Andrea loves to write about the zodiac and research astrological compatibility. She's been an online writer for over five years.
Why Are Capricorns Attracted to Aquarius?
Capricorn and Aquarius are consecutive signs, the 10th and 11th houses respectively. Consecutive signs tend to connect on some level with ease. I think these two can easily be friends, but there are a lot of differences between them.
Capricorn as an earth sign can be a polar opposite of the Aquarius and its airiness. Capricorn is often a traditional-family-seeking zodiac. Capricorn wants a grounded relationship, while Aquarius needs freedom in their relationship; they don't want to feel taken away by their relationship and lose their identity.
Capricorn will appreciate the organic, real ways that Aquarius lives by, but sometimes, they don't really understand it. Both are social zodiacs; Capricorns are often popular, intelligent, and movers and shakers. Aquarians are intelligent but generally more metaphysical and interested in counterculture. I find Aquarians push the boundaries of culture more than a Capricorn, partly because Capricorns like to be popular and conform to social norms. They worry if they are doing something socially uncouth.
Capricorn will enjoy the unique flavor that Aquarius offers. Aquarius is often popular in its own right, so for a Capricorn, scoring the popular Aquarius is a total ego boost.
Aquarius and Capricorn
I find these two will mesh, partly because they are consecutive signs.
Capricorn wants the Aquarius to join its inner circle. It may push the Aquarius out of its circle if the Aquarius isn't really working with its social philosophies, goals, and inner circle. Capricorn has certain traditional goals, usually, family-centered goals, financial success—success and manifestation are close to the earth signs' hearts.
Capricorn, the last earth sign in the zodiac, has somewhat softer goals, residing more in the family, in my opinion. I find the Taurus wants more financial, surface-level goals. A Taurus is into the presentation, clean spaces, etc.
Capricorn and Aquarius will kick off in the way Aquarius wants: friendship. These two can be a great duo at witty banter, cleverness, and the like. They don't play the same cards intellectually, but they can meld their intellectual cards together.
Capricorn is accepting of Aquarius' weird mentality, but again, if Aquarius breaks a lot of social contracts, a Capricorn can get spiteful. They want to give Aquarius a space in their life, but if they are not up to par in respecting that space, the Capricorn will deny that partner.
Consecutive signs often share similar qualities. There can be a feeling of just understanding things together automatically. Aquarius will have the Capricorn figured out fast, which will be convenient for the Capricorn that can sometimes have a rich inner life that others just don't get.
I find Capricorns usually are the party builders; they like to set a scene, and they love having different people come together and seeing how they interact. Aquarius doesn't usually like to do that kind of work. They want to show up, experience the social milieu, and do crazy stuff (or at least vicariously do crazy stuff by having people around them that will).
Capricorns bring the setting, Aquarius brings the energy.
Capricorns are great at building safe spaces for Aquarians. Aquarius is looking for someone to accept them, not necessarily understand them, but accept them regardless.
Capricorns can help bring out Aquarius seriousness, and Capricorns can also play their weird games. Aquarius needs to accept they are much weirder. So much weirder. Capricorn will do well to accept this and not shut them down over something unusual they do. Aquarius likes encouragement. These two have a connection that can be really solid without having to be overbearing. I think Capricorn stabilizes Aquarius while also allowing them to do their own dance.
I have seen blowouts with Capricorns and Aquarians—a Capricorn may make a sharp judgment and put up a wall or grudge against Aquarius, which will really hurt them. They'll wonder if you've been faking the relationship, and Capricorns as popularity seekers sometimes do . . . fake things. But know, that comes at a significant cost for Aquarius souls who are existential. The Aquarian mission is to bring out the most authentic version of the world, rather than a fake copy.
Top 10 Things These Two Bring to the Table
- As an earth sign, you will bring in the money. All earth signs have an innate understanding of physical reality that air signs often ignore and run over. Earth signs are great at physical manifestation. Finances go with this.
- Creating positive settings. They like safe spaces. They like thriving parties. They are setting makers.
- Stabilizing, grounding, and comfy. They don't put pressure on Aquarius in a way that threatens them . . . unless there is a blowout.
- They are seekers of traditional goals—bringing in family, consistency, and confidence.
- Honest, solid, and interesting but not flashy. They don't have sparkle-over-the-top egos like a Leo. They have an ego, but it's more reserved, something the Aquarius can handle.
- Love to talk, love to listen, love ideas.
- Offers a physical, comforting relationship. They are sturdy and rock-like for Aquarius.
- Comfortable with Aquarius being detached in its emotions.
- Committed, but in a way that won't scare the Aquarius. Aquarius is worried if they commit the person will suddenly leave. Capricorn can take their time before having to date an Aquarius (or go official) making it nicer for an Aquarius who requires friendship first.
- Capricorn will dote on Aquarius for their weirdness. A nice plus.
- Capricorn will never get bored with an Aquarius. Capricorn will accept them, but the Aquarius will constantly come up with new, ambitious, bizarre things.
- Aquarius will spark Capricorn's conversations and mind.
- It's a freeing relationship—Aquarius is independent, comfortable with itself, and won't interfere with Capricorn's world.
- A life full of adventures, creativity, various social groups, ideas, and magic.
- An Aquarius is charming and generally quite beautiful. They'll do what they can to be endearing, funny, and clever. They have great insight into the future.
- Manages emotions well and considers carefully how they present conflicts.
- A burst of mental energy, constantly inspiring the Capricorn mind.
