Cancers and Capricorns are each others’ astrological mirrors, as they are directly across from each other in the zodiac wheel. Though their values are similar, they manifest them in opposite ways. The Cancer is the yin and the Cap is the yang. They complement each other’s polarities and fitting together like a puzzle piece.
Mother and Father
Cancers have feminine energy while the Capricorn exudes more masculinity. Many people read them as the classic, traditional gender binary, but they are so much more complex than that. Cancers are the mothers while Capricorns are the fathers. However, we know that when it comes to both astrology and gender, things are not that hard-lined.
Cancers typically exude fiercely maternal and protective energy. Capricorns, though not as apt to those maternal instincts, have the same fighting spirit when it comes to protecting the people, places, and things that they truly care about. Cancers and Capricorns typically prefer having a few real, genuinely intimate relationships. Rather than an active social life, and they will go to great lengths to preserve those close relationships with ferocity. This can make for an intense relationship, but most Cancer and Capricorns will not shy away from emotional intensity. Both should be wary of mistaking true love for enjoying the idea of stability and comfort.
Though a literal goat and crab may not inhabit the same place harmoniously, their astrological representations usually do. Caps and Cancers value stability and comfort above all. Therefore, they will be dedicated to providing those things to their stablemate. A Capricorn/Cancer duo usually inhabits a cozy home that balances sentimental value with good taste. These two homebodies need a home that energizes them and makes them feel secure. They create that with material possessions that inspire them and give them a sense of self as well as with the strong connection they create with the partner they’re living with.
Capricorns are earth signs, so they often lean towards environmental and material pleasures to make them feel secure. Most dreamy water sign Cancers, on the other hand, are less concerned with what their home looks or feels. As long as they’ve got the people they love in close proximity. Tidy Capricorns may get frustrated with this, as they start to feel like the Cancer doesn’t respect their space enough. The goat should remember that Cancer’s strengths lie in emotional labor, not physical. Also, they won’t always be able to meet the Capricorn’s expectations of perfection. If they can balance the Capricorns high standards and the Cancer’s scatterbrain, they’ll make for ideal stablemates.
Filling in the Gaps
These two complement each other really well, using their strengths to make up for the other’s weaknesses. The Cancer’s emotional intuition holds the Capricorn accountable for their often stone cold exterior. The Capricorn’s matter-of-fact outlook will challenge the Cancer to learn how to channel their emotions more effectively and utilize rationale. They can be really good for each other, but should be wary of allowing their partner to fill in their weak spots completely instead of trying to learn and grow individually.
At first glance, this relationship is a classic case of opposites attract. Capricorns are driven and ambitious. Additionally, they are sometimes self-centered. Cancers, on the other hand, are giving, protective, and sometimes a little too sensitive. This is an excellent matchup if the two can resist getting lost in each other and allowing comfort in the relationship. From hindering them from working on their individual selves. Communication and boundaries will be important for these two, as they will both be working towards a common goal, but may have different methods as to how to get there.