7 Ways Capricorn and Pisces Are Highly Compatible

Updated on December 20, 2017
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John has a PhD in psychology and teaches college courses in human behavior. He writes about air and space, human behavior and mysticism.

Capricorn and Pisces are a cosmic match
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How Capricorn and Pisces Match

Capricorn and Pisces are said to be highly compatible but few reasons are ever given why. Is there any truth behind the buzz? Moreover, can a goat and fish vibe sexually and romantically?

If you are curious about the answers to these questions, you’ve come to the right place.

That’s because this post is all about Capricorn and Pisces with insight that you’ll get nowhere else.

In this article, you will learn:

  • The shared traits of Capricorn and Pisces
  • Specific characteristics of Capricorn
  • The unique attributes of Pisces
  • How an earth sign and water sign interact
  • The influence of the moon on both zodiacs
  • 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.

Instead, 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.

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.

In case you are wondering, psycho-spirituality is a fancy term used to describe psychological concepts that are blended into spiritual metaphors.

Pisces and Capricorn revealed
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Capricorn and Pisces Revealed

In my studies, I have learned that Pisces is not always a good match for other signs. On the flipside, I’ve also discovered that Capricorns don’t always fit well with other Zodiacs.

On that note, Capricorn is one of the least misunderstood signs in astrology. It gets tagged with being boring, irritable and sexually flat.

But as you will soon see, the stereotypes simply aren’t true.

On the other hand, Pisces is one of the most mysterious signs. It is pegged with being overly sensitive, requiring it to partner with another feeler, like Scorpio, for balance.

These too are misnomers; something we will later dispel.

As you read what follows, bear in mind that the material is gender neutral, focusing only on the pairing between Capricorn and Pisces.

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 Scorpion logic.

Hopefully, you’ll walk away from this page with new found knowledge that can be applied in ways that make sense for your situation.

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.

Afterward, we can then explore how Capricorn and Pisces match in seven life areas.

The Two Signs' Compatibility Traits

Impacted by moon

Capricorn Traits

Capricorn is infused with authority, stability and financial expertise
Capricorn is infused with authority, stability and financial expertise | Source

CAPRICORN: December 22 – January 19

People born under the Capricorn sign fall into the tenth house of the zodiac in horoscopic astrology. That’s a $10.00 term that describes specific attributes contained inside the metaphorical structure 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.

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) include:

  • Loyal
  • Demanding
  • Compassionate
  • Sexually inhibited
  • Hard working
  • Arrogance
  • Patient
  • Distrustful
  • Friendly
  • Sometimes bland
  • Independent

Pisces Traits

Pisces rides a cosmic wave that infused with psychic abilities
Pisces rides a cosmic wave that infused with psychic abilities | Source

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.

One word of caution on Pisces. This sign is prone to addiction. Specifically, alcoholism.

Major Pisces traits (positive and negative) include:

  • Sensitive
  • Unfocused
  • Submissive
  • Compassionate
  • Highly Empathic
  • Clingy
  • Warm, gentle
  • Intellectual
  • Animal lover
  • Caring
  • Adaptable
  • Romantic

Earth vs. Water Signs
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Earth and Water Signs

Capricorn is considered an earth sign. This means they are grounded people that 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 and 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 flipside, the ancients tell us that Pisces is a mutable sign. The primary attribute is adaptability to change. It is best to think of mutable signs as going with the flow.

Once you’ve absorbed all that was mentioned above, continue reading to learn about the 7 ways Capricorn and Pisces are compatible.

Notice the Pisces cosmic wave in the sky
Notice the Pisces cosmic wave in the sky | Source

1. Sexual Energy

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 to detect by most other signs. 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 affect.

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.

Pisces Moon

It’s important to mention that because Pisces is a water sign, it is impacted by the earth’s moon. If you believe our moon is responsible the tidal currents, it’s easy to see the relationship.

When a full moon occurs, Pisces experiences a surge of energy that has a transformative effect on stoic Capricorn. You may be wondering how?

Specifically, Piscean energy can penetrate Capricorn’s tough veneer and make the goat submissive. In this way, Capricorn responds like Scorpio and Pisces.

Behind closed doors, the two experience a powerful, explosive joining

Love is strong between Pisces and Capricorn
Love is strong between Pisces and Capricorn | Source

2. Love

The emotional bond between Capricorn and Pisces 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. However, it is not instant.

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.


3. Trust

There is a high level of trust that exists in the Pisces and 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 flipside, Capricorn trusts Pisces to attend to its emotional needs; something that can be very difficult to allow at first.

Capricorn and Pisces tend to be distrustful of the world

4. Money

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.

It is for this reason Capricorn matches extremely well with Pisces.

To keep it real, 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.

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5. Intellect

Earlier, we compared and contrasted earth signs vs. water signs. The differences between the two become apparent and paradoxically connected for their intellectual relationship.

Capricorn is focused on two life areas: 1) The here and now and 2); The future. Almost obsessively, thoughts center on the creation of wealth, status and amassing fortune.

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 if often caught up in a dream world. It bifurcates on a plain 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.

One note of caution here.

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.

Capricorn and Pisces Compatibility Video

6. Communications

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].

Once both get into a groove, communication is easy going and practical.

Pisces, interested in all things spiritual may struggle with trying 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 a chip that empowers 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.

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. 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 instead, a characteristic that is part of the sign’s emotional constitution.

Once both get into a groove, communication is easy going and practical.

Jupiter grounds Pisces for Capricorn
Jupiter grounds Pisces for Capricorn | Source

7. Interests

At first glance, it may seem like Pisces and Capricorn wouldn’t hold shared interests. In truth, they do. It’s just 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’s plenty to choose from.

