7 Ways Capricorn and Cancer Match in Love and Sex!

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How Capricorn and Cancer Match

Capricorn and Cancer are said to be highly compatible but is that really true? Does the hype about these two signs live up to the reality? Moreover, can the crab and goat vibe sexually and romantically?

If you are seeking answers to these questions, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because this post is all about Capricorn and Cancer with insight you’ll find no place else.

In this article, you will learn:

  • The shared traits of Cancer and Capricorn
  • The unique traits of Cancer
  • The special attributes of Capricorn
  • How earth and water signs interact
  • The influence of the moon on both zodiacs
  • 7 ways Cancer and Capricorn are highly compatible

Before we dive too deep, you have a right to know who is authoring this piece. Right away, I need to tell you that I’m not a psychic or astrologer.

Instead, I’m a shaman who is trained in the healing arts. For reasons that do not question, I am drawn to the world of ancient mysticism. I’m also a Virgo man.

Using the principles of Jungian psychology, coupled with teachings passed on through the ages, I will reveal to you the specific reasons why Capricorn and Cancer are super compatible.

In this way, we will explore the match between the duo using a blend of spiritualism with psychology; something that is commonly referred to as psycho-spirituality (Kilpatrick, 2005).

Cancer and Capricorn - a Match in love?
Cancer and Capricorn – a Match?

Capricorn and Cancer Revealed

Over the years, I’ve learned that Cancer is not always a good match with other zodiacs. The same holds true for Capricorn, one of the most misunderstood signs in all of astrology.

Sadly, Capricorn often gets tagged with being flat and dull. But as we continue along the way, you’ll see this simply isn’t true.

Conversely, Cancer is often thought of as overly sensitive and emotional. That’s why some believe it is best matched with Pisces, another feeler. But this too is also a misnomer.

As you continue reading, bear in mind that the material below is gender neutral, focusing exclusively on the pairing between Cancer and Capricorn.

You have my promise everything that follows will be presented in a direct, non-complicated way and devoid of ridiculous astro-babble.

Look for helpful tips that have been interwoven into each of the match areas. Hopefully, you’ll experience a few takeaways that can be applied to your unique situation.

Let’s start by reviewing the list of shared traits between both signs. This will be your foundation for all that is to come.

Capricorn and Cancer Traits

Dominant x
Autonomous x
Imaginative x
Capricorn is represented by the goat

CAPRICORN TRAITS: December 22 – January 19

Capricorns fall under the tenth house in the traditions of horoscopic astrology. When you hear “house”, think of this as a metaphor for an energy structure that holds personality traits.

The sign is ruled exclusively by the ringed planet Saturn, located a whopping 746 miles from where you are right now. It is the third largest celestial body in our solar system, next to Jupiter and the sun.

Ancient lore tells us that the symbolic goat was flung outward from deep inside the planet’s core, traveling at the speed of light to earth. Just before arriving, it was zapped with lightning by Capricornus’s spiral galaxies, gifting the sign with strange powers of wisdom.

Primary Traits of Capricorn (positive and negative):

  • Hardworking
  • Loyal
  • Demanding
  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Traditional
  • Sexually frustrated
  • Arrogant
  • Compassionate
  • Super independent
  • Smart with money
cancer symbol is a crab
Cancer is represented by the crab

CANCER: June 22 – July 22

Cancers are born under the fourth house of the zodiac. Inside of its doors holds the energies of love, family, traditions, and compassion.

The sign’s ruling planet is the moon, located nearly 29,000 miles from planet earth. It is from this positioning in the sky that Cancer’s powers emanate.

The mystics tell us that the moon is symbolic of deeply held beliefs, the unconscious and maternal instincts. It is also a celestial body that is said to grant Cancer with uncanny empathic powers.

Primary Cancer Traits (Positive and Negative):

  • Warm
  • Empathic
  • Sensitive
  • Intuitive
  • Prone to worry
  • Clingy
  • Intellectual
  • Caring
  • Protective
  • Animal lover
  • Big on family
  • Romantic
  • Loves to talk
Earth and water signs explored
Earth and water signs explored

Water Signs and Earth Signs

Cancer is a water sign, meaning these folks dive deep. People who belong to this elemental group are characteristically intuitive and empathic. Water signs are considered to be the “feelers” of the universe.

