6 Strengths & 5 Weaknesses of the Capricorn Moon Native

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Capricorn Moon Symbolism

Moon location in the Natal Chart has a huge significance on personality formation. In its essence, Moon can be considered as the second zodiac sign, which is much more special and individualistic than the Sun sign.

The Lunar emotional patterns have the function of adaptability in different life circumstances and the ability to express oneself. Lunar aspects and signs can also tell us more about their childhood and their relationship with their mother figure.

In the male chart, Moon shows the type of woman that a man would like to marry. Capricorn is the female cardinal Earth element sign. The Capricorn Moon is located under the rulership of the 10th Zodiac sign Saturn, whose main planetary characteristics are seriousness and organizational talent.

It is considered a Greater Malefic due to its limiting nature – either for good or bad reasons. Traditionally, in Natal astrology, Moon is associated with the Cancer Water element sign (moist and cold) it is under its rulership. Saturn (dry and cold), on the contrary, is located in opposition to the Cancer sign, which explains its contradictory nature in terms of the Moon’s planetary principle.

Capricorn Moon placement is thus located in detriment. Since the Moon is responsible for emotions, Capricorn acts as the suppressing force here in some particular ways.

Nevertheless, there are definitely positive sides to this Natal position in many aspects. Let’s take a closer look at the strengths and challenges that Capricorn endues the Moon with.

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Capricorn Moon Strengths

1. Practical and Organized

The Capricorn Moon personalities are extremely concrete and planned-out people. Their inner life is also determined by these qualities.

Having feelings and emotions under control could certainly benefit in multiple ways these individuals will never be hysterical and hot-headed; systemizing thoughts, values, and attitudes to events and other people will reflect better objective outer life situations.

The Capricorn Moon kind will never start some task or business without ensuring that conditions and time are proper for taking action. It is very likely that such an individual will be successful in material issues such as working in the financial sector or any work with hands thanks to the attention to detail.

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2. Rational and Purposeful

Again, these qualities could definitely be the predictors of career or hobby success no matter what type of it the Lunar Capricorn would like to choose.

The aims in this Natal position tend to be directed in one or a couple of key directions due to the strong sense of responsibility a lot of Lunar Capricorns leave a significant trace in this world. Ambitious and quick-brained, these people can truly enjoy their life path and are fast learners.

As long as the decision has been made (considering all the pros and cons, of course), hardly anything will stop Moon in Capricorn from achieving its goals. Any situation will be considered in terms of how it can help to achieve one’s goals/inspirations/hopes.

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3. Down-to-Earth

The Earth element is at its strongest here. Measurable and tangible resources, feasible possessions, and a realistic outlook in life are appreciated in this position. Values of the modern world are in consent with this philosophy it would be genuinely hard to survive without a solid material base.

4. Striving for stability

In terms of personal and business relationships, one of the best Capricorn Moon qualities is that they are one of the most stable and serious among the whole zodiac circle. Though seeming sometimes emotionless and gloomy, deep inside Lunar Capricorns are very loyal and caring people.

Love and appreciation are proven here with the help of actions, i.e. doing something for others, instead of just saying words.

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5. Hard-working and Aspiring

Each Moon type traditionally has its comfort zone and for the Capricorn Moon, Saturn dictates it to be anything to do with the working situation. It is very likely that one of the key life themes of individuals with the Capricorn Moon could be becoming successful in a career.

These people do not mind spending extra time at work and truly enjoy seeing the benefits of their additional effort achievements leads to higher self-esteem and fulfillment. One is likely to be noticed by their boss and get promoted faster. In fact, Lunar Capricorns usually feel the best at work when they become authorities. They can direct and supervise the work of others very effectively.

6. Ability to Constrain Oneself for Good

Being able to control one’s material, body needs, and potential laziness are surely perceived as a plus for this sign. This principle may be applicable in a vast number of life areas – for example, dieting, organizing the day effectively, saving money, and exercising.

Moon in Capricorn is future-oriented, therefore the owner of such Moon knows that limitations, which are consciously accepted today will bring benefits tomorrow. These individuals are modest and don’t usually like to show off their qualities, others will notice them with time anyway.