- Aquarius is open, thinking outside the box, and yet sincere. Aquarius cares to a high degree about making a relationship genuine.
- If they open up their emotional selves, it is quite endearing and powerful.
- They will make for exciting home spaces, with various puzzling furniture interests.
Capricorn does well with managing housework. Capricorn does well to manage finances. Aquarius needs a space to express itself and be weird, and Aquarius loves it when someone can join in seamlessly. Capricorn should always encourage rather than shut down the Aquarius or make it feel like it's being too weird. An Aquarius opens up more based on cues the Capricorn gives it. Aquarius are (secretively) emotional, but it often comes off detached. They absorb a lot of emotion until they feel ready to release it (the water bearer, it's an important image).
Aquarius, if you have a blowout with Capricorn, don't be afraid to talk about it openly. Don't let it shut you down, or cause you to build up a wall and grudge. Your Capricorn loves you, but sometimes it's difficult for them to know what strategy to take. They don't always have the same rules to friendship. Don't let that shock you too hard.
Unfortunately, a lot of zodiacs will do something crazy to try and get a rise out of the Aquarius, rather than take the more patient route to let you come to what conclusions you want in your own time.
me on May 08, 2020:
I am a Capricorn male and like ONLY Capricorn women who are always my soulmates. Aquarius? Losers like Gemini pigs
Karlenne Freil Guerrero Dagomo on May 05, 2020:
I like it soooo much because thats how I feel about my BEST FRIEND i love her just the way she is i dont want her to change because i dont want her to be something she isn't and i want my friendship with her to last many many years until the end of our time
Jai on March 15, 2020:
I'm a 15yr old Aquarius and i've been in a 2 yr relationship with a cap and i'm starting to feel less love for her but still want to be with her i'm confused. Plus that its a long distance relationship where we cant see each other.
ANY ADVICE PLS):
Tanya on February 09, 2020:
Love this article!! I’m a Capri dating an Aquarius and the information makes a soo much sense and has many commonalities...
Momma moa on January 27, 2020:
I am a cap woman been with my Aquarius man 12 years I agree with all the things in this article but I love my man he is weird but we work it out
The only thing is when he’s mad at me he can be very mean and I mean very mean almost as if it’s a punishment of some sort. He is not the emotional type but he is very blunt with his words which can be good or bad at times
He’s a great provider and knows how to give me my space when I need it
As a cap I still struggle with trust issues even after all these years I still think he might leave even though he tell me he won’t
Alice Cruciani on August 11, 2019:
I’m an Aquarius girl. I recently went on a date with a Capricorn guy who I consider a best guy friend. However, it was set up by my best friends when they use my phone and typed in “Do you want to date?” I have no choice, but to go on the date since the damaged was done. After the date, I had fun and a bit relaxed however I find it hard because I think that it felt forced and I can’t really think of him more than a friend. But, I dont know what to do at all?
What should I do?
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on January 02, 2019:
I do know some lovely Scorpios. I can understand that.
Jenevive on September 25, 2018:
Shes soo funny like to watch more of hervideos about capricorn and awuarious.
Aqua on September 04, 2018:
I've just begun dating a Capricorn male and I'm really excited about where this relationship might lead. It's nice to break away from my Scorpio streek. I did, however, have a social slip up the other night when we went out and he introduced me to his friends. I might've had more then one slip up and I can tell they really bothered him. I am really insecure and am embarrassed about it also. I don't feel like I can say sorry enough to make it right, so I just hope it doesn't happen again. Any advice?
Annelise from copenhagen Denmark on June 09, 2018:
My man is cap also moon cap, but he has Merkur venus mars in Aquarius, me moon venus Merkur, in Aquarius, Mars Scorpio trine with his moon, mars venus conjunct dubbelt wammi, he also has Mars conjunct Pluto in 8 house so he has Scorpio feelings hottie ;)
If you ask me the best men in the zodiac are caps and Scorpio and they are a lot alike .....period silence, very shy, serious, has layers introvert, sarcastic :) hot sex, very sexy without they really know it
Pammy on February 11, 2018:
Wow! Thank you, this article brought me to tears. It’s my Cappy and I to a tee. My brother is also a Cappy and they are both very similar. I’ve always had a thing for Cappies or those that appear Capricorn-like. Mine allows me to release my emotions - sometimes those I wasn’t even aware I was harbouring and I’ve akways felt so safe with him. Love him with all my heart but our relationship is “complicated”. Point 9 that Jason mentioned about our fear of commitment was like a dagger in my heart. Even though our relationship is strong in many ways I have an innate fear that if he were to commit he’d leave me.
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on August 17, 2017:
How would you say they are off?
Rebecca on August 16, 2017:
I am falling for a Capricorn, nervous but these Aquarius qualities are way off..
Valentine on June 23, 2017:
I'm an Aquarius and I fell hard for a Capricorn I opened up to him because I felt such a weird bond to him borderline obsession. He played me like a fool. It wasn't his fault. I hand myself over to him like John the Baptist head on a silver platter.. and this emotional detached is us just playing hard ... we secretly like to be romanced and have a soul connection as well physical connection.. we need a partner that loves and respects us as a whole person warts and all .. and omg we will mirror that back on you ten fold and cherish, respect you, proctect you and love you till the end of time xxxx
Jason on December 18, 2016:
9.. Aquarius is worried if they commit to someone, they will leave?
I'm an Aquarius, that was funny, thanks for the laugh!
Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on December 17, 2016:
I'm enjoying these explanations of the signs.