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How to Love and Understand Capricorn Women

Dana Tate was born under the sun sign of Capricorn. She is a passionate writer who likes to bring awareness and love to the world.

Capricorn women can be difficult to understand at times. But they are often well worth the effort to get to know.

Capricorn women can be difficult to understand at times. But they are often well worth the effort to get to know.

How Capricorn Women May Appear to the Outside World

When a man asks me my sign and I tell him that I'm a Capricorn, I receive different reactions. Some say, "Oh, Capricorns are cool." Others will frown and start listing all the negative traits they believe are inherently Capricorn. Some have even confessed that they feel Capricorn women are difficult to get along with.

So, how can you love this complicated and complex woman? As a Capricorn woman myself, my advice is to be true, be loyal, and be yourself. A Capricorn woman will endure to the end if she feels what she has is worth keeping. Since I am a Capricorn woman who understands that some people struggle to understand this astrological sign, I decided it could be helpful to give some advice on how to love and understand the Capricorn woman.

Note of Caution

Although I am a Capricorn woman, I cannot speak for all women born under this sign. Every individual is unique, and therefore these recommendations may not always apply.

Traits of a Capricorn Woman

Positive CharacteristicsNegative Characteristics


Overly serious



Team player








The Capricorn Personality

Capricorn women have been called one of the most difficult signs under the zodiac. Their reserved personality and serious demeanor can make them appear aloof, standoffish, and rigid to the point of not being fun.

Although Capricorns can be sharp with their tongues, they are extremely loyal to those they care about and enjoy having a good time. In fact, most Capricorns are very witty and have a good sense of humor.

What to Expect From a Capricorn Woman

What can you really expect from a Capricorn woman?

In Romantic Relationships

Capricorn women are reserved and suspicious, and one who has been burned by love will have deep trust issues. If you can gain her trust, then the "Ice Queen" will melt like snow on a hot summer day, for underneath her icy exterior, is a hot, passionate woman with a strong sex drive. Now, I must add that this is not true for all Capricorn women. For example, if I don't truly trust who I'm with, then I proceed with caution as far as issues with fidelity. So, if your Capricorn is a little too reserved in the bedroom for you, there may be issues with trust. If that's the case, you may have to wait for the lady of caution; if you choose to wait, however, she will be worth it.

In Friendships

Capricorns have many associates, but few friends, because they are so serious and analytical. Most would rather keep their circle small, their no-nonsense personality making it difficult for them to tolerate things they deem silly. This is especially true in many young Capricorn women. As her finances become in order, a Capricorn evolves and becomes more humorous and less skeptical. With age, Capricorn women usually lighten up.

As someone who only keeps a small group of close friends, a Capricorn woman will have your back through thick and thin, but will also cut you loose without a thought if you cross her. These women are easy to offend, known for holding grudges, and do not forgive easily. A Capricorn holds herself to high standards, and she expects loyalty from her inner circle of friends.

As Confidantes

Capricorn women are more likely to be respected than liked. It's not that people don't like Capricorns, it's just that their tell-it-like-it-is personalities can sometimes come off as hurtful and arrogant. That said, the Capricorn's bark is bigger than her bite, and she usually means no harm.

Truthfulness is a strong trait in a Capricorn, and her advice can sometimes come across to her friends as cold and inconsiderate, but she's really just being true to her character. A wise Capricorn will understand that it's not the message, but the delivery of the message, that counts. When you understand the direct nature of the Capricorn personality, a Capricorn woman can be an excellent confidante—she will give you shrewd, honest advice, and she can be trusted with your secrets.

In Business and Financial Matters

Horoscopes can be helpful when dealing with people in business as well as in personal relationships. For example, most Capricorns are shrewd when it comes to business. They love the almighty dollar—maybe a little too much.

Capricorns are hardworking, determined, and ambitious. They are often considered overly ambitious because most Capricorns judge themselves based on how successful they are. A Capricorn whose finances are not in order is an insecure Capricorn. In fact, Capricorns are so career-minded that relationships can become secondary in their pursuit for stability.

