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2009

The gravitational, magnetic force of the moon affects everything that that contains water, including the ocean tides, vegetation, and the human body, which is made up of about 70% water. Think about it: It is a scientific fact that tides are mainly caused by the moon’s gravity. Human “tides” are not measurable, and science and folklore have never been good bedfellows. Be your own judge. Conduct your own experiments. We are all connected to nature; to the moon, the sun, the stars, the universe. There is much to be gained from a kind, sensitive, natural approach to life and the mark we leave here.

This is not religion or a lack thereof. It is simple truth. Embracing our connection with nature results in spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.

The moon travels through each zodiac sign about once a month, and stays in each sign for 2-3 days. Check your date, moon phase and sign, plant or harvest accordingly, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
 

Astrological Moon Signs (note days color coded to calender below)

Aries (fire, masculine); Ram;  Mars; Head; dry and barren Not good for planting anything; good for cultivating, destroying noxious growth and pests, weeding and harvesting.
Taurus (earth, feminine); Bull; Venus; Neck/Throat; moist and fairly productive Plant root crops like potatoes & bulb plants;
plant flowers for hardiness, beans, cabbage, lettuce, onion sets, radish, turnip, leafy vegetables and hay; set out/plant peach, pear and plum trees; perform general garden maintenance.
Gemini (air, masculine); Twins; Mercury; Arms/Chest; dry and barren Not good for planting anything;  good for cultivating, destroying noxious growth and pests, weeding and harvesting.
Cancer (water, feminine); Crab; Moon; Breast/Stomach; moist and fruitful Widely considered to be the most productive of all the signs and most frequently used for planting both above-ground and root crops.  Plant seeds, transplant, irrigate, bud/graft. Asparagus, barley, beets, berries, bulbs, carrots, corn, lettuce, potatoes, roses, herbs, wheat, and deciduous trees do very well.  Start compost heaps and worm farms when the moon is in the fourth quarter under Cancer.
Leo (fire, masculine); Lion; Sun; Heart/Back; the most barren and dry of all the signs No planting at all during this sign, ever.  Exterminate weeds and noxious growth, harvest and cultivate.
Virgo (earth, feminine); Virgin; Mercury; Bowels; “Bloom Days”; moist but barren Good for destroying weeds and pests.  Vegetables will not do well if planted in Virgo (big blooms, little ‘fruit’), but it is a good planting sign for most flowers and vines for large bloom yields.  Don't plant vegetables or trees.
Libra (air, masculine); Balance; Venus; Kidneys; moist and semi-fertil Used for planting crops where good pulp growth and roots are desirable; another good sign for flowers and vines. Plant seeds for hay, corn, fodder, grain. Flowers, bulbs, barley, beans, beet, cabbage, carrot, peas, squash, tubers and vines.
Scorpio (water, feminine); Scorpion; Mars; Loins; very fruitful and moist Produces sturdy, reliable plants. Plant most vegetables and flowers for large yields; excellent time to plant beans, berries, cantaloupes, cauliflower, cereal, chicory, eggplant, peas, potatoes, pumpkin; do not dig potatoes during this sign.
Sagittarius (fire, masculine); Archer; Jupiter; Thighs; dry and barren Some say this is a good time to plant fiery, “hot” crops such as onions, garlic, peppers, chilies and radishes (I haven't tried this theory yet);  cultivate and harvest.
Capricorn (earth, feminine); Goat; Saturn; Knees; productive Good for most planting. Plant bulbs, potatoes, root crops, beans, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, onion sets, radishes, flowers and fruit trees.
Aquarius (air, masculine); Waterman; Uranus; Legs/Ankles; another barren and dry sign Not good for planting anything; good for harvesting, cultivation and extermination of pests.
Pisces (water, feminine); Fish; Neptune; Feet; one of the most fertile signs A great time for planting most types of crops, including broccoli, bulbs, Brussel sprouts, carrots, celery, chicory, cress, cucumbers, endive, horseradish, parsley, peanuts, radishes, pumpkins, flowers (for abundance) and deciduous trees.
  It is fine to plant (below ground, or root crops) on good sign days during the last quarter of the moon, just *do not plant on the actual day the moon changes to/from any of the four quarters.  For example, if the moon goes full on July 22, you should not plant anything on that day, even though it is a "fruitful" sign.  And remember, if the moon is "growing up", plant things that "grow up", above the ground.  When the moon is "shrinking", or "going down", plant things that grow below ground, like bulbs, potatoes and onions.
 
