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Lunar Gardening with 2010 Lunar Planting Chart/Moon Sign Calendar (printable .PDF file link at bottom of page)

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-fertile 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.
 
 
2011 Lunar Gardening ~ Moon Sign Calendar
 
 

2011 Lunar Gardening ~ Moon Sign Calendar

Based on Central Standard Time (CST, -6 from GMT) Add one hour during Daylight Savings. Dates at the top of each box in bold print are the days of the actual phase change. For example, January 4, 2011, is the date of the first New Moon followed by January 12, the date of the First Quarter Moon.
 
 

2011 Lunar Gardening ~ Moon Sign Calendar

Based on Central Standard Time (CST, -6 from GMT) Add one hour during Daylight Savings. Dates at the top of each box in bold print are the days of the actual phase change. For example, January 4, 2011, is the date of the first New Moon followed by January 12, the date of the First Quarter Moon.
 

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.

Jan 4 - Capricorn

Jan 5 - Capricorn

Jan 6 - Aquarius

Jan 7 - Aquarius

Jan 8 - Pisces

Jan 9 - Pisces

Jan 10 - Pisces

Jan 11 - Aries

Jan 12 - Aries

Jan 13 - Taurus

Jan 14 - Taurus

Jan 15 - Taurus

Jan 16 - Gemini

Jan 17 - Gemini

Jan 18 - Cancer

Jan 19 - Cancer

Jan 20 - Leo

Jan 21 - Leo

Jan 22 - Virgo

Jan 23 -Virgo

Jan 24 - Libra

Jan 25 - Libra

Jan 26 - Scorpio

Jan 27 - Scorpio

Jan 28 - Scorpio

Jan 29 - Sagittarius

Jan 30 - Sagittarius

Jan 31 - Capricorn

Feb 1 - Capricorn

Feb 2 - Aquarius

Feb 3 - Aquarius

Feb 4 - Aquarius

Feb 5 - Pisces

Feb 6 - Pisces

Feb 7 - Aries

Feb 8 - Aries

Feb 9 - Aries

Feb 10 - Taurus

Feb 11 - Taurus

Feb 12 - Gemini

Feb 13 - Gemini

Feb 14 - Gemini

Feb 15 - Cancer

Feb 16 - Cancer

Feb 17 - Leo

Feb 18 - Leo

Feb 19 - Virgo

Feb 20 - Virgo

Feb 21 - Libra

Feb 22 - Libra

Feb 23 - Scorpio

Feb 24 - Scorpio

Feb 25
- Sagittarius

Feb 26 - Sagittarius

Feb 27 - Capricorn

Feb 28 - Capricorn

March 1 - Capricorn

March 2 - Aquarius

March 3 - Aquarius

March 4 - Pisces

March 5 - Pisces

March 6 - Pisces

March 7 - Aries

March 8 - Aries

March 9 – Taurus

March 10 - Taurus

March 11 - Taurus

March 12 - Gemini

March 13 - Gemini

March 14 - Cancer

March 15 - Cancer

March 16 - Leo

March 17 – Leo

March 18 - Virgo

March 19 -Virgo

March 20 – Libra
  Spring Equinox

March 21 - Libra

March 22 - Scorpio

March 23 - Scorpio

Mar 24 - Sagittarius

Mar 25 - Sagittarius

March 26 - Capricorn

March 27 - Capricorn

March 28 - Capricorn

March 29 - Aquarius

March 30 - Aquarius

March 31 - Pisces

April 1 - Pisces

April 2 - Pisces

April 3 - Aries

April 4 - Aries

April 5 - Taurus

April 6 - Taurus

April 7 - Taurus

April 8 - Gemini

April 9 - Gemini

April 10 - Cancer

April 11 - Cancer

April 12 - Leo

April 13 - Leo

April 14 - Leo

April 15 - Virgo

April 16 - Virgo

 

April 17 - Libra

April 18 - Libra

April 19 - Scorpio

April 20 - Scorpio

April 21 - Sagittarius

April 22 - Sagittarius

April 23 - Capricorn

April 24 - Capricorn

April 25 - Aquarius

April 26 - Aquarius

April 27 - Aquarius

April 28 – Pisces

April 29 - Pisces

April 30 - Aries

May 1 - Aries

May 2 - Aries

2011 Lunar Gardening ~ Moon Sign Calendar

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.

