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.

ActivityJuly 2016August 2016
Begin diet to gain weight

9, 14

5, 10

Begin diet to lose weight

23, 27, 31

19, 23, 28

Begin logging

18, 19

14, 15

Breed animals

13, 14

9, 10, 11

Can, pickle, or make sauerkraut

3, 22, 23

19, 20, 27, 28

Castrate animals

20, 21

17, 18

Cut hair to discourage growth

22, 23, 27, 28

23, 24

Cut hair to encourage growth

10, 11, 12

7, 8

Cut hay

24, 25, 26

21, 22

Destroy pests and weeds

24, 25, 26

21, 22

End projects

3

1, 31

Entertain

6, 7

2, 3, 29, 30

Go camping

15, 16, 17

12, 13

Graft or pollinate

3, 4, 31

1, 27, 28

Harvest aboveground crops

8, 9

4, 5, 6

Harvest belowground crops

27, 28

23, 24

Have dental care

8, 9

5, 6, 31

Plant aboveground crops

5, 13, 14

9, 10, 11

Plant belowground crops

3, 22, 23

1, 19, 20, 27, 28

Potty train children

23, 27, 31

19, 23, 28

Prune to discourage growth

24, 25, 26

21, 22

Prune to encourage growth

6, 7, 16, 17

12, 13

Quit smoking

23, 27, 31

19, 23, 28

Set chicken eggs

19, 20, 21

15, 16, 17, 25, 26

Set posts or pour concrete

18, 19

14, 15

Slaughter livestock

13, 14

9, 10, 11

Start projects

5

3

Wean animals or children

23, 27, 31

19, 23, 28