 

2009 Lunar Gardening ~ Moon Sign Calendar

Based on Central Standard Time (CST, -6 from GMT) Add one hour during Daylight Savings.

New Moon

Above ground crops.

Start new projects.

1st Qtr Moon

Above ground crops.

Tend new growth.

Full Moon

Root Crops.

Harvest.

Last Qtr Moon

Remove weeds, noxious

growth, pests. Harvest.

Dec 27 - Capricorn*
Dec 28 - Capricorn
Dec 29 - Capricorn
Dec 30 - Aquarius
Dec 31 - Aquarius
Jan 1 - Pisces
Jan 2 - Pisces
Jan 3 - Pisces
Jan 4 - Aries
Jan 5 - Aries
Jan 6 - Taurus
Jan 7 - Taurus
Jan 8 - Gemini
Jan 9 - Gemini
Jan 10 - Cancer*
Jan 11 - Cancer
Jan 12 - Leo
Jan 13 - Leo
Jan 14 - Virgo
Jan 15 - Virgo
Jan 16 - Libra
Jan 17 - Libra*
Jan 18 - Libra
Jan 19 - Scorpio
Jan 20 - Scorpio
Jan 21 - Sagittarius
Jan 22 - Sagittarius
Jan 23 - Sagittarius
Jan 24 - Capricorn
Jan 25 - Capricorn
Jan 26 - Aquarius
Jan 27 - Aquarius
Jan 28 - Aquarius
Jan 29 - Pisces
Jan 30 - Pisces
Jan 31 - Aries
Feb 1 - Aries
Feb 2 - Taurus*
Feb 3 - Taurus
Feb 4 - Gemini
Feb 5 - Gemini
Feb 6 - Cancer
Feb 7 - Cancer
Feb 8 - Leo
Feb 9 - Leo
Feb 10 - Virgo
Feb 11 - Virgo
Feb 12 - Libra
Feb 13 - Libra
Feb 14 - Scorpio
Feb 15 - Scorpio
Feb 16 - Scorpio*
Feb 17 - Sagittarius
Feb 18 - Sagittarius
Feb 19 - Sagittarius
Feb 20 - Capricorn
Feb 21 - Capricorn
Feb 22 - Aquarius
Feb 23 - Aquarius
Feb 24 - Aquarius
Feb 25 - Pisces
Feb 26 - Pisces
Feb 27 - Aries
Feb 28 - Aries
March 1 - Taurus
March 2 - Taurus
March 3 - Taurus

