Christofer has been a paralegal for 25 years. He has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. He and his mother studied astrology for over 40 years.
Earth Cardinal Air Mutable
The Goat and The Twin: Gemini and Capricorn
Gemini’s dual airiness and mutability are a strong contrast to Capricorn's earthiness and cardinality. Capricorn cannot understand Gemini, especially after they have had an explanation of the mutable multiple twins. Gemini’s critics cannot do what Gemini does, so, they discount it as being frivolous, or silly or as the Nuns said about Maria in The Sound of Music: “a flibbertygibbet, a will of the wisp, a cloud..” Then there’s the resolving line: “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?”
The Capricorn does not need to understand Gemini in its earthy practical world, unless of course, it wants to get along, unless it has a coupling relationship planned. The whole question then is Capricorn’s understanding and appreciation of Gemini. Gemini understands Capricorn already. Gemini can come the closest to pure objectivity. So, it all depends upon Capricorn. Of course, Gemini will have to be attracted to the Goat. We are assuming that. Capricorn’s elegant, somewhat self-serving sense of lordship and authority will care about Gemini for some purpose of its own. Like the Scorpio’s attraction to Gemini, it’s mysterious but transcendent. Astrology would declare that this is most likely karmic or deeply psychic and thus would defy easy explanation.
When signs differ this much, I refer to the “transportation and transformation” reference. The two are together to “be taken to a new place, and be changed in a new way.” Life’s purpose is to bring us to new states that we can grow from. These two could, through their almost incomprehensible match, bring love, happiness, and joy to each other and their family as they explored new ways of understanding, not only each other, but in actuality, themselves. This is truly positive.
If they were in a genuine relationship of mutual attraction, Gemini and Capricorn could possibly have a high romance factor. Putting a turn of intrigue on it, they could see in each other, other worlds that they cannot visit but through their partner. This could mean that their love would be always new.
Capricorn’s befuddlement with Gemini might lead to some high volume encounters, but Capricorn’s dignity and historic self-containment would not let things get too loud or uncontrolled. If they had serious encounters, they would probably surround letting each other be themselves. Mercury could lead the Saturn-ruled Goat where it might learn something, but for the sake of peace in conflict, a little privacy and complete solitude at the relationship level might do them well.
Life in the end is repetitive and mundane, and so is Romance itself. This factor asks the question: "Can we be bored together over the long term?" These two would probably end up seeking a little quietude and boredom. Since Cap’s inner schedule is always being updated, and the Twin’s brain is alive with high amp activity, they might seek out quiet nights on the veranda.
Keep Up the Interest Graph
Capricorn tends to feel that their inner realm is a fairly satisfying place to be; they might think that the Gemini is supposed to always adapt to them. This could be a trap that the Goat might get its foot caught in. Taking one another for granted is a human trait and one that Capricorn could fall into. Gemini would want to always have new interest. The Twin should be informed that the Capricorn cares about this.
Seven Year Itchiness
There are some signs that by their nature are more stable in their love interests and family concerns as time goes on. Others are not. Capricorn Cardinality makes them act, but its conservative restraint would probably make them hesitate. Capricorn is not going to mess up what they have invested in. Gemini is airborne continuously and is always coming into contact with the outer world, just look at its mileage charts. Gemini is not bound by morality, but they do not relish complicating their lives.
Compatibility Rating: 65% Positive Long Term—50% Short Term. Capricorn’s enchantment with Gemini would be the driving factor here. Gemini would be happy to be in love with such a secure and comforting person. If that characterization describes their match, it could last. Otherwise, this most unusual match has an unlikeliness about it.
Questions & Answers
Question: I'm a Gemini and I'll say about 95% of Capricorns I've come across I don't get along with. In some way, they always end up hurting me but blaming me. I do have one Capricorn best friend and we're super close. Why do I keep attracting Capricorns who I differ with? I was in a relationship with a Capricorn and it didn't work out and now I like another dude and they're a Capricorn.
Answer: It's best to explore your question from NOT why Caps seem to like you ------ but (you are the singular person at the center) AND you are the one asking this question. So, the question is not why do I keep attracting Capricorns --- It's what is it that makes you attracted to Caps!
Since we can assume that you don't ask people their sun sign---and if you do ask people ahead of time their Sun Sign, we must assume that you INNOCENTLY. become attracted to a certain kind of person...and then after a while, you conclude its not going to work.
I would propose that you become attracted, then later find out they are Caps, and then you don't get along. This also becomes complicated. i.e. Have you already decided that you actually don't like Caps, and then when you do you unconsciously scuttle the relationship without really being aware of it. So now that you've seen these "complications", I would propose a straight astrological comparison.
Gems are typically talkative, cheerful, apparently merry people who do well socially, especially in the beginning and have charismatic ways that are winning, especially in the beginning.
