Capricorn and Sagittarius: Better as Friends or as a Couple?


If this was the Middle Ages, the archer would probably kill the goat. You gotta eat, after all. Fortunately, we’re in the age where we don’t need to get outside and hunt our food–and thank god, ‘cause my aim is terrible, and I’d probably starve. So, what does this have to do with love? Well, my wild Sagittarius, your symbol is the archer, and you, level-headed Capricorn, are the goat–sea-goat to be accurate.

What does this mean for a potential relationship for you?

Like the archer, you, Sagittarius, take aim at your goals and fly forward without hesitation. That doesn’t mean you won’t take detours along the way; you’re too spontaneous to stay on a singular path. Very unlike you, grounded Capricorn. You’re incredibly motivated and professional success is everything to you, but the way you go about it is a bit more organized. You consider all the consequences of your actions, and every step you take is carefully plotted out.

So will your differing approaches to life hinder a bond between you two? Or will it be something that can help both of you grow into the people you want to become? Let’s find out!

Capricorn Zodiac Symbol


Let’s put it this way, Capricorn: Everything in your Zodiac sets you up for success. If you’ve ever been called a workaholic before, you can now use astrology as your excuse for why this is the case.

  • As a cardinal sign, you’re the go-getter of the zodiac, someone who takes initiative for getting what you want.
  • Your ruling planet is Saturn, which represents divine timing and the ability to overcome obstacles. You don’t hit walls when it comes to pursuing success–you climb over them.
  • Because you’re an earth sign, you’re grounded, realistic, and pragmatic, understanding that in order to accomplish your goals you need to have a set plan.

You’re the overachiever of the Zodiac, a person who values hard work, effort, and professional success. You lead with your head over your heart. This doesn’t mean you don’t have friends. You’re just very particular about who you let into your life.

Drama is a foreign concept to you, something you run from. Pretty much anything that could distract you from the success you seek is a big no-no in your life. When you have friends in your inner circle, however, your guard lowers, and you are beyond loyal to the ones you love.

Those who don’t know you, however, may perceive you as cold and abrasive, but you don’t really care. You’d rather people think you’re hard than soft–even though, deep down, you care more than you’d like to admit.

Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol


The world is your stage, Sagittarius, and you’re just here to explore it. Your path is definitely not a straight one, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

Although you’re a fire sign, your passion driving everything you do, you’re also a mutable sign, down to go with the flow of changing situations.

Traveling is probably important to you, but even if it’s not, you’re most likely the kind of person who tries to learn something new every day, even if that’s just you talking to a stranger at a grocery store or reading a book on something you’re interested in.

Your ruling planet, Jupiter, represents expansion, abundance, fortune, and luck–and if that’s not the core of who you are, Sag. Good things just seem to happen to you, but you don’t believe in luck.

Although you’re impulsive and a free spirit, you still put in effort to accomplish the things that are important to you. You just do it at your own pace.

Friendships are important to you, but your independence matters just as much. While you’re extroverted and sociable, you’re also blunt and honest, your directness is something your friends value about you, but also a trait that can rub the more sensitive people in your life the wrong way.

Not everyone can handle your energy, but those who do will be the ones you’ll keep around because once you find good people in your life, you don’t let them go.

Capricorn and Sagittarius in Friendship

Capricorn, you don’t have time to meet new people. It’s likely the ones in your life you met when you were young or through mutual interests like sports or school. Especially if you’re already established in your life and career, it’s likely you’re too busy pursuing success to meet new people. But then Sagittarius walks into your life, and somehow you just can’t shake them.

Capricorn’s ability to create the life they desire fascinates you. Sagittarius, although you live a well-rounded life and have multiple passions and interests, professional success has always been something important to you, but not something you really talk about. And if there’s one thing about you, Sagittarius, when you find something you like, you will latch onto it, eager to make it a part of your life.

And that’s what happens when you meet Capricorn. You not only want to pick their brain, but you want to adopt some of their chill. Cause sometimes you just don’t know when to stop moving. Capricorn, you may find Sagittarius a bit much at first, but eventually, they’ll start to run off on you, and when that happens, there’s nothing holding you two back.

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Sag will probably be that person you meet randomly, Capricorn, through mutual friends or interests. And you won’t be able to ignore them, mainly because you, Sag, have decided that you that you and Capricorn are going to be friends. You’re not quite sure how to feel about this, Capricorn.

You’re much more private than this crazy extrovert who keeps you asking questions about yourself. And yet, you can’t help but like them. Not all of your friends are accepting of your work-life balance or your preference for quieter nights in or more subdued outings at museums or breweries. Sagittarius is not only open to joining you on these adventures but somehow manages to make them more enjoyable.

Not only are they upbeat and positive, but they want to know everything about you, Capricorn, and understand how you go after the things you want in your life. This is something you normally don’t talk about, but as you start to, you’ll not only realize you enjoy discussing your interests but specifically enjoy it with Sagittarius.