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Capricorn Moon Challenges

1. Can Be Too Pragmatic and Materialistic

Constant control of feelings and emotions can be detrimental to psychological and physical well-being. Sometimes it is good to just let go and talk it out with others, find a sensible partner/friend/family member and talk to them about worrying situations. This can help to balance out the detrimental Moon in Capricorn.

2. Unforgiving

Great Capricorn Moon qualities such as stability and loyalty to loved ones may also have downsides of remembering bad things for too long and being clingy to others. Such people may suffer from compulsive thoughts and ideas, like constantly thinking of revenge or just feeling hurt about some insignificant situation for ages. Lunar Capricorns may need to work on the ability to forgive and be more easygoing with others.

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3. Gloomy and Unromantic

Saturn gives Lunar Capricorns the ability to concentrate and devote themselves to an important task, but at the same time takes away the idealistic and romantic qualities of the Moon. Capricorn Moon personalities may often seem low-spirited and way too serious.

On the spiritual level, it may mean that an individual can miss out on a wonderful and exciting spectrum of affections and experiences. Moon in Capricorn can use their ability to focus on self-reflection and work out how to develop their inner values, be more sympathetic, romantic, and cheerful.

4. Lacking Empathy

As has been said before, once Lunar Capricorns make a decision about something or someone, they tend to invest help and support in all the possible ways. However, the emotional aspect, especially in close interpersonal relationships, tends to get unconsciously blocked here.

On the physical level, this may lead to severe migraines, long-term depression, making up imaginary problems, and general weakness. For the owners of Capricorn Moon, it is essential to realize that they will not lose anything if they will be more open and sincere with others.

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5. Workaholic

In their target to achieve some grand career goal, Moon in Capricorn may put aside other important aspects of life, such as friendships, family, and love relationships. Lunar Capricorns may spend unjustifiably much time at work, bring some work home and discuss solely work issues with others.

Thus, it is hard for them to relax and think of some other matters besides their job. It may be hard to act naturally and joyfully in an informal atmosphere, hence pushing away potential friends and partners. A negative reaction from others hurts Lunar Capricorns and urges them to suppress emotions even stronger by distancing from the part of life where success and gains are not immediately anticipated.

It is crucial to distribute evenly interests in various life areas (assign significance to them too), and understand that once in a while everyone needs a good rest from work.

Moon in Capricorn and the Childhood

Moon is the symbolic ruler of the 4th house (it is also called, the Immum Coeli or IC) the house of childhood, home, parents, and family. As a child or in the teenage years, the person with a Capricorn Moon may not have felt as much parental love, attention, and care as they would have wished.

This is especially applicable for the relationship with the mother or the mother figure because Moon in the Natal chart describes the perception of the mother. The mother may seem to be too cold and controlling for an individual, constraining their hopes and aspirations. These feelings might arise due to both objective (e.g. being the single breadwinner parent, working all day long) and subjective reasons (demanding parents, sophisticated and stressed relationship between the parents).

The roots of emotional suppression and being reserved may thus come from childhood. It is important to note though, that this perception is fully subjective and the reality might be different. Even at a very young age, these children may seem much older and more mature than they really are.

Wife Image and the Male Natal Chart

A man with the discussed planetary position could look for a serious and conservative woman to become his wife or a life partner.

She would most probably be career-oriented and hard-working. A man with the Capricorn Moon is likely to not be very romantic or sensitive to the feelings of others, that’s why it is better not to emphasize the romantic nature if the woman wishes to attract a man for serious intentions.

Though lacking in idealistic and lyrical attitudes, this man would be the first one to come help in case of some problems. He would likely be a faithful and reliable partner in a love relationship. The type of Moon in Capricorn man often takes a long time to evaluate all the pros and contras of the woman, which is supposed to become his wife.

On the other hand, do not forget that the Capricorn sign is cardinal, which shows that if something goes very wrong, he may unexpectedly move in life and leave his partner, without trying to fix the relationship for ages.

Compatibility Suggestions

The Moon in Capricorn is often cold-hearted and emotionless on the surface, therefore in order to balance out their Saturn influences, it is recommended to choose someone more empathic as a partner.

