Capricorn Zodiac Sign Traits and Compatibility
December 08, 2023 10 min read

Capricorn Zodiac Sign Traits and Compatibility

By Lady Saoirse

Discover the Capricorn dates, Capricorn ruling planet, element, and how those contribute to their personality and their dark traits. Find out which of the zodiac signs are the best love matches for Capricorn and learn how to get your Capricorn Horoscope today.

What is a Capricorn?

What is a Capricorn?

Capricorns are born from December 22 to January 19. They are known as no nonsense people who work hard, plan well, and are so practical, people look to them for advice. Sometimes, they can be all work and no play, but under the right circumstances, they let their hair down and are more fun than anybody you could meet. They put a lot of emphasis on loyalty and trust, and they have a lot of respect for their communities. Quite often, they have worked their way to the top all the way from the bottom, and they work hard to maintain an impeccable reputation. They work hard, but they love deeply, and if they are serious about having a relationship with you, then you will know it. Join Spiritual Blossom for our intimate exploration of Capricorns and learn about the planet and element that rules them, their positive and darker traits, and all about their best love matches. Read all the way to the end to find out how to get your Capricorn Horoscope delivered right to your email’s inbox.

Capricorn Personality Traits

The Capricorn ruling planet is Saturn. This planet has been associated with “Father Time”. Indeed, Capricorns embody wisdom and experience because of Saturn. The planet bestows a serious, prudent demeanor on them and makes them good at acquiring resources, including wealth and knowledge. It can make them irritable and closed minded as well if they allow it. It can make them dismal and it can take their minds to dark places, making them focus on what is wrong instead of what is right. As long as they use this ability to see what problems are as a way to find solutions, this is a great strength for Capricorns. Saturn also gives them the tenacity to overcome adversity and makes them stronger than the things that would knock them down.

Capricorn is an Earth Sign. Earth Signs are characterized as being stable, loyal, and predictable. It also makes Capricorns slow to trust, but this just means they find out what people are like before they commit, and this is one reason why Capricorn’s relationships are so long lasting. Earth Signs can be closed minded and hardheaded, believing their way is right no matter what evidence is presented to them proving there is a better way to do things. They can be stubborn and inflexible, but this just means they will stick with something until the end when some other signs would give up. They try very hard to find the way they believe is best to do things, and they don’t believe in doing anything poorly. They believe in quality over quantity and try to be their best selves in all they do. Like Capricorns, you can learn to be your best self too. Read all about it here: How to Be Your Best Self

Capricorn Traits Female

Capricorn women’s traits are not drastically different from those of Capricorn men, but the classical feminine attributes of being nurturing, tender hearted, and graceful may be more noticeable in them. All Capricorns have a sophisticated sense of personal style they are admired and envied for, and Capricorn women are known for their elegance and beauty. They also have a strong appreciation for the finer side of cultural things like fine dining and entertainment. They are “ladies in the living room” but much more primal sexually with the right partner, although they don’t like overly suggestive public displays of affection. They also abhor shouting and fighting and while some Capricorn women can be very open with sharing their strong opinions, yelling at them is a sure way to get them to shut you out. They prefer open communication as long as there is no shouting even if it comes across as scathing, and they appreciate honesty and getting right to the point instead of beating around the bush.

Capricorn Traits Male

Capricorn males have all these traits like Capricorn females, but the traditional masculine traits of seeking success, becoming leaders, and being protective may be more noticeable in them. Protective Capricorns won’t coddle you and do things for you, however. They will counsel you on how best to handle a situation yourself, and then they will be proud of how well you do it when you follow their advice. Some people think Capricorns need to be socially acceptable, and they manage to do so, but this is not because they want to blend in with the crowd. It’s because they are style icons and trend setters who everybody else is watching and striving to keep up with. They do enjoy admiration, but they much prefer the company of the people who they admire. In their career, they will do their utmost to align themselves with partners who they feel can contribute and they have high expectations of everybody who they supervise to do their fair share.

Capricorn Bad Traits

You would think such stylish, smart, successful people would be the perfect mate or friend, and they would have no flaws, but everybody has a few imperfections, even Capricorns. Capricorns are very image conscious and have a lot of self-control as a result. Behind closed doors is a different story. They work very hard, taking too much on sometimes, and this is how they overwhelm themselves. This leads them to fall to pieces in the presence of a trusted few loved ones and peers. They also neglect their health when they are relentlessly questing for success, and this makes them whiny sometimes. If you are one of the people who they lean on, sometimes, it can seem like all they are doing is constantly complaining until they get through their current crisis, and then they will move on to complaining about the next crisis. You will be expected to keep all of this a secret and not let on what emotional basket cases they can be while they are behaving in highly dignified ways in public. In their defense, they will do you the same favor, dry your tears, and listen every time you want to whine about the tiniest thing.

They can attach themselves to people, wanting to constantly be in their presence for years at a time, and suddenly one day, they won’t want to bother with the very person they could not do without. It might be because they get upset about something, but chances are they will find a new person they like, and they will want to attach themselves to them constantly instead. Capricorns can be condescending, looking down on people who they feel are inferior to them, and they won’t have a problem telling you to your face how pathetic they think you are. They feel they are keeping it real and prefer to be honest than behave two faced. They will keep the peace if they feel it is necessary, but if they really can’t stand somebody, they just won’t want to be around them, and they can be mean about how they tell people that. They can be arrogant about their achievements, but they feel that they have worked very hard and there is absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of all they have earned and accomplished.

