Solid Capricorn and enigmatic Cancer may seem like a pair doomed to fail. Unworldly Cancer can consider the ambitious Goat shallow, while Capricorn often finds the Crab’s reliance on intuition rather than logic exasperating. However, once the pair begins to understand each other’s true values of fidelity and devotion, this match can provide each partner with the deeply committed bond they desire.
As a Water sign, intuition rather than reason directs the flow of Cancer’s world. Unpredictable and moody, the Crab can be dancing about happily one moment, in the depths of despair the next, and in a towering rage shortly after. Cancer loves drama and revels in emotional excess. Yet the Crab is so charming and interesting that such vagaries are often overlooked for the sake of enjoying Cancer’s stimulating company. With this abundance of charm and emotional savvy, Cancer is capable of being quite manipulative with others.
Cancer has a prodigious need to be in a relationship and can be somewhat clingy. However, the Crab is very loyal to its partner and puts the relationship first. This loyalty also extends to previous partners and the Crab often keeps in touch with past loves and looks back on earlier relationships with nostalgia. Should Cancer be the victim of disloyalty or abandonment, the Crab can become vengeful and will refuse to let the other go without a fight.
As an Earth sign, discipline and practicality are the cornerstones of Capricorn’s world. The Goat is relentless in pursuing goals and tends to get so focused on the end objective that the effects on others often go unnoticed. This is not cruelty on the part of Capricorn, but a lack of understanding that not everyone thinks in the logical way that comes so easily to the Goat. Because of this, Capricorn can come off as callous and unfeeling.
Though always carefully controlled, emotions run deep in Capricorn. This means that the Goat is wary of forming relationships and runs the risk of being hurt, both emotionally and financially. While Capricorn prefers spending its time in a relationship, the Goat is independent and enjoys its own company enough to choose being alone to suffering with a bad partner. Once committed, however, Capricorn is exceedingly loyal and protective of the mate it has chosen and will generously overlook their flaws.
Capricorn and Cancer are opposites when it comes to handling their thoughts and feelings. Capricorn is logical and carefully controls its emotions. Cancer is intuitive and revels in exploring emotional turmoil. How, then, can these two possibly have any kind of healthy relationship? Values are the bridge that makes the match between practical Capricorn and charming Cancer possible.
Serious and uptight, Capricorn will find Cancer’s charm beguiling. The Goat isn’t particularly shy, but the ease with which the Crab captivates a room is fascinating to Capricorn. Cancer finds Capricorn’s confident bearing and lack of need to be the center of attention admirable. Ruled by logic as always, charm alone will not induce guarded Capricorn into a pairing with Cancer, but it does open the door to getting to know more about one another.
The real charm Capricorn finds in Cancer is the Crab’s loyalty and devotion to its romantic partner. The Goat is just as loyal and simply cannot bear the lack of this attribute in a mate. If this crucial need is met, Capricorn will overlook other character flaws. While Cancer finds Capricorn’s ambition materialistic at first, deeper understanding reveals that the Goat uses its success and income to build a safe and cozy nest and not to show off.
Enigmatic Cancer provides Capricorn a welcome respite from the workaholic tendencies that rule the Goat’s world. The Crab excels at breaking the Goat out of its safe, sensible world with charm and novelty. In return, Capricorn provides Cancer with much-needed stability and a cozy home. The Crab loves beautiful things and Cancer and Capricorn can spend hours decorating together.
When it works, the Capricorn – Cancer pairing is especially passionate. Both the Goat and the Crab are deeply sensual and enjoy making love. Capricorn is a thorough, obliging lover while Cancer is intuitive and highly imaginative in lovemaking. This facet of the relationship can often smooth over small frictions.
The way Capricorn and Cancer look at the world is very different, and this can cause conflict in the relationship. Sensible Capricorn finds the intuitive way Cancer moves through the would chaotic and risky. The Goat won’t trust such decisions and may take over every facet of the relationship to maintain the feeling of control Capricorn needs. Cancer finds the Goat’s analytical approach dull and uptight.
Another potential area of conflict is the Goat’s independence and the Crab’s clinginess. Capricorn doesn’t mind a needy partner as long as it doesn’t interfere with the Goat’s career goals. Cancer doesn’t understand or respect the Goat’s ambitions and will resent the time work takes away from the relationship. If Cancer persists in what the Goat considers unfair complaints of being neglected for work Capricorn’s stubbornness may be triggered and the Goat will simply spend more time away.
Stolid Capricorn is ill-equipped to handle the Crab’s wildly fluctuating moods. The Goat is highly disciplined in its own emotions and does not like drama. The Crab seems to revel in the height of joy and the depth of despair and feels it necessary to explore each thoroughly. Cancer’s emotional excesses bewilder Capricorn and are likely to push the Goat deeper into work to avoid such an uncomfortable situation.
Despite the obvious obstacles to a match between Capricorn and Cancer, these two can forge a satisfying relationship based on their devotion and loyalty to each other. The charming Crab can offer the serious Goat a welcome diversion from work with passion and novelty. Capricorn offers Cancer stability and comfort. While it will take some work for the pair to overcome their differences, the passion and commitment that this match offers are worth the effort.
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