Aries and Capricorn
– Friendship Compatibility Profile :
When Aries and Capricorn form a friendship, they must work hard to ensure that their strengths are geared toward the same purposes. They are the tortoise and hare of the Zodiac; they are inextricably linked but they don’t always realize it. Aries is out there in the world, moving fast, risking it all. Capricorn dislikes risks and moves at a slower pace, but works inexhaustibly toward well-defined goals. Both partners are sure to get where they’re going, only in different ways! Capricorn is very unassuming and quiet, while Aries is more flashy. Both are stubborn, so they both need to maintain their individual identities.
Their philosophies are very different: Aries is always looking for the shortcut, while Capricorn would rather do things the hard way if it ensures that the undertaking will be successful. Once the friends understand each other’s style, however, their different approaches to life help them to achieve together what they could not achieve alone.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars, and Capricorn is ruled by the Planet Saturn. These Planets often work at cross-purposes, so it’s important for Aries and Capricorn to acknowledge and overcome their differences. Saturn perseveres and keeps moving ahead through all kinds of difficulties; Mars has the energy to take projects forward despite obstacles. Both of these friends tend to be resolute, and neither gives up easily. If their energies are not channeled in positive ways, together these Planets may indicate cruelty, even violence, or they may signify repressed emotion. Capricorn must be careful not to dampen Aries’ spirit, and Aries must not work at crosspurposes with Capricorn.
Aries is a Fire Sign, and Capricorn is an Earth Sign. Aries is dynamic, while Capricorn is more practical. Capricorn ask themselves, ‘what good will this do as I work toward my main plan in life?’ while Aries simply sees what is desirable at the moment and goes after it, without having a set plan in mind. Although these friends may occasionally have a hard time understanding where the other is coming from, when they combine their complementary approaches much can be accomplished.
Aries and Capricorn are both Cardinal Signs. Both partners are initiators, but they have such widely varying attitudes and needs that they get along better when they each have a unique and well-defined role in the friendship. On the surface, Aries is the leader, rushing out to overcome any barrier, but Capricorn will be surreptitiously or indirectly in charge because they are always working steadily toward their goals. It’s important for both to understand that compromise is they key to getting along and having a pleasant time.
The best aspect of the Aries-Capricorn friendship is that they each bring unique qualities to the alliance. Once they allow each other to be themselves — rather than raising an idealized image — they can blend well to make a whole. Theirs is a challenging combination, but if they can learn from each other, it’s worth it!