What the Moon in Capricorn/the 10th House Reveals about Your Chart

All about the moon in Capricorn (detriment) or the 10th house

Let’s get down to business, shall we? People born with the moon in Capricorn or the 10th house take emotions seriously.

You don’t get involved with people unless you sense there’s a promising future. Even then, you’ll run them through an extended checklist of requirements: financial stability, integrity, family values? Yes, please. This moon sign is focused on long-term success. You love setting goals in any partnership, whether romantic, business or another type of collaboration. 

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Traits of the moon in Capricorn

Emotionally reserved, you are hesitant to let it all hang out. The moon is in “detriment” in Capricorn, which is opposite its home sign of Cancer on the zodiac wheel. Because of this challenging placement, you don’t fully trust your own intuitive GPS. While you’re composed on the surface, you may secretly need a lot of reassurance before you can relax and open up.

Setting benchmarks can be helpful in guiding your personal decisions. But there’s also a tendency to be too rational in matters of the heart. People might even judge you as icy or unfeeling, when you’re in a self-protective state. Going cold is a defense mechanism for the Capricorn/10th house moon.  

A helpful tactic? Learn to name and claim your feelings instead of detaching when things get “intense.” Because you like to appear in control, you hate the idea of losing your cool in a reactive moment. Alas suppressing your feelings can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you don’t find a healthy outlet for emoting, they’ll erupt like a volcano…or in some cases, manifest as anxiety or depression.  

Loyal and dutiful, you’re the rock for friends and family. You’ll pull extra shifts to provide for your people or sacrifice sleep to emotionally support a loved one in crisis. But sometimes, you forget to tend to your own emotional needs. Don’t ignore them! You’ll just wind up resentful, angry or frustrated from putting obligatory duties before your own heart’s desires. 

A moon in Capricorn is wired for success

With this ambitious moon in Capricorn placement, you’re wired for material world success—and you’ll work hard to achieve it! You’re an excellent leader who can be both stern and compassionate. Give yourself permission to take charge and work the room, even if you have to fake it till you make it. The imposter syndrome will fade quickly when you see the worker bees buzzing away happily under your capable command.  

Some days, you take pride in the struggle (or straight-up suffering). If you earned it the easy way, it doesn’t “count” in your book. Perfectionism can be an Achilles heel, making it hard for you to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Like a good home, your projects may never really be “done.” Celebrate the milestones instead of waiting until you get to the finish line to raise a toast. This attitude of gratitude will help you manifest more of the abundance that your moon sign craves!


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