If you are a Capricorn moon woman, you more than likely have your life very firmly together.
Or if you don’t quite yet, your main aim in life is to have it all together. And even if it takes you years upon years, you know perfectly well that you’ll get there one day.
Your down-to-earth, level-headed, zero-BS, driven, fact-based outlook on life is why people admire you and why you usually get what you set your sights on.
You’re the endlessly stable, realistic, mature, practical, pragmatic rock that everyone looks to for emotional support and life advice and guidance of all kinds.
But there’s also a hella lot more to you — you’re far more than just a materially successful, driven, and reliable person.
You have a tremendous amount of emotional and spiritual depth and you can be prone to depressive periods because of your sensitivity and instinctive need to be reliable, present and together at all times for yourself and those around you.
I feel like sometimes astrologers can just look at the ego aspect of this sign and relay the more superficial traits such as a need for stability through financial success and recognition in society.
And sure, some Capricorn moons will be pretty superficial. As will some Capricorn sun and Venus signs. If their Soul age is young and they have much to learn, that can be the case.
However, some people who have this placement will have chosen it expressly for Soul growth. Why? Because it can be a hard placement that may present many difficult life challenges. And those life challenges can either spur great spiritual advancement or make the individual angry, bitter and resentful if they are unable to overcome them.
The most misunderstood moon sign
Before I dive into some of the most prominent traits of this sign, I just want to say that I believe this placement may be one of the most misunderstood placements in the entire Zodiac system.
Below, I go into far more detail why this is, but in a nutshell, it’s because they are usually perceived as emotionally cold and distant.
And possibly a bit vacuous and materialistic.
Pick up a popular magazine or go online and search for information on this lunar sign and you’ll probably read about how they’re ruthless, Prada-obsessed, Gucci purse wielding social climbers who will do virtually anything to secure that wealthy partner, job, award, or promotion at work.
However, experienced and intuitive astrologers know that that really isn’t the case for many of these natives.
In reality, many will simply be seeking to attain security in their lives via high paying jobs for example, because they know that such things will mean they will be able to survive and thrive.
And most won’t be happy settling for someone they feel they can merely put up with in exchange for stability, no matter how wealthy someone may be.
They are actually profoundly emotionally sensitive and intuitive and need those closest to them to understand them and reciprocate the love they give them. They just struggle to show their soft side for a variety of reasons (which again, I will elaborate on below).
The ones who focus more so on the accumulation of wealth do so more because they innately need and desire security. And not just financial security but general security in their lives.
Many people with this placement will subsequently attract plenty of judgement because others might not easily understand this. They might just label these natives as materialistic and brush them off.
And in doing so, they will be missing out on a stable, dependable, intelligent and caring friend because these women are all that and so much more.
OK, that was pretty heavy, I get that, but let’s dive into some of the finer points of the instinctual nature of the moon in Capricorn woman.
A high drive for success
The drive you possess to succeed in every facet of your life is astonishing. The goals you set for yourself might seem impossible or unrealistic to someone else but to you, they’re exciting and perfectly attainable.
You just know that you can do it and in some cases, you might feel like you have to get that top-level job or you have to make a certain level of high income purely to help yourself and your family or build a stable, respectable home for you and your future family.
When you want something, you know that it’s only a matter of time before it’s yours because you’ll work steadily and diligently towards attaining that desire.
An outstanding multitasker
Most people fall apart quickly when attempting to multitask, especially for prolonged periods of time.
But you? No. Like the goat relentlessly climbing up the mountain in the hail, sleet, snow and wind, you are able to keep on going strong. In fact, you might even enjoy it!
No one else can balance work, life, kids, housework and everything else like you can. Sure, at times you might feel exhausted and overwhelmed — you’re human! But you recovery quickly and you’re eager and willing to dive straight back into busy schedules once you’re on form and ready again.
You do this because you believe that life is tough — and it can absolutely be and that it’s also what you make it. If you sit around, stuff obviously won’t get done. That will lead to an untidy home, less money coming in, and eventually possibly downsizing (eak!).
And that just won’t do. Precious goals simply can’t be met without appropriate cation being taken. You know fine well that you need to get everything done to stay on top, progress in life, and make sure that those closest to you, such as your partner and children, remain well fed, taken care of, and living their best lives.
Hard life lessons
Very difficult life lessons are strongly associated with this astrological placement. The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn which represents restriction, structure, authority, discipline and detachment.