March 4 - Gemini
March 5 - Gemini
March 6 - Cancer
March 7 - Cancer
March 8 - Leo
March 9 - Leo
March 10 - Virgo*
March 11 - Virgo
March 12 - Libra
March 13 - Libra
March 14 - Scorpio
March 15 - Scorpio
March 16 Scorpio
March 17 - Sagittarius
March 18 - Sagittarius
March 19 - Capricorn
March 20 - Capricorn
*Spring Equinox
March 21 - Capricorn
March 22 - Aquarius
March 23 - Aquarius
March 24 - Pisces
March 25 - Pisces
March 26 - Pisces*
March 27 - Aries
March 28 - Aries
March 29 - Taurus
March 30 - Taurus
March 31 - Gemini
April 1 - Gemini
April 2 - Cancer*
April 3 - Cancer
April 4 - Leo
April 5 - Leo
April 6 - Virgo
April 7 - Virgo
April 8 - Libra
April 9 - Libra*
April 10 - Libra
April 11 - Scorpio
April 12 - Scorpio
April 13 - Sagittarius
April 14 - Sagittarius
April 15 - Sagittarius
April 16 - Capricorn
April 17 - Capricorn*
April 18 - Aquarius
April 19 - Aquarius
April 20 - Aquarius
April 21 - Pisces
April 22 - Pisces
April 23 - Aries
April 24 - Aries
April 25 - Taurus
April 26 - Taurus
April 27 - Gemini
April 28 - Gemini
April 29 - Cancer
April 30 - Cancer
May 1 - Leo
May 2 - Leo
May 3 - Virgo
May 4 - Virgo
May 5 - Virgo
May 6 - Libra
May 7 - Libra
May 8 - Scorpio*
May 9 Scorpio
May 10 - Sagittarius
May 11 - Sagittarius
May 12 - Sagittarius
May 13 - Capricorn
May 14 - Capricorn
May 15 - Aquarius
May 16 - Aquarius
May 17 - Aquarius
May 18 - Pisces
May 19 - Pisces
May 20 - Aries
May 21 - Aries
May 22 - Taurus
May 23 - Taurus
May 24 - Taurus*
May 25 - Gemini
May 26 - Gemini
May 27 - Cancer
May 28 - Cancer
May 29 - Leo
May 30 - Leo
May 31 - Virgo
June 1 - Virgo
June 2 - Libra
June 3 - Libra
June 4 - Scorpio
June 5 - Scorpio
June 6 - Scorpio
June 7 - Sagittarius
June 8 - Sagittarius
June 9 - Capricorn
June 10 - Capricorn
June 11 - Capricorn
June 12 - Aquarius
June 13 - Aquarius
June 14 - Pisces
June 15 - Pisces*
June 16 - Pisces
June 17 - Aries
June 18 - Aries
June 19 - Taurus
June 20 - Taurus
June 21 - Gemini
*Summer Solstice
June 22 - Gemini
June 23 - Cancer
June 24 - Cancer
June 25 - Leo
June 26 - Leo
June 27 - Virgo
June 28 - Virgo
June 29 - Libra*
June 30 - Libra
July 1 - Scorpio
July 2 - Scorpio
July 3 - Scorpio
July 4 - Sagittarius
July 5 - Sagittarius
July 6 - Capricorn
July 7 - Capricorn*
July 8 - Capricorn
July 9 - Aquarius
July 10 - Aquarius
July 11 - Pisces
July 12 - Pisces
July 13 - Pisces
July 14 - Aries
July 15 - Aries
July 16 - Taurus
July 17 - Taurus
July 18 - Gemini
July 19 - Gemini
July 20 - Cancer
July 21 - Cancer*
July 22 - Leo
July 23 - Leo
July 24 - Virgo
July 25 - Virgo
July 26 - Virgo
July 27 - Libra
July 28 - Libra*
July 29 - Scorpio
July 30 - Scorpio
July 31 - Sagittarius
Aug 1 - Sagittarius
Aug 2 - Sagittarius
Aug 3 - Capricorn
Aug 4 - Capricorn
Aug 5 - Aquarius
Aug 6 - Aquarius