Lunar Capricorns would be best compatible with Moon in Taurus. These Moon signs are both located in the Earth elements, which highlight their sturdy, materialistic, and down-to-earth qualities. However, the Taurus Moon is in exaltation, it is tender and warm-hearted, full of positive emotions, and is able to show affectionate love. Moon in Taurus will surely melt the iced heart of Moon in Capricorn.

The other possible good matches could be romantic and dreamy Pisces Moon, as well as practical and critical Moon in Virgo. The Scorpio Moon has a lot in common with the Capricorn Moon since it is also in a weak astrological position (in fall). However, the emotions of Lunar Scorpio are more intense and explosive, which could result in a passionate relationship, which can lead to arguments.

In general, Earth and Water element Moons are a good match for the love relationships of Lunar Capricorns. The only exception for Lunar Capricorns would be Moon in Cancer (Water sign), as they are complete astrological opposites, which may cause them to feel attracted to each other at first, but cause significant difficulties in understanding each other’s needs and wants in the future.

Though it’s possible that they could also complement each other very well, too. Opposite signs can be wild cards.

Fire and Air element Moons could make good friends and colleagues to the person with Capricorn Moon. Their feelings and emotional attitudes are drastically different, though, and they can struggle to make a flourishing love relationship.

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36 thoughts on “6 Strengths & 5 Weaknesses of the Capricorn Moon Native”

  1. OK, but I really, really love insulting them cap mooners (dunno, my gem moon nature I guess), I can make the smallest remark and they will go into massive fits and bouts of anger. Shit, they won’t speak to me for weeks, yeah, they got their goods sides but, overall, they just seem like easy targets

    1. Ha yes, as a Gemini moon it makes sense that you’d like to poke, prod or otherwise antagonize Cappy moons. I get it. They can be pretty pent up and not nearly as go with the flow as you.

      1. My moon is in Gemini and my boyfriend of 2 years is in capricorn haha. We definitely are opposites in many ways but it has played out in our favor I think. I’m also a Virgo sun so i think that softens the craziness of my gemini moon.

        1. omg sophia!! i’m a gemini sun but a cap moon.. and my bf is a taurus sun but a libra moon so IMAGINE 😂😂 my virgo rising also holds me down.. but my capricorn moon be going thru itttt

    2. yes you are on point the man moon in Cap are ok but a lady with moon in Cap are assholes and dry ass crackers I had2 moon in Capricorn friends 20 years of my life drain dealing with those moon in Cap moody ass bitches.. I rather have no friends than have a moon in Capricorn as my friend

    3. My dad had Cap moon. He had no fire and no air . He was abruptly emotional, selfish, non demonstrative,childish, at times quite mean and sarcastic, prejudice toward people different than him, very contrary to everyone I saw him associate with whether in person or on the phone. He was controlling and everything was serious to him so others had better be serious just to even be acknowledged by him.
      Now for the good, he was definitely hard working. He was accountable and dependable. He was organized and planned all things.
      I found him a challenge, I had to submerge most of my natural personality to not irritate him. I felt suppressed being around him.
      I didn’t care for his lack of concern for others feelings. Nor for his poor treatment of others, unless he had nothing to be jealous of them for.
      One of the coldest moons if not the coldest.

  2. Wow, this was very in-depth!
    I’m a sun & moon Taurus, cap rising. However, I seem to have Capricorn’s strategically placed in my life, as my sister is a cap sun, my son is a sun & moon cap, I have a friend who is a cap moon, her boyfriend is a cap sun & a special someone who is a libra sun, cap moon & happens to be related to my friends’ boyfriend. You’re definitely on point about how they overly control their emotional output though! As a fellow earth sign, I can relate quite a bit, although I’m more in touch with mine. These past couple of weeks into the new year, I feel like I’ve been in situations with Capricorn’s that have helped me understand them more, as well as have some compassion for how they express (& don’t express) themselves. While also learning not to take it all personally. I become more & more fascinated with natal charts & astrology the deeper I go into it & I feel like there’s so much more relevance to it all than people give it credit for.
    From a spiritual perspective, Ive come to a conclusion of sorts, & a feeling, like certain aspects of our natal chart placements are actually meant to help us on our life path. If there are so many things planned out prior to our coming here that contribute to our life experience, then why wouldn’t certain placements play a part in that process as well?