A lot of women (and men) with this placement will encounter difficult situations from a young age. You may have been forced to grow up very quickly as a child or young adult.
One or both of your parents may have been incredibly strict, or they may left the family home, or perhaps they were chronically sick or irresponsible. You may even have found yourself in foster care where you felt forced to look out for yourself. Being a woman, any younger siblings may have fallen exclusively into your care and you may have found yourself to be their mother figure from a very young age.
These natives are often in survival mode for at least the first third of their lives and sometimes hard life lessons continue well past young adulthood and into old age.
The various life lessons presented by this placement depend on the challenges set out in the pre-birth plan and what the Soul wishes to accomplish in the incarnation.
Many of these life lessons feel like spiritual tests — because they are, and you may feel pushed to the edge of what you can endure on occasion but the strong-willed and thoroughly determined energy of this sign also helps you to push through them and learn from them.
Dignified and reserved
Rarely will you outwardly express positive or negative emotions to a huge degree. For example, you’re unlikely to jump up and down with joy when adding a new client to your books or upon finishing a huge project.
You will, of course, feel the joy and satisfaction that comes with such accomplishments. It’s just that you always remain together and naturally project a quiet air of dignity in all that you do and say.
You typically hold yourself well and often in high regard; a lot of people would do well to emulate that kind of behavior.
You feel that acting in a graceful and reserved manner at all times, or the majority of the time, plays an important role in how others perceive you. You always strive to be respectful and wish to be respected.
Being hyper emotional and out of control of one’s self may be perceived as grossly undignified, unhelpful and largely unnecessary by you.
If you know that others respect and value you, and you feel that within yourself too, you can get on with being the accomplished, respected, useful and resourceful person you fundamentally are.
And that can in turn help you to achieve your goals faster and more efficiently.
She’s sensitive but also resilient
You’ve heard the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes your stronger”, right? Yep, that’s kind of the subconscious motto of the Capricorn moon woman.
And it’s not that you aren’t sensitive, she are sensitive and you’re perfectly able to feel things deeply, but you’re also sensible and know how to take care of yourself.
You feel innately responsible for those around you and you feel you have to keep it all together. You might also find it difficult to articulate your feelings and externalize emotional pain through crying, screaming, or accepting help from others including consolation and hugs.
You may fear that an outpouring of emotion may affect the way others view you. You might be concerned that they won’t take you as seriously after an emotional event and no longer regard you as being strong, confident, and assertive.
So you might really want to express your emotions but you might not know how to, or whom to trust with them and you might also be worried about how she will be viewed after she has volunteered deeply personal information. Being judged and disapproved of may be devastating and it may not be worth the risk.
On the other hand, you’re amazing with helping others in need. You genuinely care. It’s not just to look good, as some might say. If something awful happens such as a family member’s home going into foreclosure, your family know that you will be there come hell or high water to offer solid, grounded, well-researched, actionable advice and guidance and emotional support to get things back on track as soon as possible.
Tactful and superb advice
You are amazing at giving well thought-out, genuinely helpful, practical advice and guidance. It comes from a good place and never, or very rarely, because you want to manipulate exploit someone.
You are able to easily spot issues and potential issues with people, things, plans, and situations and being super smart, you can offer really good ways to escape or avoid them.
The style of advice you give is also usually immensely respectful, gracious and tactful. For example, you’re highly unlikely to directly state that you hate the dress a friend is wearing or that it looks awful on her.
Instead, if your friend asks for your opinion abutter dress, you might say that a different neckline or color may suit her even more.
Most people who know you well will usually turn to you for advice.
If you feel like you honestly can’t help or advise someone, either because you know they won’t take your advice or they won’t appreciate it, you simply won’t give it. You won’t force it upon them; that just wouldn’t be a viable use of your time or energy and it even may cause unnecessary friction.
Just like Moon in Scorpio women, Capricorn moon women won’t allow just anyone into their lives as a partner. You’ll need to thoroughly vet them first to see if they meet your standards and share the same life goals because your time is precious, life isn’t a game and your heart isn’t to be toyed with.
If someone doesn’t meet your standards, it’s with sadness and disappointment yet with an exterior of cool matter-of-factness that you end the connection. You’re also highly unlikely to reverse your decision.
