Placed at fourth and tenth places in the zodiac calendar, Cancer and Capricorn are furthest from each other both in terms of location as well as personalities. This is why love compatibility between the two signs can pose significant challenges. And yet, opposites have long been known to attract each other which is why once the partners make up their minds, they can have as fair a chance as anybody of making their relationship work.
The basic difference between the two signs lies in the fact that while the Cancer is led by the heart, the Capricorn lets his head do all the leading. The conflict between emotions and reason is an old one and it is most interestingly played out in the dynamics of the Cancer-Capricorn pair. This essential conflict probably owes to the influence of different ruling elements for each of the signs. The Cancer is a water sign and thus not only deeply affected by emotional compulsions but even capable of reading another persons’ moods and feelings. The Capricorn on the other hand is ruled by earth which makes it a sign more grounded in common sense and motivated by material concerns rather than emotional ones. Thus while the Cancer might appear to be too emotional and sentimental to the Capricorn, the latter might appear unfeeling and too stern to the former.
Cancer Man and Capricorn Woman
The Cancer man and Capricorn woman will be drawn to each other by the magnetic force of opposing personalities. The male Crab will be impressed by the steely determination of the female Goat and her stolid practicality which makes sense and solves the most complicated issues in the world with apparent ease. The Capricorn woman on the other hand will luxuriate in the warm and caring attentions of the Cancer man, someone who will write her a love poem and rustle up her favorite dinner with equal ease. Having spent the early part of their adult lives striving for professional success, Capricorns appear to put emotional indulgences on the backburner; however later when they are ready for love, it is just the kind of nurturing and affectionate love of a Cancer partner that can make them willingly commit to a relationship.
Cancer Woman and Capricorn Man
Once the Capricorn man is able to get over his reserve and approach the Cancer woman, he will find in her an extremely caring and compassionate nature. She on the other hand will be courted in the traditional manner – with dinners at fancy restaurants and expensive jewelry on special occasions. Since the Capricorn is a highly conventional personality, he will see to it that his partner never lacks for the right kind of diversions and comforts.
However despite his apparently arid and prim nature, the Capricorn will amaze his Cancer girlfriend with his passionate lovemaking. This is because being an earth sign, the Goat is firmly grounded in his physical senses and thus for him sex is a highly sensual experience. The Cancer woman on the other hand will bring into it the emotional element which is necessary to lift the experience from the merely sexual plane.