Cancer and Capricorn are zodiac opposites - meaning they oppose each other visually on the zodiac wheel and are situated exactly 6 months apart in the cycle of the year. However, with the possible exception of Aries-Libra, Cancer-Capricorn is the opposite sign pair that I find most promising. In the best of circumstances they can contribute precisely what the partner lacks, and more. Both signs are naturally cautious and strategic, yet for different reasons. Both are concerned with material security and building a safe home-base, and both are ambitious and energetic. Nevertheless, Cancer is perhaps the most emotional sign of the zodiac, while Capricorn is detached and somewhat austere. This is where their differences begin, but also where a truly beautiful companionship may come to blossom.
Cancer and Capricorn share a wry, tongue-in-cheek kind of humour that will rescue many quarrels from turning to bitterness. They have a great feel for where the partner stand, what they are "made up of". One classic image of Cancer-Capricorn is the male/female gender role with Capricorn being the provider and go-getter and Cancer the devoted caretaker of the home. This is of course way too simple, yet the complementing nature of these signs can be an elaborate balancing of needs and abilities. Cancer needs the strength and stable character of Capricorn, and Capricorn in turn the inner conviction and healing care of Cancer. Many times a very promising astrological match.