Cancer Woman and Capricorn Man Compatibility

Famous Cancer-Capricorn Couple:

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock, Beth Ostrosky and Howard Stern

This is a classic combination of a protective strong male (he is either fatherly or, if living in his shadow, a needy little boy) whose mate plays the role of daughter or mother depending on what else is going on.  These two are the greatest “rescuers” (euphemism for suckers) in the zodiac.  They fit together even better than most opposites and are likely to stick it out through thick and thin because they worship the marital role … fanatically.  This is the couple we vote “Most Likely to Call Each Other Mommy and Daddy” or to have a bumper sticker proudly proclaiming “”We are Family” as if that was some kind of Nobel laureate area or major justification for their existence.  If this makes your heart skip a beat, come on along for the ride.  You can be the “Baby On Board.”

How to Attract a Cancer Woman as a Capricorn Man:

Dry her tears, show sympathy for her seemingly endless and overwhelming problems (like the endless worries of chewing gum and walking at the same time).  Really, this is a permanently distressed damsel just looking for a kind shoulder who in return offers an incongruously serene feminine energy like a drink of moonlight.  Do a classic courtship, My Good Man.  Show interest in her family and be sure to ask her father for her hand in marriage.  Be especially nice to her mother because she‘s going to live with you some day.

How to Attract a Capricorn Man as a Cancer Woman:

Your general fretfulness combined with your uncanny ability to calculate advantages is the winning formula.  The former will make him swoon with desire while the latter will take him out at the knees.  Finally, you’ll think, here is a real man:  strong, silent, and loaded with goodies.  Why, he even embraces the idea of being a father someday, so tell him what a good one you think he’ll make.

Degree of Romance:

These two are a dream come true of romantic illusions for one another so well do they play their gender roles.  He is Mr. Responsibility. She is Ms Dependent.  He WANTS to play the role of Protector and Provider.  In fact, he’s been scouring the ends of the earth looking for someone who will LET him be more of a man.  He is utterly enchanted by this moonlight creature who clings to him in gratitude.  They will have incredibly romantic moments after every major thing he does for her or gives her.

Degree of Passion:

Passion is not really their thing, or rather not her thing.  She will tend to try and make him feel guilty (“irresponsible” or  “out of control”) for any outbreaks of fire in the belly.

Degree of Friendship:

Two marriages which personify the classic Capricorn-Cancer model are Ronald “Daddy” and Nancy “Mommy” Reagan — and Brangelina.  Were they, are they,  friends?  You be the judge.  They are more bonded and co-dependent than friends could ever be.

Degree of Marriage:

Really excellent.  Best in the zodiac.  They are both old fashioned and believe in marriage, probably both coming from failed families that left them craving what they think a family is.  And for heaven’s sake, a Cancer woman wants nothing to do with risky co-habitation or financially undependable love affairs.  After all, marriage is the biggest business deal she’ll ever make.  She wants a gigantic rock to cement the partnership, too!

Progression of Relationship:

He will have to move slow and steady to assuage her rather neurotic fears.  Does he REALLY love her?  Will he mention the “M” word first, or does she have to?  Will he understand how insecure she feels until she gets that ring on her finger?  Will be pick a big enough ring?  Will he favor an evening wedding with tails?  Will he hurt her  like [insert her exes here]?  You get the drift.   And this is on the first date!


Every once in awhile he can talk her into it especially if he’s been “good to her” lately.  This makes him feel less guilty about his needs.  Her desires are purer (like a new washing machine or fur coat).  Other than that, they’re cuddly and probably settle for a good dinner instead.

When It’s Over:

He can pry the ring off her dead finger.  She’s keeping it.  It will only end when the last child leaves home.  Or it can end when he finally gets tired of sleeping permanently in the dog house because he tried to force himself on her that night back in ’89.

