Are Virgo & Capricorn Compatible In A Relationship?

Call it the attraction of mutual capability.

by Kristine Fellizar
Originally Published: 
Virgo & Capricorn are both earth zodiac signs and are generally considered highly compatible.
Carlos Barquero/Moment/Getty Images

Virgo and Capricorn are two of the most practical, organized, and hard-working signs in the zodiac. They tend to believe that there’s a time and place for love, so if they don’t feel like their life is in order or their career isn’t where they want it to be, they’ll put dating on the back burner. When these two first meet, however, they can’t help but be drawn towards each other. Virgo and Capricorn’s compatibility shows why this earth sign couple have what it takes to make their relationship last a lifetime.

“These are two signs that can find many natural connections and easy rapport with each other, particularly in a work environment,” astrologer Jill Loftis of Nuit Astrology, tells Bustle. “Neither one will let their guard down easily, but the attraction of mutual capability will tend to magnetize them towards each other. That quiet strength and natural efficiency that each of them value will be hard to miss, and could lead to a romantic connection if both are looking for love.”

As two earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn make a natural match. From the moment they meet, they’ll get along easily. According to astrologer Lisa Kiss, they have similar ways of thinking and acting, which will help to create a harmonious relationship. Both signs take their responsibilities very seriously. They’re goal-oriented, mature, and a little more on the reserved side.

In relationships, the virgin and the goat tend to move at a slow and steady pace. In general, they’re both pretty cautious about who they give their heart away to. They’re also fairly picky about whom they choose to associate with. Virgos have very high standards for themselves and the company they keep, while Capricorn tends to look for partners who have the same status as them or who are just as ambitious as they are.

“A Virgo and Capricorn would come together to support and encourage each other to take the necessary steps towards their goals,” Kiss says. “There could even be a little bit of healthy competition between them as well.” As long as they continue to keep working together to move the relationship forward, there’s a good chance these two can last.

Virgo & Capricorn’s Sexual Compatibility

Sexually, Virgo and Capricorn make a good match because they’re both giving and enjoy pleasuring their partner in bed. According to Loftis, as mutual earth signs, they’re sensual and will enjoy taking their time with each other. Virgos may be more forward about initiating intimacy or trying new things, as long as they’re feeling confident about it.

“Their own self-esteem in the moment contributes mightily to their desire, and if they are feeling self-conscious, they could retreat,” Loftis says. “Capricorn is willing to take the time to woo Virgo, who will need to be shown a quality, high-class good time. Capricorn will shine, showing them their rock-solid stability and commitment. Virgo’s hidden kinky side could really bring that Capricorn to turn the tables and explore their vulnerability.”

Virgo & Capricorn’s Emotional Compatibility

When it comes to expressing emotions, these two are fairly similar. According to Kiss, earth signs tend to get stuck on work and responsibilities, and don’t have a ton of time to stew over their emotions. For them, it’s just not practical. Even when they start having feelings for each other, it will take a while for either of them to open up and express how they feel.

On the plus side, they’ll possess a thorough understanding of how the other works. “They both will have rational conclusions to their feelings and aren't ones to have outbursts of emotions, like Water signs, for example,” Kiss says. If there are problems, they will look at them logically and try to come up with a solution together.

Both Virgo and Capricorn have a good sense of responsibility. If they’re not in the right space to fall in love, they’ll either take themselves out of the dating pool or refuse to commit to anyone. They take relationships very seriously, and don’t need any added drama in their life from a situation that goes bad. Virgo and Capricorn don’t make commitments to just anyone. Once they finally find each other, they’ll have no need to look elsewhere. They’ll both be in it for life.

Virgo & Capricorn’s Communication

When it comes to communication, Virgo and Capricorn do pretty well. According to professional astrologer and psychic Stina Garbis, they’re able to express their concerns, plans, wishes, and dreams in a way that’s clear and direct.

“Neither of them are super emotional and that works for this couple,” Garbis says. “Excess emotion has no place in this relationship. They can talk about things rationally and methodically and not get their feelings hurt if they decide to go another way that’s not their own.”

Virgo & Capricorn’s Dating Compatibility

Virgo and Capricorn’s compatibility for dating is high and they just have so much going for them. According to Garbis, these two are like “extensions” of each other so they tend to get along very well. Virgo understands Capricorn’s ambition and need for security more than anyone else, and Capricorn appreciates Virgo’s perfectionism and need for organization. Although these two may not seem like the most exciting couple to outsiders, they find a lot of happiness and joy just being around each other.

“When dating they just seem to get each other and can make a date that seems boring extremely exciting,” Garbis says. “This couple would enjoy shopping together, exercising together, and doing ordinary tasks but in an extraordinary way. This couple definitely has it in them to last.”

Virgo & Capricorn’s Friendship Compatibility

As friends, Virgo and Capricorn are inseparable. They have very similar energy, share the same values, and will get along from the moment they meet. Since they’re both earth signs, they’re very reliable. According to Garbis, these two are smart problem-solvers. If either of them are in a bind, the other will come and do everything they can to help.

However, despite being the best of friends, Virgo and Capricorn may have to work through some power struggles as both signs like to be in control and have the last word. Both signs like feeling important, and may argue over who the true leader of their friendship or their friend group is.

“If they take each other seriously and listen to each other’s point of view, they will realize that they agree more than disagree,” Garbis says. “If they turn on each other, they might look at each other with great disdain. But at the end of the day they would apologize and try to make things work out for the better.”

Potential Problems In A Virgo & Capricorn Relationship

Every zodiac sign has a dark side to their personality, or “lower vibe” expressions. For instance, Aries can be temperamental, and Taurus can be very stubborn. In this case, “Virgo’s gifts for organization and analysis can come undone by their desire for perfection or unreasonable expectations of others,” Loftis says. At the same time, Capricorn’s steadiness, strength,and commitment can be undermined by power struggles, their tendency to overwork, or their seemingly superficial desire for money or objects.

Since they’re both earth signs, getting a relationship off the ground may be a slow process. These two may be co-workers or friends who pine after each other for years. They’re very careful about overstepping boundaries, so neither will want to make the first move until they’re absolutely sure the other feels the same way. If another more proactive sign comes in and makes a move, these Virgo and Capricorn could miss out on their chance to explore what their relationship could really be.

Once in a relationship, there’s a possibility that their relationship could become stale as time goes on. They’re both very into schedules and routine, so it could turn into a situation where they stop growing as a couple. At some point, one or both partners may realize that they act more like roommates than romantic partners. If they want it to work, it’s important for them to find ways to keep moving the relationship forward. They could do this by scheduling trips together every now and then, or trying out new things together. Each partner could also benefit from finding interesting hobbies that they can share with their partner.

To form a lasting bond, Virgo and Capricorn must find “authentic expression of their goals and aspirations, but also find daily ways to connect with each other,” Loftis says. Consistently planning for the future together can help them stay on track. It’s also important for them to make time in their busy schedules for each other. Non-competitive physical outlets like going to the gym together, cooking dinner, or working on home projects can help them create a strong long-term relationship.

Are Virgo & Capricorn A Good Match?

Overall, Virgo and Capricorn make a highly compatible zodiac match. They work hard, they’re always thinking about the future, and they take relationships very seriously. They’re very choosy about the people they date, but they’ll know they’ve met the right one once they get to know each other. As long as they put as much effort into their relationship as they do their goals, they can be a match made in zodiac heaven.


Lisa Kiss, astrologer

Jill Loftis, astrologer with Nuit Astrology

Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic

This article was originally published on