Aquarius and Capricorn Compatibility


Two houses sit side by side on a quiet tree-lined street. The lots are oversized and identical in square footage. A long driveway leads up to the house on the left, the quaint green bungalow set back from the street and tucked behind a gallant Oak tree. The orange trim matches the front porch, and the cracked paint is identical to the stain on the crooked fence. Sometimes the yard is mowed. Sometimes it’s overgrown. On cool days, lighthearted music plays from the open windows, and when the light catches the front windows just right, the homeowner can sometimes be seen dancing with their dogs. 

The house on the right is a gray block occupying the entire lot. The grass is trimmed, and the single slim tree is kept cut back. The windows are high and square, the slanted roof as sharp as the fresh paint job. What plays out in this house is unseen, the glass too tinted and too thick to hear any music. One house is private, and the other puts everything on display. The walls inside the house on the left are all different colors. The paint inside the house on the right is as seamless as the minimal furniture. Each house is a reflection of the person inside. 

You may have an idea of where I’m going with this. Because you two, Aquarius and Capricorn, are neighbors in astrology, sitting side by side on the zodiac wheel. Capricorn, like the house on the right, you are private, logical and put reason behind everything you do. Aquarius, like the house on the left, you’re colorful and crave freedom, exploration, and new experiences. Capricorn, you’re a realist with solar panels and a bunker. Two vastly different houses for two very different people. So what’s the verdict? Are you the neighbors who steal each other’s packages? Or do you have a shared gate so you can hang out in your backyard? Let’s find out!

Aquarius Zodiac Symbol


Aquarius, you’re one of the most individualistic signs in the zodiac. As the eleventh sign, your symbol is the water bearer, and that, combined with your go-with-the-flow mentality, is one of the reasons many people consider you a water sign when in actuality, you’re an air sign. You have your head in the clouds, always planning your next adventure. You crave freedom and independent thought, but as a fixed sign, you also enjoy a steady routine, and when you find something you like, you will continue to gravitate toward that pattern. But unlike other fixed signs, you choose consistency in the form of freedom, and you will go out of your way to make sure you never feel smothered by anything in life, whether that’s your job, your friend, or your partners.

Your ruling planet is Uranus, which represents originality and change.

Because of this, you have an unconventional nature. Your biggest threat to your mental health is falling into a static mindset, and you will go out of your way to seek change. You despise authority and being told what to do. You hate conformity, and you will make an effort to step out of tradition and seek new experiences.

Capricorn Zodiac Symbol


Capricorn, you are the overachiever of the zodiac, and you think hard before you make any decisions, always considering the consequences and benefits of your actions. You don’t take steps just to wander. Your path is clearly defined, and each step forward you make is deliberate.

As a cardinal sign, you’ll take the initiative to take action in pursuit of your goals.

You don’t have time for drama, but as a realist, you also understand that drama is an aspect of life, and for that reason, you’re very careful about the people you allow into your life. You’re in the tenth house, which represents career, and for that reason, professional success is important to you. You’re incredibly driven when it comes to accomplishing your goals. You’re mindful of how you’re perceived by your peers, especially if it could affect your work life. You like organization and dependability, and although you’ll often put your goals above spending time with your friends, when you do allow people into your life, it’s because they add something to your life, and you will always be loyal to them.

Aquarius and Capricorn in Friendship

Although you two are drastically different in your approaches to life, you have one difference that makes for a potential for something valuable. Aquarius, you’re a fixed sign, which means that you like to do things in a certain way. As a cardinal sign, Capricorn, you’re an initiator and know how to get things done. Fixed signs do not always mesh with other fixed signs, as their mutual stubbornness makes compromises difficult. Fixed signs, like you, Aquarius, are full of ideas, but you don’t always know how to get moving. And this is where Capricorn comes in. As a Cardinal sign you are more flexible, don’t hesitate, and will always go after the things you want. This is a tool Aquarius can benefit from–if your pragmatic nature doesn’t become too smothering for free-spirited Aquarius.

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Capricorn, you’re ruled by Saturn, the planet that represents divine timing and overcoming obstacles. You know what you want in life, and you don’t hold back in going after it. Because of your driven personality, you see time as valuable and are very particular in how you spend it. You’re not just a rule follower–you set the rules. If you have a goal, you outline the logical steps to get it, and you will surround yourself with like-minded people who are going to add to your life. Aquarius can confuse you because while they are free-spirited and individualistic, which is the opposite of you, they are full of new ideas, and you will enjoy spending time with them just to pick their brain.