Our Rating: 10/10

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  1. well im a Cancer women. I am interested in a Capricorn man and that’s why I ended up on this page. I want to see our compatibility. I’ve read most of these stories and I have had some good connections to them and I have hope. okay so my story starts out as this. I’m a teenager. (haha) and I met this kid at a friend’s sweet sixteen. I saw him and I knew who he was already (several years ago me and my friend had a crush on him but I never talked to him) usually I’m not shy, I used to be but I’ve outgrown that. so I go up to him and I introduce myself. we immediately have chemistry. we were already talking about what we want to do as a occupation when were older. I admired his wittiness. (he’s very smart and I love the way he see’s things). we talked and danced. but later I found out that my friend was trying to hook him up with my other friend. (fortunately their just friends) and so you know the party ended we said our goodbyes. (I didn’t ask for his number and neith er did he) several months pass and we seen each other at school. talk sometimes. then I saw him again at another party. he asks me to dance and we dance great together. we both are very different from the way our friends dance and it’s always fun. that’s when we exchange numbers. (I have a boyfriend during this time) I couldn’t help but feel great chemistry with him. and when we now text message it is growing. we admitted to each other that talking with each other always puts us in a good mood. I asked him if it’s wrong that I have tiny crush on him and he told me “well, no, I think your amazing. I just think we’d be in a awkward situation if we did anything about it” (I still have my boyfriend when we had this conversation) I like the way he remembers things and listens to me, he is just my friend but he listens to me more than anybody else. I told him I had a leaf collection and I’m looking for new leaves. the next day he brings me a leaf! and then now whenever he travels he brings me leaves from historical places which is awesome. the problem is I have this boyfriend. I kinda realize I should be with the Capricorn. it’s sad to do things like this. but I think it might be worth it…and another good thing about this kid is that whenever I’m down he does this cute thing and tells me a joke. it makes me feel better.

  2. I once had a thing with a Capricorn guy but it didn’t work out well in the end. It was a very sweet story while it lasted, anyway.

    We started out as friends, both teenagers, but at some point I remember that I started feeling more and more attracted to him. Since I wasn’t sure if the feeling was reciprocal, I didn’t act on it and pretended as if it wasn’t there.

    One day while hanging out together we hugged each other and then bang, we were all over each other.

    I felt very awkward after that and didn’t know how to act around him, and I think he must have felt the same way. But for the following months after that day we couldn’t get our hands off each other no matter where we were.

    We decided to keep it a secret from more or less everybody, hehe, and we’d snick out in the evening after school and make out like crazy.

    He was a very sweet guy. He was serious most of the time but he listened to me when I needed him to. He had problems at home and I wanted to be there for him too, but I was so young and inexperienced to deal with something like that… On the rare occasions when he would talk to me about his problems, I’d feel useless and frustrated; I didn’t know how to deal with them.

    After some weeks he asked me to be his girlfriend. I refused him. I wasn’t ready for that kind of stuff, it scared me.

    Stupid me for some reason I kept thinking he’d go to some other girl, and I got so suspicious that one day I broke the whole thing off.

    I don’t think I will ever forget those days… Many years have past ever since but I still treasure the moments we had together.

  3. This relationship didn’t go well for me.I always felt like he was keeping secrets from me.He was very cold and would get irritated by my flirty side.He said I was childish which is true lol.I always wanted to do different things sexually and socially which didn’t go down well with him and led to him not trusting me.In the end I found myself spending more time with friends and through them I met someone new and never looked back.Leaving him felt like leaving prison but I don’t blame him but myself for keeping up with a boring and tasteless life.I learnt a lot about what I really want in life through this relationship.

  4. Cristen :
    I am a cancer woman currently dating a capricorn male and we argue constantly. We both are very stong willed and either one wants to back down. I admit that I am emotional probably more than I should be and I’m working on that, they say opposites attract so I’m gonna stick it out and see what develops. I’ll keep you all posted.

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  5. I am a cancer woman currently dating a capricorn male and we argue constantly. We both are very stong willed and either one wants to back down. I admit that I am emotional probably more than I should be and I’m working on that, they say opposites attract so I’m gonna stick it out and see what develops. I’ll keep you all posted.

