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.

ActivityAugust 2016September 2016
Begin diet to gain weight

5, 10

6, 16

Begin diet to lose weight

19, 23, 28

20, 24, 29

Begin logging

14, 15

10, 11, 12

Breed animals

9, 10, 11

5, 6, 7

Can, pickle, or make sauerkraut

19, 20, 27, 28

23, 24

Castrate animals

17, 18

13, 14

Cut hair to discourage growth

23, 24

19, 20

Cut hair to encourage growth

7, 8

3, 4

Cut hay

21, 22

17, 18

Destroy pests and weeds

21, 22

17, 18

End projects

1, 31

30

Entertain

2, 3, 29, 30

25, 26, 27

Go camping

12, 13

8, 9

Graft or pollinate

1, 27, 28

23, 24

Harvest aboveground crops

4, 5, 6

1, 2

Harvest belowground crops

23, 24

19, 20, 28, 29

Have dental care

5, 6, 31

1, 2, 28, 29

Plant aboveground crops

9, 10, 11

6, 7

Plant belowground crops

1, 19, 20, 27, 28

23, 24

Potty train children

19, 23, 28

20, 24, 29

Prune to discourage growth

21, 22

25, 26, 27

Prune to encourage growth

12, 13

8, 9

Quit smoking

19, 23, 28

20, 24, 29

Set chicken eggs

15, 16, 17, 25, 26

12, 13, 21, 22

Set posts or pour concrete

14, 15

10, 11, 12

Slaughter livestock

9, 10, 11

5, 6, 7

Start projects

3

2

Wean animals or children

19, 23, 28

20, 24, 29