May 3 - Taurus

May 4 - Taurus

May 5 - Gemini

May 6 - Gemini

May 7 - Cancer

May 8 - Cancer

May 9 - Cancer

May 10 - Leo

May 11 - Leo

May 12 - Virgo

May 13 - Virgo

May 14 - Libra

May 15 - Libra

May 16 - Scorpio

May 17 - Scorpio

May 18 - Sagittarius

May 19 - Sagittarius

May 20 - Capricorn

May 21 - Capricorn

May 22 - Aquarius

May 23 - Aquarius

May 24 - Aquarius

May 25 - Pisces

May 26 - Pisces

May 27 - Aries

May 28 - Aries

May 29 - Aries

May 30 - Taurus

May 31 - Taurus

June 1 - Gemini

June 2 - Gemini

June 3 - Gemini

June 4 - Cancer

June 5 - Cancer

June 6 - Leo

June 7 - Leo

June 8 – Virgo

June 9 - Virgo

June 10 - Libra

June 11 - Libra

June 12 - Scorpio

June 13 - Scorpio

June 14 - Sagittarius

June 15 - Sagittarius

June 16 - Sagittarius

June 17 - Capricorn

June 18 - Capricorn

June 19 - Aquarius

June 20 - Aquarius

June 21 – Pisces
  Summer Solstice

June 22 - Pisces

June 23 - Pisces

June 24 - Aries

June 25 - Aries

June 26 - Taurus

June 27 - Taurus

June 28 - Taurus

June 29 - Gemini

June 30 - Gemini

July 1 - Cancer

July 2 - Cancer

July 3 - Leo

July 4 - Leo

July 5 - Virgo

July 6 - Virgo

July 7 - Libra

July 8 - Libra

July 9 - Libra

July 10 - Scorpio

July 11 - Scorpio

July 12 - Sagittarius

July 13 - Sagittarius

July 14 - Capricorn

July 15 - Capricorn

July 16 - Aquarius

July 17 - Aquarius

July 18 - Aquarius

July 19 - Pisces

July 20 - Pisces

July 21 - Aries

July 22 - Aries

 

July 23 - Aries

July 24 - Taurus

July 25 - Taurus

July 26 - Gemini

July 27 - Gemini

July 28 - Cancer

July 29 - Cancer

 

July 30 - Leo

July 31 - Leo

Aug 1 - Leo

Aug 2 - Virgo

Aug 3 - Virgo

Aug 4 - Libra

Aug 5 - Libra

Aug 6 - Scorpio

Aug 7 - Scorpio

Aug 8 - Sagittarius

Aug 9 - Sagittarius

Aug 10 - Capricorn

Aug 11 - Capricorn

Aug 12 - Aquarius

Aug 13 - Aquarius

Aug 14 - Aquarius

Aug 15 - Pisces

Aug 16 - Pisces

Aug 17 - Aries

Aug 18 - Aries

Aug 19 - Aries

Aug 20 - Taurus

Aug 21 - Taurus

Aug 22 - Gemini

Aug 23 - Gemini

Aug 24 - Gemini

Aug 25 - Cancer

Aug 26 - Cancer

Aug 27 - Leo

Aug 28 - Leo

Aug 29 - Virgo

Aug 30 -Virgo

Aug 31 - Libra

Sept 1 - Libra

Sept 2 - Scorpio

Sept 3 - Scorpio

Sept 4 - Sagittarius

Sept 5 - Sagittarius

Sept 6 - Capricorn

Sept 7 - Capricorn

Sept 8 - Capricorn

Sept 9 - Aquarius

Sept 10 - Aquarius

Sept 11 - Pisces

Sept 12 - Pisces

Sept 13 - Pisces

Sept 14 - Aries

Sept 15 - Aries

Sept 16 - Taurus

Sept 17 - Taurus

Sept 18 – Taurus

Sept 19 - Gemini

Sept 20 - Gemini

Sept 21 - Cancer

Sept 22 - Cancer

Sept 23 – Leo
  Autumn Equinox

Sept 24 - Leo

Sept 25 - Virgo

Sept 26 - Virgo

2011 Lunar Gardening ~ Moon Sign Calendar

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.