  6. Cancergirl 69October 26, 2011 at 2:16 am

    I am a Cancer female in a very intense relationship with a Capricorn Male and we seem to finish each other’s thoughts almost. The paternal/ maternal aspect is true but their’s something quite erotic about that lol ! We have not been apart from the day we met. He is very domineering, a quality that I would find irritating if it were anyone else, but with him I don’t mind . I’m just glad yall feel where I’m coming from f–k rhe outsiders that don’t understand.

  7. Cancer girlOctober 24, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I’m a cancer girl (21) dating a Cap guy (23). We seemed to have an instant connection and I really didn’t know why. We seem to have many differences some serious some small but we have a real attraction to each other. He has done some really sweet things for me and in the beginning I really didn’t appreciate them because I am always so skeptical of guys and even more icky about relationships. Alot of what the article says is true but I am looking forward to seeing what our future will be like (that’s if I can ever decide on making a committment to him) 🙂


  9. Cancer breeder UKSeptember 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I am a cancer with a capricorn man and have 10 kids with him. He is controlling and wants kids all the time. He earns a lot of money and I am well off but his sexual needs are extreme to say the least

  10. I disagree with this analysis. I, a Cancer female, was Ms. Responsible while my Capricorn ex was Mr. Dependent. We dated for 2.5 yrs before I ended the relationship because he could not keep a job for more than 6 months and was constantly spending his money like water. Although he was sensitive and supportive, I could not see him as a marriage partner or father because he did not seem to fulfill a lot of goals he kept telling everyone (myself, fam, and friends) he would. No thanks!

  11. Court D. I’m sorry but if he walked away that quickly he never loved you. It’s hard to take, but it seems everything was him being introgued by you at first and then trying to convince himself that he liked you, because he wanted to get close to someone. I’m so sorry, that must suck. I feel for you. But when someone holds things in loke that then later blows up about it it means theydont trust you enough to tell you, meaning they dont trust you at all, meaning they dont and didnt and neer will feel close to you. Sorry. When I’ve jad a friendship or relationship where we both trusted each other we would both tell each other whatever bothered us that the other person did without getting angry. We trusted that the other person knew u cared about them so they would get hurt if u were honest with them..u know? U feel like u can be yourself because it’s like they know u and ur good intentions. That’s what’s xalled having trust and a BOND… Which u never had with this guy. He made the right decision to end it and not drag it on any further. Unforunately that happens sometimes, you know? Everyone wants to be close to someone, and he tried to be close to you even though he felt something was wrong but he kept denying that feeling. I never trust anyone who feels they have to keep things from me about things i’ve done that have hurt them. That means the friendship is not sincere at all, and any “act” they may put on about feeling close to me is a total lie, and ony an attempt at keeping the peace.

  12. island indoJune 13, 2011 at 7:26 am

    i am 21 year old male cap. I have been dating my 20 year old cancer woman now for over two years. The bond we have, the relationship we have, i could only wish for others to one day experience. This woman is my life. There is nothing i wouldn do for her. She is everything. You know what the best part is? MUTUAL. We have taught eachother many things, im not only thankful but am excited to spend my life with such a woman. God bless you all, hopefully one day you will find your angel.

  13. dreamscometrueMay 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I am a Cancer, and i have been dating my Cap for 4 years now! We have been dating since i was 13, (a month before my 14th birthday). I will Be 18 this July 13th. I was going through some tough stuff with family, and depression. Out of nowhere my Cap came to my rescue:) we first started talking over the internet and i usually don’t fall for anyone over the computer but something about him was special. i agree with everything posted, he sometimes has to come to me for sex, I’m a very shy cancer i hate making first moves. The sex is magical, Capricorns love to be pleased and when they want it you better be ready! They are go-getters and love their work. Sometimes work comes before you. He has taught me to take my work, and school more seriously. They love success! You need to have the patience to put up with it. I put up with a lot of bullshit over the years. Something that used to drive me insane, and have me confused on our relationship status was us not talking for long periods of time. When the capricorn sees that you’re not going anywhere and that you’ll do anything for him he will never leave you! As a cancer i know we sometimes need someone to be there because we are very clingy but you have to give him his space. Just trust him he will come around and you two will never be able to be broken. The bond is magical. Also for my cancerians don’t be nosy and stalk your Cap. You might find something out that he lied about and will cause unnecessary depression, frustration and anger. Somethings are best left unknown. I ask myself why does he do the things he do? but it doesn’t matter because we will forever be. Just trust him. You have to be strong for this! you will go through some rocky beginnings but Love conquers all 🙂

