When a person has his natal Moon in Capricorn, it is considered in detriment as it is in the sign opposite to Cancer, the one that the Moon naturally rules. This is a rather tough placement for the Moon in a natal chart, as its potency reaches its lowest level. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of contraction, and thus the emotional responses of such an individual are quite colder compared to all the other Moon signs. A Capricorn Moon person will be rather serious, preferring emotional stability – yet not allowing his feelings to flow freely even when they are strong.
When located in Capricorn, the Moon is deprived of its moistness and feels rather pressured. Traditionally connected with the earth and especially rocks and mountains, Capricorn archetypically represents hard work and career, while is also strongly connected to elder people and the third age. The Moon loses big parts of its softness when trying to function in the rough surroundings that a Capricornian energy creates.
Of course, this is not necessarily bad. People with their Moon in Capricorn might experience issues of emotional detachment from other individuals, yet this can prove very helpful in other areas of their lives. They can excel in occupations that require cold blood and seriousness, and can more easily dedicate themselves to their careers than other people can. Logic is governing their mind and they will rarely jump into crazy ideas based on their emotions. No pink-colored eyeglasses, no danger of making wrong decisions concerning people that they allow to enter their biosphere. A Capricorn Moon person will not allow someone to enter their life quickly, but when they do, it will be for long. Such individuals do not enjoy changes in their emotional surroundings and will prefer to stick around certain people. New acquaintances are not favored, and they may even experience resistance towards them in some way.
Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac, and as we already mentioned, has Saturn as its ruling planet. It is strongly connected with the tenth house and all the life matters that are ruled by it. It belongs to the cardinal signs along with Aries, Cancer and Libra. It is dry and barren, a rather tough terrain where a lot of energy is needed for endurance. Thus, it is not a surprise that only Mars, the most dynamic planet, is able to function well there. Indeed, Mars is even considered in exaltation in Capricorn, when most other planets are not received well in this sign and tend to lose their warm characteristics.
Some astrologers consider the first decan of the sign to give the least potent degrees. This is because the most potent degrees for the Moon are the first ones of Cancer, directly on the opposite part of the zodiac circle.
For more information about the Moon’s potency in the signs you can read the article about the Moon’s Essential Dignities.
We also should note that the Moon changes sign about every two and a half days, as it is the quickest moving celestial body. This means that, for calculating the exact placement and sign of our natal Moon, we should be as exact as we can with our time of birth. In some occasions, where the Moon is near the cusp of the next sign, a mistake of a couple of hours only can give us a different Moon sign as a result.
The Moon is the second brightest object in the sky, our planet’s satellite which influences the biorhythms of life with its orbit. The Moon is impersonated by the ancient Greek goddesses Selene and Artemis (Latin Diana). The Moon governs all liquids on earth, even on a physical level. The Moon’s movement has a direct effect on the tides of the sea, while also on the body liquids of plants and live organisms. It is connected with the divine feminine, and in our charts represents our own mother, other mother figures amongst people in our lives, while also our relations to the female gender.
Thus, a Moon in Capricorn gives a Capricorn type of mother. The chart owner’s mother may have been of an old age, very hard working and rather emotionally unavailable. In some situations, she may be overly conservative and very serious, depriving the native from the softness of motherly love. The native’s mother may be perceived as a strict person by the chart owner, imposing rules and limitations. In some extreme occasions, the mother may be absent and a grandparent is responsible for raising this individual. In any case, the chart owner begins his emotional life with a small handicap as he has not received the same amount of softness as an average person will. This imposes, in return, limitations in his own ability and his will to open up his emotional self. On the other hand, in case that the Moon is well aspected, the native will be fond of elder people. This may also be connected with loving an older person during the childhood, someone who was taking care of him.
The close presence of an elder in childhood makes a native with the Moon in Capricorn copy many characteristics attributed to old people. These could be stubbornness, the sense of duty while also an early perception of responsibility. As an elder mother or grandparent is usually far away from the modern archetypes, the native will quickly develop self-sufficiency and take care of themselves in the way that suits them most. Ultimately, such people become rather independent in their lives and can survive all tough situations a lot more easily than the other Moon signs. They have the ability to resist emotional pain and will react rather indifferently to things that would hurt other people’s feelings. This can be a huge blessing, as such a strength gives a clear mind in anything connected with one’s occupation. Strategy goes first, and emotions do not intervene to distort it.
In addition, a natal Moon in Capricorn can grant a lot of ambition, even making the chart owner feel attracted to natural difficulties required for going through the path of gradual growth. Such people do not enjoy sudden success as much as they will enjoy feeling the sweat of the daily activities that they implement to reach their goals. Even regarding their emotions, they like both to challenge and be challenged before opening up towards another person, and definitely before letting him enter the gates of their world.
The influences of Capricorn bring quite a lot of realism in the native’s life philosophy. With a natal Moon in Capricorn, emotions always have a delayed reaction, firstly passing through the filters of logic. Even then, they still can be withheld inside since the native will frequently feel a lack of need to externalize them. In addition, this Moon placement will create an inner need of controlling both themselves and others, and a love of structure and organization. No risks, no crazy and impulsive ideas to be implemented. A native with their Moon in Capricorn prefers whatever surrounds them to be stable or even not changing at all. In fact, when they are able to grant themselves such a reality, then the Moon can feel safe enough to start radiating its positive traits. Imagine the situation as a flower trying to bloom in a mountainous and rocky place. Eventually, it can and it will, yet it has to find the optimal spot to be able to receive the necessary nutritious elements.
In case your Moon in Capricorn is adversely aspected, especially by malefics such as Mars, Saturn and Pluto, be very careful to not hurt other’s feelings. Such natal aspects imply childhood traumas considering the mother, and such individuals should urge themselves to break patterns that can repeat – this time from themselves to others. They must heal their Moon, and then their emotional life will change rapidly, while also the emotional lives of other people around them. Such adverse natal aspects may even signify vicious punishments, physical violence or other forms of emotional pain. If you see yourself in such a category, the best way to solve such problems is with the help of a psychologist. Traumas created at a very early age can even be kept deep inside the subconscious, as the conscious mind may develop a negation towards re-visiting such remembrances.
In any case, as this is the position where the Moon is least potent, love and affection is the first aid that you should provide to yourself. No matter if it is from a person or a pet, give yourself more hugs, more physical touch, more tenderness. This is the one and only remedy you should implement to balance this complicated Moon position. Even the hardest rock with the sharpest edges can eventually become blunter with the help of water, and this is what the Moon power can do. If you let it function without limiting it, it will start a river of emotions, and soon enough there will be no edges on your rock that could hurt either your own self or others.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.