Moon in Capricorn


You are determined, responsible, disciplined, patient, committed.


You are rigid, pessimistic, opinionated, materialistic, over-exacting.

Being useful and productive are basic needs for Lunar Capricorns. Because you generally keep your emotions under check, you come across as competent people.  However turbulent your emotions may be under the surface, you keep cool-headed—and you come across as steady and reliable.

This position of the Moon suggests a desire for clear boundaries and realistic goals. Not much for taking risks in life, you look for safety and security in most everything you do. Most of you respect authority and tradition, and many are planning well ahead of the rest of us. Others likely won’t have to remind you to protect your interests, plan for old age, or keep fall-back money in their bank accounts. These things come naturally to you

Calm, cool, and collected—these words sum you up well.  Messy emotions and “leaky” souls are a bit frightening for most with this position of the Moon. Truth is, you can have plenty of mood swings and some dark emotions now and again. You are often quite hard on yourself, and would benefit from letting your guard down once in a while. You quickly garner reputations of being mountains of strength, and you easily hide your sensitivity behind a sarcastic manner.

You may have read that Moon in Capricorn natives are a bit cold and calculating. The fact is, you are unlikely to be any less emotional than the other 11 sign positions of the Moon—you  simply aren’t comfortable “letting go” when it comes to emotions. You  keep your emotions under control. Wherever Capricorn is found in the chart, there is a desire for structure and control. Capricorn is the sign of organization and efficient management; so, when the Moon is found in the sign, the world of emotions are well-managed and handled in an efficient and practical manner.

At the heart of Lunar Capricorns is a powerful need to feel worthwhile in the real world. There’s a basic need for respectability and a big attachment to the world of the senses. You put a lot of value in all things tangible and real. And, perhaps more than anything, you need to be respected by others in order to feel secure.


Past lives spent in positions of control and authority have left you feeling that you must have absolute control in order to be emotionally secure. Your experiences have included a figurehead, a political leader, and in positions of social prestige. These roles you’ve played in past lives have accustomed you to receiving respect. When this is not forthcoming in your present life, you feel something is missing. You experience insecurity in your relationships. Success lies in the ability to walk through the process of experiencing and integrating the male and female parts of yourself (control and emotions). Be more open to expressing your vulnerability to some extent. Learn not to judge and invalidate your feelings, simply express them to others in the spirit of sharing self identity. From this you will develop a strong sense of authority in relating to the world.