Hobbies Astrology Sagittarius and Capricorn Love Compatibility Serious Capricorn and playful Sagittarius can work if they compromise Share PINTEREST Email Print Credit: B2M Productions / Getty Images. Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated June 29, 2018 Sagittarius and Capricorn meet in a clash of attitudes. Yet the differences give the relationship the makings of something profound, as much about supporting each other in worldly ambitions as in the next great adventure. First dates with the Archer are likely to set a friendly, flirty tone, with Sagittarius wisecracking and Capricorn just being wise, an old soul, perhaps a bit serious at first. But Sagittarius' joviality disarms the self-protective Capricorn. Soon they're enjoying each other's company. Capricorn in love is sincere, sensual, sometimes status-oriented. Sagittarius in love is experimental and freedom-loving. Capricorns like to meet in familiar places, often work- or school-related. They often have polished public personas and don't like to get too familiar too soon. Both signs are matter-of-fact about sex and dating arrangements—friends with benefits, maybe. Something More But Capricorns are traditionalists at heart, with a desire for marriage, while Sagittarians are freedom-lovers, standoffish about commitment unless they're really ready. When the timing's right, Sagittarius, and Capricorn could merge beautifully if they share intentions of building a life together and encouraging growth and creative expansion. Sagittarius is Jupiter-ruled with a boundless nature, searching and on the move. The Archer often has unshakable faith in life. Capricorn is Saturn-ruled, the planet of responsibility. Jupiter and Saturn are often seen as complimentary by astrologers: one expanding, the other consolidating. Well Read Sagittarius and Capricorn are no-nonsense and appear intellectual. Each needs a bright companion. Dates might be to museums and concerts. Both are broadminded, able to see society's subtle forms, structures, links, parallels. Often they share a mission to make the world better. Sagittarius is hands-on, learning through experience. Capricorn often delegates, able to draw whom and what they need into their lives. Capricorn is an earth sign, receptive and magnetic and sometimes introverted. Sagittarius is a fire sign, outgoing and assertive, yang to Capricorn's yin. Making It Real An ever-widening worldview keeps Sagittarius in traveling mode. Capricorn's purpose is to live the visions, not talk about them. Goats get grumpy if nothing solid materializes from inspirations and lose respect if Archers are all talk and no action. In a relationship, Capricorn gives great feedback based on knowledge of how the world works. Capricorn shows Sagittarius how to transform energy and talent into usefulness. Capricorn can fall into darkness from seeing life as an uphill climb, contrasting starkly with the sunny Sagittarius, which, for old soul Cap, can be annoying and lack depth. Other times, Sagittarius's blurting enthusiasm can swing Cap back toward the light. In relationships, Capricorns are loyal and geared toward enduring love. They can be more traditionally minded than Sagittarians, who value experience over commitment if the latter has become limiting. If the freedom-seeker Sagittarius alarms the conservative Cap, mistrust can appear. But mutual gifts come when harmony is maintained. Sagittarius inspires Capricorn to play and work hard. Capricorn shows Sagittarius how to bring bright ideas into reality. Cap has to accept that Sadge will never "settle down" and get serious, while the Archer earns points championing Cap's big career. Compatibility comes from understanding the differences in their natures.