Capricorn is an earth sign, meaning it is grounded. Those born under this elemental group are usually practical and stable. They also are known for creating solid futures.

Cardinal Signs

The mystics teach us that Cancer and Capricorn are both Cardinal signs. This means they hold the power to create change with intense energy.

When you think of Cardinal signs, think about the change of seasons. Notice Capricorn ushers in North American winter on December 22.

Cancer begins June 22, the first day of summer.

Sexual energy

1. Sexual Energy

The physical attraction that exists between Capricorn and Cancer is intense. At first glance, this phenomenon may seem impossible because of their differences. But the hard truth is they are drawn to each other like moths to a flame.

The goat’s sexual vibe can be challenging to pick up on by other zodiacs. It just operates on a different frequency. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be heard.

Cancer, using its strong empathic abilities, can dial into Capricorn’s energy and sense what others cannot. Moreover, because the crab is intuitive, Cancer can hear what the goat needs without it ever having to speak a word.

On many levels, the connection is psychic. It is said that when a Cancer is wearing a ruby birthstone, that connection is amplified.

In the bedroom, the pair experience a magnetic joining that is difficult to describe. Capricorn’s wild side comes out while Cancer is drawn to the goat’s warmth.

Their connection transcends time and spacetime and space. But when you think about things, it makes total sense. One is ruled by Saturn, a planet that alchemists heralded as transformative. The other by the moon; a celestial body that the ancients believe impacts sexual desire.

An earth sign and a water sign. Their sexual chemistry is powerfully unique.

Cancer Moon

Because Cancer is a water sign, it is critical to point out that it’s heavily influenced by our moon. If you believe the moon effects how a person feels, it’s easy to see why.

When a full moon happens, Cancer experiences a pulse of energy that vibrates with transformative Capricorn. You may be curious as to why?

It’s simple. Cancerian energy can break through Capricorn’s tough veneer and supercharge the goat’s libido. During this period, the two can mate for hours while connecting on multiple plains.

Cancer ruled by moon
Cancer is ruled by the moon

2. Love

The emotional bond between Capricorn and Cancer is palliative. Additionally, it is built on a high degree of trust.

When you consider the traits of both signs, it makes complete sense.

The goat approaches all things in life with caution. However, once it feels it can trust the crab, it quickly bonds. But that trust must be earned and takes time to develop.

It takes a compassionate, loving, and nurturing sign like Cancer, to warm the goat’s heart. Once it feel’s safe, the duo vibrates in unison.

Cancer is drawn to emotional challenges. Because of the goat’s quiet demeanor, the crab is enthralled with Capricorn’s mystery.

There exists an unspoken, karmic bond between the two that is loving and supportive. In many ways, the pair balances each other out.

Capricorn soothes Cancer’s passions. conversely, Cancer supercharges Capricorn’s love-flame.

Capricorn is rules by Saturn
Saturn rules Capricorn

3. Trust

The level of trust that exists between Cancer and Capricorn is enduring and powerful. Much of this is because both signs spend a great deal of time forming the bond itself.

It’s important to recognize that the goat and crab are generally distrustful of others. However, once a connection is made and the relationship unfolds, trust begins to grow.

Cancer is a communicator and loves to talk. Capricorn is more stoic, sharing only what it needs to with those who are not close.

Think of a goat feeding from your hand. At first, it is hesitant, fearful of being harmed. But the more it feeds, the less worried it becomes. In time, it instinctively knows that it’s OK to be vulnerable.

This is how it is with Capricorn and Cancer. The goat understands that it can be itself with the crab.

On the flip side, Cancer recognizes that Capricorn is extremely loyal; something all water signs put a premium on in romantic relationships.

trust between capricorn cancer
Trust becomes powerful after bond forms

4. Financial

One of the most powerful ways Capricorn and Cancer connect relates to money. The goat is a planner and saver, carefully setting realistic financial goals for the future.