  14. Wondering bout cap menMay 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I have started talking to a cap man and he seems really great so I wanted to know If we would be compatible as a cap can match and I love how everyone else’s responses were great. Now
    I can’t wait for tomorrow when we watch my fave movie across the universe together. I hope
    He enjoys the movie!?

  15. poetrygirlApril 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    though I do agree that I’m kind of a damsel in distress for him lol but it’s not stupid reasons like walking and chewing gum. It’s just that people in general piss me off and I love to complain to him. People piss him off too so it’s comforting to grumble together hehe. Then we can cuddle under my blanket and shut out the crappy world. Ah, I love escaping my troubles with him

  16. poetrygirlApril 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    lol I’m glad we all agree that the assumption of boring sex is wrong. I stress again, it’s dead wrong. I love how manly and dominating he is. The love is great too. He says I’ve managed to bring his emotions out of him. He frequently tells me he loves me and I gladly return that sentiment. We both agree that we often want to escape the world together. I like to shut out the world from my little world of love

  17. I am a cancer woman (26) and was just recently dumped by a capricorn man (32). From July to December-ish, we would hang out all the time, have great sex all the time, but i have had a huge wall up for over 4 years. I told him i was only down to have fun and not to have a boyfriend, and he complied with that and we were friends who hooked up alot, everyone knew we were obviously with each other but there was no commitment stated. In october, he upset me and i stopped talking to him for a bout a month, then i got a call from a friend saying that i needed to call him because his aunt had passed, and being the cancer that i am, i immediately called him and we there for him thru it all. Needless to say we ended up starting things back up. In january we decided wed make it the real deal and do the whole commitment thing. At this point, i realized he wasnt going to leave me bc he put up with so much from me from july to december and didnt walk away, so i finally started letting my guard down thinking he wouldnt walk away. Valentines day came, and he did some of the most romantic things ive ever had done for me. He said he didnt even do something like that for his EX wife or anyone else for that matter. We both had started saying i love you at the end of january, which neither of us had felt that was for anyone since his ex wife 5 years ago andmy ex boyfriend from 4 1/2 years ago. This was alot for both of us. Within 3 weeks of the wedding, he loses it on me and begins listing ALL the things ive done to upset him since we started hooking up back in july (he built resentment towards me bc he held all these things in). He bombarded me with all these issues i had no clue about, and basically didnt give me a fighting chance to be able to fix things. Stated he couldnt get over the way i made him feel all those times (which i never even knew about) and that i didnt appreciate him. 4 days later we hung out, i made him dinner, we ended up spending the night together and having amazing sex. Next morning we hung out at his house. Following night I cooked for him again and again we had some of the most mind blowing sex. He goes out of town with a bunch of guys for 4 days, we didnt talk the whole time he was gone, then the day he was coming back we were texting, everything was great, i ended up going over to his house to see him, things were going great. Than an hour later, BOOM, something switched in him and he began looking for things to pick at. The he began degrading me and speaking to me like i was some piece of crap. He then said ok lets talk and we did and of course i teared up and said ‘i cant change the past or how i made you feel but i can guarantee the future will never ever be that way, i love you too much to ever hurt you intentionally, and it kills me i was so hurtful towards you, i want to spend my days making all that up to you.’ and stone cold he said he had thought it over in his head for the past week and couldnt see it ever working. i said to that ‘if course it didnt work then bc i had a huge wall up and put little to no effort into our relationship, while you sat there and jumped thru hoops proving over and over again proving his loyalty to me, its my turn to prove why u should be with me,’ but still he said i just dont see it working. Bc i couldnt say or do anything i left before i completely fell apart in front of him in hysterical crying. then 3 days later he had a sleep over with and old friend (that hes obviously sleeping with now) and had another sleepover 2 nights after that. I am completely devastated and miss him more than words could say. I want him back so bad. I just dont know what to do anymore. Nothing i do keeps him off my mind, but when i think of how he moved on so quickly it makes me think what we had meant nothing. I am so lost. I need guidance.