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Anyone dating a financially unstable Capricorn may feel neglected while the Capricorn chases their dreams. If you are patient, however, when things get in order, you will have yourself a strong and solid mate.

While women born under this sign are fiscally responsible, they still love the finer things in life. But because they are practical, they will more likely look for expensive things at bargain prices. A Capricorn woman is not above thumbing her nose at stores who sell inferior products, but will happily shop at garage sales and thrift stores for name-brand products and things of high quality.

The Sea-Goat is the symbol for Capricorn.

The Sea-Goat is the symbol for Capricorn.

Why Is It Hard for Capricorn Women to Find Love?

With all her attributes, the lady Capricorn can have a hard time maintaining love—her temper and sharp words can be difficult to deal with at times. Submissiveness is not a strong trait in a Capricorn woman. However, if she has a mate who is a solid provider with a strong personality, she is more likely to be passive in her demeanor within the relationship.

Capricorns do not like to play games. They hate mind games and avoid people who use such strategies to manipulate and control others. Capricorns also lose interest fast and won't waste time chasing someone who is always running. Capricorns like people who are confident in their own skin and have their own passions, dreams, and goals.

Capricorn women are enigmas to some.

Capricorn women are enigmas to some.

What Kind of Men Are Capricorn Women Attracted To?

Capricorn women crave security, and they tend to be drawn to men who are intellectual. This can sometimes be a pitfall for the lady who is known for being one of the most cautious and suspicious women of the zodiac. Under her, seemingly steely heart flows a well-spring of passion, and she can be fooled by sweet words and blinded by outer appearances.

Once the glow of love wears off, however, this shrewd woman looks to see if words align with action. If not, her beloved may find himself dealing with a mean spirit. A Capricorn woman needs to feel secure, and she is unable to have peace if her finances are not in order. And if she has no peace, neither will her partner. When it comes to love, some lady Capricorns do not set as high a standard for their partners as they do for themselves. In this case, love usually backfires for the person a Capricorn foolishly chose with her heart—she will inevitably discover how much they are lacking.

Does a Capricorn Woman Make a Good Wife or Mother?

Most Capricorn women make good wives and even better mothers. They are nurturers and love a beautiful home. Although most Capricorn women are very ambitious, they can apply that ambition to be the go-getter in the family, or they will be stellar teammates who support their partner from behind the scenes.

For the lady Capricorn, it doesn't matter who is driving, as long as the overall goal is accomplished. One of the positive traits of a Capricorn woman is that she is a team player. As long as she is part of the winning team, she is happy.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

Question: I am a Capricorn. I show love to my boyfriend and he cheats. Anytime I try to leave or forget him, the love grows more and I keep enduring. Why am I like that?

Answer: Many people point out the negative traits of Capricorn women; hardly anyone acknowledges their devotion and, ability to love hard. When a Cap, falls in love its deep. It's hard for a Capricorn woman to pull herself away from a man she has given her heart to, even if he's not good for her. Capricorns like to win. A lot of her enduring in bad relationships stems from her wanting to win eventually. Here's the problem with that, while you are giving your all, he's not. He has your whole heart while making sure you don't have his. This could be a survivor tactic by him to guard his heart. He's taking advantage of your love so test his love for you by leaving. If he cares and pursues you, make him work on gaining your trust and don't just take him back every time he says he's sorry. Most men aren't sorry, and this is why it's repeated over and over because he's only sorry you found out. Capricorn women are good, faithful women whatever you decide to do, just know you deserve so much better.

Question: Which sign is the most compatible for a Capricorn woman?

Answer: In my opinion there were four that I found were a good match for me as a Capricorn woman. Virgo, Scorpio and another Capricorn. However, my best match was a Taurus. A Taurus loves nice things but most are careful with money. They are hardworking, and loyal but where a Capricorn can be too serious and in some peoples opinion a bit on the boring side. Taurus's are outgoing and like to have fun. This is good for the Cap, who usually needs other people to help them lighten up.