Who is the Best Match for Capricorn?

Capricorns are very picky about who they have relationships with, and it is not unusual to meet a Capricorn who prefers to be alone than to be with somebody they are not serious about. It is said that Capricorns are best matched with other Capricorns and fellow Earth Signs Taurus and Virgo, but other people say Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are their best matches. There are people who say that Air Signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius don’t mesh well with Capricorns and other people say that Fire Signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius can’t have a successful relationship with Capricorns. The truth is, anybody can work out a relationship with a Capricorn if they will both work together to resolve issues that may arise.


Capricorns and Aries don’t naturally harmonize. Capricorns cannot stand emotional meltdowns or shouting, and Aries doesn’t hold this back. Capricorns are also very focused on what they are used to and Aries people are always on some new adventure. To make things work, both people will have to do a lot of compromising, and if they are truly in love, they will. If not, they are headed for a breakup. Read more about breakups here: Breakups with Each of the Signs 


Capricorn and Taurus compatibility is very high. Both Capricorn and Taurus people are Earth Signs, and they value loyalty, trust, and stability over finding fun lovers. They both focus on planning for the future and taking care of friends and family before anything else. Capricorn compatibility with Taurus is also high because they are both practical people and they can be together for life.


Capricorn compatibility with Gemini isn’t the worst, but their relationship might take some work. Geminis love a variety of experiences and to surround themselves with friends, and new acquaintances, and Capricorns balk this, thinking it is being flighty and frivolous. Geminis expect a partner to keep up with them, and Capricorns will have to push themselves out of their comfort zone to do this. As long as the Gemini gives their Capricorn a chance to get used to things, they can have an exciting life together.


Capricorn and Cancer compatibility is surprisingly strong. Cancers appreciate having a partner who is practical and focused on making things secure, and Capricorns like having a partner who is supportive of their need to be in charge of the family. Cancers need a lot of reassurance, and Capricorns provide this to the people they hold dear. This is a match made in heaven.


Capricorn and Leo lovers might have to compromise because Capricorn and Leo compatibility can become strained by Leo’s passionate approach to life. This is because Capricorns may try to get Leos to be more practical than passionate. If the Capricorn is charmed by the Leo’s passion, they can have a successful relationship, but only if they don’t try to change their Leo.


Virgos and Capricorns are like two peas in a pod. They both spend their lives planning, organizing, and structuring everything their way. They are very particular about partners and they both appreciate having a discreet lover who won’t waste time on meaningless romance. They are the perfect match.


It is either a great romance or a match made in hell for a Capricorn and Libra. It all depends on the individuals. Capricorns become used to calling the shots, but Libras don’t need anybody to organize their lives for them. These two can be partners who can respect each other, but only if the Capricorn treats their Libra as an equal. To read more about Libras, see here: What is the Best Libra Flower?


Capricorn and Scorpio compatibility is high because both signs value privacy and loyalty. Capricorn and Scorpio lovers will be discreet and polite in public, but really bring out the carnal sides of one another in the bedroom. Capricorn Scorpio compatibility for friendship is also powerful and these two can be committed to a great life together. To read more about Scorpios best matches, see here: The Best Love Matches for Scorpio


Capricorn and Sagittarius compatibility can use some work. Sagittarians may belong to the sign that upsets practical Capricorns the most because Sagittarians are focused on fun and doing what they want in life. On the other hand, Capricorns want them to calm down and be serious about things. Sagittarians can be just as successful as Capricorns, though, and if the Capricorn can respect their Sagittarian’s right to succeed on their own terms, they can have great times together.


Capricorn and Capricorn compatibility can be perfect bliss or too much for them to handle. Capricorns usually like to be in control of decisions, and if these two can’t share the decision making, they will fight constantly. However, they can be the ultimate team, and if they can be democratic, taking turns being in charge, they can be unstoppable.


Aquarius Capricorn compatibility can be very low. Aquarians are highly creative, unique people, who invent their own worlds, and they may be too unconventional for the more mainstream Capricorn. Aquarians also stay very busy with their own things and may not be available for a Capricorn when they want them to be. If these two are not madly in love with one another, their relationship can be headed for disaster.


Capricorn and Pisces lovers are the perfect match. Capricorns appreciate the empathy and flexibility of their Pisces, and Pisces like having a devoted lover who is considerate of their feelings. Capricorns are also appreciative of having a lover who will follow their lead to the ends of the earth. A Capricorn and Pisces in bed make perfect lovers, exploring their hidden desires and these two can be together for life.

Smart, cautious, and able to overcome things that would destroy some other signs, Capricorns live their lives to the fullest through great planning, hard work, and self-respect. They can be very persnickety about things and most especially people, so when a Capricorn chooses you, it’s definitely love. If you are a Capricorn, there are few who measure up to your standards, but that’s okay because you hold yourself just as accountable. Life, love, and the pursuit of success are at the top of your list, and anybody you take along your journey can count themselves lucky.

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About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.