John has a PhD in psychology and teaches college courses in human behavior. He writes about air and space, human behavior, and mysticism.
Pisces and Capricorn Compatibility
Capricorn and Pisces are said to be highly compatible, but few reasons are ever given as to why. Is there any truth behind the buzz? Can a goat and a fish vibe sexually and romantically?
If you are curious about the answers to these questions, you’ve come to the right place. This post is all about Capricorn and Pisces, with insights that you’ll get nowhere else.
In this article, you will learn:
- The shared traits of Capricorn and Pisces
- The specific characteristics of Capricorn
- The unique attributes of Pisces
- How an earth sign and a water sign interact
- 7 ways Capricorn and Pisces are compatible
Before continuing, you have a right to know about the author of this piece. Right off the bat, I need to say that I’m not an astrologer or psychic. I’m a Scorpio male who happens to be formally trained in psychology. For reasons that are beyond my level of awareness, I have gravitated towards the psycho-spiritual since early childhood. (In case you are wondering, psycho-spirituality is a fancy term used to describe psychological concepts that are blended into spiritual metaphors.)
Using insight from Jungian-based teachings, coupled with research that comes to us from the ancients, I’m going to share with you the specific reasons why Capricorn and Pisces are an excellent match. My promise is to present insight in a way that is direct, uncomplicated, and devoid of astro-babble. Be forewarned—I tend to write in the language of science. Chalk it up to Scorpio logic.
Hopefully, you’ll walk away from this page with newfound knowledge that can be applied in ways that make sense for your situation.
Capricorn and Pisces Revealed
Capricorn is one of the most misunderstood signs in astrology. It gets tagged as boring, irritable, and sexually flat. On the other hand, Pisces is one of the most mysterious signs. It is pegged as overly sensitive, requiring it to partner with another feeler, like Scorpio, for balance. But as you will soon see, the stereotypes simply aren’t true.
Let’s begin by assessing a chart of traits and then move on to a closer examination of each sign. This will provide a foundation for all that follows. We can then explore how Capricorn and Pisces match in seven life areas.
Note: As you read what follows, bear in mind that the material is gender-neutral, focusing only on the pairing between these signs.
The Two Signs' Compatibility Traits
Impacted by the Moon
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
People born under the Capricorn sign fall into the tenth house of the zodiac. That’s a ten-dollar term that describes specific attributes contained inside the metaphorical house which become manifested in corporeal (human) form.
The ringed planet Saturn, located 746 million miles from earth, rules Capricorn exclusively. It is from this celestial body that the sign’s attributes are derived. Pulsating from Saturn’s hydrogen-helium core, the symbolic goat is flung far into the solar system. He travels fast, thanks to a gravity assist from the planet's 53 moons.
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Just before arriving on earth, the spiral galaxies of Capricornus infuse the goat with practical wisdom from the ancients.
Major Capricorn Traits (Positive and Negative):
- Sexually inhibited
- Sometimes bland
Pisces (February 20–March 20)
People born under the Pisces sign are influenced by the twelfth house. If you were to open the door to this structure, you would sense the presence of all that is unseen—mysticism, dreams, and secrets.
Pisces' ruling planets are gas giant Jupiter and ice giant Neptune. Two million miles apart, their polarities intersect and form a quantum field. In turn, this creates a powerful cosmic ripple. Cresting atop this energy wave is the metaphorical fish, blading through time and space. As it nears earth, the elliptical galaxies of the Piscean constellation gift the water sign with psychic powers.
A Word of Caution: This sign is prone to addiction; specifically, alcoholism.
Major Pisces Traits (Positive and Negative):
- Highly empathic
- Warm, gentle
- Animal lover
Earth Sign vs. Water Sign
Capricorn is considered an earth sign. This means they are grounded people who take a slow and steady approach with most things in life. Earth signs are stable and have a penchant for building futures based on a solid foundation. Earth signs are all about the practical.
Pisces is a water sign. People who belong to this elemental group are considered deep, intuitive, and highly sensitive. Water signs have high empathic powers, which is a not-so-scary way of saying they are psychic.
