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Compatibility for Gemini and Capricorn: a Truly Odd Pair

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Gemini + Capricorn

Gemini and Capricorn are very much opposites.

  • Gemini is fast paced, light hearted, and doesn’t like to take things too seriously. They sometimes get into trouble by being too sarcastic or joining movements that are offensive yet sardonic in nature.
  • Capricorn, on the other hand, is a hard worker, retreats from the world in almost clandestine hermit fashion, and is one of the more serious signs of the zodiac.
  • Gemini is a fast paced air sign almost always in thought.
  • Capricorn is an earth sign who is more in their senses.

This relationship could be highly unusual for Gemini who likes to mimic and match their partner. This could open up the air sign to possibilities they previously never considered. The air sign is also more akin to spring, flowers, sunshine, rain, and prosperity. The harsh cold of winter in Capricorn could be very confusing and an odd thing for the Gemini to mimic. The air sign isn’t used to this seriousness, so they could be attracted to it because they don't fully understand it. This type likes to play, be in their hobbies, and go about chattering. Under a Capricorn guise, they could become much more serious about their hobbies and more selective about their social circle.

For Capricorn, having someone who is so bright and all over the place could be threatening or charming. Capricorn likes to set traditional goals: have a family, have a steady job, be somewhat normal, be praised for hard-work, and have a solid retirement account. Gemini can get on board with this, but Gemini’s goals have more to do with epiphany, finding beauty, finding excellence, and solving larger than life quandaries.

What Exactly Is This Couple?

  1. Gemini will be the talker in this relationship; Capricorn will be the listener.
  2. Gemini will start new ventures; Capricorn will manage those ventures.
  3. Gemini is more likely to start arguments; Capricorn is more likely to hold grudges.
  4. Capricorn will want a nice, steady home to sit and think and ponder, and be, and to survive; Gemini will want a nice yard to plant flowers and have a place to be enlightened.
  5. Gemini is a nature lover; Capricorn is a survivalist.
  6. Gemini will appreciate that the Capricorn has an automatic understanding of what to do in hard times. Capricorn will like that Gemini is on a quest for more complete knowledge.
  7. Gemini’s quest for knowledge can get him exiled out of the garden, while Capricorn’s hermit ways can lead to depressive episodes.
  8. Gemini is complex, diverse, changing, and wild. Capricorn is sturdy, sharp, constant, and unyielding.
  9. Gemini and Capricorn are both a jack of all trades. They would have a diverse home of talents and interests. Gemini naturally wants to know many things to better understand the world. Capricorn wants to survive, so they know plenty of things to stay afloat.
  10. Neither personality is very sentimental or emotional. It will take extra work to be vulnerable with each other and create intimacy.

Gemini and Capricorn can use each other to create a path to success and survival. The two do make a strong pair, but it can take some extra work to feel romantic or energetic. Gemini has a bit more range to their flirtatious ways. Capricorn is much more interested in what is necessary and not frivolous.

These two signs have different ways of approaching spirituality. Gemini needs something that is light hearted. This sign literally cannot handle something that is too serious, so strict, organized religion could rub it the wrong way, especially if raised in it. The Gemini will likely experience some degree of a rebellious adolescence. They don’t like being told what to do, controlled, or made to feel guilty. They prefer to enjoy life, be happy, and be glad. A more positive fitting religion or sets of ideas is more appealing.

Gemini isn’t aghast and looking for horror, like a Scorpio. Gemini wants to see the flowers, the pretty fruits, a little bit of rain, and sunshine.

Capricorn is a deeply philosophical soul. They like traditions. They like to spend lengthy amounts of time in solitude.

Capricorn whether extroverted or introverted needs solitude to grind out their thoughts. Capricorns are not keen on things that weird them out, at least not for long periods. Capricorn prefers to steady their steps, make headway on individual and group progress, and are incredibly familial. Capricorn will follow the traditions and tunes of their family. They may abandon religion because it starts to annoy them. Gemini and Capricorn will definitely have issues one way or the other with organized religion.