You feel you must separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff because you need to continue being the rock everyone relies on and you need — and want, someone serious, stable, and worth your while to build a wonderful, protective, comfortable and stable home life with and possibly even legacy or empire with.
The way you see it, life is serious and it’s to be made the most of and constantly built and worked upon. Those who aren’t equally as serious, reliable, or committed to you and the relationship simply won’t be riding with you on your journey to success. They’ll be left by the way-side as a matter of practicality.
I would even go as far as to say that lazy people who seem to just cruise through life can at times confuse and disgust you. You just can’t understand how lax they are about their entire lives and how they don’t have any goals and aims to meet.
Affection and resources must be earned
You aren’t willing or able to freely shower someone with love or money.
And why should you?
You firmly believe that balance, fairness and practicality should exist in all of your connections and that people should generally earn one another’s respect, love, time, and attention.
Some people are undoubtedly more takers than they are givers and you know that those people should be avoided as they’re unlikely to add much value to your life — and that’s a little sad, yet true.
She can be hard on herself
The grind of everyday life is very real to you. It’s almost what you live for and you can’t fully relax, enjoy and appreciate life without feeling as if you’re working towards the successful completion of one or more of her life goals.
While working hard and meeting many amazing life goals is an absolutely fantastic and excellent use of one’s time on this planet, the burning desire for success and perpetual productivity can cause burn out.
Your parents, particularly the mother, may have really pushed you and your siblings to accomplish great feats in life. They may have even knowingly or unknowingly placed you in constant competition with one another which would have been invariably emotionally painful and physically draining for you.
Self-care is important for all of us but particularly for you as you can immerse yourself in substantial amounts of work for long periods of time and that can cause mental and physical exhaustion.
You might want to consider taking regular periods of time out for high-quality self-care. Vacations from everything (if possible) for a week or longer can really help you to process her emotions and allow complete relaxation.
A desire to accumulate
And possibly hoard. The accumulation of material possessions is just way in which material security can be attained but if this is left unchecked, it can result in hoarding.
Things that should have been discarded years prior may still have genuine value in your eyes and that can lead to numerous things mounting up inside your home.
As women, we especially want — and need, to make sure that we feel safe in the world and it’s true that financial gain and material possessions can help us with this.
However, in truth, it’s only when we suffer from a feeling of being out of control or stressed about our finances or ability to generate wealth, that hoarding can develop.
Most people with this placement don’t feel the need to hold onto things they don’t have any short term use for and are easily able to let them go. But it’s just something to look out for as this placement can be prone to this type of behavior when something within them is off balance.
You’ve probably heard this before. It’s a commonly discussed trait for this lunar sign but generally, astrologers tend to say that they’re emotionally conservative.
While I personally agree with this, I would say that you’re also conservative — and sensible, with their energy, time, and resources.
For example, you won’t invest their time or energy in a relationship that they think is unlikely to last for decades. You’ll probably consider it a poor investment decision.
The same goes for investing in academic courses, careers, and pretty much anything else in life that requires any type or degree of investment. This trait can be seen as negative or positive, depending on how you choose to observe it.
If you no longer wish to press forward with something, such as a relationship or friendship, that can appear cold but to you, it’s a strategic and logical decision that had to be made in order to help you survive and thrive on this tough planet.
An even give and take
If you feel like you’ve been overly giving towards someone, whomever they may be, you will notice early on and you will let them know.
You aren’t the kind of person to keep on giving time, money and love to someone without them reciprocating to the same degree.
You’re wise and know that may be foolish and get you into trouble later on. It also just isn’t a good use of your resources and time. People need to reciprocate if they want to stay close to you and be a part of your life.
You’re perfectly happy to give to those who understand and appreciate the value of a reciprocal relationship. You enjoy it and if the balance of two and fro is present in a connection, you’re all for it and will do your best to give back and keep good relations up on your end.
Make no mistake. Your preservation of emotion does not mean that you are cold and emotionally shallow. The symbol for Capricorn is the sea-goat (as shown above). No such creature exists in our reality of course but it was carefully put together in the distant past by astrologers to illustrate the two facets of this fascinating star sign.
The goat part represents your ability and unstoppable determination to bust through obstacles and climb to the tops of mountains to achieve your aims yet the lower half, the fishtail, is seldom talked about. This is the aspect that is connected to water and water in astrology is an element that is all about sensitivity, intuition, and the ethereal realms.