Capricorn gravitates towards the outdoors and enjoys being around nature. Pisces also likes being outside, particularly near large bodies of water. Camping, fishing, skiing, hiking trails 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 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.

Jupiter and Neptune Create Pisces Cosmic Wave
Jupiter and Neptune Create Pisces Cosmic Wave | Source

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 does not hold.

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.

© 2017 John M


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      Ariel 10 days ago

      Nomi, not all Capricorns they say are a match for Pisces. The things you’ve mention below, sounds like he really is manipulating you. Capricorn’s are usually loyal but only the grown up ones. There are many other Capricorn’s who are players and I say it for many types of human beings out there. My Virgo bestie has had experienced with Caps that sounds like what you’ve mentioned and it never worked out well. If he hasn’t texted or called you back, and went on date with another girl, that means he’s not that into you. I say put yourself first. Trust your feelings. He will come back eventually, but only because he probably likes the idea of you or likes the idea of having options. It’s up to you whether you see your worth or not. From an outside point of view, if a man makes you question and have self doubt and feel confused, he’s not the right guy for you. As cliche as it sounds, you will know if the guy is there for you 100% or more. Trust your gut Piscean feelings. You will forgive him and that’s a great thing about being a Pisces but let him go. You will find someone better that will give you the love you deserve and has always dreamed of. Pisces always finds the love they dream of once they wake up from all the bad dreams that’s been holding them back. I wish you nothing but the best and hope you make the right choice. From yours truly -Pisces sister to another Pisces sister, Ariel

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      Nomi KS 2 weeks ago

      I am a pisces women and i have been seeing/dating (i dont know what to say exactly) a capricorn man for a year now and in his words we gel together, in my words he is my safe place. Everything you have mentioned is truly accurate i just kept nodding with all the points. Now the thing is and this happened like 2 days back, well he does not want to be in relation said i should not have any high expextations such as being in a relationship or getting married. He says he does not want to be tied down with restrictions just yet because that will eventually happen when he marries. There were a few times and 2 days back he was saying that i am a positive influence in his life i bring positivity i make him smile that i am not a meaningless part of his life and whatever we have he does not want to lose it or me. He asked me if i trust him and i should trust him. I asked him if he was playing with me then he should just say it because i have been through a lot and he knows that, he said if he was playing with me then he wouldn't be here and its been a year now.

      What lead to this? Well he went on a date or so to meet a girl who has been forcing him to meet up as he said and right after that date he came over to my place and thats how everything started. So its been 2 days and he hasn't called or even texted. Ah yes recently he hasn't been texting or calling me much its me who is texting him and calling him which he declines and calls back later.

      And now i don't know what to do i really wish i knew what i could do. I dont want to let go of him because i am not sure if thats what i should do or give him a chance but yes it's hurting me, making me think that everything he said or has done in the past year is a lie.

      I have no one to talk to about this or ask for advices hence i am here hoping someone would help me out.

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      EC 4 weeks ago

      I'm a Pisces women. Currently dating a Capricorn. I was pretty hesitant in making him a long term because he is quite "emotionless" and hard to have deep convos at first, but through time, I started seeing him open up more and with my annoying subtle unafraid to show my feelings thing I do, he opened up more. I have dated a Scorpio before him, our bond was spiritually great and connected, but my Scorpio sometimes more than not made me felt a lot of toxic energy. More times than not, I felt it wasn't healthy being with him. Too bad cause I really love being around Scorpios in general because we always do stupid funny things together without judgement (EVEN AS FRIENDS). However, my Capricorn now has really made me grown. I feel I am more balanced between earth and water and I can see both sides of the world now. If you get what I'm, saying lololol. xoxo Also, I'm not prone to addiction with alcohol or drugs, my addictions are friend fries, mash potatoes and ice cream. Ps. I love the chart to show the differences between pisces and caps. So true!!

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      John M 7 weeks ago from Chicago

      @ewelina I wish I knew but as a Scorpio guy, I just think there exists a deep understanding between the two signs.

      When I am around Pisces, I feel calm and centered. It's a paradox. Lol. But Pisces is one of my favorites by far

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      Ewelina 8 weeks ago

      Hi John. Why is pisces one of your favourite signs? :)

      Sometimes I feel that it is quite difficult to be pisces and I wish I was a taurus!

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      Ali 2 months ago

      I have been married for 35 years to a Pisces, your quite accurate, he has made me a better person spiritually and I love his opposite traits. He is does like to drink, but with me as a Capricorn he doesn't get away with indulgence!

      Love my Pisces Man

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      Melissa 3 months ago

      My soulmate is a Capricorn our connection is like no other. He means everything to me

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      Alana Almond 3 months ago

      Pisces woman. However, I don't agree with the alcoholism.

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      John M 3 months ago from Chicago


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      Hannaj 3 months ago

      This article is very accurate!

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      John Hollywood 4 months ago from Hollywood, CA

      @Stacy you must be Pisces. There was nothing "highly critical" of Pisces in this. Just the opposite. It was extremely complimentary.

      If anything, it was Capricorn that was painted in a critical light.

      I thought this was a spot on article in everyway.

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      John M 4 months ago from Chicago

      Do a google search for the sign that is most vulnerable to alcoholism. Come back when you learn the result. Sorry you feel offended. Personally, Pisces is one of my favorite signs.

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      Vlad 4 months ago

      I love her so much...male fish :)

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      Robert 5 months ago

      My Capricorn means the world to me, and this article has supported everything in great detail on both ends

      Pisces male

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      Ilona 6 months ago

      Clear structured precise.

      Written excellently.

      One of the best comments I have read so far.

      Pisces woman

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      Drew B 7 months ago from Peoria, Illinois

      I enjoyed reading this article because it was straight forward and highly accurate. Pisces is a super sensitive sign. Thanks for posting