Cardinal Sign vs. Mutable Sign
Mythology teaches us that Capricorn is a Cardinal sign. Their attributes are movement and energy, focus, and vigor. Cardinal energy is thought to be responsible for the change in seasons.
On the flip side, the ancients tell us that Pisces is a mutable sign whose primary attribute is adaptability to change. It is best to think of mutable signs as going with the flow.
7 Reasons Pisces and Capricorn Are a Perfect Match
Let's take a closer look at why these two signs get along so well.
1. Their sexual energy is explosive.
There exists a symbiotic dance when it comes to intimacy between Capricorn and Pisces. At first glance, one might think the two don’t gel. But just the opposite is true. Capricorn’s sexual vibe is difficult for most other signs to detect. That’s just the earthy nature of the goat. But that doesn’t mean their energy is mute.
Pisces, using almost supernatural empathic skills, can tap into Capricorn’s libido and magnetically pull the unseen to the forefront. Moreover, because Pisces is often caught up in a chaotic storm of emotions, Capricorn’s grounded vibe has a calming, centering effect.
Behind closed doors, the two experience a powerful, explosive joining that is difficult to put into words. Capricorn’s animalistic side comes out while Pisces is able to focus on offering pleasure.
The symbiosis comes from the infused karma directed to each sign from their ruling planets. Capricorn is authoritative and dominant. Pisces is more laid back and submissive. Additionally, Pisces receives joy from giving.
2. They trust each other deeply.
There is a high level of trust that exists in the Pisces-Capricorn pairing. Much of this is linked to the amount of effort both signs spend in forming the bond itself. Because Capricorn and Pisces tend to be distrustful of the world, the duo recognizes that once a romantic bond forms, it’s important to maintain. The engine of that maintenance is trust.
Pisces, who prefers to hand off important decision-making to dominant Capricorn, feeds into the goat’s need to be in control. On the flip side, Capricorn trusts Pisces to attend to its emotional needs—something that can be very difficult to allow at first.
3. Their love is built on a strong foundation.
The emotional bond between Capricorn and Pisces is powerful and enduring. Moreover, the foundation is built on a high degree of trust. When you think about the attributes of both signs, this makes complete sense.
Practical Capricorn approaches matters of the heart with a cautious eye. But once the goat feels safe, it bonds quickly. It takes a nurturing, affectionate, and patient sign, like Pisces, to turn on Capricorn’s heart switch. Once this happens, both signs tune into one another and vibrate on the same frequency.
Pisces is a sign drawn to emotional puzzles. Given Capricorn’s cool demeanor, the fish is captivated by the goat’s energy. There is an unspoken, gentle bond that exists between both Capricorn and Pisces that’s loving and supportive. The two balance each other out in an uncanny way. Capricorn calms Pisces' passions. Conversely, Pisces ignites the goat’s heart flame.
4. Capricorn tempers Pisces' financial impulsivity.
I’ve learned the best way to say something is to simply be direct. In the case of Pisces, it’s one of the worst signs in the galaxy with money. That’s not meant as a dig. Instead, it speaks to a larger truth about how Pisces thinks and operates. This water sign is not concerned with the accumulation of wealth or societal status.
Instead, Pisces is motivated by the emotional and thrives off giving and receiving joy. That’s why this sign sometimes gets into trouble with credit cards and ATM machines. Simply put, Pisces buys items impulsively. For this reason, Capricorn matches extremely well with Pisces.
To put it bluntly, Capricorn won’t put up with wild spending. The goat will use its mighty hoof to stomp loudly, putting an end to Pisces wasteful spending. You might think this would upset the fish, but just the opposite is true. Pisces craves boundaries. While there may be initial friction when Capricorn becomes agitated, the discomfort soon gives way to psychic understanding.
In other words, Pisces appreciates Capricorn’s unique financial prowess and happily abides. Once both achieve this place of understanding, Capricorn will go about the business of building a stable future. In short, Capricorn gives Pisces what it cannot give to itself.
5. They stimulate each other's intellects.
Earlier, we compared and contrasted earth signs and water signs. The differences between the two become apparent and paradoxically connected for their intellectual relationship.