Conversely, the crab desires safety and protection. This is particularly true where children are involved because of the sign’s strong parental instincts.

It is for these reasons Capricorn and Cancer match well money-wise.

That is not to say there aren’t disagreements. It happens and sometimes frequently. Almost always, the issues center on spending priorities.

Remember, Capricorn is a highly practical sign. If it doesn’t see value in a purchase, it would rather sock that money away towards a goal. Cancer, on the other hand, is OK with spending money on something that creates memories.

It takes a gentle sign like Cancer to nudge the goat into loosening up on its miserly ways. When arguments do occur, the crab usually wins out. But for that to happen, Cancer must show Capricorn the value in what’s being purchased.

“Capricorn and Cancer match well money-wise”

5. Intellect

Earlier, we examined the unique attributes of earth and water signs. Their elemental qualities are important because it is their differences that – paradoxically – make the two connect.

Cancer is a highly creative sign, gifted with writing. It sees meaning in the complex and has a knack for understanding the human side of complex issues.

Capricorn, coversely, can sometimes struggle with black or white thinking. Their thoughts are practical in purpose and tend to take on “step by step” approach.

In this way, both signs stimulate one another. The crab has a way of helping the goat see things from a different perspective. Conversely, the goat pushes the crab to see issues as they are and not how they are imagined to be.

Both signs are highly intelligent – just in different ways. Capricorn is excellent with business matters, finances, and managing people. Cancer does well working with groups, particularly in coaching and leadership roles.

What one sign may be missing, the other compensates for in an almost uncanny way.

6. Communication

In the beginning, communication between these two signs can be challenging. This makes sense when you reflect on their elemental orientations.

Bear in mind one is a water sign [emotional] and the other is an earth sign [grounded].

After time passes and their bond strengthens, communication is free flowing and easy.

What’s amazing about the pairing’s communication style is how it can vacillate from the practical to the deep. Moreover, when in the presence of one another, the two needn’t use words to “speak”. That’s because their psychic bond is extremely strong.

That said, there can be times when the goat and crab spar. Cancer is a natural born talker. It can go on forever and a day about a given topic, particularly when it becomes worried.

The crab is also prone to nagging. It’s just the sign’s nature. It doesn’t mean to annoy.

Capricorn, being a patient and wise goat, absorbs much of Cancer’s anxiety. But there can reach a point when the nagging becomes too much, causing the goat to stomp its hooves down and declare: “Enough!”.

It doesn’t happen often but when it does, the aftermath usually blows over quickly.

Cancer and Capricorn – a timeless pairing

7. Shared interests

Interests shared between Capricorn and Cancer are plentiful. By nature, the crab isn’t fussy about activities so long as they include bonding time with the goat.

Both signs enjoy time outdoors with Capricorn gravitating towards the mountains and Cancer, the sea. Both enjoy movies and documentaries with Cancer being slightly more in tune with pop culture.

Because both are cardinal signs, they enjoy new things. This means both are open to trying different activities. One note of caution – Cancer is very protective and can become concerned about safety when Capricorn gets too adventurous.

The challenge for the duo will be finding time to spend together. Because Capricorn can spend hours absorbed in business matters, it can sometimes cause friction.

It will be important for the goat to remember the importance of work-life balance while bearing in mind that just like a career, romantic relationships must be nurtured.

Wrap Up

Hopefully, you have found the material shared above to be useful. As you can see, the duo are highly compatible.

Generally speaking, the crab and goat find that their relationships are long-term. The pairing also makes for excellent parents, offering a loving, financially stable and nurturing home for children.

Capricorn and Cancer. A unique duo destined to be with one another since the dawn of time.


Kilpatrick, S. (2005). The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

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Dirk is a certified spiritual counselor and shaman. He uses ancient lore to teach lessons about self-insight, personality, relationships and wellness. Aside from freelance writing, he enjoys spending time outdoors in nature.