Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac and deals with structure, discipline, and public image. He is ruled by Saturn, the planet that deals with limitation, karma, and responsibility. Capricorn serves as the polarity of Cancer, if Capricorn is the father, Cancer is the mother.
In this way, he endows the father figure archetype and as a lover, he intends to provide and protect.
The Capricorn man will test you through his emotional detachment and know-it-all attitude. He is stubborn to a fault and is hard to change his mind once fixed. If you are emotional or too needy, he might not be able to reciprocate the love that you’re looking for.
He appreciates a partner that is aligned with his goals or someone that can help him achieve it.
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Profile of a Capricorn man
The Capricorn man’s impression is cold, and authoritative, and is popularly regarded as the CEO of the zodiac. As he is ruled by Saturn, he puts rules and structure first. He wants to manage everyone to ensure everything is in order.
With Saturn as his ruler, this sign does not always get to keep things easy as they could be.
His characteristics include ambitiousness, strong drive, and basically what composes a workaholic.
When they love, they send out tough love. Sometimes when he gives out advice it can come across as insensitive and pushy but it is because they only want the best for you and believe you can do better if you just tried harder.
The Capricorn man has a set of routines and mostly sticks to them because of his earth elemental influence, but as a cardinal sign, they are not closed off from trying new things. He has the ability to turn sudden changes in his favor.
They might get a reputation for being the boring sign of the zodiac but this is a misunderstanding. Most Capricorn men are hard workers and take their jobs seriously. They know how to work hard and play hard when it is the right time.
Capricorn men actually have humor that they share only with those they are comfortable with.
What are your chances with your Capricorn man?
Before I we review how your Capricorn man tests you and how to overcome these tests, it’s probably a good idea for you to check how compatible you are with him!
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7 ways a Capricorn man will test you
He tests you on your reasons
The Capricorn man is looking for a partner that’s with him for the right reasons. As he is influenced by the earth sign, he leans on commitment and stability. He does well with someone who is intent on building their foundation together and settling down.
He is competitive and in love and wants to remain practical. They want to have a partner that is goal-oriented. They like to plan ahead in their romantic endeavors. The Capricorn man wants to be transparent with his partner about his long-term goals and where their relationship is going.
He tests you with his know-it-all attitude
Capricorn men want to meet the expectation of others. He wants a position of authority and it’s not a surprise if you think he thinks he’s better or smarter than you. This also attracts people that come to him for advice and that helps build their confidence.
Be warned, the Capricorn man is famed for their condescending behavior. If you mention anything that he likes, even if it’s about a recipe, it would be like you entered a masterclass for it.
The Capricorn man wants to be seen as respectable. This is how you can show him you love him. His primary drive is recognition for his hard work and to be seen as the person in charge and you can expect it to be the same in your relationship.
He will test you through his stubborn nature
The symbolism for Capricorn is the sea goat and goats have a reputation for their stubbornness. Although they might not show it, Capricorns can be sensitive although it is repressed because they do not want to be seen as weak and incapable.
With the goat symbolism, if you are able to understand the motives for them doing one thing, it will be easier to convince or manage the behaviors you would like to change in him. The Capricorn man is opinionated and it is not easy to change.
If you want to make a point, make sure it is a strong one and he can have little to zero respect for nonsense.
He tests you with his negativity
As the Capricorn man is ruled by Saturn, which is the planet of limitations, he might also be too much of a realist that he comes across as pessimistic. The Capricorn man has mastered the art of expecting the worse so he can proudly be disappointed but not surprised.
He will even take solace that he was right and that it never worked.
Too much of this behavior can be exhausting. It’s best if you can put a rainbow in his gloomy sky. Let him be a kid. Most of the time, Capricorns were forced or pressured to grow up too quickly that they forgot how to have that childlike point of view.
The thing with Capricorn is, they know misery loves company, and happiness is temporary.
He tests you on his coldness
Capricorn men are famed for being cold lovers. He is devoted and wants to provide for his partner but he might not be able to express this emotionally. This man knows how to commit to a partner but it might take years for them to open up.
The Capricorn man is the archetype of the father figure. He will make sure you are well taken care of but in a material way of nurturing rather than affectionate one. He might treat his relationship the same way he treats his job.
Just to make sure he shows up, he may be distant from his coworkers or in your case, his partner.
He will test you with his detachment
The Capricorn man dislikes a woman that thinks she is the world and wants him to be thankful that she even likes him. You will set up the relationship in failure this way as the archetype of the devil tarot card, he knows his place in the world.
For him, he is far more important and you should be the one that should feel grateful.
The Capricorn man does not like to show public displays of affection. If it’s about an issue between the two of you, he would appreciate it if it’s kept private. He appreciates a woman that is responsible for their public image and prefers a submissive partner to avoid too much trouble.
He will test you with his lack of satisfaction
Capricorn men always want to achieve. They can be loyal but as the managers of the 10th house, he may also be interested to climb the social ladder. He could leave you for someone who they think is better for them. He is interested in boosting his public image.
It has nothing to do with you, sometimes it’s their calling. He wants to maximize his potential even if it means leaving people behind for greener pastures. They are already disconnected from people emotionally and are the types to marry late in favor of climbing the ranks.
If you want to stay with a Capricorn man, it would be favorable if you are also seeking achievements. However, if he already is tied with family, and has children with you or has something to do with his status, he will not easily leave the commitment.
He will only leave if he does not see a future with you anymore.
In the Tarot, Capricorn is associated with the devil card, which is one of the most misunderstood. The devil wants to have it all and strives to fulfill its cravings beyond the consequences. In this way, Capricorn men need to learn that not all that is desirable is healthy.
You might have to tolerate his way of handling things or put your point across in ways that earn his respect.
Get more details about your Capricorn man!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, check out Anna Kovach’s book, Capricorn Man Secrets, for more in-depth training to overcome your Capricorn man’s every test, and to have him desire you, and think about you all the time.
Or try her quiz, take Anna’s Relationship Compatibility Quiz for specific insights into your relationship compatibility with him.
Is your Capricorn man testing you, final thoughts…
The Capricorn man will test you with his coldness. He is not the type to have public displays of affection. His love language is to provide and give gifts. He will not be the one to give you a motivational talk. The Capricorn man is a realist and oftentimes, comes across as pessimistic.
For the Capricorn man, the ideal partner is someone that understands misery and loves company. Misery is easier to bear when one is not the only one miserable. It means someone who is ready to do the work no matter how hard it is and understands that love isn’t all about rainbows and butterflies.
For them, love and work are the same. You need to make an effort for it and prove over time what you can build in the relationship. You never know if they do decide and see a future with you, they make sure you are well provided and cared for, the Capricorn way.
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