  3. Hi there!
    I have a recent boyfriend whom I really respect and like so far. I’m a sun libra with moon in saggitarius and he is a sun Leo with moon in cap. We get a long really well, at least I like to think so. I notice often he is very detached in public and observant and quiet and once he’s in private he shows me his emotions and love . My question is, is this a relationship that has potential? Obviously everything takes compromise and work. His Venus is in Leo and mine is in Scorpio, btw. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Mayra. Thanks for your comment. Cap moon people can be pretty reserved and cautious in social settings. I wouldn’t worry so much about it since you get along well and he is loving and emotive in private. That’s definitely an indicator that he’s into you, as Cap moon people won’t open up unless they feel safe and enjoy the relationship.

      1. I tend not to get alone with ladies who have moon in Capricorn if I meet a lady with a moon in Capricorn I am going run I dont want to be friends with a lady whose moon in Capricorn..They are assholes and dry ass crackers.. I rather havefriends with the moon in Aries Gemini Cancer Leo Libra Aqu Pisces

  4. All in this articles are false, this is stupid. being emotional and workaholic is sided on the Venus and Mars, stupid author, and I’m a cap moon.

    1. I didn’t personally write this article. It’s on my list to rewrite/revise. But I disagree with the sentiment that emotionality should be entirely attributed to Venus placement rather than lunar influence.

    2. I agree capricorns are always given such a bad rap especially the moon . They actually go through so much and aren’t given alot of empathy . They are also always attributed to very egotistic , superficial traits . They never get the deepness that cancer moons get and this is why alot of capricorns aren’t into astrology ..

  5. I disagree with the capricorn moon and cancer moon relationship bit. I think we definitely are attracted to each other..but at the same time help each other open up in terms of frustration and deep emotions.. my capricorn moon man is very cold and detached…as a cancer female I have this deep sense of urge to protect him and care for him..mother him basically

  6. I have a younger guy Taurus Sun, Cappy Moon (10 years!) who I am sort of in a relationship in, Before you judge, I am going through a difficult period with my current husband, and I am already working on finding my own journey separate from him (my husband).
    My Cappy moon and I (Pisces Sun, Taurus Moon) gradually found it harder to deny our feelings towards each other, despite my attempts to reason with myself that I don’t want to drag him into the middle of my mess. We already bonded as close friends and became closer till we both naturally admitted our feelings.

    Before coming across your article, I had been stressing out as he was articulate about his feelings towards me in written text for a week or so, and then now its feels very cold.
    I feel very invested in my relationship with him and constantly analyzing if I am smothering him or not being patient enough or that my situation is throwing him into a less calm and collected state. However, I take into consideration that if he didn’t care at all, he won’t even bother asking me or texting me to begin with. His texts just got less affectionate.

    Now after reading your article, I feel less anxious about everything. I want him to know I really care about him enough to commit to him but I don’t want him to be burdened by my commitment (because Taurus) and run asap. Do you think I should tone down my own thoughts?

    1. Hi Melanie. It’s always good to tone down your thinking if it feels overanxious. I would calmly assess his emotional states next time you’re together. You can get a good read on where he’s at just by observing him. Taurus suns can be somewhat possessive and if you see any hints of that you’ll know he’s still feeling a lot of draw to you and is probably just conflicted due to the dynamics involved on your end.

  7. Hi, I agree with everything. My sun is in Gemini and my moon in Capricorn. I feel totally attract for someone, his sun in Sagittarius and his moon in Cancer, so it’s we’re opposite in both!

  8. I crush on libra sun , Capricorn moon , Venus Virgo guy . Of course as a Capricorn traits , he looks cold hearted but I knew he is warm inside , I am libra sun moon mercury Venus with mars in Capricorn girl . I want him so bad and have no idea how to seduce this guy in the situation that we have nothing to work together in the future . He is my boss where I temporarily work so I quit that job already so we r done . As he is workaholic, he rarely online and I have no idea how to get this guy . Somebody help

    1. It sounds like you could have a nice, grounded pairing. And you could bring out his warmer Libran sun qualities. I would say get to know him and use your own Libran charm on him. If you guys click, it’ll work out! Of course, there’s a ton more could learn about with the astrological info you have on him. Keep researching!

