Best Days for the Month of December 2017

Which Days are Best for Certain Activities?

By Celeste Longacre
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Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of December 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best Days to cut hair.

These December dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of the Moon. However, consider all indicators before making any major decisions. 


Begin diet to lose weight: 9, 14

Begin diet to gain weight: 1, 29

Cut hair to encourage growth: 1, 23–25

Cut hair to discourage growth: 11–13

Have dental care: 9, 10

Quit smoking: 9, 14

Wean children: 9, 14

Around the House

Can, pickle, or make sauerkraut: 13–15

End projects: 17

Start projects: 19


Begin logging: 18–20

Go camping: 16, 17

Go fishing: 1–3, 18–31

Set posts or pour concrete: 18–20

In the Garden

Destroy pests and weeds: 26, 27

Graft or pollinate: 5, 6

Prune to encourage growth: 26, 27

Prune to discourage growth: 7, 8

Plant aboveground crops: 23–25

Plant belowground crops: 13–15

Harvest aboveground crops: 1, 2, 28, 29

Harvest belowground crops: 9, 10

On the Farm

Breed animals: 13–15

Castrate animals: 21, 22

Cut hay: 26, 27

Set eggs: 2–4, 11, 29–31

Slaughter livestock: 13–15

Wean animals: 9, 14

See all our Best Days for the following month here.

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