Capricorn and Cancer are opposites in the zodiac. It's natural for an opposition to create a partnership. Consider, is there yin without yang, good without bad, happy without sad? Oppositions define one another. But do opposites attract? It's said that high levels of chemistry usually come from opposite qualities in people, and the happiest couples never have the same character. They just have the best understanding of their differences. Therein lies the success of a relationship between a Capricorn man and a Cancer woman.
Capricorn Man and Cancer Woman Compatibility
A Cancer woman is all about the inner world of emotions and gut feelings. A Capricorn man is focused on the external world and moving forward despite the emotions of a situation. Their differences are apparent, which can be both a blessing and a curse.
A Capricorn man and a Cancer woman have a chemistry that can create a positive feedback loop through which they continue to make each other feel better and better. On the other hand, without tolerance and understanding, their relationship can be very uncomfortable.
A Capricorn man's and a Cancer woman's relationship is at its best when each is aware of their own unique self, and when they respect the autonomy and uniqueness of the other. With tolerance and understanding, each can appreciate and learn from the opposite characteristics their partner brings to the relationship.
The Capricorn Man
A Capricorn man is a rock-solid and responsible person who puts a lot of pressure on himself. He's a leader and fixer who willingly helps and lets others lean on him. He has the wisdom and patience to endure life's restrictions, frustrations, and difficulties. A Capricorn man can be a lonely, depressed man who's deathly afraid of failure and poverty. Why? Because he worries that if he fails, he won't be able to take care of himself and his world, including his family.
A Capricorn man is:
- Motivated, ambitious, and organized
- Naturally inclined towards stability and security
- Uber-dependable, loyal, and grounded
- Realistic and plans for the future
- Traditional and appreciates quality
- Honest with strong moral principles
- A hard worker who produces results
The missing piece and the key to happiness for a Capricorn man is a home, family, and emotional support from those who love him - enter the Cancer woman!
The Cancer Woman
The Cancer woman has an ambitious, forceful personality, but she doesn't trust easily and is terrified of being hurt. Her soft side is often hidden beneath a hard, calm, controlled exterior. However, behind that calm exterior is a highly emotional woman who's deeply sensitive, easily hurt, self-protective, and evasive. She's also a caregiver who's supportive of others in the most protective, nurturing, and loving ways.
A Cancer woman:
- Is consummate mother, wife, hostess, and caregiver who provides others with a soft place to land
- Is deeply sentimental and unquestionably loyal
- Feels concerned about her and her loved ones' financial wellbeing
- Values family more than money
- Is fiercely protective and will do whatever it takes to keep herself and those she loves happy and safe
The missing pieces and keys to a Cancer woman's happiness are to feel emotionally grounded, safe, and secure in life - enter the Capricorn man!
Capricorn Man and Cancer Woman Relationship
Whether a Capricorn and Cancer are friends, coworkers, business partners, lovers, or mates, they seek security, consistency, and fidelity in relationships. At their best, they naturally compensate for the other's weak points. They're like different sides of the same coin - different but better when together.
A Capricorn and Cancer pairing has many sweet spots.
- A Capricorn man provides a Cancer woman with stability and direction. She brings out a Capricorn man's softer and more caring side.
- A Capricorn man can be the firm, solid, stable container for a Cancer woman's emotionally fluctuating nature, and she can soften his hard, crusty exterior.
- A Cancer woman can find security in the physical reality the Capricorn man represents, and he finds her empathetic and caregiving nature reassuring.
- When a Cancer woman becomes moody or fearful, she can call on a Capricorn man's strength and objective good sense to give her clarity. When unsure, he can call upon her intuition and gut feelings.
When a Capricorn Man and Cancer Woman Clash
A Cancer woman can be a moody, unpredictable, and temperamental partner who needs constant emotional connection, support, and encouragement. A Capricorn man needs time alone and finds it difficult to share his emotions or appreciate the feelings of others. This difference can become exaggerated when they argue and fight. A Cancer woman can feel as if he's pushing her away, while a Capricorn man can feel she's become smothering in her need for attention.
An angry Capricorn man will not argue; he'll withdraw and give her the silent treatment. When a Cancer woman is angry, she backs into her shell and sulks. She suppresses her anger until she no longer can. Her dramatic emotional outburst will throw a Capricorn man off guard and push him away. When a Capricorn man and a Cancer woman argue, they can repel one another. They both have long memories, so making amends will take time, tolerance, and understanding.
Capricorn Man and Cancer Woman In Love
In many ways, it's nice to have a mate who happily redresses their partner's shortcomings. The good news is they fit each other like a glove.
- A Cancer woman is affectionate. She expresses her love and caring through sentimental gestures, deep bonding, and always being there to comfort and reassure her Capricorn man with a gentle touch.
- A Capricorn man expresses his love by caring for those he loves materially. He works hard, brings home a steady paycheck, is dependable, and is the fixer who always holds it together when things seem to be falling apart.
The most telling similarity is that each shows love by being forever faithful, loyal, and trustworthy. A Capricorn man and a Cancer woman will be there for one another through good times and bad.
Emotions are not a Capricorn's strong point. He's so focused on the practical and material parts of life that he can find it hard to understand things like emotions and intuition. A Cancer woman is highly intuitive and in touch with her emotions.
Ideally, the Capricorn man will learn to appreciate and honor his Cancer woman's intuitive, emotional nature and incorporate more feelings into his interactions with others. She will discover there are times when the emotions and feelings of others must be sacrificed to get important things done.
Sex and Transformation
There's undoubtedly chemistry. However, here again, there's a need for balance. Too much sentimentality by a Cancer woman is likely to be met with too little response from a Capricorn man. In contrast, the sheer earthiness of the Capricorn man may sometimes offend her delicate sensibilities. When in balance, the Capricorn man and Cancer woman's time in bed will be one of enjoying the emotional dimensions and the earthy sensuality of their lovemaking.
The depth of love and bonding these two can experience when in bed with one another can have a transformative, healing effect on a couple who both have a deep-seated fear of rejection and unrequited love.
21st Century Capricorn Man and Cancer Woman
A Capricorn man and Cancer woman as mates seems to cue-up visions of breadwinner and housewife. However, it's the 21st century, and gender roles have evolved. Still, because they're looking for the same thing, these two can be great partners who support one another in their separate careers and willingly share the workload of creating a home and raising a family.
Looking for the Same Thing
Capricorn men and Cancer women are looking for loyalty, security, and a long-range return on all they've invested in one another. The best part of their relationship could be playing with their grandchildren in their golden years as they reflect on a lifetime of memories and accomplishments.
Are Capricorn and Cancer Soulmates?
Astrological soulmates can't be determined by sun signs alone. Considering how many Capricorns and Cancers are in the world, their sun signs are almost irrelevant to a soulmate relationship.
YourDictionary.com defines the concept of a soulmate as "two people who are compatible in their point of view, disposition, and approach to life." Indeed, a Capricorn man and a Cancer woman want the same things and can eventually create this type of soulmate relationship. They can do this by learning about and understanding how their differences mesh together, building a family, and loving each other through all the happy and hard times.
Sun Sign Compatabiliy
When reading sun sign compatibility, remember that while the sun sign is meaningful and comparing sun signs can be fun and informative, astrological synastry is much more complicated than comparing sun signs.