Upside: Humor; social observers; curious about world; knowledge-seekers; Gemini is social ice-breaker to Capricorn's natural reserve; Gemini helps Capricorn take risks in the moment, lighten up; Capricorn helps Gemini find shape and form for their dreams.
Downside: Earthy (Capricorn) and walking on air (Gemini); Rigid control (Capricorn) and chaos (Gemini); seeker of substance (Capricorn) and seeker of variety (Gemini); master (Capricorn) and dilettante (Gemini).Element and Quality
Gemini and Capricorn are an unlikely match, but don't rule it out from the get go. Oh, to be a fly on the wall with this first date -- if they hold to type, vivacious Gemini chats non-stop through the evening, with reserved Capricorn revealing very little. Capricorn will look for the substance, something that tells of Gemini's motivating goals and values.
Gemini thinks Capricorn a bit serious, always leading the discussion back to their career. Their badly matched mindsets leads to more than just awkward conversations -- both feel that the other is on a different wavelength. If the dating goes on beyond this point, there are likely other compatible planets at play. Look especially to the Moon and Venus, for harmonious synastry.
Consider that Cappy's ruler is sober Saturn, and the Goat has a way of setting up steep climbs, with lots of burdens of responsibility. Saturn is the planet of order and also perseverance. Capricorn prides itself on taking lie seriously, and making the most of every moment.
Gemini is a trickster, ruled by Mercury, and is mercurial -- witty, changeable, jokey. It can be maddening to Capricorn that the lively Gemini seems so carefree. And to Gemini, a cool, unresponsive Cappy can make them feel judged.
When love chemistry is there, Capricorn is drawn out by the Gemini social ease. They can find common ground on humor, which can bring mutual appreciation. Capricorn's is bawdy, and at times gallows humor. Gemini delights in wordplay and wry observations. Both can be sarcastic, and find it stimulating to play off the other.
Gemini's every which way style may be threatening to Capricorn's need for order. Both are witty social observers, and could find common ground on what's absurd, preposterous. Gemini brings Capricorn out of their remote cave-self, and gets them sharing ideas. Capricorn can be a wordly adviser to Gemini, helping them channel their gifts in tangible ways.Different Worlds
Sometimes the personality clash in this pairing goes deeper, with Capricorn a traditionalist at heart, and Gemini the free spirit. The Goat plans for the future, while the Twins live for the moment. Capricorn sees nothing to build on in the changeable outlook and lifestyle of Gemini. If a relationship takes hold, Capricorn can fall into the authority figure role, with Gemini the unruly child. With balancing elements, Gemini finds an anchor in Capricorn's stable nature. Capricorn's world is blown open by Gemini's curiosity-seeking nature, opening them up to all kinds of culture and excitement.
The Capricorn that wants marriage and family life tries to get Gemini to settle down, if they've set their sights on them. A Gemini who has sampled the buffet of life enough to know what they want, is loyal and devoted. It's all a matter of timing.
If things go wrong, these two are cold exes, since neither clings too tightly to memories of romance. But the vast gulf between these two makes it a relationship full of growth potential, for as long as it lasts.
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