Capricorns don’t want to abandon those who raised them or even their ancestors. Capricorn is an old and wizened soul. Nothing really shocks them. They’re not afraid of some snow, they don’t get scared easily when things get cold and dreary, and they’re okay in a blizzard. They manage their resources extremely well, where Gemini has great ability to utilize resources.

Capricorn is into stews, bread, and ale. They like hearty foods that keep you warm and are easy to stock.


Quick Glance at Gemini and Capricorn


House #




Later Spring

Early Winter


May 21 – June 21

December 22nd -- January 20th







Driven by

Thoughts / Logic

Senses / Physical Manifestations

Leadership Style

Leader: starts several projects but doesn't necessarily finish them, moves quickly from one thing to the next, leads by talking, leads by action, atomic bomb level creativity, visionary, and genius

Manager: does what is necessary to survive, shields off bad social connections, manages resources extremely well, lets go of unwanted resources, will finish something to survive, great at priorities, great at building a retirement fund

Part of the Body

Shoulders and Arms


Planet Led By




Quick, talkative, smart, neurotic, changing, fantastic mimic, genius, anxious, light hearted, positive, childlike

Slow, listener, survivalist, careful, unafraid, determined, cunning, hermit like, family oriented, conservative with resources and time





Anxiety, burn out, taking on too much, confused about identity, sudden outbursts, rants, swearing, general confusion

Depression, narrow-minded, inflexible, unusually quiet, neglectful, hardened heart

Suitable Careers

Communication specialist, sciences, writer, inventor, explorer, the arts, teaching, filmmaking, acting, dancing, gardener, landscaper, data processing

Teacher, cleric work, professor, outdoor recreation, fishing, oil rig work, geology, accounting, film producing, mentor, counseling

One Last Metaphorical Example

Gemini governs the arms and shoulders while Capricorn governs the legs. In this way, these two have some similarities and can work with each other in conjunction quite well.

If I haven’t made it clear, perhaps thinking of the body will make for a strong metaphor. Arms and shoulders are critical for several activities; they’re much more lithe, require motor finesse, and allow us to hold, pick items, and convey gestures. This is a good example of the Gemini and the many gestures and ways the sign tries to mimic people and communicate. Gemini arms are like twins. They're expressive and have a need to pair off. This sign doesn't like to be alone. They tend to couple up.

As for legs, those limbs carry us in the direction of our liking. Steady legs make for strong hips, which can keep someone alive longer. Legs can take us into battle, into homes, romantic settings, or out of danger. Legs let us run, but they're not as expressive or communicative as arms.

Capricorn is stout, thick, and constantly on the move. Gemini is lithe, flexible, and ever communicating. Both sets are extremely important to furthering the mind and the body’s ability to traverse through the planet. They’re not as critical as some organs, they can be replaced with prosthetics or wheelchairs — but those items represent the same kind of spirit.

Gemini and Capricorn are not easily broken or destroyed for they can manifest in other ways to continue the human spirit. Gemini refuses to let the world dampen its beautiful and ideal garden. Capricorn refuses to let any blizzard defeat them. They will both persevere in their own right. This perseverance is what connects them.

This can be a hard couple for people to understand because they're not as emotionally or passionately intense. They connect in a more kinesthetic way, and that's not usually what governs a couple. They attract to each other by function.


If This Sign Were A...






The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Cast Away


Leave It to Psmith

The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Time Period


Great Depression

U.S. State



TV Show

Parks and Rec

PBS Documentary

Musical Instrument


French horn





A Bouquet of Flowers

Tree Bark, Sweat, Meat, Vegetables

Final Fantasy Class

Summoner / Mage

Beast Tamer

School Subject

Communications + Sciences

Outdoor Recreation

Greek Mythological Counterpart

Hermes / Janus



Botanical Garden

Field of Snow

Outdoor Setting

A Floral Paradise


Indoor Setting

A Laboratory, Art Museum, or Library

Cabin in the Woods

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