I've mentioned astrology in earlier posts -- how i think it's a valid art, though not in the sense of what most people are familiar with: "sun signs" for descriptions of personality and predictions of events. What astrology IS good for, is choosing the best time for any at-all-important activity.
My great-aunt (we called her Ant) had a spectacular garden, renowned in the family and the small town in which she lived. She and her husband planted acres of flowers and vegetables, had fruit trees and gooseberry bushes (probably had currants and grapes, too, though i don't remember them specifically), and they dried, canned and preserved vast quantities of food. Needed it, too -- not that the family they supported was large, but they were very hospitable, social people -- even railroad tramps wouldn't be turned away hungry, back in the old days.
Ant and Uncle Ranse cultivated, planted, weeded, harvested -- did everything one does in a garden and in dealing with its products, by the moon's sign.
The moon as well as the sun and all the other planets each have their own signs and aspects as they move about in relation to one other. Each moment has its own "natal chart," so that whatever happens (like a birth, for instance), it has an astrological signature all its own. That's why all Cancerians, as an example, don't fit the timid, mommy-dependent, home-worshiping stereotype. (I should know, being a Cancerian with my moon in Sagittarius, and my Mercury AND Venus in Gemini....)
But although interesting (and useful in dealing with one's children or a prospective partner), knowing these things about oneself is MOST valuable as a guide to action, in relation to the planets in the passing moment. "The value of utilizing astrology in your life is to increase your conscious awareness of valuable timing and trends to be aware of in order to optimize opportunities for growth" wrote Kristen Fontana (who has a good free weekly horoscope online).
Speaking of growth, astrology is not only valuable in gardening, but in hair care. Most of the beauticians i've asked about it heartily endorse the notion of cutting one's hair by the moon sign. There are days which are more auspicious for "cutting for thickness," "cutting for growth," and "cutting to grow slowly".... I used to have a great website to link to here, but it doesn't work anymore. :-(
When i was first delving into the deeper aspects of astrology, i wasn't entirely convinced that there was anything in it. I had borrowed a book which teaches how to draw up a chart, and i "did" myself, my husband and kids, my closest friends, and a few of the people i worked with, back then. I was even inclined to doubt MORE when i did Tammy's chart; it described her as being flighty and unreliable -- and she was the most dependable of my co-workers! ...Then one day, she didn't come in to work, because (we learned) she had just run away with her lover, from her husband and two little girls.
I'm a believer. ;-)