When Aries and Capricorn come together in a loving relationship, they need to work hard to maintain their mutual energy. Their approaches can seem almost opposed to each other.
Aries is about acting without bothering to consider where the action is directed or what it will achieve, while Capricorn is about judging whether (or how much) it will benefit them before they act. Aries rushes into things and, for Capricorn at least, seems to risk everything. Capricorn abhors unnecessary risks. They move at a slower pace, working tirelessly towards well-defined goals (usually career-related or other forms of public advancement). Both partners always get where they're going, just in different ways, and usually where they're going is totally different too!
Capricorn is usually quite calm and unassuming, while Aries is much louder and more flashy. Both are very stubborn and think their way is the best way, so in order to work together, they have to agree to disagree. Their philosophies are very different: Aries looks for the shortcut while Capricorn wants to follow the rules, assuming that they are a tried and tested path to success. How does this manifest itself in a romantic relationship? Aries is all about the impetuous and passionate pursuit of the one they want, without stopping to think if the one they have chosen is the right one for them. Capricorns, on the other hand, like to analyze how much a potential love partner can help them progress in life and will use this as a basis for deciding whether or not to pursue the relationship. If these two conditions are met, the relationship will work out very well.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars (Passion) and Capricorn is ruled by the Planet Saturn (Karma). These planets usually work against each other, so Aries and Capricorn have to work hard to find common ground. These two can definitely help each other. Saturn has strong powers of perseverance, but Mars has the energy and drive needed to get things done. These two signs can make a better pair in the workplace than in the bedroom! Both partners tend to be resolute and don't give up easily. If their energies are not channeled in a positive way, together these planets can inflict cruelty, even violence on each other, or cause each other to repress their emotions. Aries must be careful not to work against Capricorn, who in turn must try not to dampen Aries' fiery spirit.
Aries is a Fire Sign and Capricorn is an Earth Sign. While Aries is dynamic, Capricorn is more grounded and practical. Capricorn's approach is to ask themselves: 'What good will this do when I work towards my main plan in life?' whereas Aries simply sees what is desirable at the moment and goes after it with no definite plan in mind.
Aries and Capricorn are both cardinal signs. Both partners are initiators, but they have such varied goals and interests that they work best when each has a specific, well-defined role. Aries is the leader on the surface, they rush to make things happen and knock down any barriers in the way. But the Capricorn is indirectly in charge: they are always working steadily towards their goals. It's important that both partners understand that commitment is the key to success.
What is the best aspect of the Aries-Capricorn relationship? Each of them brings unique qualities to their union. Once they can learn to allow the other to be themselves, they can blend well together to form a whole. This is a challenging relationship, but if they can learn from each other, it's worth it! As with any relationship based on mutual love and respect, most obstacles can be overcome with good communication and good will.