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Love Match - Sagittarius and Capricorn

Truth and Consequences

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Upside: Complimentary forces; smart conversation; unflappable in crises; refined humor; ambitious; worldly. Downside: optimism vs. pessimism; expansion vs. contraction; too great a gap in natures.

Quality and Element: Mutable Fire and Cardinal Earth

When Sagittarius and Capricorn meet, it's a clash of attitudes. And yet, in that difference, the relationship has all the makings of something as deep as it is wide. And as much about supporting each other in worldly ambitions, as it is about the next great adventure.

On first dates, the Archer is likely the one to set a friendly, light and flirty tone. Sagittarius is one making wise cracks, and Capricorn is just wise, an old soul and perhaps, a bit serious at first. But the jovial friendliness of Sagittarius is disarming to the self-protective Capricorn. Pretty soon, they're enjoying each others company, to the surprise of everyone they know.

Capricorns like to get to know you in familiar places, often work or school related. They often have a very polished public persona, and don't like to get too familiar too soon. Both signs have a tendency to be matter-of-fact about sex, or dating arrangements -- friends with benefits, for example. This kind of tryst, for the experience of it, could be in the works.

Something More

But most Capricorns are traditionalists at heart, with a desire for marriage and the whole shebang. Sagittarians are freedom-lovers and not especially keen on commitment, unless they're really, really ready. If the timing is divinely orchestrated, Sagittarius and Capricorn could merge lives beautifully. In one duo, there's the intention to be together and build a life, and also to encourage growth, creative expansion, questing.

Sagittarius is Jupiter-ruled, and has a nature that's boundless, searching, on the move and philosophical. The Archer tends to have an unshakable faith in life. Capricorn is Saturn-ruled, and that's the planet of responsibility, working with limits, overcoming. Consider that Jupiter and Saturn are often seen as a complimentary pair, by astrologers. One is expanding, the other consolidation -- there is a time and place for both. Look to your own Jupiter and Saturn signs, for more insight into your relationship synastry.

Well Read

Sagittarius and Capricorn are no nonsense and sometimes come off as intellectuals. Each needs a bright companion, someone that can hold their own in conversation. Dates might take them to museums and concerts, and Sadge will try to keep it active.

Both are broadminded, and bring to the table an ability to see subtle forms, structures, links, parallels in society. Often, they share a mission to make the world a better place. Sagittarius has visions, and often that's the whole point. It's amazingly good, when there's a shared sense of purpose, for a cause or a vision being brought to reality.

Sagittarius is hands-on, and loves to learn through experience. Capricorn, on the other hand, is often a delegated power, known to have mysterious powers of drawing who and what they need, into their lives. Capricorn is an earth sign, which is receptive and magnetic, and sometimes introverted. Sagittarius is a fire sign, outgoing and assertive, yang to the Capricorn's yin. If the genders are reversed, with a female Sagittarius and male Capricorn, that's a way the energies are balanced, too.

Making it Real

Learning through experience, with an ever-widening worldview keeps Sadge in traveling mode. Capricorn's raison d'etre is to Live these visions, not just to talk about them. The Goat gets grumpy if nothing solid ever materializes from all this inspiration. They'll lose respect for a Sadge that's all talk and no concrete action.

In a loving relationship, Capricorn gives great feedback, based on their knowledge of how the world works. Capricorn shows Sagittarius how to transform raw energy and talent, into something tangible that's deeply satisfying.

Thousand Watt Smiles

One pitfall of this pairing is that Sadge becomes comedian to Capricorn's straight man. The Goat's humor can be bawdy and dry, but also be tinged with melancholy. It helps if Sadge gets Cap's unique way of being funny, even if they're not smiling.

In general, Capricorn is known to fall into pits of darkness that just come out of dealing with life as an uphill climb. This contrasts starkly with the perenially sunny Sagittarian disposition. For the old soul Cap, that could be annoying at times, and lacking in depth. At other moments, the blurting enthusiasms of Sadge could swing the Cap back toward the light. The Archer's smile might warm the wintry chills that Cap moves through.

In relationship, Capricorn is as loyal as they come, and geared toward an enduring love. They can be more traditionally minded than Sagittarius, who values experience over commitment, if the latter has become limiting. As a freedom-seeker, Sadge alarms the more conservative Cap, and mistrust can take root. If the Archer feels locked in and controlled, that spells trouble, too.

But there are mutual gifts that come when harmony is maintained in the relationship. Sadge inspires Cap to play hard, as well as work hard. And Cap shows Sadge how to put those bright ideas into tangible form. Cap has to accept that Sadge will never "settle down" and get serious. And Sadge earns points as champion to Cap's big career.

At certain degrees, they're almost related, being neighbors on the Zodiac. A key factor will be the other planets in the birth chart. There's compatibility when they understand the built-in differences between their natures.

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