It means that you have two sides to you; one that is determined, sensible, strong, and resilient, and the other that is deeply sensitive and intuitive, but rarely seen as the fishtail is below the surface of the sea, immersed in the water.
You can certainly find it hard to express her emotions and that can make it difficult for you to make sense of painful situations and move on from them.
However, being grounded, you usually finds ways to successfully overcome them. You might turn to counselling, or be drawn to spend time in nature, or take up journaling, mediation, yoga, or undergo some energy healing.
Being very fact-based you might not look into esoteric healing modalities such as Reiki, although women with this placement may be more likely to believe they hold some value than men with this placement.
An appreciation for the arts
You might have a profound appreciation and love for the arts. You might enjoy visiting art exhibitions, listening to classical music, reading poetry and you might have beautiful works of art dotted around your home.
You typically enjoy classical, carefully created, highly detailed works of art that may have taken prolonged periods of time to create. Paintings painted centuries ago may be of particular interest to you.
You might take inspiration from them and paint, drawn sing, or write in your spare time.
Or perhaps you’re an artist yourself and if so, you probably like to take your time to create stunning pieces that you’ll be able to sell on for large sums of money — if you wish.
Calm under pressure
Under tremendous pressure, you go into survival mode. Emotions are put away and you can get on with whatever it is you need to do to rectify the difficult situation you’re in.
You have the rare and amazing ability of compartmentalising your feelings under difficult or painful situations.
Some might view this ability as a negative trait because it can appear cold but you know that under certain situations, it’s vital to stay calm and cool so you can help yourself and those around you.
These natives subsequently work well in careers that many others would consider highly stressful. They often make stellar EMTs, emergency room doctors and surgeons, human rights lawyers and emergency plumbers. Anywhere there is high stress, they are capable of performing amazingly well.
Conservative project management style
You are great at thinking of and spotting great investments and viable projects.
And unless you have a lot of Aries or Gemini in your natal chart, you rarely get bored of and ditch projects shortly after you start them.
Any new project that is taken on is done so cautiously with a great deal of pre-assessment and pre-planning.
You always assess whether or not it will be worth your while. If you don’t think it will be a good use of your time and resources, you simply won’t start it or get involved with it.
If you have started something you thought would work well, yet is doing poorly, you will still want to see it through to the end because you’ll want some return on your investment of time and energy. You might also want to keep good relations with an employer, if the project is being carried out under them.
Or, if the project is exclusively yours, you’ll put an end to it very quickly to cut off the flow of resources and time to it. You might then find a way to recoup your investment by getting your money back or starting something new.
We all can feel down at times for many different reasons but the moon in Capricorn woman might experience a low mood when her sense of purpose is low.
Your sense of purpose and productivity level is extremely important to you. You feel a constant need to be excelling, growing and building in life in some way. Even if it’s simply taking in new information through a book or information found online, you’re still furthering her mind and using your time and energy well.
Depending on her other astrological placements, you might feel down about certain situations, such as the end of a relationship or missed business opportunity for prolonged periods of time, even years.
Only once she feels like that her life goals have been accomplished, or are firmly on their way to manifesting, she can finally start to relax. That might be in her late twenties, 30s, or even her 40s. It all depends on how much work and effort she feels she’s put into her life so far.
I usually break down my moon sign posts into many, fairly brief points detailing whatever I’m spiritually inspired to include but on this occasion, I was lead to go into more depth about this placement because I feel like it’s largely, grossly misunderstood.
Those with strong Capricorn placements aren’t just about fast cars, champagne dinners, awards, and designer shoes and handbags. Again, sure, some will be but for many, it’s a placement that has chosen to undergo Soul growth through harsh and sometimes, debilitating, life lessons.
It’s a very brave placement for a Soul to chose.
Thankfully, the strong and determined energy of this throughly admirable lunar star sign can also help to see those who possess its energy through their life lessons and emerge from them stronger and wiser than ever before.
- Emotionally strong
- Hard working
- Perpetually unfulfilled
- Status seeking
I hope that you found some value in this article. Remember that many other astrological influences will also have a bearing on your personality, such as the sun sign, ascendant, aspects, and the house the moon is in, but the moon sign is a very important placement in anyone’s birth chart.
Feel free to drop me a comment below with any thoughts you might have on the Moon in Capricorn woman.