Capricorn Man and Aquarius Woman Compatibility

Crystal Jackson
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At first glance, the goal-oriented ambitious Capricorn man may not seem like the best match for the free-spirited, happily chaotic Aquarius woman. The earth and air pairing might not be easy, but that doesn’t mean a relationship between the two can’t work out. It might just be a case of opposites attracting.

Let’s dive into the polarity of Capricorn man and Aquarius woman.

What a Capricorn Man Likes in an Aquarius Woman

There are reasons that a Capricorn man is attracted to an Aquarius woman. Many of her qualities appeal to him. Because the Goat of the Zodiac tends to be pragmatic and ambitious, he usually has a list in mind of the qualities he wants in a partner. Here are some of the listicle items he just might find in an Aquarian partner.

He Likes Her Individuality

The Capricorn man really likes the individuality of the Aquarius woman. She’s not like anyone he’s ever met. His nose might be to the grindstone eight days a week, but that doesn’t mean he won’t notice the alluring, unique personality of the astrological Water-Bearer woman.

The celestial Goat isn’t often taken by surprise. Most of life seems predictable, and he generally likes it that way. Yet, the Aquarian woman could seem like the fun prize in the Crackerjack box of life. She brings her own perspective and spirit to everything she does, and he admires it.

He Likes Her Confidence

The Cap man is going to find the confidence of the Aquarian woman to be one of her most attractive qualities. While you wouldn’t think he’d be drawn to the free-spirited Water-Bearer, the way she carries herself denotes a sense of personal power that draws him like a moth to a flame. Because the Capricorn man tends to be successful and goal-oriented, he’s looking for a partner that projects confidence with the skin she’s in.

He Likes Her Agile Mind

The Capricorn man is a deep thinker, and he finds it outrageously attractive when a woman can hold her own in conversation. He’ll like that the Aquarius woman has an agile mind that tends toward curiosity over judgment. These two will likely have hours of conversation, debate, and even disagreement in store, but they’ll both enjoy the easy flow of dialogue between them.

He Likes Her Idealism

Let’s be real. The Cap man gets things done. He’s got plans for his plans’ plans. For this reason, he finds it really attractive that the Aquarius woman is idealistic. Does it frustrate him sometimes when she’s more of a dreamer than a doer? Of course. Yet, he’s also attracted to the part of her that looks at the world and thinks about how it could be better.

He Likes That She’s a Planner

Even though the celestial Water-Bearer is sometimes the epitome of chaos, it’s often controlled chaos. The Aquarius woman might not live a conventional life, but she’s a big-time planner. Expect lists, organizational plans, and other signs of structure in her life. Does the Cap man think this is an attractive — dare I say sexy — quality? Definitely!

He Likes That She’s Trustworthy

The astrological Goat is honest and direct with his partners. He really likes that the Aquarius woman is so trustworthy. He doesn’t have to try to figure out what she’s thinking because she’s likely to tell him. He loves that he doesn’t have to be on guard around her all the time. He really likes that her ethics aren’t just something she says. She lives up to her ideals, too.

He Likes Her Loyalty

The Capricorn man is an ideal life-long partner, and he really likes that the Aquarius woman is just as loyal. He doesn’t want to have to take his eye off the prize of life to check if his partner is cheating or looking for greener pastures elsewhere. He wants to relax into a stable, secure relationship.

The Aquarius woman isn’t a traditionalist like the Cap man, but she’s loyal. As long as he treats her right, she’ll stay devoted, and she’s not going to give him massive fits of anxiety by playing games. She’s got his back, and he really likes that about her.

He Likes That She Challenges His Thinking

It’s best never to argue with a Capricorn man; yet, he finds the free-spirited idealistic Aquarian woman fascinating. They don’t always share the same point of view. In fact, they disagree about a lot of things. Still, he actually likes that she challenges his thinking. He knows it helps him be a better man — even a better human.

It’s not that he wants a partner who argues. He just wants one who is capable of making him think about the world a little differently than he has before. The Aquarius woman will certainly do that.

What an Aquarius Woman Likes in a Capricorn Man

It’s a little funny that the off-beat, quirky, and sometimes funky Aquarius woman can be deeply attracted to the traditional, practical, workaholic Capricorn man. This isn’t the couple everyone expected. It might even be the one no one expected to get together.

She Likes That He Inspires Her

The idealistic Aquarius woman really loves that the Capricorn man inspires her. She might have a vision for the world, but he’s out there making it happen. Together, they have the true potential to create change and make a difference. He inspires her to live her ideals and not just think about them, and she likes that about him.

She Likes His Ambition

When the celestial Water-Bearer sees the celestial Goat climbing corporate ladders and achieving new heights in his personal and professional life, she really likes it. His ambition isn’t a downside to their relationship. In fact, she likes that he’s always striving to be and do more. It helps her stay on track for her goals, too. Together, they encourage each other to be better.

