Are Scorpio & Capricorn Compatible In A Relationship?

They would also be great business partners.

by Kristine Fellizar
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Scorpio and Capricorn can make a very compatible zodiac couple.
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A Scorpio-Capricorn love story will likely get off to a slow start. Both signs value security in relationships and are known for having trust issues, so opening up will take a bit of time. But once they’re finally in sync, they have the potential to be the zodiac’s ultimate power couple. Scorpio and Capricorn’s zodiac compatibility will explain everything you need to know about this water and earth sign pair.

As astrologer Lisa Kiss tells Bustle, Scorpio and Capricorn can make a very compatible couple. “Both signs are great in business, so this would make an amazing business partnership, or [they] could even start a business together,” she says. “They have an immense drive and can focus on their goals to manifest their dreams. Both signs also seek deep security, which can be directly tied to how safe they feel. They have the ability to work together and create safety together.”

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However, Scorpio and Capricorn are two of the most serious signs in the zodiac, which can make for a rocky beginning. According to Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic, Capricorn gets their restrictive nature from their ruling planet Saturn, while Scorpio gets their intense energy from Pluto.

“This isn’t a relationship where everything is cheery and happy all the time,” Garbis says. “This is a relationship that may be filled with power struggles, intense love, sexual hangups with happy releases, and awful arguments with powerful makeups.” While that may seem very unstable for a lot of other zodiac combinations, this is a dynamic that can work for the two of them.

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Scorpio & Capricorn’s Sexual Compatibility

Earth and water are compatible elements, so sexually this is a pair that can get along really well together in bed. According to Kiss, Capricorns are great leaders and will initiate new things that Scorpios would love.

However, it may take some time for them to get to a place where they’re comfortable enough to open up about their sexual desires. According to Garbis, both Scorpio and Capricorn tend to have inhibitions around intimacy. Earthy Capricorn, in particular, may be intimidated by the Scorpio’s intensity, and the scorpion will only open up once they feel like they can trust their partner. Chances are, Capricorn will need to reveal what they want sexually before Scorpio will be open about their fantasies.

“Once Capricorn's true sexual nature comes to the surface, they may prove to be a very loyal and giving partner,” Garbis says. “Capricorn is a strong sign and would be a fierce and invigorated lover for Scorpio, as opposed to one that’s soft, tender, and passive.”

Scorpio & Capricorn’s Emotional Compatibility

This is an area of their relationship that may be a bit challenging. Capricorn is a practical earth sign who doesn’t deal with emotions very well while Scorpio is a highly sensitive and emotional water sign who feels things very deeply. According to Kiss, they may not fully open up to each other until they’re both sure they can trust each other. Scorpio tends to be very private, and not knowing how their partner feels may trigger Capricorn’s insecurities.

“Once trust is established they should be able to openly share with each other knowing that they have created a safe space together,” Kiss says. When the relationship is good, Scorpio can help Capricorn be more in tune to their feelings, and Capricorn will help ground Scorpio whenever they’re in a mood. They can balance each other out nicely.

Scorpio & Capricorn’s Communication

Scorpio and Capricorn make an interesting pair because they’re both naturally reserved. Both signs like to observe others quietly before making their opinions known but once they speak, they’re the type of people to command attention.

In relationships, both signs like to be in control and have the upper hand. Needless to say, this may cause the two to butt heads from time to time, especially since they both like to win. “When these two communicate it’s always intense and there’s often hidden meaning underneath their words,” Garbis says. “Their actions and feelings may not always line up. They always mean more than they say and do.”

The good thing is, Scorpio and Capricorn tend to be relationship-oriented. As a fixed sign, Scorpios prefer staying in one place, while earthy Capricorn would rather stay single than be in a relationship that isn’t built to last. Even though these two may argue, they have what it takes to work it out at the end of the day.

“These two will make up just as intensely as their fights,” Garbis says. “If sour words are said, they'll feel guilty and will do their best to apologize for their words and actions. Tears may be shed. But at the base of their feelings, they both want to be loved and understood and can find that with each other.”

Scorpio & Capricorn’s Dating Compatibility

When it comes to dating, Scorpio and Capricorn’s compatibility is pretty good. According to Tara Bennet, astrologer and spiritual coach, both signs are driven, organized, and will do almost anything to achieve success. “These two make a powerful couple, being unphased by challenges that are thrown at them,” she says.

Both Scorpio and Capricorn tend to keep their emotions close to heart, so it won’t likely be a love at first sight scenario. However, it’s a relationship that can develop as time goes on. Be prepared to move very slowly, especially when it comes to opening up emotionally and building a deeper bond.

Although they make a decent match, a Scorpio and Capricorn love match won’t be “all sunshine and roses,” says Bennet. They will argue and there will be power struggles. However, the make-ups will be passionate and intense.

“As a love match, they have the foundations to go the long haul,” Bennet says. “Sharing so many character traits, they are the perfect pairing to help each other be the best they can be, and ultimately, live their best life. When they go the distance, they’re a couple who know no limits and will live an enviable life. “

Scorpio & Capricorn’s Friendship Compatibility

As friends, Scorpio and Capricorn are a total dream team. Since they’re both ambitious, Bennet says they’ll be able to work together to reach their shared goals. If they don’t work together, they’ll at least push each other to achieve their dreams and go even further.

One thing worth noting is that Scoprio has a hard time letting people in, so it may take some time for them to fully accept Capricorn into their small inner circle. However, Capricorn’s dependability can diffuse the scorpion’s “legendary” trust issues. “As they build trust, they’ll share everything,” Bennet says. They’ll have the type of friendship where they call each other first with news and freely give advice. It’s the type of friendship that can last.

Potential Problems Areas In A Scorpio & Capricorn Relationship

Communication may be an area of the relationship that needs work. “They [may] keep secrets from each other until they all come out during a heated argument,” Garbis says. “But then one partner will come to realize how their partner feels, and they’ll find a sense of togetherness and understanding.” Until they learn how to break the pattern, Scorpio and Capricorn maybe be stuck in a cycle of intense fighting and making up.

Trust issues are another thing they may have to overcome, especially early on. Both signs value security, so they want a relationship that lasts. However, they may give each other “tests” to make sure their partner is the right one. “This isn’t a couple who cries and pleads for attention,” Garbis says. “Instead, they may act out of anger or jealousy to show they love each other and that may seem endearing. For example, ‘Aww they are jealous, that must mean they love me.’” If they learn how to let down their walls and trust that their partner has nothing but good intentions, they won’t have as many fights.

Are Scorpio & Capricorn A Good Match?

Overall, the long-term potential between Scorpio and Capricorn is promising. However, they will have to put in some work to improve their communication habits. “If Capricorn is willing to attempt to express their feelings and form an emotional intimate bond with Scorpio, they can create a solid foundation of trust and security,” Kiss says.


Lisa Kiss, astrologer

Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic

Tara Bennet, astrologer and spiritual coach

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