Caps are serious-minded, organized, almost stern, not particularly talkative, hard-working, conservative with money and on the job. They are clever, have good senses of humor. They can pick at people, (but only in fun). They will almost always come up with an "alternative point of view" in discussion and thus appear to be contradictory or argumentative.
So the Gem is initially appealing, makes the Cap smile, but after a time concludes that they talk TOO MUCH, and concludes that the Gem isn't that smart---they just love to be sociable. Since the Cap can be quiet and stern, you can see why they like Gem in the beginning.
Gemini is cute and talkative but is really sensitive when comments from Cap get cutting or harsh. Because the initial Cap reaction appears to be positive, Gem nibbles closer, then Cap does its usual routines. Gem gets hurt, then protests, Cap says Gem is being touchy and the relationship then becomes a work of effort for both. Hopefully, this helps.
When certain people don't "get along", the complications tend to arise on both sides. The above comparison is only theoretical.
Question: Do Gemini and Capricorns last?
Answer: "LAST" means they did get along before or time ago, as in "used to was".
OK, then they can LAST if the Gem is not unfaithful and honest and truly true to the CAP. If GEM does not fall into flaky behavior.
They can last if the CAP fails to live up to an ideal. If the CAP sees the genuine heart in its GEM. CAP can be cruel, as time goes on, you cannot be cruel to a GEM.
Question: Why is a Capricorn so insecure?
Answer: "Insecure" is a short word describing complexities. Capricorn can appear to be insecure because they want to be accurate. They want to be organized, thoughtful and critical, so they naturally halt a bit when they are analyzing. They look down from their cliffs on all of us regular people and they want to succeed and get along and not to be aloof or standoffish. So. in the rough and tumble of human interchange, they can appear to be "insecure".
Question: Are Capricorns and Leos compatible?
Answer: Right off, I would say not "compatible". However, if you've read me, you know I write about "possibilities". So, I never answer that question --"YESANDNO". Cap can be impressed with a Leonine personality, love Leos smile and Grandiosity. Actually love their boldness and smile and sunny nature. But, CAP, after awhile could tire of all that outer charm. Then Cap would ask about substance, and a resume, and sincerity and judgment.
CAP is real. Sincere. A bit of a jokester and deeply confident in its own smarts and abilities.
CAP does not try too hard to make an impression. The Leo might think CAP boring or dull. Oh, Leo would like the genuine smarts and strong abilities.
They both want to Lead and Succeed. Leo could Lead! Cap could Run things. Give them two offices. How this applies to sex and romance and family is more complicated.
© 2009 Christofer French
Lina on June 09, 2018:
I am a capricorn woman, born on the 7th on January my birthchart has a lot of the signs Gemini would be totally compatible with if I was honest i don't represent the typical Capricorn I'd say I'm more of a Leo really... I am open about sex I am certainly not "stiff" or "reserved" when it comes to the bedroom.. And my Gemini partner would say the same so I wouldn't base compatibility straight of sun signs to get more accurate feedback I'd look at my birthchart first to see.. Because not all capricorns are the same there are strictly Capricorns and there are ones that do have a combination of signs in their chart which enable them to get on with near enough anyone.
Diane on November 13, 2017:
I met a cap man online and my bad , we both liked each other. Things didn't work out, we had a communication break down somewhere. I'm too sensitive and emotional for a gemini and he isn't.
brooklyn on October 24, 2017:
ok so i am 16 and a gem he is 15 and a cap... we seem great and really like each other i dont know why but he picks fight with my family i read the personality of a cap and he only matches like half of it he always seems like he is distant like he loves me but does not let me in all the way... we have been together for a year now but he still seems like he does not want to let me in and he starts fights with lots of people and my family but he never fights with me he is always so sweet to me and when we are alone he cant seem to get enough of me
Christofers Flow on July 05, 2016:
A Cap man can seeme to be very strong and authoritative. It is easy to see your enchantment. I would recommend you get personal reading or counseling.
mystic on June 20, 2016:
Im a gem(24) he is a cap (36) we together now for 11 months..i am madly inlove with him and he said he love me too...when we start dating he was married he recently got divorce..i dont always understand him his like a puzzle to me but im extremely drawn to him..he will do silly things just to make me laugh when we together its magic..he give me alot of space and i dont bother him to much the problem is i have never meet any of his friends he has a close group of friends..he has met all my friends and family but i have never met any of his family..i dont want to push him to introduce me..maybe its our age difference thats scare him...i really wanna meet his family cause his family is important to him..oh and im not the wild type of gem altho i like to have fun he on the other hand likes to party..the other thing is im still a virgin altho i really wants to have sex with him..he always stop me..im just really confuse..does he love me as much as i love him...someone please help i need to understand this cap man
Christofer French (author) from Denver on October 23, 2015:
You have summed up in real life what I would characterize as a classic Cap/Gem relationship with the man being the Cap and woman being the Gem. OK, so now we have accepted the lay of the land, the way its going, and way it could go. I will speak idealistically of both signs.
