Capricorn Moon Sign Astrology: Fascinating Facts about Your Emotional Personality

If you have a Capricorn moon sign, your deepest emotions and desires take on the qualities of the Capricorn zodiac sign: reserved, structured and highly ambitious.

Ah, la luna! Your astrology moon sign indicates the “inner you.” If you have a Capricorn moon sign in your natal chart, it means that when you were born, the moon was traveling through the Capricorn zodiac sign. Your moon sign and your Sun sign combined make up a more in-depth portrait of your personality.

What is the difference between a moon sign and zodiac sign in astrology?

The moon sign in astrology governs our “inner selves”—those feelings, deep desires and soul urges that not everyone sees. Much like the moon waxes and wanes, reveals and hides itself, the lunar cycles can also affect how much we share or show. Your moon sign can reveal how (and who) you love, or what you need to feel emotionally secure. It also plays a major role in romantic compatibility, revealing how harmonious your dynamic will be.

Your Sun sign is considered your “main sign” and it’s the forecast you read on websites and in newspapers. The Sun changes zodiac signs approximately every thirty days, so people born in these clusters will share a Sun sign and many basic personality traits.

Your moon sign is your emotional personality

In the astrological birth chart, the moon sign is your “emotional personality,” a crucial part of understanding what makes you or someone else tick. Since the moon is the celestial body that’s  closest to the Earth, our moods and feelings are governed by its movements. In a person’s natal (or birth) chart, the moon sign indicates what will provide us with a sense of home and security—what we need as individuals to feel safe, secure and comfortable. The moon also drives some of our “gut reactions”—how we respond on a primal, instinctive level.

Because the moon comes out at night, the moon sign can also influence our internal  “shadow sides”—the parts of ourselves that only become visible when we self-reflect or get vulnerable with people. Often the moon sign doesn’t present externally or immediately like the robust Sun sign or masquerading rising sign, but becomes much more visible as you get to know a person and see how they respond to different life situations.

What it means if you have a Capricorn moon

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. 

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.  

Capricorn moon sign is the rock for family and friends

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. 

With this ambitious lunar 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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Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.