On the opposite side, Aquarius, you may find Capricorn too predictable. You want to go on random adventures, and Capricorn will be too busy following their schedule to fit you in. However, Capricorn is also a go-getter, and that’s something you respect Aquarius since you have big dreams but often struggle to pursue them. You two can learn from each other if you learn to understand your differences aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

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You are both cautious when it comes to letting people fully get to know you. Often what you project to the world around you is only the tip of the iceberg of who you really are, and from the surface level, you are the wild one, Aquarius, and you are the boring one, Capricorn–but that’s very far from just who you are. You both understand that you are who you spend your time with, and you’re both particular about who you allow into your life. Aquarius, you may have more friends than Capricorn, but your mindsets are similar: you will take your time to lower your guard and let someone know the deeper sides of your personality. Only when that happens will you both open up to your friends and show your vulnerable sides.

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This is another place where you have similar approaches to life. Mainly that dating is not your priority in life. If a relationship happens, great. But you’re not going to go out of your way to waste your time with the wrong person. For you, Aquarius, this is because you embrace your freedom, and you detest being smothered. Likewise, you Capricorn are a realist. You’ll only take the step of a relationship if you feel the person is adding something to your life. You both understand that relationships require trust and take time and behavior to reach that place and because you’re both private people, you won’t open up to your friends about who you’re dating until you really feel like this is the person you want to be with.

Aquarius and Capricorn in Love

Loyalty is incredibly important to both of you, but it may take time for both of you to get to that place. As friends, it’s probably inevitable that it will happen if you continue spending time with them. Love is a different story. If your friendship is the cohesive next-door neighbors who will bond over a glass of wine in the backyard, a relationship between the two of you will unfold much colder. You will not be the neighbors who ding-dong ditch each other or report an unmowed lawn to the HOA, but you’re not going to be inviting each other into your homes either. And that’s because you are faster to trust friends than a potential love interest. Neither of you will give your heart to just anyone, as emotional vulnerability is difficult to come to terms with. Your relationship is the opposite.

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Aquarius, you are a free spirit, ready to see the world and everything it offers. You seek a partner who will understand your desire for freedom and new experiences, and you’ll show this side of yourself on your first date. Likewise, Capricorn, you don’t hide who you are. You’ll be on time, dressed nicely, and have a list of things to talk about, yet you may be so taken aback by Aquarius’ individualism that you forget what you wanted to say. If you can both get to the topic of pursuing dreams and goals professionally, you may have a vibe in your date, but it’s more likely that because you two take a while to let others in, you will come off as your surface level stereotypes–the wild one and the boring one will probably not be interested in spending more time together. If you take a chance and allow yourself to peer behind the curtain to see the personality underneath, you may stand a chance. But since neither of you are particularly interested in wasting time, it’s unlikely you’ll get to that point.

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If you decide to take the plunge into the world of relationships and combine your two households, it’s likely your biggest challenge will come in the form of communication. You have two very different styles of expressing yourself. Aquarius, you’re a thinker, always coming up with new ideas. You see the world differently than other signs in the zodiac, not just because you’re analytical but because you go out of your way to avoid predictability and repetition. You crave individuality even in your line of thought. You’re capable of expressing your love in any way your partner needs, but you need someone who understands the way you express yourself will change based on the day, and Capricorn is not that person. You Capricorn, crave stability and consistency, and your love language is more about action than words. You like acts of service over long conversations. Because you’re loyal, you will make an effort to be there for your partner in a way they need, but you need someone who will give you consistency in return so you know what to expect, and that person won’t be Aquarius.

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This is where you two tend to live up to your stereotypes. Aquarius, you are more wild in the bedroom and more interested in exploring new things. Meanwhile, you Capricorn, prefer a more sensual experience. It’s likely that Aquarius will make the first move, as you are better at separating emotion and sex, while you, Capricorn, prefer sharing yourself with someone after you’ve already gotten to know them.

The Verdict?

What do you think, neighbors of the Zodiac? Not as bad as you might expect, based on your vastly different personalities and approaches to life. With the neighbor metaphor in mind, as friends, you’d enjoy barbecues and game nights. But as partners? It’s probably best not to combine your opposite households.

Compatibility Scale:

  • 1- Get AWAY from me
  • 2- Who are you again?
  • 3- I tolerate you
  • 4- You’re pretty cool
  • 5- Let’s gooooo!

Friendship Compatibility

4.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

3.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

You’re better off just loving them as a friend.