typical Scorpio is apt to do considerably more talking in public than Cappy. But the Scorpion uses words as a smoke screen, verbosity being utilized as a kind of substitute for (or armour against) saying what he or she is actually thinking. Scorpios are fond of all manner of disguises, and talking about everything except what's really important to them. This is merely one of the many masks Pluto wears to fool the uninitiated. Capricorn recognizes and admires this ability, even envies it, for the Goat is essentially shy. Beneath the surface social nonchalance, Scorpio is also shy, or rather, markedly reserved regarding private feelings and emotions. And so, the Goat's sometimes painful timidity touches Scorpio deeply, and is not frequently the initial basis for sympathy between them.
There are always the exceptions to be considered, of course, always those Scorps and Cappies who are influenced by the Fire or Air elements through the Moon Signs or Ascendants of heir horoscopes, but the average or typical Scorpio and Capricorn will place a great deal more emphasis and concentration on getting ahead in life and insuring personal security than on social frivolities and nonproductive activities - often a shade too much emphasis and concentration. For man and woman live not by bread alone, and these two would profit immeasurably by adding not only hyacinths for the soul but a little more poetry and magic to their lives. Thanks to Saturn's gift of the reverse aging process to Capricorn (described in detail in the Capricorn-Capricorn chapter), as Scorpio and Capricorn grown older, the Goat is likely to coax the Eagle into more exciting experimentation. One of the dangers of a close and long-continued association between these two Sun Signs is that they could get stuck in the repetitious rut of a monotonous lifestyle, until Cappy feels that kicking-up-the-heels urge, and wheedles the Eagle into dancing to a more daring tune - the same kind of persuasion used by Scorpio toward Capricorn in the beginning of the relationship. Rather like the rules of American football. It's half-time - change sides!
A somewhat amusing and one might say positive aspect to this combination (depending upon who one views it) is that Scorpio's compulsive secrecy will not normally be a cause of friction between them, for Capricorn is seldom fascinated by anyone's secrets. The Goat is invariably bored by any variation of a guessing game. Unless there's a Cancer or Scorpio Moon Sign or Ascendant, Capricorns will ignore Valentine's signed "Guess who?" They are not amused by anonymous letters or round robins, and should the Eagle address a remark to Capricorn beginning with the words "Guess what!," the reaction will probably be a polite yawn. The Goat will simply wait until Scorpio gets around to stating what. Cappy is not about to be drawn into such a childish challenge. The typical Saturnine philosophy concerning intrigue is that Time will eventually provide all the answers, and those answers not so revealed by Father Time, in all his wisdom, are not worth pursuing (unless it's a Mother Goat who's poking about for information regarding her offspring, in which case she may turn into a rather persistent temporary detective).
Ordinarily, however, Capricorns are not cursed with the torture of a burning curiosity. Let Scorpio follow the starry trail of creatures from outer space, and secretly long for a 'close encounter' with alien beings. Cappy considers it risky to fool around with people who might possess the kind of weapons used in the American film Star Wars. (The Goat didn't want to go, but the Eagle insisted, with that Scorpion glare, so Cappy gave in and went to see it to keep peace.) Personally and privately, the typical Capricorn feels the whole UFO hoopla is a little silly, because it's based more on fancy than on fact. If such creatures do exist, Capricorn will gladly walk out in the backyard to watch them land in the strawberry patch, but vicarious experience doesn't thrill the Goat. Capricorns have small use for peek-a-boo or hide-and-seek, whether as children or adults. If a person has something to say, Earthling or Alien, let it be said now - flat out - instead of all this telekinetic and telepathic beating about the bush.
Most of the time, Capricorn's boredom with curiosity in all its forms will please the Pluto-ruled Scorpions, since nothing makes them angrier than