Early astrologers always placed emphasis on the Moon by sign, house and aspect to describe the true inner nature of a person.
The moon represents fertility, motherhood, care-givers, womanhood and babies. In the first four years of life we live mostly in the moon sign, only in maturity can we truly operate from the sun sign.
The monthly cycle of the moon mirrors the 28 day menstrual cycle. It is believed that before the influence of modern lighting that the two cycles coincided. In addition the moon cycle, the waxing and waning is also symbolic of conception, pregnancy and birth – similar to the growth cycle of plants.