Scorpio and Capricorn Love Compatibility

Strategic Relationship

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Scorpio and Capricorn are soulful lovers, once you prove yourself worthy to the other: people of both signs are equally demanding that way. 

The standards are high from the get-go, which makes it better for first dates to be put out there as casual. There's a screening process with both signs before they allow the other higher levels of security clearance. Scorpio likes more intimate (covert) meetings, while Capricorn is more at home in a public place, like a cafe.

Scorpio in love is covert, highly psychic, and vampiric. 

Capricorn in love is status-minded, sometimes traditional and reserved.


The details of where and when might sound like a negotiation. But once there's a meeting, and they recognize that there is a physical attraction, things unfold organically. Both signs have an ease with physical pleasure and are able to give in body and soul to the sensual moment.

Water sign Scorpio and earth sign Capricorn find deep intimacy on every level, as things progress. Water and earth are sensual, receptive and affectionate, and both tend to be deeply loyal.

Mission Control

Scorpio and Capricorn are anchored deep within, and often come across as "hard to get to know." They're cool characters, especially when first getting to know someone.

The shared traits of reserve and natural wariness of other people actually work in their favor for establishing a relationship. Picking up on this mutual internal fortress, a Scorpio–Capricorn couple take their sweet time during the courtship phase. Neither wants to play games and both are matter-of-fact about their interest, whether it eventually ends up yea or nay.

Initially, emotions are meted out in understated ways, and the potential couple puts out subtle hints with looks and gestures. Love grows slowly between such formidable natures, both of whom take care to keep dignity, respect, and trust intact.


While dating, Capricorn and Scorpio discover someone who is as driven to succeed as they are. Both need pursuits to engage in, big careers to hitch all that ambition onto. As romance unfolds, each subtly locks in as part of the foundation for what the other wants to achieve. They share a determination to commit to a patient, steady achievement. And in the other, they find a champion and a loyal partner to settle in with for the long haul. That's why you see so many Scorpio-Capricorn power couples.

The practical outlook of Scorpio and Capricorn means they're looking for a return on their investment. They see in the other someone to build a life with, that'll deepen over time.

Because of their inherent intensity, Scorpio can often flare up over an issue, and stay locked into dramas that stir up trouble. Capricorn balances Scorpio out as the voice of reason, offering a stone-cold sober analysis of what's really going on. This helps Scorpio gain perspective. In the cozy intimate spaces, Scorpio draws out the Goat from its earthen cave. Capricorn's natural sensuality and depth of emotion come out in the atmosphere of trust they've created.

When Scorpio and Capricorn make a love connection, these two enjoy the best of both worlds—private and public. Scorpio should avoid trying to control Capricorn, who will respond with indignant fury.

Dark Moods

Both signs experience deep melancholy or are overcome by outrages. Scorpio lures the world-weary Capricorn back out, with penetrating insight into any situation. The shared humor is subtle, dark (gallows humor), sometimes caustic, often nuanced. They are apt to "get" each other's humor, and build on it with their own witty aside.

Capricorn and Scorpio are a couple that finds worldly power sexy and they thrive when they support the other's steps to mastery. But in the relationship, the model of shared power works best, and when that delicate balance is in place, this is an enduring match.

Read about the dark side of Capricorn.

Upside: Sensual and passionate; similarly self-controlled; concerned with public appearance; private; deeply intuitive; ambitious; natural with sexuality.

Downside: Stubborn entrenchment in arguments; power struggles; resentment; working too much.