Sept 27 - Libra

Sept 28 - Libra

Sept 29 - Scorpio

Sept 30 - Scorpio

Oct 1 - Sagittarius

Oct 2 - Sagittarius

Oct 3 - Sagittarius

Oct 4 - Capricorn

Oct 5 - Capricorn

Oct 6 - Aquarius

Oct 7 - Aquarius

Oct 8 - Pisces

Oct 9 - Pisces

Oct 10 - Pisces

Oct 11 - Aries

Oct 12 - Aries

Oct 13 - Taurus

Oct 14 - Taurus

Oct 15 - Taurus

Oct 16 - Gemini

Oct 17 - Gemini

Oct 18 - Cancer

Oct 19 - Cancer

Oct 20 - Cancer

Oct 21 - Leo

Oct 22 - Leo

Oct 23 - Virgo

Oct 24 - Virgo

Oct 25 - Libra

Oct 26 - Libra

Oct 27 - Scorpio

Oct 28 - Scorpio

Oct 29 - Sagittarius

Oct 30 - Sagittarius

Oct 31 - Capricorn

Nov 1 - Capricorn

Nov 2 - Aquarius

Nov 3 - Aquarius

Nov 4 - Aquarius

Nov 5 - Pisces

Nov 6 - Pisces

Nov 7 - Aries

Nov 8 - Aries

Nov 9 - Aries

Nov 10 - Taurus

Nov 11 - Taurus

Nov 12 - Gemini

Nov 13 - Gemini

Nov 14 - Gemini

Nov 15 - Cancer

Nov 16 - Cancer

Nov 17 - Leo

Nov 18 - Leo

Nov 19 - Virgo

Nov 20 - Virgo

Nov 21 - Libra

Nov 22 - Libra

Nov 23 - Scorpio

Nov 24 - Scorpio

Nov 25 - Sagittarius

Nov 26 - Sagittarius

Nov 27 - Capricorn

Nov 28 - Capricorn

Nov 29 - Capricorn

Nov 30 - Aquarius

Dec 1 - Aquarius

Dec 2 - Pisces

Dec 3 - Pisces

Dec 4 - Aries

Dec 5 - Aries

Dec 6 - Aries

Dec 7 - Taurus

Dec 8 - Taurus

Dec 9 - Gemini

Dec 10 - Gemini

Dec 11 - Gemini

Dec 12 - Cancer

Dec 13 - Cancer

Dec 14 - Leo

Dec 15 - Leo

Dec 16 - Virgo

Dec 17 - Virgo

Dec 18 - Virgo

Dec 19 - Libra

Dec 20 - Libra

Dec 21 - Scorpio

Dec 22 – Scorpio
  Winter Solstice

Dec 23 - Sagittarius

Dec 24 - Sagittarius

Dec 25 - Capricorn

Dec 26 - Capricorn

Dec 27 - Aquarius

Dec 28 - Aquarius

Dec 29 - Pisces

Dec 30 - Pisces

Dec 31 - Pisces

Jan 1 - Aries

Jan 2 - Aries

Jan 3 - Taurus

Jan 4 - Taurus

Jan 5 - Taurus

Jan 6 - Gemini

Jan 7 - Gemini

Jan 8 - Cancer

Jan 9 - Cancer

Jan 10 - Cancer

Jan 11 - Leo

Jan 12 - Leo

Jan 13 - Virgo

Jan 14 - Virgo

Jan 15 - Libra

Jan 16 - Libra

Jan 17 - Scorpio

Jan 18 - Scorpio

Jan 19 - Sagittarius

Jan 20 - Sagittarius

Jan 21 - Capricorn

Jan 22 - Capricorn

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

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