  9. Hi. My bf is moon capp and I am moon gemini. Really, that’s the worst thing in my life for now. His Sun-Mars-Jupiter-Mercury are in Pisces (he has stellium in his 12th house)and his Moon-Venus and Saturn are in Cappricorn. He is really sensitive but sometimes, however he becomes such a materialist and pragmatist. I can’t understand. I am interested in arts (My Sun Leo and my Venus Virgo in 5th house). Handmade rugs, architecture, literature, painting etc. Also I usually think I am here to make art, to create new and beautiful things. I am not good at explain how I love him. I can write many poems about love but I cannot show off my love. It doesn’t matter tho, somehow he feels my love but I can’t understand how he ignores my desires about arts. I don’t know how we are together or how we love each other although all differences between us. I know I cannot change the way he is but all of my expectations about sharing my deep feelings about arts fall apart every fucking time because he is like “Rug is rug, it doesn’t make sense bla bla bla” O M G ! Life is not about breathing you funny idiot! I guess I’m gonna cry. Please, wish me luck. Thanks.

  10. Hello! I m an Aquarius sun, scorpion moon, with Aquarius ascendant woman, Is there good compatibility between me and a libra sun, Capricorn moon man??

    1. Hi, Moni. There’s certainly a good chance for you two to be compatible based on those combinations! To know for sure you’d want to get your full synastry chart read.

    2. I’m a Scorpio moon Leo sun married to Ana Libra sun cap moon 🌙 I can tell u he is also aqua rising and I had so much problem but I’m a Leo ♌️ and both Leo and Scorpio are dramatic my best friend is aqua sun Scorpio moon and she is more emotional then me at times. I feel like depending maybe ur case it’s more successful then mines after 6 years of married I decided that a Virgo moon or Taurus moon it’s safer placements but I will say the fallowing it’s all priority. The Libra sun with cap moon my be political and workaholic ambitions emotional constipated and even cold for a moon Scorpio. What they lack on passion sex and emotions men they compensate with loyalty (Scorpio moons always have fear of abandon or being betrayal so this is a mayor plus) they also very honest which a Scorpio moon can value and even learn from. They hate lies check if his north node it’s on Gemini ♊️ this will be even more true. In general I feel u are really compatible just Leo and Libra sun are compatible Aquarius ♒️ and Libra subs are also! I feel like it could work but u have to understand certain things u won’t have. They are amazing on act of service and they also rent to be super honest loyal and that’s very rare. Apasiónate and emotional u can find but u might get tired of “I love u” if there’s no acts for exams if u are with a cancer moon ……I feel like Scorpio moon are at best with earth sings 10000000%

  11. Michael Timothy Carney

    Aquarius sun cap moon,cap rising,parents father,Leo,presbyterian,mother cancer,roman catholic, my family was and is a dysfunctional mess

  12. I am falling for a Sag Sun/ Cap Moon man. I’m Leo Sun / Pisces Moon. He’s flirty and funny and jovial on the outside, and underneath it all is a very deep, brooding, sensitive man who has a hard time believing in his worth. I’m fascinated by him and even when he’s cranky I find it endearing. I want to be his little slice of sunshine and comfort. We hit it off like a house on fire when we first met. Electric and intense and passionate. Then he pulled away a bit. I’m beginning to understand that it’s his way of doing his due diligence to evaluate if I’m The One. He actually likes me so much, he’s opting to take it slow and steady. We have long, deep conversations in which he opens up a lot to me. And we share sweet, soft, falling in love kisses. My moon is in his 12th house, we have sun sextile Pluto, Mars sextile Pluto, and Venus square Pluto. There is so much past life, karmic organic destiny between us it’s scary. I’m convinced that a hands off, natural unfolding of this relationship is going to be best. His moon in Cap is helping us both untangle this beautiful, vulnerable mess we’re in by being cautious and reserved.