GEM woman can really benefit from a CAP guy. They always tend to be employed. They are pretty straight, reliable and can be counted on. The problem with a critical Cap is that a Gem woman can seem like a "flibberty gibbet" as I say in my article. While he is being critical and sarcastic however, he is pushing away what could be a wonderful partner. A Gem woman can hardly be anything but HERSELF, so you have to love a Gem woman. You know what I mean....as she is.
Cap always has a problem with wishing their loved ones would be quiet, behave, don't act nutty. Your Cap guy has to see an inherent virtue in you being with him. If down inside he thinks your fun and cute, but does not really love you, then you have to analyze that.
If you don't see the virtue in him JUST BEING A CAP, then you also have to analyze that. A Cap Man is NOT going to do much ADAPTING. I would pose that the Gem has to do more adapting. All the fighting and snapping at each other is both of you just "being yourselves". Somebody has to be more conscious, bigger, more mature. Somebody has to care about the long term nature of this relationship.
If all you two want to do is have fun as long as you can tolerate each other, then I would guess that that won't lead to permanency. Blessings on both of you whatever you decide to do. Advice: Stop yelling at each other. A Cap looks down at people who yell at them. A Gem can't believe they are being yelled at. For both its not good. Blessings.
JazmineA on October 21, 2015:
I am a Gemini woman and he is a Cap man. I have been dating him for 1 year and a half and its literally like a roller coaster. One day we can be calm with each other, talking about everything that comes in mind and the next it can be throwing harmful words at each other and the next just gripping on each other by thin thread simply because in the end We love each other. I admire him because of how comfortable I am with him, he accepts me for who i am, and hes stable very loyal, and faithful. Me on the other hand, very communicative, on the move, constantly changing which worrys my cap man. What I can say, is that this relationship is not easy at all. It takes both to actually work. I am thinking of a long run for both us, i see a future in us. But again, we both view life differently. This relationship, to me as a gemini has aspired me, completely as a person. Hes taught me to slow down, be a little more stable, motivated me to reach my goals, etc. On the other hand, i comfort him, we have fun , play around laugh always trying to do the opposite of boredom. Its a pro because we need each other in what we fail at. So we help each other like bestfriends. This relationship is great, very loving. But again, takes both to work it out!
Christofer French (author) from Denver on August 13, 2012:
The key to Gemini, the one that makes them mysteriously effective with all signs is that they are not driven inside by the need for power. All other signs that are "befuddled" by Gemini - Capricorn, Scorpio, Leo, Sag, etc. think there is a big power need in their core. This give them a Sherlock Holmes kind of spirit. They are here, then they are there. Not indestructible. Just Tinkerbelle.
Ggg on August 13, 2012:
The only sign which is more realistic then Capricorn is Gemini! They are buffled because we frighten them with our real common sence which is greater then theirs!
Christofer French (author) from Denver on May 02, 2012:
Versia: If you wish to read my "Triad" article and get your sun, moon and rising signs from a computerized service, I would be glad to do a reading based upon your mutual triads.
versia on May 01, 2012:
i am a capricorn and of course the gemini woman seduced me, at first all we had in common was sex, then i got to know her and she was very much like me, except she over thought situations and was a bit bi-polar. but geminis get bored easily and from my experience all they have that is compatible with capricorns is sex.
Christofer French (author) from Denver on January 12, 2012:
Capricorn takes itself so seriously, all the time, about every topic from the weather to the next election, and Gemini can throw electric shots out for the practice. The arguments are endless, unless the Gemini decides to get humble and enjoy all that Capricorn truly is otherwise.
Rosalie on January 11, 2012:
Capricorn (women) gemini (male) don't really get along unless they truly understand each other. They argue to much
Jon doe on November 11, 2011:
Imma Gemini man and my ex is a Capricorn and we are diff in so many ways but we understand each other so much Nttn else matter..and as a Gemini u need someone who is stable to keep u stable
Delia on October 30, 2011:
I'm a Gemini woman and I have been in a reltionship with a Capricorn man for 19 years. I was 16 when I met him. What can I say? It has never been what I wanted it to be, BUT, it hasn't been bad, either. Just very, very different. And difficult, although rewarding in many ways. It's just like you say, I am happy to be in love with such a secure and comforting person.
Mya on December 14, 2010:
Me, and my boyfriend are getting along great but sometimes tyler doesn't get what i'm saying so he needs to slow down
Mel on August 10, 2010:
Do you think that a Capricorn sun/venus in Aquarius (female) would work out with a Gemini sun/ Venus in Aries(male)?