  18. poetrygirlMarch 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Most of this is true, except I’m not thinking about marriage for a while and I’m usually the first to suggest sex between the two of us. I’m a 19 year old cancer girl in love with a 21 year old capricorn guy. The masculine and feminine contrast is accurate though. I love how manly he is and how protective and handy he is and he loves how delicate and feminine I am, although very open-minded and I can be tomboyish and he appreciates that. This article makes a few erroneous assumptions for sure. The assumption about him having to coax sex out of me is dead wrong!

  19. Haha. WOW. This was was me and my ex’s relationship to a ‘T’.
    I would always try to nurture him, cling to him but he would always try to please and dominate me-especially in bed. The sex was…. no words. It was THAT good.
    He would always have this detached demeanor, though. It’s hard trying to understand a Capricorn, especially since they’re so logical and we’re so emotional. They just want someone to listen and want to fix their own problems by themselves, meanwhile us Cancers have to help and can’t sit back and watch them self-destruct.
    We didn’t work out, but we are the ‘standard’ now for each others future relationships. I guess we wanted to work out so bad that we just ended up ruining it, in retrospect.
    Que sera sera. He’s still in the running, if we ever decide to reconnect and act maturely.

  20. I am a 14 year old girl, and my first boyfriend is a Capricorn (when we were 13), we broke up and dated once again then broke up again. But I still care soooooo much for him, I honestly can’t even understand if I love him or if I just really really care about him like crazy, however, I think I might love him, I mean I would probably die or him! I totally agree with this whole thing, the romance, the tenderness, and the “Daddy”/”Mommy” thing:) He totally has always kept me grounded, and we recently have started talking again:) Hopefully we’ll be getting back together……. again =P

  21. @poetry’s my 2 cents. make it perm and while you’re at it what if he comes up with some Charlie Sheen – like ideas? That way you can have your cake and eat it too! 🙂 just kidding! i’m sure you 2 r 10/10 fr each other nd will hv golden anniv. God bless you!

  22. I’m a cancer girl with a cap guy. The gender roles thing is true about us but sex is far from boring and I often initiate it. But that’s just me. I’m pretty libidinous.

  23. im a cap 28/12/ ınterested with astrolgy not profesionally but as a hoby and try to read/invesigate all the sources i can get/find and besides my life experiences/observations..there re sure lots of facts about astrolgy like moon sign or ascendant but if we think sun sign is the most imp which is somehow true i can say tis isnt the best combination because these re both cardinals..signs divided to 3 group as cardinal-fixed-mutable(im saying for people who dont know)i dont wanna givee lots of informations here you can learn if u search a opinion is ts beter to be with fixed or mutables instead of 2 cardinal be 2gether..i especially prefers mutables thy re most easy to handle:)

  24. WTF Candi Coated Rain?January 15, 2011 at 5:20 am

    WTF Candi Coated Rain? you say he is IN a relationship and you are sleeping with him? You are asking for it! move on and find someone single!!!! His non-expressiveness is because he is using you for what ever he is not getting at home right now (what ever that is) but its only because all couples go through that and cap men are insecure so any little thing they think its them and then some canser comes and is in need of a hero which in turn will make him feel good about himself for a little bit then he will realize that he is a cheating scum and not like you for being the one who helped him do something to hurt someone else. That is why he is still with her and not you!! No matter what lie he tells, shes unstable, ive tryed and she wont let me, the kid (god i hope not because then you are the devil and messing with their lifes too), she will take all my money in a divorce………..! Get some self esteem and stay away until he is single!

  25. Candi Coated RainDecember 14, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Wow that is a coincidence…How did you meet you 1-11?

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