house of the higher mind, camaraderie, and free will. Aquarius is also ruled by Uranus, it’s of Air element and of fixed quality. 

Aquarius and Capricorn have a lot in common thanks to Saturn’s responsible, stern and harsh nature – they both dissociate from their feelings and leave them on the side for some other time, or simply ignore them (they are very adept at that). 

Both of these signs are very loyal to their friends, dedicated to their work and have strong moral codes that can only make sense to them, but they follow them nonetheless. 

This is, indeed, an interesting combination, and if done right, they can propel each other to reach incredible heights and achieve awesome goals together.

Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Friendship

When it comes to friendship, both of these signs have a very high moral etiquette and standards that, after they prove themselves to each other, they can become the greatest of friends and they can inspire each other to be the best versions of themselves. 

There’s a sort of rivalry between these signs, especially if they find themselves in the roles of colleagues, in a business/professional setting. Capricorn holds to its strong core structures, traditional approach and old-fashioned values, whereas Aquarius likes to do things their own (unique) way, they want freedom in order to create and show off their genius. 

But Aquarius, too have their own structures and patterns, despite priding themselves on being so different from everybody else, they still follow the same personality patterns as Capricorns, and they have their own set of rules that cannot be broken. 

Once they realize that about each other (their similarities), at first they can get irked even more, but in the end, through honesty, hard-working etiquette and a dedicated approach to things, these two signs will develop respect and in the end friendship with each other. 

They complement each other very nicely, to their own surprise, and they can understand the Saturnian language that other signs either fear or despise. They know that life has a certain set of rules and structures that must be followed and are best not to be surpassed or deceived. They are true brothers in arms when it comes to the Saturn’s school of life, and only they can understand certain aspects of each other.

Navigating Love and Marriage: Aquarius and Capricorn

Capricorns are romantic and affectionate, it’s just they don’t know how to show it, and emotional display and affection come seriously low on their list of priorities. They show their love through actions rather than through words, and they prefer to let their deeds speak more than a thousand words ever could. 

Aqua can be romantic, but not in the “normal” or expected way, this can throw off many signs and many of them give up even before they’ve seen the full extent of (emotional) power from an Aquarius. 

This is untrue for Capricorns, as they themselves are a little bit on the cold and detached side of emotional things. This is why they can go very well together, and what’s more, they can work as a good team. The only problem is that Aquarius might feel weighed down and misunderstood by a stern and rule-following Capricorn. 

And Capricorn might feel threatened and raw about Aquarius’ rebellious spirit and freedom-loving nature, they might develop a strong dislike for their way of doing things (out of order and out of sync) and they might want someone who’s more grounded, predictable and stable.

Passion and Differences in the Bedroom

Capricorns tend to lean towards the more traditional and “safe” approach to sexual matters, whereas Aquarius loves to go wild and nuts in bed. Sex is one of the very few outlets where Capricorns let themselves show emotion, whereas, for Aquarius, sex is something that should be experimented with and explored. 

This might work if Aquarius is leaning towards a more old-fashioned style when it comes to the bedroom and if Capricorn is a little bit on the wilder side. The thing here is – trust. Both of these signs need to have trust in order to show their true selves when it comes to sex. 

The other thing is – boredom. Aquarius could get bored with Capricorn’s way of doing things and mannerisms in the bed. Whereas Capricorn might get tired of always trying to keep up with Aquarius’ crazy and weird ideas and fetishes when it comes to sexual pleasure. 

Their compatibility is not very high in this regard, but they can work on it and find many compromises in order to make it acceptable for both of them.

Emotional Dynamics: Finding Common Ground

When it comes to emotional compatibility, these two signs have a pretty good score because both of them are quite emotionally closed off and prefer it that way. Capricorns don’t know what to do when they are receiving compliments and full emotional attention, and Aquarius tend to just brush it off as a joke or something unimportant. 

These signs have a very similar love language; thus they can make it work between them quite easily. The thing is their relationship might suffer because they’re too similar when it comes to emotions. 

Their relationship could turn to something cold and rigid due to both their inability to let emotions flow freely and express them with vigor and bravery. This is why they should either work with professional help on that, or they should have a special day/s in the week when they give themselves the permission and the time to be childish and free to say and show what lies within their hearts. 

Rating Their Compatibility

These two signs can get quite well together, but they need to watch out for emotional distance and detachment within their relationship. Their marriage might suffer from a cold climate due to this, but if they pledge to work on it diligently and to open up to each other regularly, they can achieve wonders together. 

Detailed Scores

Trust: 70%

Emotions: 65%

Intellect: 77%

Values: 73%

Sex: 59%

Activities: 68%

Evaluating Their Potential for Success

They can be, especially if they actively work on their emotional intelligence together.

Understanding the Attraction Dynamics

Her steadfast demeanor, loyalty and firm morals. 

Celebrity Couples Who Make It Work 

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By Itana Rakic

I've been a student of Astrology since I was 16, and since I have a talent for languages I approached Astrology just as another language to be learned and thus far it has shown me wonderful things and patterns in fellow human beings. I'm also an experienced Tarot reader (this runs in my family) and a Rune caster. Astrology has been my passion for more than half of my life and I also have a massive love for writing, I combined the two and started writing about Astrology to help guide others on their way of life. I'm also a Reiki master and Timeline Healing practitioner.