The 4 Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

Written by August Croft
Published: February 12, 2024
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Are the signs that are the worst match for Capricorn what you expected? Utilized for decades as a social icebreaker and tool for romantic connection, astrology has a lot to say about Capricorn compatibility. While astrology should never be taken too seriously, it’s still a fun concept to learn about, especially when it comes to how the zodiac signs get along and interact! But which zodiac signs are most likely to struggle when it comes to getting along with the average Capricorn?

Anyone born from December 21st to January 20th falls under the sign of Capricorn. What do you need to know about this earth sign to fully understand who they might avoid when it comes to love and relationships? Not only will we go over the Capricorn personality today — but we’ll also check out the reasons why certain signs of the zodiac are likely incompatible with the sea goat. Let’s dive in!

All About Capricorn, the Sea Goat of the Zodiac

Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

Capricorns are ambitious and serious, which may not make them an ideal match for every zodiac sign.


As the final earth sign of the zodiac, Capricorns are mature, rational, and pragmatic individuals. The ambition of Capricorn is one of their most commonly attributed traits. But where exactly does this ambition come from? Two different astrological concepts contribute to this mentality: Capricorn’s planetary ruler and astrological house connection.

Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, the planet of lifelong lessons, restriction, and time. There are structures, timelines, and quotas constantly lingering in the back of every Capricorn’s mind, things that keep them on task and motivated.

Given that they are the 10th zodiac sign, Capricorns are connected to the 10th house. This house represents status, particularly social and professional status. Capricorns prioritize their work and careers because of both of these connections. The 10th house asks them to succeed and achieve status in their lives, while Saturn asks Capricorns to work steadily toward goals, learning and growing as they accomplish things.

Finally, Capricorns are cardinal earth signs, traits that directly affect the priorities and communication styles of the sea goat. Earth signs are practical and rational people rooted in reality. Cardinal signs are assertive leaders, instigators, and ideas-people. When all of these things combine in Capricorn, it makes for a serious, high-achieving person who prioritizes logic and practical endeavors over most things! 

The 4 Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

Remember that all astrological matches are possible for Capricorn!


As a cardinal earth sign connected to the house of status, Capricorns can be intimidating and powerful individuals. Which zodiac signs might not vibe well with the average Capricorn personality, especially when we consider long-term relationships? Here are 4 signs that are the worst potential matches for the sea goat!

1. Sagittarius

Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

Sagittarius won’t appreciate the control Capricorn will want over them.

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Capricorn and Sagittarius are beside one another on the astrological wheel. This creates curiosity and kinship between this unlikely duo — but it may not be enough to overcome their differences. Sagittarius is a fire sign capable of burning too hot for the rational earth of Capricorn. And cardinal Capricorn may be too bossy for independent Sagittarius to interact with daily!

While mutable and cardinal signs tend to get along well, Sagittarians prioritize novelty, spontaneity, and adventure in their daily lives. Capricorns on the other hand tend to plan, plot, and pragmatically decide their routines. The stability and measured dedication on offer by the average Capricorn may not be fully appreciated by the average Sagittarius!

2. Aries

Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

Cardinal energy gets in the way of Aries and Capricorn connecting.


Another fire sign, Aries and Capricorn run into similar issues as Sagittarius and Capricorn relationships. Aries is also a cardinal sign, making this a match between two forceful leaders of the zodiac. While the average Aries will appreciate how self-assured and ambitious Capricorns are, the ram of the zodiac won’t often appreciate being bossed around, controlled, or otherwise inhibited.

Likewise, Capricorns will be inspired by the curious youthfulness of the average Aries. But the independent and hot-tempered streak in this zodiac sign may burn too hot to last long-term. This is especially true when we consider the very different communication styles utilized by both Aries and Capricorn. They may struggle to compromise and communicate more often than not!

3. Aquarius

Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

While they truly understand each other, Capricorn and Aquarius may not play nice.

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Capricorn’s other zodiac neighbor is Aquarius, a fixed air sign. While Aquarius and Capricorn technically share Saturn as a planetary ruler, Aquarians have an innovative, abstract streak that directly opposes the traditional, grounded nature of Capricorn.

This is largely due to Aquarius’s modern planetary ruler, Uranus, and their air elemental placement. Air signs are deeply abstract individuals, something that may prove difficult for rational Capricorn to comprehend.

Fixed and cardinal signs get along for the most part — at least, until the cardinal sign asks their fixed partner to change one of their unchangeable habits! This may indeed happen between Aquarius and Capricorn, a situation that won’t go well for either party involved. Both of these signs are too strong-willed and may not reach a collaborative place!

4. Gemini

Signs That Are the Worst Match for Capricorn

Serious Capricorn may not work with playful Gemini long-term.


While Gemini and Capricorn have the true ability to learn from one another (all zodiac matches do!), these two may prioritize very different things and miss out on a genuine connection should their timing be poor. Geminis are mutable air signs ruled by Mercury and the 3rd sign of the zodiac. While curious, playful, and intellectual, Geminis often need more adventure and excitement than stable, practical Capricorn can offer them.

However, Capricorns offer the foundational security Geminis so often seek in relationships. And Geminis offer Capricorns frivolity and abstract creativity, things Capricorns often miss out on in life. Together, this pair can truly improve and expand the other — but only if they are willing to see beyond their differences!

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About the Author

August Croft is a writer at A-Z Animals where their primary focus is on astrology, symbolism, and gardening. August has been writing a variety of content for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater from Southern Oregon University, which they earned in 2014. They are currently working toward a professional certification in astrology and chart reading. A resident of Oregon, August enjoys playwriting, craft beer, and cooking seasonal recipes for their friends and high school sweetheart.

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