Aug 7 - Aquarius
Aug 8 - Pisces
Aug 9 - Pisces
Aug 10 - Aries
Aug 11 - Aries
Aug 12 - Taurus
Aug 13 - Taurus*
Aug 14 - Taurus
Aug 15 - Gemini
Aug 16 - Gemini
Aug 17 - Cancer
Aug 18 - Cancer
Aug 19 - Leo
Aug 20 - Leo
Aug 21 - Virgo
Aug 22 - Virgo
Aug 23 - Libra
Aug 24 - Libra
Aug 25 - Scorpio
Aug 26 - Scorpio
Aug 27 - Sagittarius
Aug 28 - Sagittarius
Aug 29 - Sagittarius
Aug 30 - Capricorn
Aug 31 - Capricorn
Sept 1 - Aquarius
Sept 2 - Aquarius
Sept 3 - Aquarius
Sept 4 - Pisces*
Sept 5 - Pisces
Sept 6 - Aries
Sept 7 - Aries
Sept 8 - Aries
Sept 9 - Taurus
Sept 10 - Taurus
Sept 11 - Gemini
Sept 12 - Gemini
Sept 13 - Cancer
Sept 14 - Cancer
Sept 15 - Leo
Sept 16 - Leo
Sept 17 - Virgo
Sept 18 - Virgo*
Sept 19 - Libra
Sept 20 - Libra
Sept 21 - Scorpio
Sept 22 - Scorpio
*Autumn Equinox
Sept 23 - Scorpio
Sept 24 - Sagittarius
Sept 25 - Sagittarius
Sept 26 - Capricorn
Sept 27 - Capricorn
Sept 28 - Capricorn
Sept 29 - Aquarius
Sept 30 - Aquarius
Oct 1 - Pisces
Oct 2 - Pisces
Oct 3 - Pisces
Oct 4 - Aries
Oct 5 - Aries
Oct 6 - Taurus
Oct 7 - Taurus
Oct 8 - Gemini
Oct 9 - Gemini
Oct 10 - Cancer
Oct 11 - Cancer*
Oct 12 - Cancer
Oct 13 - Leo
Oct 14 - Leo
Oct 15 - Virgo
Oct 16 - Virgo
Oct 17 - Libra
Oct 18 - Libra*
Oct 19 - Scorpio
Oct 20 - Scorpio
Oct 21 - Sagittarius
Oct 22 - Sagittarius
Oct 23 - Sagittarius
Oct 24 - Capricorn
Oct 25 - Capricorn*
Oct 26 - Aquarius
Oct 27 - Aquarius
Oct 28 - Aquarius
Oct 29 - Pisces
Oct 30 - Pisces
Oct 31 - Aries
Nov 1 - Aries
Nov 2 - Taurus
Nov 3 - Taurus
Nov 4 - Gemini
Nov 5 - Gemini
Nov 6 - Gemini
Nov 7 - Cancer
Nov 8 - Cancer
Nov 9 - Leo
Nov 10 - Leo
Nov 11 - Virgo
Nov 12 - Virgo
Nov 13 - Libra
Nov 14 - Libra
Nov 15 - Scorpio
Nov 16 - Scorpio*
Nov 17 - Scorpio
Nov 18 - Sagittarius
Nov 19 - Sagittarius
Nov 20 - Capricorn
Nov 21 - Capricorn
Nov 22 - Aquarius
Nov 23 - Aquarius
Nov 24 - Aquarius
Nov 25 - Pisces
Nov 26 - Pisces
Nov 27 - Aries
Nov 28 - Aries
Nov 29 - Aries
Nov 30 - Taurus
Dec 1 - Taurus
Dec 2 - Gemini
Dec 3 - Gemini
Dec 4 - Cancer
Dec 5 - Cancer
Dec 6 - Leo
Dec 7 - Leo
Dec 8 - Virgo*
Dec 9 - Virgo
Dec 10 - Libra
Dec 11 - Libra
Dec 12 - Scorpio
Dec 13 - Scorpio
Dec 14 - Scorpio
Dec 15 - Sagittarius
Dec 16 - Sagittarius
Dec 17 - Capricorn
Dec 18 - Capricorn
Dec 19 - Capricorn
Dec 20 - Aquarius
Dec 21 - Aquarius
*Winter Solstice
Dec 22 - Pisces
Dec 23 - Pisces
Dec 24 - Pisces*
Dec 25 - Aries
Dec 26 - Aries
Dec 27 - Taurus
Dec 28 - Taurus
Dec 29 - Gemini
Dec 30 - Gemini
Dec 31 - Cancer*
Jan 1/10 - Cancer
Jan 2 - Leo
Jan 3 - Leo
Jan 4 - Virgo
Jan 5 - Virgo
Jan 6 - Virgo
Jan 7 - Libra*
Jan 8 - Libra
Jan 9 - Scorpio
Jan 10 - Scorpio
Jan 11 - Sagittarius
Jan 12 - Sagittarius
Jan 13 - Sagittarius
Jan 14 - Capricorn
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