Capricorn is focused on two life areas: the here and now, and the future. Their thoughts center almost obsessively on the creation of wealth and status. These thoughts are practical in nature and take on a “how to” aspect. Some may think of this as limited. I don’t. There’s something to be said about safety and financial stability.
On the other hand, the Piscean mind is often caught up in a dream world. It bifurcates on a plane of reality and fantasy. Concerns about the past and the future orbit in Pisces' head, which can sometimes be overwhelming.
When you combine both signs together intellectually, the result is stimulating. Capricorn taps into Pisces' deep need to focus. Conversely, Pisces tugs at the goat’s sense of imagination. What you often see is a high degree of analysis and shared interests.
A Word of Caution: If left unchecked, Pisces can trail off into fantasy-based tangents. This can irritate Capricorn and cause the goat to huff and puff. It’s completely normal and to be expected at the beginning stages of the relationship.
6. They communicate well.
At first, conversations between these two signs can be a struggle. This makes sense when you consider their respective elemental orientations. Remember, one is earth (grounded) and the other water (emotional).
Pisces—who is interested in all things spiritual—may struggle to introduce such topics into the dialogue. It cannot help this because that’s the fish’s nature. Capricorn will listen, to a point, because the sign is gifted with patience.
What’s interesting is that Pisces can tune into what Capricorn brings up topically, such as concerns over finances, security, and safety. In this way, the fish’s empathic abilities allow it to initiate a dialogue that directly speaks to shared interests.
Once both get into a groove, communication is easygoing and practical. Conversations usually orbit around here-and-now topics like politics, world affairs, and the impact of global technology.
Arguments are rare between Capricorn and Pisces. The fish is conflict-avoidant, and Capricorn is patient. The only exceptions include financial disagreements or when Capricorn gets headstrong. One of the negative traits of the goat is stubbornness. It’s not a stereotype, but a characteristic that is part of the sign’s emotional constitution.
7. They have many shared interests.
At first glance, it may seem like Pisces and Capricorn don't have shared interests. In truth, they do, it’s just that the number of interests is less than other pairings. The task for the goat and the fish is to identify those shared areas and focus on them like a laser. There are plenty to choose from.
Capricorn gravitates towards the outdoors and enjoys being in nature. Pisces also likes being outside, particularly near large bodies of water. Camping, fishing, skiing, hiking, and nature-themed travel are magnetic to these signs.
Because Pisces holds a special empathic bond with animals, pets are important. This is not a problem for Capricorn once it tabulates how much it will cost to care for the animal.
Both signs are into reading, movies, and theater. The distinction here is that the material (at least for Capricorn) needs to be somewhat realistic. This isn’t the case for Pisces, who thrives off fantasy.
Finally, on this point, Pisces truly is the catalyst for new things. Armed with a chip for adaptability, the fish is pretty much down for anything.
Enjoy This Exceptional Pairing
Hopefully, I’ve demonstrated to you that Pisces and Capricorn are highly compatible. In the seven life areas explored, you’ve seen how one sign makes up for what the other lacks.
Capricorn-Pisces relationships are almost always long-term. In fact, it’s fair to say many last a lifetime. The pairing also makes for excellent parents, offering children a financially stable, emotionally supportive environment.
Questions & Answers
Question: From a scale from 1-100 how compatible are the two signs of Capricorn and Pisces?
Answer: Nearly 100%.
Question: What is the most important attribute for a Capricorn man to look for in a woman?
Answer: A Capricorn man should look for someone who will challenge his rigidity. Capricorns loves being challenged, within reason.
Question: If a Capricorn and a Pisces argue a lot, what does that tell you?
Answer: Much depends on what the argument is about. If it’s about money, Capricorns can be fairly intractable.
Question: What is the most important attribute for a Pisces man to look for in a woman?
Answer: I would say their ability to intuit and be empathic. I wouldn't lie to one.
Question: Is it normal for a Capricorn man to feel like a Pisces is not the one for him?
Answer: Yes. These things are not written in stone.
Question: Do Capricorn women last a lifetime with Pisces men?
Answer: In many cases, yes.
© 2017 John Lannoye