Best Days for the Month of January 2018

Which Days are Best for Certain Activities?

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Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of January 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best Days to cut hair.

These 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. 
 

Personal

Advertise to sell: 24, 25

Ask for a loan: 6, 11

Begin diet to gain weight: 21, 25

Begin diet to lose weight: 6, 11

Buy a home: 21, 26

Color hair: 24–26

Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 24–26

Cut hair to discourage growth: 7–9

Get married: 7–9

Have dental care: 5, 6

Move (house/household): 27, 28

Quit smoking: 6, 11

Straighten hair: 12–14

Travel for pleasure: 3, 4, 31

Wean children: 6, 11

Around the House

Bake: 1, 2, 29, 30

Brew: 10, 11

Can, pickle, or make sauerkraut: 10, 11

Demolish: 10, 11

Dry fruits/vegetables/meat: 3, 4, 12, 13

End projects: 17

Lay shingles: 3, 4, 31

Make jams/jellies: 20, 21

Paint: 7–9, 24–26

Start projects: 3

Wash floors: 20, 21

Wash windows: 22, 23

Outdoors

Begin logging: 15, 16

Go camping: 12–14

Go fishing: 1, 16–31

Set posts or pour concrete: 15, 16

In the Garden

Destroy pests and weeds: 22, 23

Graft or pollinate: 1, 2, 29, 30

Harvest aboveground crops: 24–26

Harvest belowground crops: 5, 6, 15

Mow to decrease growth: 10, 11

Mow to increase growth: 22, 23

Pick fruit: 5, 6

Prune to discourage growth: 3, 4, 12–14

Prune to encourage growth: 22, 23

On the Farm

Breed animals: 10, 11

Castrate animals: 17–19

Cut hay: 22, 23

Purchase animals: 1, 2, 29, 30

Set eggs: 8, 9, 26, 27

Slaughter livestock: 10, 11

Wean animals: 6, 11

See all our Best Days for the following month here.

Author: 

Celeste Longacre

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Discourage hair growth date discrepency

My print copy of the Farmer's Almanac says that Jan 31, 2018 is a good day to discourage hair growth. It is not listed here. My copy is not the Old Farmer's Almanac. Can't see the reason for the difference in dates.

Best Day Differences

While we cannot speak to the methods used by other almanacs to calculate Best Days, we can say that our Best Days are based on several factors, including the position of the Moon in the Zodiac calendar, the lunar phase, and the positions of other planets in the sky. It is up to you to decide which Best Days you wish to follow, but as the oldest and most popular almanac in North America, we would consider ours—quite frankly—the best!

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