Upside: Family oriented; commitment leads to enduring love; pillars of society; deep roots at home; ambitious; love of the hand-crafted and things built to last. Downside: Much goes unsaid; passive aggressive tendencies (water and earth are receptive); stagnant emotional waters; debilitating depression; manipulation; secrecy; slow to change.Element and Quality Cardinal Water (Capricorn) and Cardinal Earth (Cancer)
Dating is serious business for Cancer and Capricorn, and out of their shared reserve, something special can be created. Cancer is impressed by the ambitious plans of Capricorn, whose focus on career appeals to the Crab's need for stability.
Reserved Capricorn warms up in Cancer's homey feel, and nurturing ways. Both are considered traditional, and looking for enduring love, which may mean an extended courtship. They're looking for a sure thing, someone to marry histories with, since both often see themselves rooted in their family lineage.
Cancer draws out the snugly bear of the Capricorn, and they'll likely spend many evenings at home. The Goat needs a partner that respects their full-on commitment to achieving worldly success. Cancer supports the Goat by creating a loving home environment, and quietly pursuing their own ambitions, as well. Together they create a formidable pair, with a felt power that's more than the sum of its parts. Outsiders may sense the chemistry, knowing there's something solid there.
They're opposites across the Zodiac, and as cardinal signs, carry the essence of the patriarch (Capricorn) and matriarch (Cancer). Both share a love of having a place in society, of belonging, and building up a sense of community.
Once they've made a commitment, they can be patient with all that's unresolved. Each settles down and shows more inner treasure, in a stable relationship.
They'll thrive with the shared purpose of building on their weighty bond with a home and family life. Cancer won't always understand the Goat's obsession with work. Capricorn's ability to create tangible signs of success are inspiring and comforting to the Crab. Both fall into dark mood pits, and they'll understanding this recurring melancholy in the other. Even if it doesn't last, chances are, it'll always stand out as a significant relationship.