Did you know that it takes 28 days for the Moon to travel across the whole zodiac? Not long, eh? And during those 28 days, the Moon will visit each zodiac sign for about two and a half days before starting over again. These brief visits to each sign are what astrologers call Moon transits, and they’re important for our daily energies.
In fact, since the astrological Moon rules our emotions and feelings, these lunar transits can shape the mood or vibe of a complete day or couple of days at a time.
For example, the ‘flavor’ of a Capricorn Moon transit will feel very different to that for an Pisces Moon transit. During a Pisces Moon, emotions are sensitive, psychic and fluid, whereas during a Capricorn Moon, feelings are much more direct and aloof.
Born With the Moon in Capricorn?
Many people were born when the Moon was transiting Capricorn. In this case, an astrologer would say that you have a natal Capricorn Moon. In astrology, a natal Capricorn Moon brings a seriousness and maturity to your emotional character. It helps you to work extremely hard, but it also means that you’re cautious and risk averse.
The Transiting Moon in Capricorn
When the Moon transits Capricorn, the prevailing mood is cautious, but wise. In fact, we could say that the Capricorn transit Moon is a sage’s Moon, appearing to embody the wisdom of ages. This is sensible, quite authoritarian energy, but we mostly trust it and it mostly does us good.
During the Capricorn Moon, there’s not much time for the frivolous. People are hard at work, ambitious and driven, moving methodically towards their goals. It’s grown-up energy – we pay our bills, we take out the trash, we feed the kids on time. You could say that there’s not a lot of fun in the air during a Capricorn lunar transit, although there is a certain amount of dry wit available if you look for it.
The Capricorn Moon is about living up to your responsibilities. It’s grounded and very practical, but emotions may be cooled or even repressed. It’s not a great time for having to deal with emotional drama, as we feel detached and aloof. Ideally, use the Capricorn Moon to further work or carer matters, but try not to make drastic decisions about love or other emotional issues at this time.
When you do have to make decisions, the Capricorn Moon encourages cold, hard logic and the wisdom of experience. Your gut may tell you one thing, but if the facts tell you another, maybe this time you’d better trust the facts. Your intuition is not fool proof.
When the Moon is in Capricorn, good things to do include:
- Balance your budget
- Apply for a promotion or a new job
- Learn a new practical, hands-on skill
- Renew your wedding or commitment vows
- Take on a long-term responsibility, such as looking after a pet or a senior, or taking on a mortgage
- Tie up loose ends on outstanding projects
- Follow the news
- Consider your legacy
Your Moon in Capricorn Horoscope
Aries Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
Time to stop playing around. The Capricorn Moon transit is your wakeup call – adulting is going on and you need to pay full attention to it. Your Aries fire energies may want to do something completely different, but you’d be wise to see to the essentials first. The Capricorn lunar transit will help you do just that, so do what you ought to do, rather than what you’d like to do.
Taurus Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
The earthy energies of the Capricorn Moon transit are comfortable and familiar for you, Taurus. This is a good time to invest in your education – maybe start a new training course or arrange to upskill your abilities. It’s a materialistic vibe, so think about what you need in order to be able to progress at work. If you think you’ve found your calling, now is a good time to make changes and head that way.
Gemini Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
The grown-up Capricorn Moon transit can be difficult for eternal child Gemini. Don’t be surprised if you feel lethargic, or even a little bit weighted down or depressed. Ask for help if you need it. On the plus side, this is a very good few days to seek counseling or to start therapy. You’ll gain a lot from careful self-examination and psychoanalysis.
Cancer Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
The Capricorn Moon transit activates your love zone, and you’ll love the careful, cautious but earthy romance this lunar transit can bring. Although not generally thought of as a very loving transit, for you this can be a good time to date, to get married or to declare your love. Within an established relationship, this earthy transit helps to remind you both why you fell in love.
Leo Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
The subdued Capricorn transit energies are at odds with the flamboyance of Leo, so you may feel restricted and held back for a few days. Actually, however, this is a blessing in disguise. This transit gives you a chance to get in touch with your real creativity, your honest self. Reflect internally for a while, until you’re ready to show the real Leo, rather than the dramatic persona.
Virgo Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
Although not really a risky energy, the Capricorn lunar transit encourages you, Virgo, to step out of your comfort zone and to try something new. If that doesn’t sound very Capricorn-like, that’s because risk is essential for your personal growth – and the Capricorn Moon energies are all about what makes you grow. Try something you’ve never done before. Once you’ve fully calculated the odds, of course.
Libra Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
The Capricorn Moon transit brings stability and peace to your home and household, and allows you to catch up with domestic chores, routines and household jobs. It’s not the most exciting few days you’ll ever have, but it’s valuable nonetheless and you enjoy the quiet satisfaction which comes from a job well done. Build in plenty of relaxation time for reading, artwork or music.
Scorpio Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
This Capricorn Moon transit activates your communication skills and teaches you to assert yourself through logic and common sense rather than through passion and emotion. In that sense, these energies can be very useful to you, although you may feel bored and listless at times. Capricorn Moon energy also dampens your anger, so on the plus side at least you won’t be losing your temper every five minutes.
Sagittarius Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
During the Capricorn Moon, you’re motivated to ensure that your finances are sound. As a Sagittarius, you’re not usually materialistic, but everyone needs a financial base, so this is your chance to sort yours out. These stable and sensible energies also help to curb your restlessness for a while, giving you a chance to briefly put down roots. Surprisingly, this can be quite a romantic few days.
Capricorn Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
When the Moon transits your own sign, you’ll feel more emotional than normal. In other signs, the Capricorn Moon energy actually dampens emotions, but yours are warmed and invigorated. This means you’ll find it easier to express your feelings, to this can be a happy few days in romance. It’s also easier for you to lead others with humor and charisma, so step up to the plate and take charge.
Aquarius Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
When the Moon is in Capricorn, you’ll feel quite solemn and serious. Hard work is certainly possible, with associated success, but there could be a lack of joy and a sense of emotional coldness which you can’t quite figure out. Counteract this by deliberately seeking activities which make you smile. Surround yourself with love and laughter, so you can benefit from Capricorn’s work ethic without the depression.
Pisces Horoscope During a Capricorn Moon (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
When the Moon shines from Capricorn, your social life is likely to take on a purposeful air. You’ll make new friends, but friends for a particular reason, associated with a goal or purpose of yours. It’s a good time to address any worries or anxieties you have, as the common-sense Capricorn Moon energy helps to control the most turbulent of your emotions.