Question: Will a Capricorn woman ever forgive me if I broke her heart?

Answer: Here's the funny truth about Capricorn women: They will forgive people they love even though they hold grudges. I will advise you not to play with the heart of a Capricorn woman or take her love for granted. She loves very hard, however, there is a thin line between love and hate.

Question: I'm 59, and for three months I have been having good conversations with a 66-year-old woman. When I told her I was going to Puerto Rico for two weeks, to see my grandkids and sons, all of sudden she tells me over the phone that I should find a younger woman when I get there, that she'll find someone else. I was surprised. I texted her asking where did that come from? I overreacted and was hurt, and I said "F--- you," then she blocked me. I understand why she blocked me, but why did she start buggin' in the first place?

Answer: Your friend may be feeling insecure and feels that you are not telling her the truth about going to see your family. Therefore, she's putting herself in a position to call it off before you do. Remember in my article where I said: "A Cap, who has been burned will have trust issues"? Well, obviously you have that type of Cap. Telling her "F--- you" was not very nice of you and, may have done more damage, but I understand you were hurt.

Caps sometimes need to cool off. Once you return, try calling her again and see if she's open to having a discussion with you about the issues you guys are having. If you left for Puerto Rico, and did not tell her you were going, she may have felt like you aren't serious and decided to move on.

Question: Do Capricorn women have the tendency to manipulate men as is the trend today among many women?

Answer: Manipulating people is a way of gaining control. It's a human character flaw used by anyone who has had this behavior work to their advantage.

Question: I love someone at my school that's in my science class. She is a Capricorn girl born on January 4th. I don't know anything about her, but I often see her during school hours. She also keeps staring at me but, I don't want to date anyone before I know their story. Is she a good romantic match?

Answer: As a Capricorn woman, I can almost assure you she is very romantic. Capricorn's as young women love the "white and shining armor" type of men. They fantasize about meeting their prince, who will come and sweep them off their feet. She is staring at you because she likes you and is giving you an invitation to approach her. If you are interested to approach her and talk to her. I understand you want to take it slow and get to know her to make sure she is what she seems. My advice is to approach her in friendship first. Then, if you two have chemistry, it will evolve from there.

Question: How compatible would a Capricorn woman and a Pisces man be in a longterm relationship?

Answer: Capricorn's and Pisces are both ambitious, hard working and love nice things. Pisces are artistic and a bit of a dreamer, whereas Capricorn's are more practical and more of a doer. They can balance each other out nicely if they don't allow their ambitious nature to make them competitors against each other but unite them in away where they understand it is them against the world, together.

Question: Why do Capricorns get their feelings hurt easily and, why is it hard for them to forget once they've been hurt?

Answer: Capricorn's are very sensitive and their feelings get hurt easily. It's hard for them to take criticism even if it's constructive. They see it as an attack. They love hard and expect loyalty because they're loyal, and any sign that you are not loyal is seen as disrespect and they are ready to dismiss you. Because they never forget its hard to forgive.

Question: I am an Aries man married to a Capricorn. I love her but she seems to reject me and does not value my effort. Will she ever change?

Answer: I don't know if your wife will ever change. I believe that her problems are not about you but her. She may be so engrossed in her pain she may not recognize your efforts. I can only give you my experience and hope this helps you in some way. When I had guys who tried hard to please me I was so caught up in my low self-esteem I didn't see it. I'm sure I appeared ungrateful. As I got older, I was able to explain myself. Capricorn women love nice things and appreciate men who provide them. However, their true self-worth comes from self-achievement. A Capricorn comes into the world feeling as if they are destined to achieve greatness, and if they fall short, they can fall into a depression. My advice is to see if there is anything she is interested in trying to do and encourage her, support her, build her up with words and actions. I'm sure she loves you, and her problem is with herself and not you.