Best Days Calendar

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.

ActivityMay 2016June 2016
Begin diet to gain weight

10, 15

11, 16

Begin diet to lose weight

2, 30

3, 26, 30

Begin logging

24, 25

20, 21, 22

Breed animals

19, 20, 21

15, 16, 17

Can, pickle, or make sauerkraut

1, 2, 3, 29, 30

25, 26

Castrate animals

26, 27, 28

23, 24

Cut hair to discourage growth

29, 30

2, 3, 29, 30

Cut hair to encourage growth

17, 18

13, 14

Cut hay

4, 5, 31

1, 27, 28

Destroy pests and weeds

4, 5, 31

1, 27, 28

End projects

5

4

Entertain

12, 13

8, 9

Go camping

22, 23

18, 19

Graft or pollinate

10, 11

6, 7

Harvest aboveground crops

7, 14, 15, 16

10, 11, 12

Harvest belowground crops

24, 25

2, 3, 29, 30

Have dental care

14, 15

10, 11, 12

Plant aboveground crops

19, 20, 21

15, 16, 17

Plant belowground crops

1, 2, 3, 29, 30

25, 26

Potty train children

2, 30

3, 26, 30

Prune to discourage growth

4, 5, 31

1, 27, 28

Prune to encourage growth

12, 13

8, 9

Quit smoking

2, 30

3, 26, 30

Set chicken eggs

16, 17, 25, 26, 27

13, 14, 22, 23

Set posts or pour concrete

24, 25

20, 21, 22

Slaughter livestock

19, 20, 21

15, 16, 17

Start projects

7

6

Wean animals or children

2, 30

3, 26, 30