When Sagittarius and Capricorn come together, they may at first think that they have nothing to talk about and cannot benefit from the other. In many ways, Sagittarius and Capricorn are opposites: Sagittarius is free-flowing, driven by whim, seeking knowledge for its own sake, always jumping into new things and usually impatient. Capricorn is detail oriented and quiet, even shy, always mindful of the next goal. The incongruity of Sagittarius and Capricorn can actually make their relationship more valuable in the long run, since each can learn so much from the other.
Early in the relationship, Sagittarius and Capricorn may see nothing in each other but their faults. Sagittarius may seem undisciplined, and Capricorn may seem pompous and boring. Once they stop learning about each other's faults and begin focusing on their strengths, they'll discover a great deal. Sagittarius teaches Capricorn about enjoyment and adventure, about the freedom that is often missing in Capricorn's life. Capricorn teaches Sagittarius patience and attention to detail, the knowledge that the little things are important and helps them focus their erratic energy. Sagittarius may feel Capricorn is overly responsible, but they will teach their partner to take things less seriously. Capricorn may accuse Sagittarius of being ill-mannered and impulsive, but can help them to be polite and refined.
Sagittarius is ruled by the Planet Jupiter, and Capricorn follows the Planet Saturn. Jupiter is about higher learning, philosophy, expansion of knowledge and good luck that sometimes leads to excess. Saturn is the ruler of hard work, assiduousness, ambition and responsibility. Their influences on one another can be quite beneficial and bring out the best aspects of each other. Both Signs need to take the time to see the value of their partner's approach; Sagittarius can teach Capricorn to be more spontaneous, at the same time gaining stability from Capricorn's sensible take on life.
Sagittarius is a Fire Sign, and Capricorn is an Earth Sign. Sagittarius initiates projects from philosophical visualization, while Capricorn is more practical. Capricorn will think through the benefit of their activities, whereas Sagittarius loves to explore just for their own personal satisfaction. Although these partners may have their difficulties, which stem from their diverse ethics, when they work together they make an excellent business team because of their well-rounded, complementary approaches.
Sagittarius is a Mutable Sign, and Capricorn is a Cardinal Sign. Sagittarius doesn't need to be the leader or motivating force; when they are given a good idea and a way to participate, they enjoy working to do their part. Capricorn, on the other hand, is the one who comes up with the ideas and assigns roles to the other participants. Their lack of conflict over roles in the relationship helps Sagittarius and Capricorn work on the same project with great success.
The best aspect of the Sagittarius-Capricorn relationship is their effectiveness as a team -- business or personal. Once they overcome their initial reluctance to the relationship, this pair will realize that they have a lot to offer one another. Their personalities, different in so many ways, makes theirs a highly complementary relationship.