Above the very basic survival level, probably we start to make decisions on a very different set of emotional priorities, suggested by our individual Moon position. Example: I have a Sagittarius Moon conjunct Neptune in the 9th house, and at each fork in the road, the emotional need symbolized by this position is what drove my decision making: toward learning, inspiration, spirituality, the opportunity toward teaching and guiding others, to function internationally.
This drove me to participate in international nonprofit activities for a spiritual group that I belong in (through translating, teaching workshops, traveling to several countries etc.) , as well as study astrology. If I can make a living teaching something meaningful, I will most likely do that no matter the income. In other words, the priority is organized around my emotional need to teach and guide others.
The other side of the coin, then, is that I must continue to keep learning from others (9th house) so that I will continue to be able to teach!
What does your Moon tell you about your emotional priority?