Best Days Calendar

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by Celeste Longacre

With the Best Days from The Old Farmer's Almanac, find out when to quit smoking, lose weight, cut hair, wean, and more activities, based on the Moon's sign. We provide dates for 60 days here on Almanac.com. Or, buy the full 12-month astrological timetable for a small fee in our online store.

ActivitySeptember 2016October 2016
Begin diet to gain weight

6, 16

4, 13

Begin diet to lose weight

20, 24, 29

17, 21, 26

Begin logging

10, 11, 12

8, 9

Breed animals

5, 6, 7

3, 4, 30, 31

Can, pickle, or make sauerkraut

23, 24

21, 22

Castrate animals

13, 14

10, 11

Cut hair to discourage growth

19, 20

27, 28, 29

Cut hair to encourage growth

3, 4

2, 12, 13

Cut hay

17, 18

14, 15

Destroy pests and weeds

17, 18

14, 15

End projects

30

30

Entertain

25, 26, 27

23, 24

Go camping

8, 9

5, 6, 7

Graft or pollinate

23, 24

21, 22

Harvest aboveground crops

1, 2

8, 9

Harvest belowground crops

19, 20, 28, 29

25, 26

Have dental care

1, 2, 28, 29

25, 26

Plant aboveground crops

6, 7

3, 4, 12, 13

Plant belowground crops

23, 24

21, 22

Potty train children

20, 24, 29

17, 21, 26

Prune to discourage growth

25, 26, 27

23, 24

Prune to encourage growth

8, 9

5, 6, 7

Quit smoking

20, 24, 29

17, 21, 26

Set chicken eggs

12, 13, 21, 22

9, 10, 19, 20

Set posts or pour concrete

10, 11, 12

8, 9

Slaughter livestock

5, 6, 7

3, 4, 30, 31

Start projects

2

2

Wean animals or children

20, 24, 29

17, 21, 26