Capricorn Moon - Moon Signs

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Moon Capricorn guys and gals are willing to hold out for something better.  They are patient, and that gives them an edge, as they build up what's emotionally secure.

It's an earthy Moon that is intimate with what's right there in the vicinity.  The emotional life is also sensual, and feelings are tied to the very real engagement in the physical.  

The Capricorn Moon wants a steady home base, and may be tradition minded.

 They want self-mastery, and carry a sense of the loner with them, for that reason.   

The Moon Capricorn's place in the birth chart -- the Moon's house position -- shows where this highly controlled force can show itself.  Since Capricorn relates to achievement and status, it tells the story of your life's work, too.  

Capricorn Moon does best staying close to nature, which is an epic challenge in our times.  If you're overwhelmed, go out into the forest, or lie in the park fully prostrate on the ground.  Try earthing, which is basically going barefoot.  

You find balance when you listen to your body, and follow your instincts about what's authentic. Read more about balancing the Earth element.    

The Gifted Actress (or Actor) 

Astrologer Kevin Burk notes that the Moon is an awkward fit for Capricorn, in astro lingo it's in detriment.  The cardinal force here comes through in what feels like too strong a dose, and others react.


In his book Understanding the Birth Chart, Burk writes, "The Moon in Capricorn is like a gifted actress who, after being savaged by the critics because she has a tendency to overact, becomes afraid to show any emotional range at all."

Moon Capricorns are happy when pursuing their profession of choice, and that's where some of this force can find a channel.

 But many come off as mature and restrained, or even all-business, because they want to stay in control.  

Serious Moonlight

Stability is a big deal for earth sign Moons, making Capricorn Moons more no nonsense when it comes to feelings.  It's not that they're unfeeling, but they don't want to feed into another's beliefs about victimhood, or their dependency.  

They admire self-mastery, and feel out of control, if they have to depend too heavily on others.  This is hard on them, and they'll work hard to overcome patterns of co-dependency.  

Some might not understand their fixation on material matters, but this is how they create balance. Many are big achievers because of their natural instinct for working toward attainable goals.

They're in it to win it, and willing to give up short term gratifications for the end goal.  Some have a hard time kicking back, and taking it easy.  Being an earth sign Moon, they're sensual, and will unwind when all senses are engaged.

The Capricorn Moon might not warm up to you until you’ve proven worthy of their time. They’ll likely assess you through the lens of how you can further their worldly ambitions. It may not sound romantic, but it’s better for them to integrate the will to succeed into relationships.

Their inner world might seem musty and dark at times, which they try to cover up with dry humor. A Capricorn Moon that slips into melancholy can seem immovable and will likely only re-emerge when they’ve found a goal worth building brick by brick. They’re happiest with a dream in process, since they’re not likely to enjoy idle time. You might just find them spending their free time coming up with investment strategies to assure a well-funded future.

The social life of a Capricorn Moon can lead toward private gatherings with family and friends. Once a relationship tie of any kind is formed, they’ll prove to be loyal and generous with their resources. For them, building a romantic relationship is serious business that shouldn’t be rushed into. What they lack in initial passion, they make up for in trustworthy endurance for the long haul.


ambitious, disciplined, stable, traditional, responsible, determined

The Shadow Side:

dogmatic, negative, materialistic, melancholic, stern

Quality and Element:

Cardinal and Earth


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