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Compatibility for Gemini and Capricorn: A Truly Odd Pair

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Capricorn and Gemini are a fascinating couple. They're both incredibly smart, but with different perspectives.

Capricorn and Gemini are a fascinating couple. They're both incredibly smart, but with different perspectives.

Gemini + Capricorn

Gemini and Capricorn are very much opposites:

  • Gemini is a fast-paced thinker, lighthearted, and whimsical. She sometimes gets into trouble by being too sarcastic or joining movements that are offensive yet playful in nature.
  • Capricorn is a hard worker. He retreats from the world as a survivalist-hermit. He is one of the more serious signs.
  • Gemini has a constant inner monologue with never-ending thoughts.
  • Capricorn is an earth sign who is deeply attuned to their senses.

A relationship with a Capricorn could be highly unusual for Gemini who likes to mimic and match their partner. This could open up the air sign to possibilities she previously never considered.

The air sign is more akin to spring, flowers, sunshine, rain, energy, and youth. 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 seriousness, so they could be attracted to it because they don’t fully understand it. This type likes to play, learn new hobbies, and go about chattering. Under a Capricorn disguise, Gemini could become more serious about her skills and more selective about their friends.

For Capricorn, having someone who is 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 fund. 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.

How Does This Relationship Work?

  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. The cardinal earth sign focuses on survival. 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 hoarder of tools and resources.
  6. Gemini will appreciate that Capricorn has an automatic understanding of what to do in hard times. Capricorn will like that Gemini is on a quest for more knowledge. Together the pair can conquer anything.
  7. Gemini is prone to anxiety, restless thoughts, and attention issues. Capricorn is prone to depression, lack of motivation, and procrastination.
  8. Gemini is complex, diverse, changing, and wild. Capricorn is reliable, diligent, consistent, and unyielding.
  9. Gemini and Capricorn are both jacks of all trades. Together they have a diverse home of talents and interests. Gemini naturally wants to know many things to better understand the world. Capricorn’s motivation to live a long life pushes them to study many things.
  10. Neither personality is very sentimental nor 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. Gemini has a bit more range in their flirtatious ways. Capricorn is much more interested in what is necessary; they abandon what they see as frivolous.

The two signs have different ways of approaching spirituality. Gemini needs something that is lighthearted, funny, and carefree. Organized religion is often too serious and threatening. Capricorn likes repetitions and traditions that have persisted over time.

Gemini’s Profile

The Gemini will likely have a rebellious adolescent streak. They don’t like being told what to do, controlled, or made to feel guilty. They want to enjoy life, make jokes, and follow shiny things. They’re open-minded and have a strong desire to be in nature.

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. Let them build their own secret garden.

Capricorn’s Profile

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 — or just to be quiet and get away from people. Capricorns are not keen on things that weird them out. Capricorns prefer to steady their steps and make family a priority.

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Capricorn will follow the traditions and tunes of their parents and grandparents. 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 but for different reasons. Gemini thinks it’s too serious. Capricorn doesn’t enjoy a crowd.

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 the middle of a blizzard. They manage their resources extremely well, whereas Gemini instinctively knows how to use the resources.

I like to think that Capricorns are into stews, bread, and ale. They like hearty foods that keep them warm and are easy to hoard.

Gemini and Capricorn fall in love like yin and yang. They complement each other perfectly. Gemini loves to learn new skills for the fun of it. Capricorn loves to learn new things for survival.

Gemini and Capricorn fall in love like yin and yang. They complement each other perfectly. Gemini loves to learn new skills for the fun of it. Capricorn loves to learn new things for survival.

Quick Glance at Gemini and Capricorn

CategoryGeminiCapricorn

House #

3

10

Season

Late Spring

Early Winter

Dates

May 21 — June 21

December 22nd — January 20th

Element

Air

Earth

Modality

Mutable

Cardinal

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

Legs

Planet Led By

Mercury

Saturn

Personality

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

Symbol

Twins

Goat

Vices

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

Gemini Arms and Capricorn Legs

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.

  • Arms and shoulders are critical for several activities; they’re lither than legs.
  • The arms require motor finesse. They allow us to hold, pick up items, and convey gestures.

Gemini itself is full of gestures. The sign tries to mimic people and has a strong desire to communicate. Gemini's arms are like twins. They’re expressive and have a need to pair off. This sign doesn’t like to be alone. Geminis tend to couple up.

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

Capricorn is constantly on the move. Gemini is lithe, flexible, and ever communicating. Arms and legs allow us to further communicate our desires.

Arms and legs are not critical, 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. Gemini refuses to let the world dampen its beautiful and ideal garden. Capricorn refuses to let any blizzard defeat them. Both signs know how to persevere, and this perseverance is what connects the two.

This can be a hard couple for people to understand because they’re not emotional 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...

CategoryGeminiCapricorn

Animal

Parrot

Goat

Movie

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Cast Away

Book

Leave It to Psmith

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

Time Period

Renissance

Great Depression

U.S. State

Massachusetts

Alaska

TV Show

Parks and Rec

PBS Documentary

Musical Instrument

Flute

French horn

Country

Netherlands

Canada

Smell

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

Cronos

Nature

Botanical Garden

Field of Snow

Outdoor Setting

A Floral Paradise

Tundra

Indoor Setting

A Laboratory, Art Museum, or Library

Cabin in the Woods

Tips for This Couple

  1. Continue courting each other even after years of being together.
  2. Compromise is your friend. Together you can find common ground.
  3. Gemini is meant to thrive. Capricorn is meant to survive.
  4. Gemini, don’t make fun of Capricorn for having an old soul. Capricorn, don’t make fun of Gemini for having a youthful spirit.
  5. Work to be more vulnerable with each other.
  6. Sometimes Gemini just needs to be noisy. Sometimes Capricorn just needs to be quiet.
  7. Work on creative projects together. Find similar hobbies.
  8. Cook together. This may inspire you.
  9. Stay connected with close friends and family.
  10. Stick to routines.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 Andrea Lawrence

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