Are Sagittarius & Capricorn Compatible In A Relationship? Astrologers Weigh In

“These next-door neighbors on the zodiac wheel don't have a lot in common.”

by Kristine Fellizar
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Opposites don’t always attract, and that’s certainly the case with Sagittarius and Capricorn zodiac signs. For one, the fiery archer is fun, spontaneous, and very go-with-the-flow, while the earthy goat is practical, career-oriented, and lives life by a strict schedule. That doesn’t necessarily mean that this relationship couldn’t work out, though. Sagittarius and Capricorn’s compatibility shows why this fire and earth sign pair don’t exactly make the best zodiac match.

“These next-door neighbors on the zodiac wheel don't have a lot in common,” astrologer Clarisse Monahan tells Bustle, "Capricorn tends to be understated and conservative, whereas Sagittarius is a freewheeling risk-taker.”

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When they first meet, Sagittarius and Capricorn may not feel an immediate pull towards each other. Capricorn may find the archer to be a little too loud or immature and Sagittarius may feel like the goat is a bit of a stick in the mud. Once they get to know each other and find some common interests, however, there’s a possibility for sparks to fly. As an action-oriented fire sign, Sagittarius would most likely make the first move.

“Sagittarius may suggest something wild like a weekend away gambling in Reno,” Monahan says. “Capricorn would politely oblige, then spend the evenings counting their dollars at the blackjack table as Sagittarius blows all their cash.” That’s just how different these two are.

Sagittarius & Capricorn’s Sexual Compatibility

Sexually, they’re not the best match either. According to Monahan, “This is a couple that can be classed as strange bedfellows.” Although they can have some fun together, Sagittarius may be a little too much for them. “[Capricorn] might find Sagittarius a little too crude and brash for their more refined tastes,” Monahan says. “Capricorn appreciates the slow dance of seduction versus the fast-moving vibes Sagittarius tends to emulate.”

Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius is fun-loving, go-with-the-flow, and adventurous, while Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restriction and responsibility. As Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic, tells Bustle, “Capricorn may turn down some of Sagittarius’ fantasies and insecurities may creep into the bedroom. However, Sagittarius may liberate Capricorn and teach them a few new tricks.” That is only possible if Capricorn trusts Sagittarius enough to open up.

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Sagittarius & Capricorn’s Emotional Compatibility

Neither Sagittarius nor Capricorn zodiac signs are very emotional. Capricorns tend to be guarded about their feelings and make decisions based on logic than emotions. Sagittarius, on the other hand, doesn’t like to dwell on anything too heavy. If something upsets them, they’ll express those feelings in the moment and then move on. At their core, Sagittarius and Capricorn are two completely different people who want different things out of life.

When it comes to sharing their feelings for each other, these two may run into problems. “Emotionally, Capricorn may freeze up and Sagittarius may become bored,” Garbis says. Capricorn values security above everything else and Sagittarius doesn’t know where they’re going to be next weekend. It’ll take some time for Capricorn to fully open up and trust Sagittarius. Unless the archer is really looking to settle down or they feel as if Capricorn is “The One,” they won’t hesitate to keep moving forward.

Sagittarius & Capricorn’s Dating Compatibility

Sagittarius and Capricorn make for an odd couple as one is all about spontaneity and freedom, while the other is very practical and disciplined. According to Liz Simmons, professional astrologer and tarot reader, their relationship is an “interesting mix” of spontaneity and maturity with Sagittarius bringing warmth and excitement and Capricorn providing stability and authority.

“Together, Sagittarius and Capricorn come across as the trope where the class clown falls in love with the serious student,” Simmons says. “Since Sagittarius is a mutable, masculine fire sign and Capricorn is a feminine, cardinal earth sign, they don't initially have much in common. These two are like night and day when it comes to their compatibility.”

Although it may seem like an unlikely match that only works out in movies, there are things they find really attractive about the other. For instance, Capricorn likes Sagittarius’ honesty and optimism, while Sagittarius appreciates Capricorn’s leadership skills and “work hard, play hard” mentality.

“Together, Sagittarius and Capricorn can make it work if they're open to it,” Simmons says. It’s just going to take a lot of work.

Sagittarius & Capricorn’s Friendship Compatibility

Dating may be a struggle, but Sagittarius and Capricorn’s compatibility for friendship is actually pretty good. According to Simmons, Capricorn is a “trailblazing” earth sign who needs to live it up every now and again, so having a Sagittarius best friend might be just what they need. At the same time, the archer could use a friend who holds them accountable and isn’t afraid to call them out on any questionable decisions they make.

“Capricorn's serious nature complements Sagittarius's boisterous energy quite nicely in a friendship,” Simmons says. “Their friendship is lighter since Capricorn and Sagittarius tend to get along better as confidants. Over time, this friendship will have a unique dynamic since Capricorn will encourage Sagittarius to mature while Sagittarius can help Capricorn push the boundaries.” It’s a friendship that works for them.

Sagittarius & Capricorn’s Communication

When it comes to communication, these two will need to be mindful about how they’re speaking to each other if they want to avoid any tension. According to Simmons, Sagittarius is a sign who tends to be upfront, opinionated, and loud. Capricorn, on the other hand, is a cardinal earth sign that tends to be more passive, but can seem like a serious authority figure in conversation.

“These two do not have the clearest communication style when they come together,” Simmons says. “Capricorn may resent Sagittarius's bluntness since it may come across as vulgar, poorly timed, and immature. Sagittarius may dislike Capricorn's overly serious communication style and may even feel restricted by them in conversation.”

However, if they learn how to accept each other for the way they are, their communication can be a lot better. Capricorn will need to learn how to lighten up a bit while talking to their partner, while Sagittarius will need to recognize Capricorn as the voice of reason in their relationship. If they can’t get into a good groove, Simmons says they may end up arguing more often than not.

Potential Problems In A Sagittarius & Capricorn Relationship

At their core, Sagittarius and Capricorn are two completely different people who don’t want the same things out of life. Sagittarius wants to explore, have adventures, and live in the moment, while Capricorn is working towards the future.

“With Sagittarius’ free spirit and Capricorn’s desire for restriction, this couple could have differences that are irreconcilable,” Ramona Sidlo, astrologer and wellness coach, tells Bustle. “Capricorn’s sturdiness and steadiness restricts Sagittarius’ freedom. Sagittarius can become unsettled and insecure in a relationship where Capricorn is always doubting them or preventing them from being themselves.”

In order for these two to last, they’ll have to find a way to meet each other in the middle. Capricorn needs to learn to trust that Sagittarius will always come back, and Sagittarius needs to be willing to stick around long enough to make Capricorn feel secure.

Are Sagittarius & Capricorn A Good Match?

At the end of the day, Sagittarius and Capricorn are an incompatible zodiac match. They’re both independent signs, so they may find themselves growing apart rather than together as time goes on. Fortunately, no zodiac pairing is destined to fail. Some couples just need a little more work than others — and this definitely one that will have its fair share of challenges.


Clarisse Monahan, astrologer

Ramona Sidlo, astrologer and wellness coach

Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic

Liz Simmons, professional astrologer and tarot reader

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