By Keen Editorial Staff

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Cancer men and Capricorn women are on the opposite sides of the zodiac, but that’s a good thing — each sign’s characteristics can complement the other’s. One sign can fill in the other’s gaps, creating a strong, balanced relationship. There are a few pitfalls, as usual, but they’re pretty clear-cut with these two signs. Keep those lines of communication open, and your relationship should do quite well, no matter what form it takes.

Corresponding Characteristics

Cancer and Capricorn might be staring at each other from across the zodiac, but they’ve got several things in common. One is the tendency to be cautious and reserved. Even if friendly, and both signs certainly can be, there’s an element of reticence about their interactions with other people that needs respect from any partner who gets near them.

If a Cancer man and a Capricorn woman begin a relationship, each partner will understand the other’s need to not be so effusive when first meeting someone. Both these people could be total extroverts, and they’d still get the concept of not being so open with new people. Respect for one’s personal boundaries is such a deep, primal need that this mutual respect alone sets the stage for great compatibility. A Cancer-Capricorn pairing is a nice one to see.

Opposites Attract

Cancer is often associated with the home and Capricorn with business. In general, both are responsible and tend to just get to work, filling in the gaps of the other sign. Cancer may provide that caring home environment that Capricorn often lacks in the quest for a goal, and Capricorn may provide the structure that Cancer needs to feel protected.

This is not to say that all Cancers, including the men, will stay at home, or that all Capricorns, including the women, will be focused solely on career. On the contrary, Cancer is often a wonderfully practical businessperson, and Capricorn can be just as happy as a stay-at-home parent, as long as their goals fit with their wants and needs. But both need to have characteristics that mesh well with the other person’s.

The Cancer male is caring, cautious, and loyal, ensuring that his partner feels comfortable and supported. He can be very tender and sensitive, often wrapping himself in that classic Cancerian shell to appear less vulnerable. But he can also get a little too tender and sensitive, much to the annoyance of the more practical Capricorn woman.

Female Capricorns are hard-working and do long for the comforts of home. Their energy and concentration help move businesses along and ensure that budgets, be they for businesses or friends planning a day out at the beach, don’t end up falling apart. But they can be so businesslike that the Cancer who needs a cuddle could feel neglected.

Talk to a love and relationship psychic to learn more insights about the compatibility potential of a Cancer man and a Capricorn woman.

When Classic Doesn’t Equal Comfort

Two potential issues stand out. One is that Saturn-ruled Capricorn could be too stern for Moon-ruled Cancer. Capricorn is all about the hard work and getting the job done, advancing the business, and managing the money, and Saturn loves that type of nose-to-the-grindstone attitude. Meanwhile, Cancer can have some roiling emotions, even if the exterior is cool and collected, and the need for reassurance and comfort is right in line with that cozy lunar influence. If the natives are too far entrenched in these aspects of their signs and ruling planets, the relationship could become contentious.

Another point to look out for is Capricorn’s preference for classics, from designs to clothing to events, versus Cancer’s more familiar and comfy preferences. Think home-cooked food versus a high-end restaurant, or a close gathering with friends versus a night at the opera where everyone has to dress in rather opulent garb, even in the audience. The two signs may want to identify where their interests diverge and find other friends for those events.

Three Types of Relationships and How Those Signs Would Do

Honestly, between business, love, and friendship, both signs could do just fine. Friendship may have the most potential for trouble if one partner gets it into his or her head that the other person can’t have other friends. With Cancer’s tendency to cocoon and Capricorn’s tendency to set rules, that’s a true worry.

But, if the two signs are friends, allow each other room, don’t get too obsessive, and look specifically for things they both like to do, it’s all systems go. Consider visiting museum complexes where there are at least a couple of museums to choose from, plus maybe a garden or two. There’s enough variety in those to please most people.

For business, these two signs can work well together if Cancer doesn’t get too resistant to the idea of spending time at the office, away from home, and if Capricorn remembers that work-life balance. Even if these two are only business partners, overdoing it at work sets up unrealistic expectations for other workers, and the overworked partner can become unpleasant to deal with.

On the good side, though, a Cancer man will have a good grasp of how the business’ goals and working conditions could affect employees, while a Capricorn woman can keep the business running and humming along. This is a pretty sensible work pairing.

For love and romance, this can be a quiet pairing — neither sign is really prone to massive public displays of affection — but privately, it can be an intense, collaborative relationship. Keeping the aforementioned personality issues of Cancer men and Capricorn women in mind, if these two partners have similar needs, want a similar number of kids (and that can be zero, too, by the way), and want similar home and financial goals, this is a loving match that can last a long, long time.

Like any pairing, though, the way the two act can have extra influence from other chart factors. If either person wants to avoid unexpected deep conflicts, it could be very helpful to get full chart interpretations done for each person – get an online personal astrology reading on Keen at any time!

Overall, though, Cancer men and Capricorn women can be well-matched partners that see their goals proceed along steadily. Whether it’s a stable business, home, or choice of hobby, these two are an appropriate pair.

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