Libra and Capricorn: Will This Relationship Work?


You’re a bartender at a popular spot in your town that attracts a lot of locals. You know most of the regulars not by their first names but by their reputation. You have mister ‘likes to push my buttons by snapping at me,’ ‘that one who is always talking the loudest in their friend group,’ ‘the quiet one who brings a book and sits in the corner and reads while others get sloshed,’ and ‘the mediator who is always trying to entertain every friend in the group and usually failing to do so because they can’t figure out where they stand on any particular topic.’

Sorry, Libra, but that last one if you. And don’t worry, this isn’t a bad thing! Your flexibility is what people love most about you… Most people that is. But if you were to ask the guy sitting in the corner reading the book? Well, that’s Capricorn, and they’d probably have a word of advice: minding your business is a much easier way to live. Let’s explore how these conflicting perspectives intersect with you two when it comes to life and love.

Libra Zodiac Symbol


Libra, you’ve been called many things before: indecisive, unreliable, maybe even flaky. You’re an air sign after all, and this can come off to some as lofty, but you know a secret many others don’t.

Life is too interesting to slow down. You want to do everything all at once and stop to smell the flowers in the meantime.

Ruled by the planet Venus, you crave love and beauty in every aspect of life, but your symbol, the scales, represents a different aspect of your personality. You’re all about balance and harmony.

Life isn’t about work and no play, just like friendships aren’t black and white. Sometimes you want a game night, sometimes you want to go dancing at the club. And you’ll never know exactly which you prefer until the moment arises.

As a cardinal sign, you will take the initiative to make friends and come up with things to do, but even then, your desire to keep the peace in your friendship will usually mean you’ll lean on them to make the final decisions.

Capricorn Zodiac Symbol


Capricorn, you’re more than happy to sit in that bar by yourself and read a book. You thrive in solitude in fact. However, you’re not stupid either. The instant the lights dim, the music gets louder than the sound of the people at the table next to you, and the first drunk drops a drink; it’s time to go home.

You’re a realist and as level-headed as they come.

This can also make you a bit of a pessimist at times, something that people will interpret as abrasiveness before they get to know you. And even the core group of friends you do have to know that being your friend is a privilege.

If they’re in your life, Capricorn, it’s because you trust them, and that’s something that has only happened over time through consistent behavior. For some of your closest friends, it was years before you ever let your guard down. But once you let people into your life, you won’t let them go.

And behind that wall, you’re quite the good friend, Capricorn, one of the most loyal and compassionate in the Zodiac. Many people won’t see this side of you, however, and it’s likely that you’ve let go of good friends because you didn’t want to take the time to let them get to know who you are.

Libra and Capricorn in Friendship

Let’s pretend, Capricorn, you haven’t just run out of this bar when it got too crowded. You close their book, and right before you get the tab, you recognize their roommate across the bar. Capricorn, you hesitate. Your roommate is hanging out with their significant other, Libra, someone you’re not entirely sure you like. Libra’s nice and all, but there’s just something you can’t quite pinpoint.

They’re not as annoying as Pisces, the people pleaser, but they walk that border pretty closely, eager to mediate any disagreement even when fights aren’t happening–like the time you and your roommate playfully argued over who was going to cook dinner. Libra insisted they’d cook to keep the peace, which in hindsight, made you like them a little more.

You ultimately decide to head over, Capricorn, and of course, as soon as you go, your roommate goes to the bar to grab a drink, and you’re forced to make small talk with Libra. It’s not a bad conversation. Not interesting, either. You’ve both accepted the roles given to you: the partner and the roommate. That will be the extent of your friendship, and you’re both just fine with that.

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Friend Date: Mani/Pedi or Streaking on the Beach at Midnight?

Libra, when your partner is having a game night, you arrive ready for a party. You love meeting new people and making new friends, and maybe now you’ll have a chance to get to know your partner’s roommate, Capricorn more. But of course, like usual, when you arrive, Capricorn is in their room, door locked. Libra, you don’t dislike Capricorn; you just don’t really understand them.

And Capricorn, it’s not like you hate games or having people over; you’re just particular with who you spend your time with. And beyond that, your work ethic means that even though it’s Friday, your brain hasn’t shut off. There are two books you need to read to improve your understanding of this new project your boss assigned, and if you can get a leg up now, then all the better for you.

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Friend-Fection: Keep It on the Dl or Text ‘Love Ya Biatch?’

Libra, you’re in tune with your emotions, and expressing yourself comes naturally when you’re alone. When it comes to connecting to people, though, it will depend on the company you keep. Some signs will indulge your love of conversation.

Other signs will suggest you go out together as a way to spend your time. You’re fine with both, but there are certain signs that you just don’t get. Capricorn is one of them. They’re so closed off and hard to read, and when you’re around people like that, you, Libra, have a tendency to completely shut down, and that doesn’t help either of you get anywhere.