  13. I’m a Gemini Sun with a Capricorn Moon. I dated a Gemini Moon for four years. It was honestly awful and he was mean! I’m reserved, patient and honest. I don’t like being mean to my partner whatsoever and this man was mean for absolutely no reason starting Chaos lol. I’m happy I’m out that relationship!

  14. I agree 100% with this article im a Leo sun with Scorpio moon sag rising my 6 yrs husband is Libra sun aqua rising cap moon. Omg it’s so accurate we constantly have arguments. I got into astrology to try to understand his behavior and realize it was the Capricorn moon we both have a fall moon. I have a lot of emotions and depth and empathy towards many things even while watching a movie. He doesn’t at all! I feel he does but it is unable to communicate! I have a Saturn retro gate in Aquarius ♒️ which is hard and this time will almost be done ✔️ I believe around march 2023 but dammmmm his rising aqua it’s also there. We were thinking of divorce so bad we had a lot of problems. I found depth on a Virgo moon 🌙 and feel it’s a better placement for me to date. However because I’m a Scorpio moon getting divorce feels like losing a limb and I found it that is Scorpio moons are even sometimes more loyal then Taurus moons. I feel like if I leave him no one will take care of me like him and that I will retreat it so much! But my husband it’s even able to control intimacy and now we are on a starve-sex marriage. Now u know that’s the worst for a Leo Scorpio we basically have a high sex drive Leo’s are very apasiónate like Aries ♈️ and Scorpios we tend to have a reputation for that. Since we have a starve sex idk how to make him understand he is being selfish and I won’t be monogamist at all if he continues like this! I’m very desperate now I am becoming very revengeful and resentful I had expressed him my feelings and what I need. I never thought a cap moon or any moon was able to control even intimacy! He started drinking medication for panic attacks and I blame it at his medication at first but his medication it’s only 5mg -10mg max and now he doesn’t even drink it also. Now idk if it’s the cap moon. I’m very desperate and thinking of getting divorce 100% because I feel that him not being emotional I can take it at times and understand but the sex party idk what to do his mars and Venus in Virgo mines are on Leo. I’m so frustrated and I’m on the edge where now I masturbate daily and feeling bored and going through depression when’re I constantly cry and get triggered by everything he has a very High IQ and I have a high EQ. I can sense and feel he has emotions even if his expression don’t show I have an intuition he does. However him controlling and not even communicate an I love u or I care for u drives me crazy! How do I brake that or it’s this a lost cause? He does show all the traits in the article everything 100%

    1. I feel you though I am a capricorn moon myself too but it is in the 5th house and fortunately I am very communicative and expressive person particularly to my partner since 5th house is ruled by Leo sign. I have sagittarius sun 3H, cappy moon and virgo rising, aquarius mars in the 5th house and my venus is in the sign of scorpio❤️ so sex has a huge role for me when it comes to intimate relationship. Like you, it would be a turmoil for me being in a relationship where having s€x is no longer active😶. I have several planets in my natal chart that are ruled by 5th house and my north node is even a Leo sign too, and I can say that I would be one of the most expressive person who has a capricorn moon, communication is extremely important to me in all aspect. Having a scorpio venus, I always crave deep emotional connection and understanding towards my partner. I have always been finding a person who can handle my venus intensity because literally this sign isn’t for the weak-willed. My Jupiter and Saturn are in the 8th house as well. My ex was gemini sun and cappy moon too but her mercury retrograde in gemini and it made her a worst communicator ever! We had been for 3 yrs but I decided to broke up with her eventually. She was prone to depression and I can relate to her but the problem was she don’t know how to handle it properly. She became passive-aggressive and as an understanding person, I always tried to figure out what she has trying to point out when we had an argument, she always do a mind game and I literally hate it! Those 3 years of being in a relationship with her was totally draining my mental energies. I almost lost myself in loving her, trying to understood her shit all the fvcking time🙄 I have high sex drive too even if I’m stressed and her overthinking mind drives away her libido and that make her refuse to do it with me every time I want to and I end up frustrated. 🙄

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