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!
Sex: 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