Capricorn, it’s not that you’re unemotional; you just accept all of your feelings as a natural part of life, and you understand that you’re the one in control of the way you feel instead of the other way around. As a result, you don’t really feel the need to search for validation when things get weird with friends because, well, the people you’re close with, that never really happens.

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Dating Advice: Send His Name or Send His Social?

Libra, you love meeting new people, and because you’re so social, you’re not opposed to going out on dates. It doesn’t mean it’s always great, but you always walk away having learned something new. Plus, intimacy is important to you, so it’s likely you’re not always dating just to find love if you catch my drift. Although you can get along with almost everyone, you’ll only seriously date people you really click with.

The only problem? From an outside perspective, you love a little too fast and a little too hard, and what some people call blinders, you just call taking chances.

Capricorn, you’re one of those outside people who just doesn’t get it. When your roommate started dating Libra, you scratched your head at how often they hung out and how quickly the word love came about. It takes time for you to even make friends. There’s no way you’re using the L-word within the first month.

Hell, you probably won’t even tell your friends about your partner until you’ve been dating for a good three months. What others–like your roommate and their partner Libra–see in you as detachment, you understand, is really practicality, which when push comes to shove, is the best approach to all things in life. And if other people can’t understand that, well then that’s on them.

Libra and Capricorn in Love

Capricorn, you wake up one Saturday, shocked to see your roommate’s partner in the kitchen. You’re even more surprised when their doppelgänger walks out of the bathroom. Turns out it’s not their doppelgänger, as this isn’t a Sci-Fi movie; it’s their twin.

They’re visiting for the summer, and you, Capricorn, are about to make a devastating mistake. You and the twin start to hit it off. And before you know it, Capricorn, you’re convinced you have feelings for a Libra. So, let’s see how this plays out.

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The First Date: Roses or KFC?

Libra, you don’t know what your twin is talking about! This Capricorn is awesome. Granted, you could probably hold a conversation with a wall, but you’ve never really met someone so stoic and mysterious. In a way, Capricorn is a wall.

What is behind that guard they have? Something interesting, you’re sure of it. The first date is a little awkward. Capricorn is quieter than most people you’ve met on first dates, but you don’t mind. It’s better than the last date where you found yourself mediating an argument your date was having with themself. And Capricorn, this date is quite out of your comfort zone as well.

You should be working on that project for work, and yet you’d rather listen to Libra talk. You get the vibe they’re a good person, although you don’t know that for sure. You don’t depend on vibes, after all, you live in reality. Still, you two share the same interest in books and have similar professions, so why not give it a try?

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Love Language Do’s and Don’ts: A Dealbreaker?

Why not? This is why not. Your communication styles are so drastically different that a month into this growing bond between you two, neither of you are aware that this is a relationship or a ‘situationship.’ Mainly because you haven’t talked about it.

You also haven’t done more than a kiss, and Libra, this is starting to bother you. However, you detest conflict with a passion, so you bite your tongue and say nothing, hoping that Capricorn will eventually bring it up.

Unfortunately, you, Capricorn, don’t even realize Libra is having issues because your mind is all over the place. There’s a big meeting coming up at work, and you have too much to focus on to learn how to read Libra’s mind.

Libra is so indecisive about everything. One minute, they want to go out to party; the next they want to stay in and watch a movie on the couch. You can’t predict their mood swings or why they’re constantly asking you what’s wrong.

What’s wrong? Them asking you that question is what’s wrong. If you had a problem, you’d come out and say it, don’t they get that? And it’s only getting worse. One minute, Libra wants you to spend quality time with them; the next, they’re asking why you didn’t get them an anniversary gift. The only thing you want Capricorn? A second alone to breathe.

And then maybe together you can solve this problem. Except when you finally bring it up, neither of you is even sure there is a problem, and yet when Libra starts to pick a fight, they immediately back down, and you find yourself harping on this until they admit you were right all along.

You’ve both just done a full circle to arrive at the beginning, and yet it feels like you’ve run a marathon. Maybe the real conversation should be about how compatible you two actually are with one another. You don’t want to hurt each other.

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Sexy Time: Slow and Steady or Chompin’ at the Bit?

There’s a reason you two never got to this point in your… Whatever you are. Libra is way too fast to hop into the bedroom but prefers their partner to make the first move, and you, Capricorn, prefer to take your time getting to know them first.

Yes, there’s a mutual physical attraction, but Capricorn, you need to trust someone before you open up to them, while you, Libra, prefer to get to know someone by exploring the intimate sides of you. It’s more likely that you two will discuss in-depth why you haven’t had sex instead of just shutting off your brain and doing the thing already.

The Verdict?

You’ll appoint yourself roles to pretend that you’re friends when in reality, you’ll never be more than acquaintances.

And if you attempt to date one another, well then take my advice and don’t do the deed. You think that will solve your problems. It won’t. It will just complicate a connection that is better left separate.

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

3.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

2.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

You’ll hurt them less if you leave before you say ‘I do.’