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Capricorn, your planet of Saturn is all about discipline, and this is something you understand well. And with Sagittarius’ ruled by Jupiter, the planet of knowledge, your conversations will be all about expansion, dreams, and self-improvement.

Together, your two minds will work together, and create an effortless problem-solving perspective you’ll both relish. With disagreements in your friendship, you two will have no issues here. Sagittarius, you have no problem expressing your feelings, but you’ll do it in a logical, direct, and blunt way that not all of your friends can handle.

Cap, because you lead with your head instead of your heart, you’re all about logic over emotion. Talking about your feelings doesn’t come easy, and you usually expect it to be a whole thing. That won’t be the case with Sagittarius, whose honesty will be refreshing. Even more so, their ability to talk about things and then let them move on is something that you’ll not only appreciate but will allow you to open up in return.

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You two are very similar in your approaches to dating, mainly in that it’s not a priority for either of you. For you Sagittarius, you value your independence and freedom, and the idea of commitment is slightly frightening. If you date, it’s for the fun of it.

Meeting new people is enjoyable for you, but agreeing to stay with one, well, that’s another story. You’ll have no problem talking to your friends about your dates, not because you have feelings for someone, but just because you enjoy involving your friends in your life.

Capricorn, you’re the opposite. Not only are you a very private person, but vulnerability is a foreign concept for you, something you’ll avoid approaching in conversations–and dating is the one place that opens up the possibility of getting hurt.

Fortunately, love isn’t a priority for you. You’ll be hesitant about who you date, but once you pick the person you want to be with, you’re as loyal as they come, and you’re going to make an effort to make it work.

Capricorn and Sagittarius in Love

I hate to say it, but sometimes dating is just a different ball game. Just because you get along well as friends does not mean you’d make a solid couple, and boy if that couldn’t be closer to the case here. And it makes sense if you think about it. What brought you two together as friends were shared interests–not shared values.

Capricorn, when you pick a partner, you’re in it for the long haul. You don’t just date to date. And the same can be said for you, Sagittarius. But you have a very different perspective about dating. You’re happy to have casual relationships, while Capricorn will want the opposite. Of all the signs in the Zodiac, you Sagittarius are the epitome of non-committal.

You’re loyal to your partners when you decide you want to be with someone, but your desire for freedom is so strong that it’s likely you’ve been single longer than you’ve been in a relationship. You two just vibe on different frequencies when love enters the picture.

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Your first date won’t show any of this. You’ll see no red flags. There will be lots of laughter and solid conversation. As a more private person, Capricorn, you’ll be intrigued by Sagittarius’ flirty nature, and you’ll find yourself opening up with them faster than you normally do with other people.

Sagittarius, you’ll love Capricorn’s vision for the future and their ability to go after the things they want. You can sometimes get sidetracked with your goals when your other interests distract you. Practical Capricorn will show you how to put your visions into action and their support will be something you appreciate.

Don’t get ahead of yourself, you two. Honeymoon stages always come to an end. The real relationship unfolds when the infatuation fades, and unfortunately for you two, that’s when your differing values will come to the surface.

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Fiery Sag, you are way more blunt than your Capricorn partner. You’ll have no problem expressing your discontent in arguments. Capricorn, you’ll approach fights from a logical, problem-solving perspective, often void of emotion.

This won’t sit well with Sagittarius, who will interpret your subduedness as disinterest. Sagittarius, you don’t like to talk too much, but there has to be a little substance to work with! And unfortunately for you two, it’s likely that fights are going to happen more than you’d like.

Capricorn, you’re in it for the long haul, and if you’ve let someone into your inner circle, it’s because you’re searching for stability. Sagittarius, you couldn’t be more different. Freedom is everything to you, and while you don’t mind being in relationships, you’re too in the present to think about the future.

And because you want to continue exploring the world, you’re not going to let anyone hold you back. Ideally, you’d like to experience all life has to offer with your partner, but you’re just fine going off on your own.

This won’t sit well with Capricorn, who has different expectations in a partnership–mainly that your partners need to consider the other’s perspective before making decisions. This will be too restrictive for your free spirit Sag, and eventually, you’ll spread your wings and fly away.

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Eeek. Sagittarius, for you, intimacy is just fun. It’s an extension of dating, a way to express yourself. It’s fun and wild, something to play with.

Capricorn, you couldn’t have more of a different perspective. Sex is serious for you. Something you share with your partner as you give them a piece of yourself.

You’re much slower to hop into bed with someone Capricorn, and if you do, it’s because you’ve developed a connection with that person.

Lighthearted Sag will wonder why you’re taking this so seriously, while you, Cap, won’t understand how Sag can give themself to another person without having genuine feelings for them.

The Verdict?

As friends, Capricorn, you’ll make wild Sag feel secure and help them put their ideas into action. Sag, your adventurous and carefree nature will lighten up stiffer Capricorn. And it’s those exact traits–Capricorn’s desire for stability and Sagittarius’ adventurous spirit–that will ultimately make a long-term relationship near impossible.

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

2.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

May I recommend the book ‘How to Break your Addiction to a Person’ by Howard M. Halpern?