Capricorn and Pisces compatibility would seem to be quite positive at first glance. Doesn’t Capricorn, the Sage, bring some stability and common sense to ethereal Pisces? Doesn’t Pisces, the Dreamer, bring some spirituality and imagination to staid Capricorn? Well, yes. On both counts. However, in this relationship, the couple are not necessarily as good for one another as you might think. Read on to find out why, or ask us a question about Capricorn and Pisces compatibility here.
Capricorn is an earth sign, and Pisces is a water sign. In the natural world, earth and water go together, and so they do too in astrological synastry – most of the time. This, however, is one earth and water relationship where the end result might be more muddy puddle than gorgeous mountain waterfall. To find out why Capricorn and Pisces compatibility can be so tricky, we need to look at the couple’s mythological archetypes.
In mythology, Capricorn is represented by the Sage. This wise figurehead has accumulated a lifetime’s experience, and seeks to guide others through that knowledge. Pisces is represented by the Dreamer. The ethereal, romantic Dreamer exists in a dream world, a fantasy world, an escapist world – about as far from reality as you can get, and with no particular desire to return there either, thanks very much. Capricorn finds Pisces frustratingly elusive, and finds it annoying that his or her wisdom counts for nothing as far as the Pisces partner is concerned. Pisces in turn finds Capricorn far too realistic and practical, and is concerned by Capricorn’s lack of imagination and over adherence to materialism. Fundamentally, the two signs find it hard to reach one another, and when it comes to Capricorn and Pisces compatibility, that’s clearly a problem.
Further insight into this couple’s difficulties comes when we look at their ruling planets. Saturn, planet of responsibility and realism rules Capricorn, dishing out wake up calls and dutiful feelings at regular intervals. Neptune, ruler of Pisces, is on the other hand the planet of illusion, escapism and vagueness. Neptune’s influence is what makes Pisces such a hard to pin down sign, and it’s also what makes it difficult for Pisces to accept responsibility at times. Capricorn and Pisces compatibility struggles through these differences.
However, as ever in astrology, true love can do some amazing things. Even emotionally cool Capricorn isn’t immune to Cupid and if Capricorn falls in love with Pisces….star sign compatibility warnings aside, this relationship can work. The two signs do have some things in common, and both are warm (well, when Capricorn has warmed up) and loving. Pisces can be a very sacrificing sign, which fits well with Capricorn’s sense of duty, so together this couple can serve the world they live in in some worthy capacity. When attracted to each other, the Pisces partner’s gentle romantic nature will bring out Capricorn’s protective instincts, and the Capricorn partner’s ambition and resolve will help to ground Pisces when emotions threaten to overwhelm him or her. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, but Capricorn and Pisces compatibility will need work for sure.
When it does work well, this relationship will be calm and relatively tranquil, as Capricorn soaks up some of that emotional intensity. When in love, this couple will nurture one another and create a beautifully furnished home. It’s not the most instinctive match however, and Capricorn’s tendency to become depressed can be dangerous when mixed with Pisces’ escapism – alcohol or drugs can be especially damaging to this couple. For Pisces, star sign compatibility is a safer bet with a slightly more upbeat and optimistic sign than Capricorn.
To explore Capricorn and Pisces compatibility in more depth, why not order an Astromatcha astrological relationship report? Based on both of your unique dates, places and times of birth, it will reveal much more insight than just your sun signs alone, and will help you clear away the mud of this earth and water mix to instead enjoy the joy, beauty and refreshment of that waterfall you’re both aiming for.