I've been doing some reading on my Sun sign, Moon sign and Rising/Ascendant sign. It can all be very intimidating and confusing. I've always known my Sun sign, it's Cancer. Today I found out my Moon sign is Sagittarius. Interesting. You may be familiar with your Sun Sign, but what is a Moon sign? The Moon is said to rule your personality, while the Sun rules your individuality, while the Ascendant sign dictates our outer appearance and mannerisms. The Ascendant is the sign that rises over the horizon at the time of your birth. I am fairly certain that mine is Gemini (a phone call to Mom will firm this up!). Despite the fact that many people forget about it, it is the third most influential sign after the Sun and the Moon. The Ascendant or Rising sign helps us to realize how important and influential the exact hour of our birth can be. Being the sign that dictates our outer behaviour, such as our appearances and mannerisms, the Ascendant is important in helping us determine who we are.
I've never delved too much into Astrology, but after reading about me being "Moon in Sagittarius," I sure have a lot more insight as to why I am like I am AND why I do the things I do! It's amazingly accurate! Something else I read (which prompted me to "chart" the man in my life) was the fact that when two people meet and their moons are in the same sign - preferably conjunct (within a few degrees of each other) - it is said to symbolize a meeting of soulmates. Okay, so it says we are not "soulmates." That's okay - the Cancer in me will take care of all that.
Also, one can do especially empowering ritual work when the moon is passing through your moon sign.