She Likes That He’s Powerful

The Aquarius woman really likes that the Capricorn man is powerful. It’s attractive. She knows he can and will get things done. She can see that he works hard for what he wants. She likes that his way of being in the world makes change and attracts other people to follow his example.

Now that I think about it, those might be the same qualities of a cult leader, which Aquarius should definitely not date! In all seriousness, the Cap man’s personal power is a strong draw for the eclectic but powerful personality of the Aquarian woman.

She Likes His Attitude About Obstacles

The Aquarius woman thinks it’s pretty hot that the Capricorn man has never met a challenge he can’t conquer. He sees the possibilities in each and every obstacle and looks for ways of solving problems to reach his goals. The Aquarius woman is intelligent enough to understand that this applies to all aspects of a relationship with him. She knows he’s not a man to run at the very first sign of conflict.

She Likes His Social Intelligence

The Aquarius woman is quite social even if she’s not a conventional type of person. She likes that the Capricorn man displays social intelligence. He can network like nobody’s business and is perfect to take to family, friends, or social events. He can read the room, and she likes that about him.

She Likes That He’s a Little Shy

The Cap man just might be socially intelligent, but he tends to be a little reserved, too. The Aquarius woman thinks that’s pretty hot. She might really vibe with outgoing extroverts, but she likes how peaceful it is to be around the Cap man. It’s the perfect balance for her somewhat capricious nature.

She Likes That He’s Straightforward

The Aquarius woman might be a free spirit, but that doesn’t mean she wants other people to jerk her around and play with her emotions. She thinks it’s pretty great that the Capricorn man is so straightforward and direct in his communication.

She doesn’t have to worry and wonder. All she’ll ever need to do is ask, and he’ll tell her. She knows he’s sensitive enough that he won’t tell it in a way that hurts her feelings if he can avoid it.

She Likes His Independence

Just as the Capricorn man likes the Aquarius woman’s independence, she admires his, too. These two celestial signs really need powerful, independent partners who won’t expect to be constantly attended to and entertained every moment of the day. Being capable, resourceful, and self-sufficient are qualities they both possess, and both appreciate in partners and friends.

Capricorn Man and Aquarius Woman Compatibility

Love Compatibility

Cap and Aquarius sitting in a tree … You sang that, didn’t you?

The good news is that a Cap man and Aquarius woman (or any other gender combination really) can successfully love each other. Are they compatible? Not really.

Let’s break this down. These two have some pretty significant differences in how they live. Their natural inclinations are worlds apart. In theory, it could still work out, but it will take an incredible amount of work for this pairing to thrive.

For many, the obstacles just might get old. Eventually, the free-spirited Aquarius will look for more freedom, and the goal-oriented Capricorn will look for someone who better fits into his traditional life. They might have so much love and respect for each other, but love and respect alone may not be enough to make this relationship work.

Physical Compatibility

When it comes to physical intimacy, these two could potentially work well together. It’s possible that the Aquarian woman’s more flexible mind could spice up the Capricorn man’s more traditional approach. They’re both loyal and trustworthy enough to provide each other with a safe space to explore fantasies and interests, but it’s possible that the Capricorn man could default to judgment while the Aquarius woman remains open-minded.

Overall, this isn’t the strongest physical connection of the Zodiac. It absolutely can be mutually beneficial but may require work. But, hey, practice makes perfect, right? If at first you don’t succeed …

Friendship Compatibility

On a friendship level, the Aquarius woman really vibes with the Capricorn man. Take sex and romance off the table, and these two are great friends who enjoy each other. They help each other think differently about the world, encourage each other’s successes, and generally have a ball being the smartest and funniest duo in any room — to hear them tell it anyway.

The Aquarius-Capricorn pairing has a fun friendship vibe. While these two might disagree, they can work it out as long as they maintain the foundation of respect and admiration that attracted them to each other in the first place. While this pair isn’t the strongest for love and sex (although they can work to improve), the friendship will likely feel natural.

The earth-air combination could make for interesting relationships of any kind. They can find common ground and even grow to reach new heights if they put the work into the relationship. If the romantic relationship can’t work, these two could easily default back to friendship and continue enjoying each other for years to come.

For those who want to make this relationship work, they’ll have all the qualities necessary to try — ambition, loyalty, tenacity, trust, and a deep admiration for one another.

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Crystal Jackson is a former therapist turned writer. She is the author of the Heart of Madison series and a volume of poetry entitled My Words Are Whiskey. Her work has been featured on Medium, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, The Good Men Project, and Elephant Journal. When she's not writing, you can find her traveling, paddle boarding, cycling, throwing axes badly but with terrifying enthusiasm, hiking, or curled up with her nose in a book in Madison, Georgia, where she lives with one puppy and two wild and wonderful children. Crystal writes about relationships, mental health, parenting, social justice, and more. Never miss an update. Subscribe to emails:

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